International Students


Entry Requirements

We are happy to consider overseas applications on a case by case basis. As a general guide:


A minimum of 5 GCSEs including English at Grade C or above


One of the following is required:

  • A minimum of 3 A-Levels. This will be based on UCAS tariff point equivalency, including subject-specific requirements where appropriate
  • Matriculation Certificate.  This will be based on similar A-level tariff point equivalency, including subject-specific requirements where appropriate
  • Successful completion of a recognised foundation programme
  • Students with a Higher National Diploma may be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme


We generally require a good Bachelor degree with at least 2nd Class Honours, depending on the course you are applying for. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For entry onto our MBA International, students will also need at least 3 years relevant work experience after graduation in a managerial or supervisory capacity. 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.

Please note that all applications are considered individually and certain courses may accept students onto a Masters programme with a lower level degree if they have relevant work experience. Pre-masters programmes are available at ICP for a number of courses.


Students holding a good Masters Degree will be considered for PhD study upon submission of a research proposal. Please visit our Graduate School pages for information on specific areas of research.

English Language requirements:

We accept IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates. The required score will depend on your level of entry and your chosen course. Please visit English language requirements for more details. We offer Pre-sessional English language programmes for applicants who do not yet meet the required English level for entry onto our degree courses.

International Alumni Referral Awards

We know that the best promotion is 'word of mouth'. We also know that if students have a good experience at Portsmouth, they will tell their friends, family and colleagues - and sometimes, as a result, one of those people decides to come and study at the University of Portsmouth. We want to formally recognise this assistance in recommending that person to the University of Portsmouth.

The International Alumni Referral Award (IARA) scheme is for current and former University of Portsmouth students who refer an applicant to study here. We reward the current/former student with £400 if their application results in a registration.

How does the scheme work?

Please use the following form:

Please download and complete the International Alumni Referral Award Form above. You must ensure that the International Alumni Referral Award Form is attached to the online application when it is submitted. When you are submitting the online application, please select IARA from the agent drop-down menu and attach a copy of the completed IARA Form with the 'Supported Documents Area'.

Please note: we cannot link the application to you after we have received the application and it has been input into the University's Admissions System.

If you have any questions about this scheme, please email us.


Our International Officers travel to Brunei regularly for Education Fairs, visits to agents and other events. These are great opportunities to speak to us about applying to study at the University of Portsmouth and it would be great to meet you there!

See our upcoming events below, or check our events page for full listings. 


Our dedicated staff in our South East Asia Office are specialists in helping students from your region to apply and can answer any questions you might have. 

Contact the South East Asia Office directly if you have any questions!

Our Representatives

If you are a student in Brunei and would like to apply to the University of Portsmouth, you can either contact our office in Kuala Lumpur or contact our local representative in Brunei:

B Lau Education

Unit 10, 1st Floor, Block B, Abdul Razak Complex
Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan BE 3519, Brunei
Tel: 673 245 1038

James Hon Marketing and Management

10 First Floor, Bangunan Hj Abd Rahman, Kg Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan BE1518 Brunei Darussalam
 Tel: +673 22 30 198 



Findlay (B) Sdn Bhn

E2, First Floor, Abdul Razak Complex
Jalan Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan BE3519
Tel: +673 7222 092

MEG Educational Services

No 4, 1st Floor, Spg 633, Jalan Beribi, Mukim Gadong, BE1118 Brunei Darussalam

HRD Services Global Education Link

Bangunan Fakhriah, No.157 Jalan Kumbang Pasang
Bandar Seri Begawan BS8411, Brunei
Tel: 673 223 2811

The Bridging Centre & Co.

Unit A, No.104, 1st floor, The Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building, Jalan Bunga Raya, Kuala Belait, Berlair, KA1131, Brunei