International Students

Hong Kong and Macau

TB Clearance Certificate

Since 31 December 2013, students from Hong Kong and Macau planning to study in the UK must obtain a TB Clearance Certificate before applying for the Tier 4 Student Visa. We recommend that students obtain these as soon as possible to avoid delays with the visa application process.

This will affect students applying for September 2014 entry. TB Clearance Certificates are issued by UKVI-approved clinics. Full information can be found on the UKVI website.

Alumni Society

Please contact the University of Portsmouth Alumni to become a member and contact with fellow Portsmouth graduates and academics for networking and to share your stories after graduating.

Entry Requirements

The University of Portsmouth will be accepting students who hold the HKDSE Diploma. This will be based on UCAS tariff point equivalency, including subject specific requirements where appropriate. The qualification is recognized as comparable to the UK GCE A Level.
The UCAS tariff value for HKDSE is as follows:

Level Tariff Remarks
5** n/a To be allocated with further evidence after the first administration of the HKDSE examination in 2012
5* 130 Between Grades A and A* in the 2010 GCE A Level examination
5 120 Comparable to Grade A in the 2010 GCE A Level examination
4 80 Comparable to Grade C in the 2010 GCE A Level examination
3 40 Comparable to Grade E in the 2010 GCE A Level examination

We accept HKDSE English in lieu of IELTS. Applicants will need to achieve a minimum overall score of 4 with no component lower than 3 (as an equivalent to IELTS 6.0). Please note that this will vary depending on your chosen course.

Level Compulsory Part Extended Part Remarks
5** n/a n/a To be allocated with further evidence after the first administration of the HKDSE examination in 2012
5* 60 70

- 130 points (60+70) for 5* in both compulsory and extended parts - between Grades A and A* in the 2010 GCE A Level examination


- 120 points (60+60) for 5* in the compulsory part and 5 in the extended part - comparable to Grade A in the 2010 GCE A Level examination





5 45 60
4 35 50
3 25 40

More information regarding the entry points required for any specific course can be found on our website by searching the course information (click on the 'Courses' button above).

If you do not have the required entry points, you will need to enrol on a foundation pathway programme. Our Engineering foundation BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology is delivered in our Faculty of Technology. Foundation programmes in all other subjects are delivered by our pathway provider, International College Portsmouth (ICP).


Advanced Entry

We offer various opportunities for students currently studying or graduated from Higher Diplomas and Associate Degrees from Community Colleges to gain advanced entry onto our undergraduate courses. For more details please contact one of our local representatives in Hong Kong (listed below) or email internationaloffice.admissions@port.ac.uk

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 Representatives

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

AAS Education Consultancy

Suite 1501 Two Grand Tower
No. 625 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2323 3287
Email: enquiry@aas.com.hk
Web: www.aas.com.hk

Suite E-65, 5/F Centro Comm

Hin Lei 16F-16L Rua de S.Domingo, Macau
Tel: +853 2838 9074
Email: enquiry@aas.com.mo

Aston Education

5th Floor, Office Plus @ Wanchai
303 Hennessy Road
Wanchai 
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2866 9933
Fax: +852 2866 9880
Email: echan@astonhongkong.com 
Web: www.astonhongkong.com

Dadi Overseas Studies Service Centre

Rm.1911, 19/F, One Grand Tower
639 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2314 8312
Fax: +852 2314 0767
Web: www.dadi.com.hk

Rm 1307 Tai Yau Building
181 Johnston Road
Wan Chai
Tel: +852 31535123

IDP

Room 2807, 28th Floor, Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2827 6362
Fax: +852 2827 9286
Email: info.hongkong@idp.com

Wai Shun International Education Centre

Room C, 14/F Nathan Tower, 518 Nathan Road
Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Rebecca Wong
Tel: +852 2782 0900
Fax: +852 2771 2711
Email: rcnwong@netvigator.com

Academic Link Overseas Student Service Centre

Rm 701, 7/F Grandmark, 8A-10 Granville Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact person: Sing Wong
Tel: +852 3525 1318
Email: singwong@aca-link.com

HKIES Overseas Education Centre

Unit 1303, Pilkem Commercial Centre
8 Pilkem St, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2264 8990
Email: jessie@hkies.com.hk
Web: www.hkies.com.hk

EDUCATION UK LTD.

EduWise Macau Ltd.
1-3 Rua Pedro Jose Lobo, Room 1701-02,
Luso Int'l Bank Building, Macau.
Tel: +853 2871 5989
Email: eduwise@macau.ctm.net

Amber Education Hong Kong

Javis Wai

Office Manager
Address:Room 1001, Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, 
Wanchai Hong Kong 
Tel: 852-23779111
Email: javis.wai@amberedu.com.hk

Ms Elean Lam/ Miss Cindy Lau

Unit 818-819, Star House
No.3 Salisbury Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 23779115
Email: marketing@amberedu.com.hk
cindy.lau@amberedu.com.hk

Miss Cory Lee

Room 1601, Office Tower One,
Grand Plaza
625 &639 NAthan Road
Mongkok, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel:+852 2377 3399
Email: cory.lee@amberedu.com.hk

British United Education Services

9/F Wai Hing Building
148 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3426 9976
Email: info@britishunited.net
Web: www.britishunited.net

Chamberlain Educational Services Centre

21/F, 10 Pottinger Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3426 8000
Fax: +852 3426 8108
Email: connie@chamberlain-edu.com
Web: www.chamberlain-edu.com

Hong Kong Education Web

Room 901, Shanghai Industrial Investment Building
48-62 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2272 2800
Fax: +852 2272 2828
Email: ieu@education.com.hk


Super Red Education and Training Centre

Unit 1104, 11/F Fourseas Building
208-212 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact person: Connie Ku
Tel: +852 3105 2962
Fax: +852 3105 9819
Email: info@superred.com.hk

GET Education Consultancy

Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel:+85227307311
Email: hongkong@get.com.hk