Mature Learners Guide

At the University of Southampton we welcome students of all ages and are committed to supporting mature learners to ensure they get the most out of their university experience.

You are considered a mature student if you are aged 21 or over at the start of your
undergraduate course. Age is no barrier to undertaking a degree and can be a advantage with the skills and life experience you bring with you.

Whilst there’s no such thing as a typical mature student, starting university a bit later in life may mean you have particular concerns or questions about returning to education and the impact of this on your life or finances.

This Guide includes helpful information and guidance for those thinking of returning to study and is designed to help with planning your university journey.