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Southampton Solent University

Address: E Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN, United Kingdom

Description Southampton Solent University

  • Founded: in 1989 (university status since 2005)
  • Location: Southampton, South England, United Kingdom
  • Total number of students: 16000
  • Number of foreign students: 1000
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Southampton Solent University (University of Southampton Solent) is a prestigious higher educational institution in the UK, whose history dates back to 1856, when the private School of Arts was established in its place. The status of an independent higher education institution was awarded to the Institute in 1989, and the official title of the university was awarded in 2005. Currently, Southampton Solent University attracts students from all over the world with a high level of training, built on the application of practical skills during study. For example, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and improve their skills during real projects. Thus, by the time the diploma is awarded, graduates have not only theoretical knowledge, but also practical experience that helps them to become popular specialists in the modern labor market.

The University of Solent aims to create an excellent university education that allows children and adolescents to become responsible and enterprising citizens, to demonstrate their leadership qualities. To increase students' confidence in their abilities, as well as increase their importance in the labor market, Southampton Solent University offers the latest academic programs created on the basis of a combination of applied sciences and intellectual challenges for students with a diverse, comprehensive and supportive learning environment. It is especially worth noting that more than 95% of the graduates of the institution find work in the first year (according to data for 2017).

Solent University has received a number of awards and recognition from international educational organizations due to the high standards of education, a wide range of opportunities and great experience with students from all over the world:

  • TEF Silver (The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework)
  • Entered the world university QS rating in January 2017
  • The "Most Improved Student Experience" Award for Achievements in Higher Education
  • Winner of the CIPR regional conference on public relations.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Southampton Solent University

Program name

Southampton Solent University offers a wide range of academic programs for its students in the framework of the selected faculty:

  • Faculty of Art, Design and Fashion
  • Department of Construction and Architectural Design
  • Faculty of Business, Management and Law
  • "Computer techologies"
  • «Design and design of yachts
  • «Geography and tourism»
  • Faculty of Marine Sciences
  • "Mass Media and Media Technologies"
  • Department of Music and Art
  • "Health and social sciences"
  • «Writing and communication»
  • Faculty of Journalism.

The cost of schooling is 20,000 £ per year.

Accommodation and food

Southampton is a historic city in the UK, located an hour's drive from London. In this city everyone can find an occupation for themselves - magnificent parks, rich nightlife, fascinating exhibitions and museums, inimitable music concerts, cafes and restaurants with delicious dishes, cinemas, shops and much more.

The campus and 7 residences are located in the city center, which makes studying comfortable for children and teenagers. Dormitories are located in close proximity to each other, which gives the area a sense of student community. The University of Solent offers more than 2300 rooms for its students. In all residences each room is equipped with everything necessary for living and studying. In addition, students of the hostel can use the shared kitchen, equipped with a stove, microwave and refrigerator.

For students for today, there are the following accommodation options (cost per week / price for a standard period of stay):

1. Chantry student residence (208 rooms, without private bathroom):

  • Room - 105 £ / 4365 £
  • Large room - 123 £ / 5005 £.

2. David Moxon residence (117 rooms, each of which has a private bathroom):

  • Number - 137 £ / 5703 £.

3. Deanery student residence - a hostel that provides 422 student rooms, divided into blocks for accommodation at 7.8 or 10 students. Here, first-year students, second and third-year students, graduate students and students undergoing the exchange program can be accommodated:

  • Room for 1 person (bathroom - total) - 137 £ / 5703 £.
  • Room - 137 £ / 5703 £
  • Large room - 147 £ / 6140 £.

4. Hamwic student residence (228 bedrooms equipped with bathrooms):

5. Kimber student residence (274 rooms with en-suite bathrooms) is located closest to the main campus and offers a scenic view of Hoglens Park:

  • Standard Room - 144 £ / 5994 £
  • Great - £ 154 / £ 6402.
  • The standard room is 118 £ / 4917 £.

