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India: Studying in the UK

We have a large community of international students here at Solent University and we understand that planning to study and relocate to a new country, can be challenging. Students coming from countries around the world can find support and advice about obtaining a visa and studying in the UK right here on the Solent website. You can also chat online with one of our international students about their journey to Solent.

For more specific advice about coming from India to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council's India offices or our own international advice team.

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Entry requirements

As a general guide, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British high school A-levels. A portfolio is also required for most of our art and design courses.

To be considered for entry to a foundation year (year 0 of a foundation year), students should hold the Standard XII with 50% or above.

For postgraduate courses, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British bachelor's degree. Students should hold a bachelor's degree, minimum 2nd division.

English language requirements

In addition to your academic entry requirements, you will also need to achieve our English language entry requirements to join us here at Solent University.

IELTS is the most accepted English language qualification for programmes at Solent and there are multiple test centres throughout South Asia, operated by the British Council. We accept UKVI or Academic IELTS. The test must not be older than 2 years.

We also accept TOEFL IBT and Duolingo.

  • IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual component

Please be advised that some academic programmes have different English language requirements to those listed here, so please check individual programme pages for variations in requirements.

Pre-sessional English programme

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

Visa information

As an Indian national, you will need to apply for a visa to come and study in the UK. 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.

Find out more

You should make your application for a visa at the local visa application centre.

Speak with an official representative

Our international recruitment officers are available to answer any queries you may have about direct application to study at Solent University. The course application process is straightforward, and most students find it easy to apply directly.

If you have a question for our team, simply fill in this form.

Solent also has several official representatives around the world. They give you the chance to talk about opportunities here at Solent with someone in your own country.

BIZZ Educational Consultancy Limited

Crizac Limited (trading as Gateway Limited)

Edu Channel

Geebee Education Pvt. Ltd

Location: various offices throughout India 22 43222333

Global Colliance Overseas Education Private Limited

Global Opportunities

KC Overseas Education

Overseas Education Centre

Location: various offices throughout India, Contact: Ms Neha Shah / Mr Jagat Patel 932 758 1167

Santamonica Study Abroad Pvt Ltd

SI-UK Coimbatore Office

Street address: Tristar Tower - West Wing 1st Floor, No.657, Avinashi Road, Above CITI Bank Coimbatore 641037

SI-UK Pune Office

Office No 102, 1st floor Karnik Corner, Jangali Maharaj Rd, above Blackberry Store, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004

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