International Students


Entry Requirements

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


Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochshculreife / Abitur, A Levels or the International Baccalaureate are accepted for Year 1 entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Depending on the chosen course, students generally need to achieve a score of 2 in the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochshculreife / Abitur.

Students with a High National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma can be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate programme.


A Bachelors degree is required for entry onto a postgraduate programme. We would consider a score in the range of 2-3, depending on the chosen course.

Work experience is also required for several other postgraduate courses and many courses will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please visit Courses and go to the specific page for the course you are interested in for more details.


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 Abitur English Higher level (leistungskurs) in lieu of IELTS. Applicants will need to achieve a minimum score of 10 (as an equivalent to IELTS 6.0) or 11 (as an equivalent to IELTS 6.5). Please note that this will vary depending on your chosen course.

We also accept IELTS, TOEFL, 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.

The British Council Germany provides many opportunities throughout the year for students to take an IELTS test in several cities. Please visit their website for more details at


Our International Officers travel to Germany 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. 

Funding Opportunities

If you are searching for funding opportunities for overseas study, contact DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) for information.


Our International Officers are specialists in helping students from your region to apply and can answer any questions you might have. 

Contact Jessica if you have any questions!

Our Representatives

If you would like to apply to the University of Portsmouth, please contact our representative in your country:

College Contact GmbH

Hammer Str.39, D-48153 Muenster
Tel: +49 251 1498 9358
Fax: +49 251 1498 9360


Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse 12/5, 1070 Wien

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