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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND

Southampton, EnglandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1862Established Year
  24078Enrollment

University of Southampton: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Founded in 1862, the University of Southampton gained its university status through the royal charter in 1952. Located in Southampton, United Kingdom, the university is a research-intensive university and also a founding member of the Russell Group (the Russell Group is an organization of 24 top United Kingdom universities dedicated to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards). This is evident in the university having 96% of its research environment in REF 2014 list of world-leading and internationally excellent researches. Statistics have shown that 85% of the University of Southampton's students were satisfied with the learning resources provided by the University.

Presently, it houses 6,500 international students representing 135+ countries with 5 faculties having 40 constituent schools and departments offering a broad spectrum of courses across 65 subjects. The university has been producing appreciable amounts of graduates qualified for the labor industry. The Graduate Immigration Route is a pathway for all international students to transit into working professionals after graduating from a UK-based institution. 

Rankings

The University of Southampton is ranked

  • 97th in QS Global World Ranking in 2020 
  • 122nd by Times Higher Education’s World Universities Rankings in 2020 
  • 48th by Times Higher Education‘s European Teaching Rankings in 2019 
  • 94th by U.S News and World Reports’ Best Global Universities rankings of 2020 

Campus

  • The University of Southampton operates with seven campuses -five in Southampton, one in Winchester, and one in Malaysia
  • There are over 80 sports clubs in the university for students
  • Operated and governed by the university’s student union, there are over 300 clubs and societies open to all students
  • There are more than 6,500 international students from more than 135 countries
  • There are five libraries open to students across the university’s campuses
  • The Winchester School of Arts houses an up-to-date Creative Services
  • The Highfield Campus is home to the Mountbatten Building which houses the Electronic and Computer Science faculty
  • There is a Multi-use Research Aquarium at the Waterfront Campus
  • The university boasts of a world-class wind tunnel complex

Residence

  • There are ten halls of residence available at the seven campuses of the University of Southampton.
  • Room features include a bed, chair and table, drawers, tiled floor, shelves, wardrobe, sink, and washbasin and mirror
  • Amenities available at common, TV, laundry available washing machines and tumble dryers, 24-hour reception, launderettes, music room, computer rooms, fitness suite, BBQ areas, bicycle storage, squash court, and Wi-Fi
  • Non-ensuite (categories one, two, and three), Ensuite (categories one and two), studio flat (categories one and two), and one and two-bedroom flats.
  •  The University of Southampton provides accessible and adapted rooms for students with disabilities or special needs; this includes specific equipment and fixtures, tailored according to individual requirements.
  • International students also have the option of living off-campus. They must have a proper estimate of living expenses, accommodation, and travel plans in the UK.

Programs at the University of Southampton

  • There are up to 302 undergraduate and 259 master’s programs offered at the University of Southampton.
  • The University of Southampton offers a full-time MBA (12 months) and a part-time MBA (two and a half years) that includes an international study trip with live consulting projects.
  • The university offers free study programs called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to help students and tutors build an online community.
  • There are up to 107 graduate research degrees that accrue students with MPhils and Ph.D. when they graduate as well as specialist courses such as the DM (Doctor of Medicine) and DBA (Doctor of Business Administration).

Application process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

Application portal:

Application fee:

  • Undergraduate: Application to more than one program, college, or university is 23 GBP. Application to just one institution is 12 GBP
  • Graduate: Not available

Supporting documents:

Undergraduate: All undergraduate applicants are advised to go through the course-specific requirements at the university. The following are the mandatory requirements to be eligible for admissions at University of Southampton.

  • GCE A levels and AS levels (or Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, Welsh Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate Diploma, Cambridge Pre-U, Access to HE Diplomas, BTECs, many European and international qualifications, and combinations of qualification)
  • Personal statement
  • English language proficiency tests
  • Passport number or scanned copy of passport picture page and specific country or course requirements (if required)
  • References (if applicable) 
  • Original official transcript and translation of the transcript into English

Graduate: International applicants are advised to check the course-specific requirements to be eligible for admissions at University of Southampton.

