The University of Southampton is a leading institution with an excellent reputation. Ranked in the global top 100 (QS World University Rankings 2022) and the UK top 15 (Complete University Guide 2022) it is renowned for high teaching standards, superb research, and tackling important societal issues. It was ranked the eighth best UK institution for research intensity by the latest Research Excellence Framework.
The institution has an incredibly diverse campus, with 30 per cent of its 24,800 student population made up of international students from across 135 different countries.
International students can access a specialised and dedicated Academic Centre (ACIS), which is the University's hub for language and cultural support for international students. ACIS delivers courses including English for Academic Studies and Pre-sessional Programmes, as well as English Language Stages, In-sessional Language Support and many other initiatives.
Students at Southampton have access to a variety of state-of-the-art facilities, including an RJ Mitchell wind tunnel, Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory, Zepler Institute Cleanroom facilities, and five libraries across its seven UK-based campuses. Students learn using the latest technology, enabling them to be prepared for real working environments.
The university offers students over 400 internship opportunities each year, and Southampton is ranked among the top 150 universities worldwide for employability by the QS Graduate Employability Rankings. Its careers service has won multiple awards and helps students extensively to pursue their dream job.