Entry Requirements

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


The Esame di stato is accepted for year 1 entry onto our undergraduate degree programmes, often with a grade in the range of 75-80, depending on the course. A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate are also accepted. Students with a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma can be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme.


We recognise a Bachelor's degree from Italy for entry onto a postgraduate programme. We would consider grades between 90 - 100, depending on the course. Work experience is 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 Master’s 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.


Our International Officers travel to Italy 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 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 one of our representatives:


Viale Luigi Majno, 7
20122 Milano
Tel: +39 335 65.02.741

Trinity Viaggistudio

Via Don Carlo Gnocchi 4
20148 Milano
Tel: +39 02 487 126 29

Italian Student Experience

"The University environment is pleasant and I like how everything is easily within walking distance, even to the city itself. The professors are clearly qualified and approachable outside of class, so I never felt like I was being talked down to.

The library is very useful, both as a place to study/work and because of how helpful the librarians are when it comes to helping people with research or referencing.

Portsmouth is a lovely city to live in. The people are friendly, so I never felt much like an outsider. The fact that there are a lot of other international students also helped!"

Damiano Cavalieri

Course: BA (Hons) Marketing with Psychology
Country: Italy

Damiano Cavalieri from Italy