Solent is a modern university, offering degree programmes designed to make students ready to thrive in the global marketplace. Its caring lecturers combine expert knowledge with superb industry experience and contacts. Based on the south coast of England, the city is one hour 15 minutes from London by train, has an international airport and is the centre of the UK's international cruise industry. 

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Welcome Arrangements

  • International students receive pre-arrival information by email a few months before their course starts. This includes information on what to prepare before coming to the UK, welcome and induction timetable with information about arrival, key dates, and an online course to help them prepare for life in the UK both academically and socially.
  • School or course inductions and social events are also organised so that students can integrate smoothly during their first few weeks.

English Language Requirements

  • Foundation degrees: IELTS minimum 5.5 overall (5.0 in each component); or TOEFL iBT 71, with a minimum of 19 in each individual component. Please note TOEFL is only valid for EU students.
  • Undergraduate students: IELTS minimum of 6.0 overall (5.5 in each component); or TOEFL iBT minimum 80, with a minimum of 19 in each individual component (or equivalent).
  • Postgraduate students: IELTS minimum 6.5 overall (6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL iBT 92, with a minimum of 22 in writing and 19 in reading, listening and speaking. 

Accommodation for International Students

  • Accommodation in student residences is guaranteed for all applicants (including postgraduate, EU and international) entering their first year of study and applying for a standard room by the relevant deadline.
  • The university's student residences are a short walk from the university and the city centre and include over 2,000 rooms, with en-suite options available.
  • There is no provision in university accommodation for students’ families. Support is provided to assist students with families to source alternative accommodation.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 12,500 12,500
Mixed 12,500 12,500–13,500
Laboratory 12,500 13,500
Clinical - -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.