University of Southampton is a research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. Founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institution, the University of Southampton was granted a royal charter by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 in one of her first official acts as monarch.
Today the University has five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester and another in Malaysia. Home to over 21,000 students from more than 130 countries, we are proud of our diverse, vibrant and welcoming community.
Our innovative thinking and pioneering research is making an impact on a global scale; we are finding solutions for some of the biggest challenges which our planet is facing. This is the place where fibre-optic research is creating a faster, smarter internet; where the immune system is leading the fight against cancer; where expertise is tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance; and where resources are being secured for the world’s growing populations.
You will be considered eligible for a Southampton International Merit Scholarship if you meet all of the following criteria:
- You, the student, are liable to pay full international tuition fees and you will be self‐funding, i.e. you are not in receipt of a full or partial scholarship from another source or sponsored by one of the University’s international funding partners.
- You are in receipt of either a conditional or unconditional offer for a place at the University of Southampton for 2020 entry (September 2020) which you have accepted (non‐UCAS applications) or accepted firmly (UCAS applications).
- The programme you wish to study is eligible. See the Exceptions below.
- You must be classified as ‘Overseas’ for fees purposes.
- You meet the specific academic requirements of the scholarship. The equivalency of relevant international qualifications will be determined by the University’s standard admissions criteria.
- You pay any necessary tuition fee deposit by the date notified on your offer letter.
Country‐specific and academic criteria for the scholarship/">scholarships can be found here:
Please note that scholarships are not available as part of this scheme for the following programmes:
- English Language pre‐sessional programmes
- Foundation programmes
- Undergraduate programmes which include a foundation year
- Undergraduate programmes (Bachelor’s) in the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences
- Postgraduate taught programmes (Master’s) in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences other than Chemistry, MSc Pre-registration Physiotherapy in the Faculty of Environment and Life Sciences, and the Postgraduate taught programmes (Master’s) and MBA programme in the Southampton Business School.
(Please note that the separate scholarship scheme provides funding opportunities for programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Southampton Business School)
- PGCert or PGDip qualifications
- Postgraduate Research programmes i.e. PhD, Doctorate, MPhil, EngD, MRes
- Continuing professional development programmes
- Distance Learning programmes
- Programmes offered at a University of Southampton partner institution/campus overseas
The following categories of students are not eligible:
- Students who are entering the second year, or subsequent years, of an undergraduate degree or repeating a year.
- Students who are entering an undergraduate degree with a foundation qualification.
- Students who are studying at the University of Southampton as a period of study abroad, a student exchange or as a student visitor.
Students in receipt of the following funding are not eligible:
- Students whose tuition fees are partially or fully funded by an external sponsor organisation.
- Students whose tuition fees are fully or partially funded by one of the University’s international funding partners as detailed on the International Funding Partnerships webpage.
- Students in receipt of any other University of Southampton scholarship or tuition fee reduction with the exception of the alumni discount.
How scholarships are awarded
Your eligibility will be assessed when you make your application to study at the University.
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. The criteria for scholarship awards are available on the appropriate International Merit Scholarships webpages for undergraduate and postgraduate (master’s) courses. The equivalency of international qualifications will be determined by the University’s standard admissions criteria, and are available on request from the relevant Admission team. All decisions are final.
For country‐specific scholarships, eligibility will be determined by your nationality and qualification as indicated in your University of Southampton application, supported by your passport and your academic transcript.
You can only be in receipt of one Southampton International Merit Scholarship. If you meet the eligibility criteria for more than one scholarship, you will be awarded the scholarship of higher value.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive confirmation in writing.
All scholarships, unless otherwise specified, are non‐deferrable and apply to 2020 entry only. If you are offered a scholarship and then choose to defer your place to a later year, the offer of the scholarship will be withdrawn.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you must:
- meet any conditions attached to your academic offer. A scholarship will only be awarded subject to meeting all the conditions attached to your offer to study at the University of Southampton (UK campus) in September 2020.
- enrol as a full‐time student on your academic course by the given start date, as specified in your confirmation email/letter.
- provide evidence of your nationality, domicile and qualification when you enrol.
- be, and remain throughout your period of enrolment, classified as ‘Overseas’ for fee purposes.
- pay all outstanding tuition fees by University deadlines. Non‐payment of fees by the due date may result in the scholarship being withdrawn and you may be charged full fees.
If you intend to apply for other funding, you must inform the Faculty Admissions team of any other scholarships/sponsorship you hold, or are awarded at a later date and this must be confirmed no later than 31 July 2020.
All decisions by the University of Southampton are taken in good faith and based on the information that you provide in your application form. If we discover that you have made a false statement or fail to provide significant and relevant information the University reserves the right to withdraw your scholarship.
Payment of the scholarships
Southampton International Merit Scholarships will be awarded for 2020 entry only and are non‐renewable after the 2020-21 year of study. In subsequent years, full international tuition fees will be payable, fixed at the full tuition fee rate for 2020 entry.
The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction and will be applied before any other discounts e.g. alumni discount.
The scholarships will normally be awarded in the first semester, but variations may apply, depending on each Faculty.
The University of Southampton scholarships are not available as a cash alternative.
During your studies at the University of Southampton
If you are awarded a scholarship:
- You must seek permission and obtain consent from the Faculty before you make any changes to your programme of study. This includes changing course title, transferring to another course, and suspending your studies. Please note that approval is not guaranteed. Where changes are made without prior Faculty approval, the scholarship may be withdrawn and you may be required to repay the funding in full.
that approval is not guaranteed. Where changes are made without prior Faculty approval, the scholarship may be withdrawn and you may be required to repay the funding in full.
- You must seek permission from the Faculty Admissions team before extending your period of study.
- If you withdraw or you are suspended from your course before you complete the full year of study, your entitlement to the scholarship will be calculated on a pro‐rata basis and any refund of tuition fees will be made net of any remaining entitlement. If you return the following year you will not be eligible to receive the same scholarship.
- You agree to act as an ambassador for the University of Southampton at appropriate scholarship/recruitment events as required, and to contribute a student profile.
- You agree to contribute feedback to the University of Southampton about the scholarship scheme, and to be contacted approximately two years after your graduation for an update on how the scholarship has influenced your career.
Awards:- Scholarships amount varies by scholarship