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The University of Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities globally and top 15 in the UK. The University is a research-led founding member of the prestigious Russell Group and have a community of over 7,450 international students from 130 different countries.
Southampton have courses from over 65 subject areas which are informed by the latest research and taught by world-renowed academics. Explore our courses to find the right one for you.
Our subject areas include: arts, humanities, business, law, earth and environmental science, engineering and computing, medicine and healthcare science, science and mathematics and social sciences and education. The University of Southampton is ranked number one in the UK for both Civil Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering (2021 Guardian University Guide).
Southampton is 4th in the Russell Group for graduates in employment and 96% of our graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2017/18 (published in 2020). Southampton graduates are employed at high-profile organisations such as BBC, Dyson, NHS, PwC JP Morgan and many more. Once you graduate you will be part of a global community of over 220,000 alumni that spans over 180 countries.
The University offer scholarships to the most talented students, including International Merit Scholarships to international students across a range of subjects, and also partner with many international scholarship and sponsorship bodies including Chevening, Commonwealth, Fullbright and more.
Southampton is a vibrant and lively city 80 minutes from London. It’s a friendly, safe and walkable city filled with parks and green spaces. Southampton is located on the English south coast which offers one of the warmest climates in the UK. Southampton is ranked Top 10 friendliest city in the UK (*The 50 Friendliest Cities In The UK, Big 7 Travel, 2019).
With over 300 clubs and societies, you can try new things, meet new people and explore your new city.
Southampton runs a meet and greet service for students arriving in January and September, including a free pick up from Heathrow and Gatwick airports, as well as talks by staff members and events organised before and during the beginning of term. There is a dedicated international student support service and English language training unit, as well as several social and welfare networks.
The University of Southampton is one of the top 30 UK universities for graduate starting salaries and is ranked 17th amongst universities targeted by the largest number of top employers. 94% of Southampton’s full-time undergraduates who received their degrees were in employment or progressed to further study within six months of graduating after the most recent Destination of Leavers survey.
Ninety-two per cent of the University’s submission was classed as ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*), placing Southampton in the top 10 per cent of UK institutions.
Southampton performed exceptionally well in impact. The assessment placed us in the top 10 per cent in the sector and 4th in the Russell Group.
Eighty-nine per cent of the University’s 3,227 submitted outputs were classed as 4* or 3*, placing the University of Southampton’s published research in the top 15 per cent of institutions.
The University’s strategy, resources and infrastructure provide an environment which enables researchers to produce excellent research and impact. Ninety-seven per cent of its environment statements have been classed as 4* or 3*, placing us in the top 25 per cent of the sector.
Accommodation is guaranteed for the whole duration of the course for international students in University Halls of Residence. There are 20 Halls of Residence housing around 3,000 students across Southampton and Winchester and accommodation ranges from en suite to standard, with catered and shared room options available. Students staying in halls in Southampton also have a free bus pass on the Unilink service as well, meaning getting around is free and easy.
The Accommodation Service can also help students find private rented accommodation, with regularly updated lists and guides on available properties.
Southampton is a vibrant and lively city just over 60 minutes from London. There are convenient transport links to other UK and European cities, and the tourist towns of Winchester, Salisbury and Bournemouth are nearby, as is the New Forest and the world-famous Stonehenge. The English south coast, upon which Southampton is located, offers one of the warmest climates in the UK.
Known throughout history as the ‘Gateway to the World’, Southampton remains a significant international port. Its marina has hosted high profile international boating events such as the Volvo and the BT Global Challenge Round-the-World yacht races. The population of approximately 221,000 includes some 40,000 students and accordingly the city provides a wide variety of entertainment, sporting and leisure activities.
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