University Guide

Solent University

Solent University was formerly known as Southampton Solent. It is based in Southampton and the main campus is on East Park Terrace. Each year it welcomes around 10,000 students.

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Solent University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Solent University.

  • Rankings

    Solent University was awarded a TEF silver award in 2018 and in 2019 was granted five stars in the QS World University Rankings. It currently places 97th in the The Complete University Guide 2024.

  • Employability

    In 2019, the university was awarded 5 stars in employability and teaching in the QS Work University Ranking.

  • Fees

    International foundation fees are dependant on the course and pathway taken and more information can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    There are 9 different scholarships on offer and there are four different grants students may apply for found here. Other bursary options and a full list of opportunities can be found here.


Accommodation is guaranteed to students who start in 2024 and fulfil the given criteria. There are also five student homes and a Solent Sports Complex for students to access for free.

Students' Union

Solent University offers 36 societies and has over 30 sports clubs

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Solent University Students' Union
Solent University Students' Union

Famous for

Alumni include Ricky Whittle, Jonathan Ross, and Paul Goodison.


New for 2019 was the Solent’s East Park Terrace transformation with funding of £100 million including a new sports complex that has sports halls, studios, gyms and a clinical therapy space.

AFS says

"Southampton has come a long way from its humble origins as a medieval market town to its present day status as a cosmopolitan student nexus".

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