  • Bachelor’s degree or its accepted equivalent
  • Two references
  • English language test requirements
  • Degree transcripts (translated if not in English)- all degree certificates (translated if not in English)
  • Passport number or scanned copy of passport picture page and specific country or course requirements (if required)
  • Work experience (if applicable)
  • Interview (if applicable)
  • Personal statement (if applicable),
  • GMAT score (if applicable), and.

English language test scores accepted

To be considered for admission, international applicants are required to demonstrate a certain level of English language proficiency. At the University of Southampton, language requirements established in proficiency bands.

The minimum requirements for each test are determined by the individual department. The tests recognized by the institution are TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, Cambridge First, and Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English. However, the most common minimum accepted score for IELTS is 6.5(overall)

Visa information

  • Acceptance of offer from the University of Southampton 
  • Check for CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) details. CAS is needed by any applicant who requires a Tier 4 Student Visa to study in the UK to process the visa application. Applicants can only a CAS once.
  • Preparation and sending of required documents to the UKVI. The required documents are current passport and any other passports, two passport photos taken in the last two months, original sponsor/scholarship/bursary letter dated no more than six months old, original financial documents, CAS, previous qualifications if mentioned in CAS, ATAS Certificate if applicable, tuberculosis test certificate if applicable, and birth and/or marriage certificates of dependents. If the applicant is sponsored by parents, what is needed are translated birth certificate, parents' bank statements, and an original letter in English from the applicant's parents confirming they're supporting the applicant.
  • Applicants are to follow the UKVI visa application guidelines for UKVI apply for a Tier 4 student visa
  • If the program lasts more than six months, applicants will need to apply for Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), which is collected on arrival.
  • Visa application fee is 348 GBP and the Immigration Health Surcharge is set at 300 GBP

Cost of Attendance

For nternational candidates aspiring to study in the UK, it is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living at the university on-campus/ off-campus. The list of basic expenses to be considered for applying for admission at the institute is as detailed below.

ItemAmount per annum (GBP)
Tuition20,000-24,000
Accommodation5,729.85-10,531.50
Food1560-2080
Socializing and sports activities1872
Utilities960
Mobile phone312
Internet312
TV License154.50
Toiletries and miscellaneous120
Transportation395
Total31,415.35-38,657

 Note: Accommodation prices are based on the standard 36-40 week contract for 2020/21. It is pertinent to note that there is a big difference in the amount of tuition for different programs. The amounts are given above as a range is just an estimate. Applicants are advised to check with the program for the exact tuition fee.

Financial Aid

  • There are 24 external funding schemes for international (non-EU) postgraduate taught (Masters) and postgraduate research (Ph.D.) students, from the University or external sources.
  • Financial aid open to international students include grants, scholarships, student jobs, and graduate fellowships
  • Where applicable, the Southampton International Merit Scholarship can be combined with the Southampton Alumni Discount but not with other scholarships.
  • Examples of scholarships exclusive to international students include:
  • Southampton International Merit Scholarships: This is an automatic entrance scholarship, awarded up to 3,000 GBP to eligible international students as a reduction in course fees for the first year of the course.
  • Chevening Scholarship: Chevening Scholarship is funded by the UK Government to award international postgraduate students to develop global leaders. The amount covers full Scholarship which includes flights, accommodation, and course fees
  • Commonwealth Open Awards: These aids are open to most students from low-income Commonwealth countries.

