International Students

English language support

The University of Portsmouth welcomes students from all over the world to its undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In order to support students whose first language is not English and help them to succeed in their academic programmes, we offer classes and workshops in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) relevant to your knowledge and level of study.


Weekly classes are available for undergraduate students (BA, BSc) and postgraduate students (MA, MSc, PhD), and cover:

  • Essay writing
  • Improving your grammar and academic style
  • Academic research skills
  • Presentation and seminar skills
  • Effective reading skills
  • Specialist academic English for postgraduates


We offer a series of individual workshops, to help you develop specific skills at various stages of your study. These include central topics such as:

  • Reading skills
  • Professional communication
  • Data presentation
  • Assistance with academic writing.
  • Oral presentations

What do students say about the EAP courses?

Watch a video featuring the experience of previous students who have taken EAP courses. 

Further information

Contact details for the English for Academic Purposes team are:

Current students may register here:

For full information about registration, available workshops and the staff who can help you improve your English, please visit MyPort and search for "EAP".