University of Southampton

Program Details

Program Location Southampton, United Kingdom
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20306
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/29/24 to 06/15/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


University of Southampton

This exchange has been established for Purdue College of Engineering undergraduates.  The Southampton Faculty of Engineering offers specializations in acoustical; civil and environmental; mechanical; aeronautical and astronautical; and ship science.

Established with the legacy of a wealthy merchant, the Hartley Institute served as a local training institute starting in 1862. By 1952 when it was chartered by Queen Elizabeth II, the University of Southampton had evolved into a fully independent university.  Today Southampton is one of the leading institutions in the UK with a reputation for academic excellence, which in turn attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

Southampton is the largest city in the country Hampshire 75 miles southwest of London.  Situated on the south coast of England, the city is a major port. Together with the neighboring city of Portsmouth, the South Hampshire region has a population of about 1.5 million.


For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Southampton

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students can choose modules from the following faculties



Housing at Southampton is not guaranteed to exchange students, but the international office will put students in touch with the university's accommodation service.  Students beginning their studies at Southampton in spring have a greater chance of finding a room in the halls of residence.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Housing $2,500.00
Local Transportation $200.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Academic Year Exchange Mar 1
Spring Semester Exchange Sep 1

Returnees Information

University of Southampton

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email