University of Southampton

Southampton, United Kingdom

  • 1952

  • 6500

    International Students
  • 18

    No. of Programs
  • 97

    QS World University Rankings
  • Yes

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

The University of Southampton was founded in 1862 and was popularly known as the Hartley Institution. It has five campuses and more than 21,000 students from all over the globe. The University of Southampton is a prestigious research-driven university that offers more than 350 degree courses from over 65 subjects that are taught by well-renowned academics. Based on the parameters of employability and research brilliance, the university stands in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2020. In quality learning and teaching, the University of Southampton has been awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework. The education at the University of Southampton is imparted to students in a manner that helps them in building interpersonal skills and confidence. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The University of Southampton comprises seven campuses that are stretched in Southampton, Winchester and Malaysia. It offers numerous undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses across different specialisations. The infrastructure of the university is equipped with modern amenities along with an array of fitness, learning, leisure and entertainment options. The University of Southampton is popular for top-notch research and teaching facilities. The presence of the spacious classrooms, laboratories, internet, library, sports facilities, gymnasium, cafeteria and accommodation provides students with an ideal learning environment that helps them grow.

Accomplishments & Alumni 

The University of Southampton is encapsulated with a world of challenges, new experiences and opportunities. It also offers a virtual learning environment that lends easy access to knowledge from anywhere in the world. At the University of Southampton, seminars and lectures are the heart of most of the courses. In 2019, ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects ranked the university at the topmost position for telecommunications in Europe. As per the complete university guide 2019, the University of Southampton is recognised among the top 20 universities in the UK. It offers over 400 internship opportunities that provide apt practical exposure. The course quality at the University of Southampton is exemplary and it helps in awarding bright career opportunities to students.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Being a global university, The University of Southampton has an attitude focused on diversity. It hosts 30% of students from outside the United Kingdom. The University of Southampton welcomes more than 6,000 students from over 135 countries and provides them with equal opportunities. The award-winning learning centres and career support services attract students from all over the world. International students are offered induction and guidance that help them in succeeding in the professional sphere. The University of Southampton has links with partners and universities across the globe making it truly international. The university pays attention to innovation projects and internships that result in the excellent career development of students.

COVID-19 Response

The University of Southampton is taking all necessary steps to ensure well being and safety of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest update on in-person teaching is as follows:

  • The University of Southampton started offering online classes for the academic session 2021 and has been following the guidelines of the UK Government to restart the campus activities. The UK Government has finally confirmed the in-person teaching resume for all courses from 17the May 2021. Thus, the latest update for on-campus activities will be updated by the University of Southampton in the coming weeks.

  • Vaccination: All students who will be returning to the UK in the upcoming weeks will have to qualify for the vaccination rule as defined by the UK Government. As per the latest announcement by the UK Government people travelling to other countries from the UK after May 17th can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status on visiting any foreign country. Fully vaccinated status can be accessed officially in digital or paper format. in the UK and can be shown as proof to the authorities. 

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University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom Scholarship

Southampton International Merit Scholarships

Southampton International Merit Scholarships are awarded to meritorious international students who have accepted an offer letter from the university. The candidate may be enrolled in any undergraduate or postgraduate course to receive the scholarship. 

Only a limited amount of scholarship is available under this category. There is no need for candidates to fill in a separate application to avail the scholarship. Information related to scholarship will be mentioned in the offer letter of the candidate. 

The scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship of the University of Southampton or any other external scholarship. It can only be combined with Southampton Alumni Discount (if applicable).

Eligibility Criteria 

The candidate must meet the eligibility criteria and accept the conditional or unconditional offer of the University of Southampton to be considered for the scholarship. 

Subject wise scholarship is awarded to international students who are enrolled in an undergraduate and postgraduate degree programme. The eligibility criteria and amount of scholarship also varies subject wise. 

Scholarship Amount

The amount of scholarship is £3,000. It will be automatically reduced from the first year course fee. 

International Funding Partnerships

The University of Southampton has an international partnership with Chevening that provides funds to students from worldwide (except the EU and USA). It is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. 

Chevening Scholarship is awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. It is usually awarded to students who are enrolled in a one-year Masters degree in any subject. 

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University of Southampton

University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ | 44 (0) 23 8059 2772 |

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