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We have a large community of international students here at Southampton 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 Southampton 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.

Anglia Education Consultants
www.angliaeducation.co.uk
Email: director@angliaeducation.co.uk
Tel: +44 020 3056 4393
Location: London
Specialist country: Russia

British China International Consulting Ltd (BCIC)
www.bcic.co.uk (UK) www.ukbcic.com.cn (China)
Email: info@bcic.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1865 339598 (Oxford HQ) / +44 20 3714 1961 (London)
Location: Oxford and London

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

Eminenta
eminenta.co.uk
Email: info@eminenta.co.uk
Tel: +44 020 7766 5235
Location: London
Specialist country: China

ETC International College
www.etc-inter.net
Email: enquiries@etc-inter.net
Tel: +44 01202 559044
Location: Bournemouth

Eurostudies
www.eurostudies.co.uk
Email: web@eurostudies.co.uk
Tel: +44 01202 774100
Location: Bournemouth

Global Study UK
globalstudyuk.com
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com
Tel: +44 020 7486 4762
Location: London
Global offices: Lebanon, Egypt and Oman

International Student Services (ISS)
Email: a.olayan@hotmail.com
Location: Bournemouth
Specialist country: Saudi Arabia

Knowledge Zone
www.knowledgezone.ae
Contact: Shoroq Fandi
Email: info@kzone.ae
Tel: +971 4 705 0419 (based in Dubai)
Global offices: United Arab Emirates

MLS International College
www.mls-college.co.uk
Email: admin@mls-college.co.uk
Tel: +44 01202 291556
Location: Bournemouth

Qobolak for Higher Education Services
www.qobolak.com 
Email: info@qobolak.com
Tel: +44 (0) 115 941 1786
Location: Nottingham
Global offices: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi, UAE

SI-UK (Study International UK Ltd)
www.studyin-uk.com
Email: info@studyin-uk.com / manchester@studyin-uk.com
Tel: +44 020 7287 7040 (London) / +44 0161 233 7989 (Manchester)
Location: London and Manchester
Global offices: Hong Kong, China, India, Japan, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey

Talib Consultancy Ltd (TCL Global)
www.talibconsultancy.co.uk
Email: info@talibconsultancy.co.uk
Tel: +44 023 9283 9210
Location: Portsmouth
Global offices: Saudi Arabia

TEG English
http://tegenglish.com/
Contact: Laura Heyward - southampton@tegenglish.com
Contact: Anna Biesek - portsmouth@tegenglish.com
Location: Southampton, Portsmouth, Cardiff and Bristol

Tingli
Contact: Dr Guoping LI
Email: lgp101@gmail.com
Mobile: 07737347519
Location: Southampton
Specialist Country: China

UK Shidai Education
www.ukshidaiedu.com
Tel: +44 0121 622 1015
Location: Birmingham
Global offices: China

UKEAS Worldwide Ltd
www.ukeas.com
Email: suhayter@ukeas.com
Tel: +44 01295 816878
Location: Oxford
Global offices: Taiwan, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Ghana

Uniserv Ltd
uniserveducation.com
Email: london@uniserveduation.com
Tel: +44 01908 968165 / +44 07813 976257
Location: London
Global offices: Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania

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