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University of Southampton EXC
Highfield, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Exchange Semester/Year
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University of Southampton
Location: Southampton
Year established: 1862
Student population: 23,500
The University of Southampton is a research-intensive public university and a founding member of the Russell Group of elite British Universities ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide. It covers a broad range of study areas and aims to offer students flexibility and choice.
Spread over seven teaching campuses, the University has just opened an international campus in Malaysia offering engineering studies. It has more than 200 affiliated societies, 80 sports clubs and four media centres.
Unique Characteristics
From biochemistry to criminology, fashion design, fine arts, textile design, web science and zoology, there’s something for everyone. The university has a large international student body.
Southampton is a major port city 121 km southwest of London. It is packed with galleries, museums, theatres and hosts two major music venues including the famous Guildhall, which has hosted some of the biggest pop and rock acts in the world including Pink Floyd, David Bowie, the Killers and Amy Winehouse.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: 

Arts and Social Sciences



Information Technology



Visual Arts

Health Sciences





Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September-January
Semester 2: January-June
Autumn Term: September-December
Spring Term: January-March
Summer Term: April-June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


60 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Class 1 – 70-100
Class 2i – 60-69
Class 2ii – 50-59
Class 3 – 40-49
Fail – 0-39

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.
Language Requirements
Non-native speakers of English will need to demonstrate that they meet the language requirements. The University offers a range of options for English language support.

UK Southampton library


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

UK Southampton Harbour

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
A Welcome Programme will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from the host university.
Information from the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration.

UK Southampton accommodation

Student Experiences

Lisa Matthews
Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Semester 2, 2016
Host City Highlights
Christmas markets, Sea City Museum, Bonfire Night.
Uni Life
Amazing! Lots of clubs and societies that are all lots of fun. Huge social scene... activities on almost every night. Got to know the local students very well through participation in clubs and societies.
Smaller contact hours, smaller classes, less frequent assessments (but worth more), mostly just lectures... not many tutorials.
Food was very cheap compared to home. 'The Bridge' at the university is delicious and 'Sprinkles' is a must.
Stayed in halls. Very good but very expensive.
Money Matters
Didn't work so had to budget well. Food and alcohol was less than home however, I spent more money than expected on appliances, furniture, etc. it was also quite expensive to travel. The clubs and societies were great but also came at a price to attend their trips and formal events. Most food shops & supermarkets have student discounts.
Getting Around
Bus pass was included in my halls fee. The bus system was great and very reliable. Central train station was located across the road and used that to travel to other UK locations, e.g. Bath, Bristol, Brighton, London.
Travelled almost every weekend. If you book in advance, you can get reasonably cheap flights out of Southampton to other UK destinations as well as Paris, Amsterdam, Switzerland. For other locations, I flew from Gatwick which was about 1.5 hour train/bus. For trips to London it was only £5 using the national express bus service so I used that a lot.
Top Tips
Join a society, they are loads of fun. Get involved in "Freshers" activities. Even if you don't feel like it... everyone is there to meet new people so it makes making friends quite easy.

Join the ESN Southampton Facebook group before you go. This is for Erasmus students (other European exchange) but they all got there early like I did and organised trips between themselves. This was a great way to meet people and travel.

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