6. Lucia Foster Welch student residence offers 805 modern bedrooms (bathroom - common) for students. This is the largest hostel offering accommodation for students 1,2,3 course and exchange students. This residence consists of 7 separate buildings that are located near the Ocean Village waterfront with its boats, bars, cafes and cinemas:

7. Emily Davies student residence (240 rooms) places students 1, 2, 3 years of study, post-graduate students and exchange students:

  • The small room is 90 £ / 3753 £.
  • Standard - £ 101 / £ 4219
  • Great - 113 £ / 4699 £
  • Double room (single occupancy) -124 £ / 5179 £
  • Double room (double occupancy) - 71 £ / 2982.

Note that the standard placement period is September 13 - July 1.

For students who want to spend more time in the UK or continue studying the chosen specialty during the holidays, there is the possibility of additional accommodation (from September 13 to August 15):

1. Lucia Foster Welch student residence (price per week / cost for the whole period of accommodation) - 104.65 £ / 5023.2 £.

2. Emily Davies student residence:

  • Small room - 79 £ / 3830 £
  • Standard - 92 £ / 4335 £
  • Great - £ 101 / £ 4872
  • Double room (single occupancy) -117 £ / 5661 £
  • Double room (double occupancy) - £ 65 / £ 3158.

In addition, during the period from July 7 to September 1, students can be accommodated in one of the residences. The cost of accommodation per 1 week is 63 £.

Students who love independence can rent accommodation in the private sector. In partnership with the University of Southampton and the City Council, Solent University compiled an accredited catalog of private student hostels in the city and its environs.


Getting education at the elite University of Solent has several advantages:

  • Confidence in the future. Excellent educational programs, personalized support and highly qualified teachers will allow each student to prepare for an independent life.
  • Location. The campus and six university residences are located in the center of Southampton, which is located near London.
  • International recognition and unique international atmosphere of the campus, allowing children and adolescents to learn the culture and traditions of different countries, learn to respect these differences and build friendly relations with children from all over the world.
  • Practical orientation of education. Theoretical knowledge becomes useless without practical experience of their application. So, the students of the directions of communications, engineering, sports, etc. get the opportunity to influence the real world in the framework of various projects.
  • Modern equipment and the latest technology.
  • Readiness for work. Studying at the institute is not only cramming and meeting with friends, but also an opportunity to become popular on the labor market. Sector-specific courses aimed at helping students find a job will be the key to success after receiving a diploma.

Equipment Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University has an excellent infrastructure. Solenta pupils can use the following auditoriums for scientific or research work:

  • Extensive library
  • Computer and Computing Laboratory
  • Laboratory of Physiology, accredited by BASES
  • Laboratory of Biomechanics
  • Psychological laboratory
  • Inspection vessel
  • Engine Room Engine Simulator
  • Marine Engineering Workshops
  • Radio center
  • Berth and rescue ship
  • Medical Training Center
  • Fire school
  • Several gyms and fitness centers
  • Coalporters Golf Club
  • Andark, a partner of the university, present an opportunity for students to try themselves in diving and water sports
  • Equestrian center of Gleneagles (partner of the University)
  • Laboratory of Acoustics
  • TV studios
  • Cisco Networking Labs
  • Digital music studio
  • Radio Studios
  • Music Halls
  • Rehearsal rooms for musicians to work on their material for performances and assessments.
  • Press Center and News Broadcasting
  • Advanced production laboratory
  • Laboratory of Applied Mechanics and many others.

Term dates and fees

The cost of training is 20,000 £ per year per student. The price includes studying the selected academic program, teaching materials, and some extra-curricular activities.

Additionally, air tickets and transfer (round trip), accommodation, excursions and classes not included in the academic program, visa, pocket expenses are paid.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

For admission to the bachelor's training program at the University of Solent, you must provide the following documents:

  • Online application for training
  • Diploma of higher education or a certificate of completion of the school and a certificate of passing courses A-levels or IB.
  • Certificate in English IELTS
  • Teacher feedback.

For applicants who intend to enter the magistracy, it is necessary to submit a bachelor's diploma, an IELTS certificate and, in some cases, a certificate of the "Pre-Masters" course.

For admission to such specialties as medicine, economics and business + some others, it is necessary to undergo additional tests.


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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