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The University of Southampton is a truly international university with a global reputation for leading-edge research and innovation. Part of the exclusive Russell Group, often likened to the UK equivalent of the Ivy League,  the University of Southampton has been consistently rated in top 15 research universities in the UK and was ranked 14th in the Complete University Guide 2016. Southampton is one of few UK universities to be ranked among the top 100 in the world. With 6,500 international students from 130 countries, the university offers a friendly, welcoming and multicultural environment in which to live and learn.

Study at Southampton and you will be taught in small groups by leading academics and active researchers that are at the very forefront of their field. Our students study in a thriving academic community, where independent thought and challenging ideas is encouraged.

University of Southampton offers strengths across a wide range of academic disciplines including Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Sciences and Medicine.  Outstanding areas of note include the Optoelectronics Research Centre, the Web Science Institute, the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research, the Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, the Portus Project (Maritime Archaeology) and the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

We pride ourselves on our collaborations with business and industry and encourage our students to be entrepreneurial and take advantage of these links. Southampton is one of 5 UK universities to be part of SETSquared, the biggest business incubator in the world created to support students with high-tech start-ups. We have also been ranked within the top three Universities in the world for the quality of our ‘spin-out companies’, with three floated on the stock market.

SOUTH COAST CITY LIFE

Located on the south coast of England and just over one hour from London, the city of Southampton has one of the warmest climates in the UK.  Famous for the sailing of the Titanic in 1912, Southampton is surrounded by places of historical interest, such as Winchester, Stonehenge and Salisbury, which provided inspiration for the novels of Jane Austen. Southampton has excellent transport links to the UK and European cities via train, car, coach, ferry and plane. This friendly and safe maritime English city has about 240,000 residents and offers some of the finest theater, music and film venues as well as a thriving independent café and bar scene. Southampton is a fantastic option for students who want a smaller, community-oriented city but who always want to be within close reach of London. Southampton also provides numerous opportunities to get become a member of sports clubs or simply practice sailing, windsurfing and diving.

CAMPUSES OF UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton is made up of six different campuses located across Southampton and Winchester, as well as the recently formed University of Southampton Malaysian Campus in EduCity at Iskandar.

  • The Highfield Campus hosts the majority of academic programs and boasts a hub of activity, including sports facilities, a cinema, bars and restaurants, the Hartley Library, Students Union and weekly campus market
  • The Avenue Campus houses the Faculty of Humanities along with the Center for Language Study. It also has its own library, lecture theaters and catering facilities
  • The National Oceanography Center Southampton is one of the top global research centers for the study of the ocean and earth sciences
  • Southampton General Hospital is home to the University’s Faculty of Medicine
  • Founded in 1863, the Winchester School of Art is located just twelve miles north of Southampton in Winchester. The Schools of Art boasts unique purpose-designed buildings including specialist art and design studios, workshops, a library with special collections, The Winchester Gallery and Students' Union
  • The Boldrewood Innovation Campus is home to some of our most up-to-date buildings and facilities. It houses their center for innovation, business, and education in maritime engineering and engineering sciences

The Southampton campuses are all linked by the university’s UniLink bus service, which is free for all students who are living in the Halls of Residence.

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS FROM THE USA

The university welcomes applications from the USA, and their dedicated International Office team regularly travel to North America to meet with prospective students. Currently there are around 80 students from the USA enrolled on a wide range of degree programs We have a North American Society which hosts a number of social events throughout the year to bring together our North American community and we run a Southampton Welcome program designed to introduce our new international students to the university and to the City of Southampton. The ‘Meet and Greet’ service is run free of charge to collect students at London Heathrow Airport and bring them to their university residence.

Please contact one of our UK Study Experts to find out more about studying at the University of Southampton.

 Student population: 22,000

City population: 240,000  

Date of establishment: 1862 (Hartley Institution)

Location: Southampton, South coast of England

Centers of Excellence: National Oceanography Centre, The Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, Institute of Maritime Law, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

Costs of Tuition per year:

  • Undergraduate courses: From £16,536 per year (2018/19)
  • Graduate courses: From £16,710 per year (2018/19)

Estimated Living costs: £820 per month based on UKBA required funds outside of London

The Winchester School of Art

The University of Southampton prides itself on being a research-intensive academic institution, but with this image, many students do not realize that they have their own Art and Design school.  This is indeed rare for any member of the Russell Group; only two institutions in the Russell Group have an Art School. (“Russell Group” universities are those universities in the UK that maintain the best research, teaching, student learning experience and business links.  There are currently only 24 universities out of the 120-odd total universities that are in the Russell Group

University of Southampton in the US

University of Southampton is visiting cities in the U.S.A.! You will have the opportunity to meet with a University of Southampton representative in the following cities:

Funding opportunities at Royal Holloway and Southampton

Are you applying to Royal Holloway University of London or University of Southampton? Both schools have recently announced substantial awards for the 2016-2017 enrolment year, ranging from £3,000-£10,000 at the undergraduate level and from £5,000-£21,000 at the postgraduate level.

Email your advisor to get details! If you don't currently have an advisor, don't worry! Get in touch with us and one of our student advisors will contact you to offer assistance with your applications and other details.

New Scholarship Update

Across The Pond, in conjunction with some of our partner universities, is pleased to announce that we will offer a number of scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year, ranging from £1000 to £5000.

Applications open on February 1st 2016. Check eligibility and entry requirements here to start preparing your application!

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