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We have a large community of international students here at Solent University, many of whom have already studied GCSEs, A-levels and foundation courses in the UK. Students who are already here in the UK can find a range of advice about obtaining a visa and studying in the UK right here on the Solent website.

For more specific advice, you may also find information for your own home country useful. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council offices or our own international advice team.

Entry requirements and English language

The normal minimum entry requirements for an honours degree course are generally A-levels (measured in UCAS points) or high school leaving examinations equivalent.  A portfolio is also required for most of our art and design courses. The specific entry requirements for each course are listed on the course information pages.  

For postgraduate courses, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British bachelor's degree. Usually, the minimum requirement would be a grade of 2:2.

If English is not your first language, you will be required to demonstrate an acceptable level of both written and spoken English before being accepted onto one of our programmes.

More information about entry requirements and English language.

Visa information

Because you are already in the UK, you either don’t need a visa or you have obviously already been through the process of applying for one. If you do need a visa, and you are currently studying at a school or college in the UK, it is likely that you will need to return to your home country to apply for a new Tier 4 visa.

When you have met all the conditions of entry for a full-time course at Solent University (including payment of deposit and course acceptance), you will be sent a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) number. You will need this document to apply for a student visa.

For more information about visas see information for your home country, or contact our own international advice team.

Speak with an official representative

Because you are already in the UK, we strongly recommend attending one of our open days to see the campus and speak to us in person.

However, if you would prefer to speak to someone in your local area about the opportunities here at Solent University, our own team visits various events around the UK, or you could contact one of our official representatives.

Bellerbys Educational Services Limited
Enquiry form:
Tel: +44 (0)1273 830186
Location: UK

British Canadian International Education Limited
Tel: +44 (0)870 803 4318
Locations: Nigeria, Ghana, Pakistan and UK

EdLogica Ltd (trading as UniApplica)
Tel: +44 7557527870
Location: UK, India, Nepal and Nigeria

Education Consortium UK Ltd
Tel: +44 141 4165595
Locations: UK, Pakistan and Dubai

EF Education Ltd
Tel: +44 020 7341 8777
Location: various offices and language schools in the UK (see website for details)

Enroly Ltd
Tel: +44 7554 384 228
Location: Worldwide

ETC International College
Tel: +44 01202 559044
Location: Bournemouth

Eurospeak Language Schools Ltd
Tel: +44 118 958 9599
Territories include: India, Middle East and Far East

Tel: +44 01202 774100
Location: Bournemouth

Global Education Study Centres
Tel: +44 77564208394
Location: Nigeria, Cameroon, UK

Global Study UK
Tel: +44 020 7486 4762
Location: London
Global offices: Lebanon, Egypt and Oman

IEC Abroad Limited
Tel: +44 161 233 4295

IEG Campus (Intelli Education Group SDN BHD)
Tel: +603 2604 0844

InterGreat Education Group Ltd
Tel: +44 20 3856 8180

International Student Services (ISS)
Location: Bournemouth
Specialist country: Saudi Arabia

Knowledge Zone
Contact: Shoroq Fandi
Tel: +971 4 705 0419 (based in Dubai)
Global offices: United Arab Emirates

Liu Cheng International Group Ltd
Tel: +44 7421 012729

MLS International College
Tel: +44 01202 291556
Location: Bournemouth

OK Student 
Location:  Nottingham

Overseas Education International 
Tel: +44 07947 991572 (UK mobile) 
Location:  London 
Specialist countries: China

Overseas Studies UK
Tel: + 44 7749294966

Qobolak for Higher Education Services 
Tel: +44 (0) 115 941 1786
Location: Nottingham
Global offices: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi, UAE

Sagar Consultants
Tel: +44 7824 664165
Location: India and UK

SI-UK (Study International UK Ltd)
Email: /
Tel: +44 20 7287 7040 (London) / +44 161 233 7989 (Manchester)
Location: London and Manchester
Global offices: Hong Kong, China, India, Japan, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey

SMS Higher Education Group
Tel: +44 20 7265 8478

Study Abroad Consultants Ltd
Tel: +44 7865 434822

Talib Consultancy Ltd (TCL Global)
Tel: +44 23 9283 9210
Location: Portsmouth
Global offices: Saudi Arabia

TCL Global
Location: Portsmouth

TEG English
Contact: Laura Heyward -
Contact: Anna Biesek -
Location: Southampton, Portsmouth, Cardiff and Bristol

UCAN (Ultimate Consultancy & Advisory Network Pvt Ltd)
Tel: +977 14488323 and +44 7578 010327

Location: Birmingham
Global offices: UK, China

UKEAS Worldwide Ltd
Tel: +44 1295 816878
Location: Oxford
Global offices: Taiwan, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Ghana

U.L. Consultants Ltd
Tel: +44 7753 614151
Locations: Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and Italy

Uniserv Ltd
Tel: +44 1908 968165 / +44 7813 976257
Location: London
Global offices: Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania

United Kingdom Education Centre (UKEC)
Tel: +44 161 236 0660

Uniworld Education
Tel: +91 9825288933



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