Alumni

Alumni benefits include

  • 10% discount on tuition fees on graduate studies after all applicable scholarships are applied
  • Unique benefits from access to campus facilities with an alumni card
  • Exclusive access to careers support services
  • Discount on Sport and Wellbeing membership

Notable alumni include:

  • Chris Packham -Naturalist
  • Clare Foges -Author
  • Sir Nigel Shadbolt -Computer scientist
  • Justine Greening - Member of Parliament(MP) and former British Secretary of State for Education

Placements

  • Popular companies that have partnered or work with the university for graduate employment include Rolls-Royce, NHS, Deloitte, Babcock International, Amazon, Airbus, Factset, IBM, etc
  • The University of Southampton is ranked 17th by Graduate Market in the list of Universities Targeted by the Largest Number of Top Employers in 2017-2018 in the United Kingdom according to a recent High Fliers report.
  • According to PayScale, the average annual salary of University of Southampton graduates is 35,000 GBP 
  • According to emolument, the average salary of Masters of Management at the University of Southampton is 104,821.20 GBP (132,000 USD)
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University of Southampton Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population24078
Average Cost of Attendance$25,647 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio17 : 1

University of Southampton Comparison

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Collegedunia Score
Ranking (Overall)
Subject Strength
Programs
Acceptance Rate
Exam Score
Cost to Study
Placement (Average Package)
Application Requirements
Collegedunia Reviews
Campuses & B-Schools
University of SouthamptonUniversity of BirminghamImperial College LondonUniversity of NottinghamLancaster University
6.1 Out of 10 6.1 Out of 10 7.6 Out of 10 6 Out of 10 5.5 Out of 10
#90 QS World University 2021
#97 QS World University 2020
#122 Times Higher Education 2020
#87 QS World University 2021
#81 QS World University 2020
#112 Times Higher Education 2020
#8 QS World University 2021
#9 QS World University 2020
#10 Times Higher Education 2020
#99 QS World University 2021
#96 QS World University 2020
#152 Times Higher Education 2020
#135 QS World University 2021
#128 QS World University 2020
#139 Times Higher Education 2020
#5 for Nursing by QS World University 2020
#37 for Statistics by QS World University 2020
#44 for Archaeology by QS World University 2020
#15 for Dentistry by QS World University 2020
#34 for Theology by QS World University 2020
#51 for Psychology by QS World University 2020
#4 for Clinical Science by Times Higher Education 2020
#5 for Civil Engineering by QS World University 2020
#7 for Mechanical Engineering by QS World University 2020
#7 for Pharmacy by QS World University 2020
#28 for Nursing by QS World University 2020
#36 for Veterinary by QS World University 2020
#12 for Language by QS World University 2020
#50 for Arts by Times Higher Education 2020
#50 for Statistics by QS World University 2020
UG Programs - 56
PG Programs - 11
Doctorate - 6
UG Programs - 75
PG Programs - 258
Doctorate - 97
UG Programs - 52
PG Programs - 110
UG Programs - 93
PG Programs - 35
UG Programs - 25
PG Programs - 120
84.0% 79.2% 16.0% 78.5% 86.0%
GMAT - 695
PTE - 68.5
IELTS - 7.5
TOEFL - 106
GRE - 316
GMAT - 650
PTE - 67
TOEFL - 100
IELTS - 7.5
GRE - 327
GMAT - 642
TOEFL - 106
PTE - 68
IELTS - 7.5
TOEFL - 91
PTE - 65
IELTS - 7.5
GMAT - 650
PTE - 66.5
IELTS - 7.5
TOEFL - 103.5
GMAT - 700
Average Tuition Fees 25646.9 USD
[For UG Program]
Average Tuition Fees 26107.9 USD
[For PG Program]
Hostel + Meal - 25278 USD Per Year
Average Tuition Fees 24789 USD
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Average Tuition Fees 20929.8 USD
[For PG Program]
Hostel + Meal - 22838 USD Per Year
Average Tuition Fees 43560 USD
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Average Tuition Fees 42900 USD
[For PG Program]
Hostel + Meal - 22780 USD Per Year
Average Tuition Fees 24314 USD
[For UG Program]
Average Tuition Fees 31363 USD
[For PG Program]
Hostel + Meal - 29660 USD Per Year
Average Tuition Fees 23944.7 USD
[For UG Program]
Average Tuition Fees 20708.0 USD
[For PG Program]
Hostel + Meal - 14634 USD Per Year
Graduate employability rankings: #101-110. Masters in Management: up to #132,000. LLM: $98,000 Masters in Finance: $93,000
Graduate employability ranking #86; Annual average salary 57,100 USD; Top recruiters: IBM, Capgemini, Peter Brett Associates, WSP Global Inc., Barclays Bank, etc.; Highest paid degrees: Executive MBA (127,000 USD), MBA (104,000 USD), Bachelor (101,000 USD), LLM (85,000 USD), Masters in Finance (76,000 USD).
Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 30; Top paying degrees with annual salary are: Executive Masters – 130,000 USD; Executive MBA – 118,000 USD; MBA – 110,000 USD; Masters in Finance – 96,000 USD
Graduate Employability Rankings: #62; Top recruiters: National Health Service (NHS), Pentland, Vision Express Ltd., University of Nottingham, University of Central Lancashire; Highest paying degrees: Masters in Management (120,000 USD), MBA (117,000 USD), Executive Masters (93,000 USD), Masters in Finance (87,000 USD), LLM (85,000 USD), Ph.D. (84,000 USD).
Graduate Employability rank (2020): 201-250. LLM: $107,000. Masters in Finance: $97,000. Executive masters: $79,000. PhD: $87,000
All UG applications are accepted through UCAS,  PG applicants are required to have an upper second class or higher degree (60-69% or more).% Academic transcripts; 2 reference letters; personal statement; essay; research proposal (for research programs); Proof of English language proficiency% BMAT score for MBBS and BSc medicine; MAT for BS and MS in Mathematics; at least 2 recommendation letters% Transcripts; Personal Statement; School Reference; Proof of English language proficiency; Country-specific requirements; 2 References; Resume; Work Experience (if required)% Indian UG aspirants must have 75-87% in best four including Hindi and PE. Indian PG aspirants must have 60% (overall) with minimum 55% in each year.%
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Admission & Dates

