Applying for BA/BSc Degree:
If you are from Ontario:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Advanced level, with six Grade 12 U, U/C or M courses including grade 12 U English
If you are from Alberta:
General High School Diploma with an average of at least 65 per cent in five acceptable Grade 12 courses
If you are from British Columbia:
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with at least five Bs (BBBBB) awarded in acceptable Grade 12 courses
If you are from Quebec:
Diplôme d'Etudes Collègiales (DEC)
If you are from another Canadian province, please email us for more information
Applying for MA/MSc Degree:
Bachelor degree (Honours) with minimum 65% or GPA of 2.6 /4
Some courses require higher grades. For entry onto our MBA International, students will also need at least 3 years relevant work experience after graduation. Work experience is also required for several other postgraduate courses and many courses will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses for more details.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Recognition of Law degrees in Canada
If you are considering studying LLB Law (or another Law degree) at the University of Portsmouth and are concerned about recognition from the Canadian Law Association, there are just a few steps you will need to take to ensure that you can practice Law on your return to Canada.
In your final year, you will need to register with the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) and arrange to have your transcripts sent to them by the University. The NCA will then send you a list of courses you will need to take to obtain an equivalency to a Canadian Law degree. If you graduate from your UK degree without any marks below 50%, it is likely you will be required to take 4 exams: Foundations of Canadian Law, Canadian Criminal Law and Procedure, Canadian Constitutional Law, and Principles of Canadian Administrative Law. The NCA will advise you if any other exams are required.
You can either complete these courses through a Canadian Law School or through self-study with the NCA. The NCA provides the syllabus for you to study at home and holds tests four time a year. The tests are on a pass/fail basis. Please note that if you pass your British degree with lower than a 2:2 classification (i.e. less than 50% overall), the NCA will not recognise your degree.
If you would like to apply to the University of Portsmouth, please contact our local representative in Canada: