Highfield / Highfield - Student Services

Expert advice and support from Student Services

Our Student Services Centre team, based in the heart of Highfield Campus, is here to advise and support you – on campus and online.

We can give you advice and support on a range of issues:

  • Getting your ID card
  • Accommodation
  • Paying tuition or accommodation fees
  • Guidance on tier 4 visa applications
  • Financial information and support
  • Specialist help with your studies, living and learning support

A warm welcome for our international students

The University of Southampton is a truly international institution with a global reputation for excellence in leading-edge research. Join us and students from more than 130 different countries.

Living and studying in a different country has its challenges. We make student entry straightforward, offer attractive scholarships, help you settle in and advise you on all aspects of living in the UK.

Representatives from our International Office attend educational exhibitions around the world and make numerous visits overseas and in the UK.

An introduction to the University is available in other languages on our website and you can view web pages dedicated to over 50 specific countries.

In September, we arrange a free Welcome Programme for international and EU students. We also offer a free Meet and Greet service for all new international and European students. Our representatives will meet you at Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and transport you to your accommodation.

International students need to demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge of the English language to benefit from studying at the University.

You need to find out about visa requirements well in advance of your arrival in the UK.