University of Southampton

Rank 17
Established 1862
Famous for

Business, Engineering, Biology

Fees £18,520.00 - £22,760.00


The University of Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities globally and the top 15 in the UK. The University is a research-led founding member of the prestigious Russell Group universities and has a community of over 7,450 international students from 130 different countries.

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Southampton have courses from over 65 subject areas, which are informed by the latest research and taught by world-renowned 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 and 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 partners 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, walkable city with parks and green spaces. Southampton is located on the English south coast, offering one of the UK's warmest climates. 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 and talks by staff members and events organised before and during the beginning of term. A dedicated international student support service, an English language training unit, and several social and welfare networks exist.


  • 17th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 20th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 80th in the QS World University Rankings 2025
  • 97th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 101st-150th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023

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. According to the most recent Destination of Leavers survey, 94% of Southampton’s full-time undergraduates who received their degrees were in employment or progressed to further study within six months of graduating.

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 in the REF2021.



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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.


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