At Solent University we have a large community of international students, and we understand the process of moving to a new country can be a challenging experience.

Students coming from Uzbekistan will find some useful information below on; entry requirements, scholarships and bursaries, contact details, and extra suggestions about studying at Solent University.

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At Solent University we recognise that students from Uzbekistan will hold a variety of different international qualifications when applying for our programmes and courses.

Below are the current qualifications and the equivalencies we accept:

For entry to IELTS Requirements Academic Requirements
International Foundation Programme (2 Term) IELTS 5.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in each individual component), or equivalent from a UKVI Approved Centre Certificate of Independent external Examination Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education
International Foundation Programme (3 Term) IELTS 5.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in each individual component), or equivalent from a UKVI Approved Centre Certificate of Independent external Examination Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education

Once your application is processed, all of our scholarships and bursaries will be automatically applied. One of our team members will confirm your eligibility, so regularly check to see the latest scholarships we have available.

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We have many representatives around the world, and throughout the year our regional team travel to Uzbekistan to meet with prospective students. This gives you an opportunity to meet and talk to our representatives to find out more about the opportunities available at Solent university.

Once the travelling dates are confirmed, the details of our trips will be available so you can arrange to meet our team in your country. In the meantime, please feel free to contact a member of your regional team – found below.

Our regional team are able to help answer any questions you might have about our pathway programmes, studying with us, the application process and much more.


Southampton is a diverse city which has something to offer for everyone. This beautiful city is home to stunning city centre parks, a vibrant waterfront, an eclectic night-life and a lively arts and music scene. With something always going on in the city there is so much on offer to residents.

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Over 10,000 Muslims call Southampton home, and there are many mosques close by to the city centre. Organisations like the Muslim Council of Southampton and the Southampton Council of Faiths run numerous events throughout the year, giving people who are new to Southampton a chance to get involved and meet members of the local community.

Southampton Medina Mosque

Opened in 2001, Southampton Medina Mosque was the first mosque to be constructed in the South of England. Funded entirely by donations from the local community, Medina Mosque is now one of the most recognisable religious buildings in Southampton.


Masjid Ar Rahmah

Masjid Ar Rahmah can be easily found behind the University campus in the Northam area of Southampton. This Mosque doesn’t have a website, but uses Facebook to keep in touch with the community – take a look at their profile using the link below.

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Bashir Ahmed Masjid

Bashir Ahmed Masjid is a large mosque in the centre of Portswood, a popular area for student accommodation. Regular events are held here including visits from guest speakers and daily classes.

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Shahjalal Mosque

Shahjalal mosque located in St Mary’s, is run by the Bangladeshi Muslim community and was started by community leaders in the mid-1990s.


Southampton is home to many different cultures, races and religions and those who are looking to join a local Christian community have a number of options available to them. Many of the churches listed below hold special student events and services, so meeting new people will be easy.

St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s is the oldest site of Christian worship in Southampton. It is also where Southampton FC gets its nickname ‘the Saints’ from. Services at St Mary’s are respectful and accessible to everyone.

Southampton is home to one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, West Quay, where you can find some amazing deals on fashion, technology, food and much, much more! At the other end of the city is Bedford Place, the centre of the city’s night-life and home to a huge range of pubs and clubs.

Southampton has a wide range of International supermarkets, where you will find a variety of continental ingredients. Thanks to these wonderful stores, you will always be able to find the ingredients that remind you of home.

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As a Solent student you will have access to some of the best sport facilities around. Want to stay or get fit, then join one of our many fitness classes at Solent Sport’s, or gym at Sports Centre St Mary’s.

Solent University has a number of sports teams from beginner to intermediate and advance level – so you can find a team, and level of competitiveness that is perfect for you.

For further specific guidance about coming from Uzbekistan to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council’s Uzbekistan office or our own international advice team.

As an Uzbekistani national, you will need to apply for a visa to come and study in the UK. When you have met all the conditions of entry for a full-time course at Solent University (including payment of deposit and course acceptance), you will be sent a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) number. You will need this document to apply for a student visa.