Ucas deadline Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

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Test Scores for International Applicants

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IELTS7.56.59 -
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University of Southampton Acceptance Rate

84.0%

Acceptance Rate

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Total Applicants

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Total Enrolled

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University of Southampton Enrollment

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University of Southampton Enrollment20000

Attendance Cost

$25,647

Attendance Cost

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$25,647 / Year
Post Graduate Program$26,108 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Studio Room$14,136 / Year
Ensuite Room$11,142 / Year

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    College rating

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    7.7/10

    7.5/10academic
    8.5/10infrastructure
    7/10placements
    7.5/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    7.5/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Rachel mather, UNITED KINGDOM Ba history
    University of Southampton
    Current student , Batch : 2019
    6.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON HONEST REVIEW

    It had a really good course reputation, I loved the campus, the open days were really good. There was a really good range of areas to study and it offered interesting modules that weren't available at other colleges.


    Course Curriculum - 

    There is an extensive range of modules available that extend across all time periods, themes and all types of people. There is a real opportunity to explore beyond the standard areas of history and delve into new areas that you wouldn't previously have considered researching. However the downfall lies in the fact that you are told you can choose any topic, but this is inaccurate because of restrictions on module places. Therefore you can end up studying something that you don't have any interest in.

    7 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    4 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
    19, Mar 2019 read more
    N
    Nathan southard, UNITED KINGDOM Marketing
    University of Southampton
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    8.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON MARKETING REVIEW

    It's the best ranked in the subject area. The subject itself was also very good compared to another university and the university impressed on an open day. Plus it's in a great location and the campus is very nice.


    Course Curriculum - 

    My course has compulsory and optional modules that are varied. The course content ranges from management to financial analytics and data handling, to other modules such as Law and Corporate Social responsibility. There is a range of options however I feel that too many of these are focused on HR and organisational structure rather than Marketing.

    8 /10
    academic
    7 /10
    faculty
    10 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    10 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    08, Mar 2019 read more
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