International Students


SEES Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available in our Faculty of Science. They take the form of a 20% fee reduction for the following full-time postgraduate courses:

  • MSc Engineering Geology
  • MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards
  • MSc Contaminated Land
  • MSc Crisis and Disaster Management
  • MSc Geographical Information Systems
  • MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management

For more information, please visit the Faculty of Science - Postgraduate Scholarships page or email

Entry Requirements

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


To be considered for an undergraduate degree, you should hold a good Senior Secondary School Certificate or the West African Senior School Certificate, AND a recognised International Foundation Year (IFY). We accept 5 SSCE/WASSCE credits (including mathematics and English language) with minimum grades of 1-6 or A-D in relevant subjects.

A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate are also accepted. Students with satisfactory academic performance at Ordinary National Diploma (OND) will be considered for relevant undergraduate degree programmes.

Students with a good Higher National Diploma (HND) may be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme. Students with certificates and diplomas from accredited partners including APTECH, NCC and Informatics can progress onto certain degree programmes outlined in the progression agreement with the partner institution.

We generally consider basic vocational qualifications including City and Guilds/RSA and teaching certificates for relevant International Foundation pathways. However, we are happy to consider strong and mature applicants for direct entry onto an undergraduate degree programme on a case by case basis.


Students should hold a good Bachelor's degree from a Ghanaian university with Second Class Lower (2.2) or above. However, some courses require a higher overall CGPA. We are happy to consider applications with a slightly lower GPA on a case by case basis.

For entry onto our MBA International, students should have a Second Class Upper and 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 full course list 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 credit minimum at Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (A-D or A1-C6). Grade D is not accepted unless supported by 2 years in Higher Education through medium of English. Students with lower grades may be considered with other satisfactory evidence of English competence. If there is no evidence of SSCE, you will need to take one of the following English qualifications:

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 on-line 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.


Our International Officers travel to Ghana 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. 

  • 20/02/18
  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • Study UK: Discover You Exhibition

Study UK: Discover You Exhibition

Date: 20/02/18

Event type: Education Visit

Time: 1000 - 2000

Venue: Golden Bean Hotel

Location: 19 Harper Road, Nhyiaeso, Kumasi

Paul Swannie from the University of Portsmouth will be in Kumasi on Tuesday 20 February at the Study UK: Discover You Exhibition from 10.00am-1.00pm (Morning Session) and 5.00pm-8.00pm (Evening Session).

Come and speak to us about life in Portsmouth, the courses we offer, and any other questions you may have!


  • 22/02/18 - 23/02/18
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Study UK: Discover You Exhibition

Study UK: Discover You Exhibition

Date: 22/02/18 - 23/02/18

Event type: Education Visit

Time: 1000 - 2000

Venue: Accra International Conference Centre

Location: Castle Rd, Accra

Paul Swannie from the University of Portsmouth will be in Accra on Thursday 22 - Friday 23 February at the Study UK: Discover You Exhibition.

10.00am-4.00pm Thursday 22 February.

10.00am-2.00pm (Morning Session) and 5.00pm-8.00pm (Evening Session) Friday 23 February.

Come and speak to us about life in Portsmouth, the courses we offer, and any other questions you may have!


Our Representatives

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

Daniel Oppong

Esam Travel and Tours
C14 Star Avenue, Kokomlemle, Quennel House, Accra - North
(Correspondence address: Box 5552, Accra - North)
Tel: +233 548 393 600
Mobile: 02447 83000
Fax: +233 2 122 8154
Email: or
Open hours: 0800-1700 

26/5 New John Sabah Road, PO Box MC 395, Takoradi 
Tel: +233 3 12 4117
Fax: +233 3 12 4540


The Orangery, 169/4A Otwe Street
Tedzii Ashieshi, La, Osu Ako-Adjei, Accra
Tel: +233 302 798 181

World Student Advisers

Samuel Kwasi Awudi, Director Ghana
Kumasi, Ghana
Skype: WSA.Kumasi
Skype: WSA.Africa
WhatsApp: +233 246 768 084

Martha Adom, Business Development Manager Ghana
Accra, Ghana
Skype: WSA.Ghana
Skype: WSA.Africa
WhatsApp: +233 24 702 4926

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