British Council Events and Alumni Network

If you have studied at a UK university or college, you can join the British Council's UK Alumni Network. Members can access the new Social Networking Alumni Website (containing job information, blogs, a member search function, etc.), as well as participate in a series of informative events and seminars. Further details:

Website: www.britishcouncil.org/jp/japan-alumni
Email: alumni@britishcouncil.or.jp
Jobs available to alumni: www.britishcouncil.org/jp/japan-alumni-jobs
Enquiries: alumni@britishcouncil.or.jp


Our International Officers travel to Japan occasionally 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. 

Entry Requirements

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


Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate 
Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

Students holding the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate will need to take an appropriate Foundation course before joining the Bachelor degree programme. You will need to enrol on a foundation pathway programme. Our Engineering foundation BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology is delivered by our Faculty of Technology. Foundation programmes in all other subjects are delivered by our pathway provider, International College Portsmouth (ICP). We will also consider Foundation programmes from Study Group, Chichester College, EF and Kaplan.

University Entry Licence Examination Certificate
Daigaku Nyugaki Shikaku Kentei Shiken Gogaku Shosho

Students holding the University Entry Licence Examination Certificate will be considered for Year 1 entry to Bachelor degrees.

The English requirement is from 5.5 IELTS in all components to 6.5 IELTS (with no component lower than 6.0) depending on subject requirement.

Advanced entry requirements

Students holding Associate Degree will be considered for Year 2 entry, and Graduates from 3 years Junior College will be considered for Year 2 or Final Year advanced entry on a case by case basis. For more details please contact one of our local representatives (listed below) or email internationaloffice.admissions@port.ac.uk.


University Bachelor's degree (Gakushi) with an overall final grade of at least GPA 2.7 and a subject credit certificate (Gakugyou Seiseki Shoumei-sho) can be considered for our Master programmes. Students with relevant working experiences will also be considered on a case by case basis. Pre-master pathway programmes are available at our partner provider, International College Portsmouth (ICP).

The English requirement is from 6.0 IELTS (with no component lower than 5.50) to 7.0 IELTS (with no component lower than 6.5) depending on subject requirement.

We do offer Pre-sessional English for students who wish to refresh their English or to improve on their level to gain entry, please visit our Pre-sessional English language programmes 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.

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 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 would like to apply to the University of Portsmouth, please contact one of our representatives:



5th Floor, Da Vinci Shinjuku Building
4-3-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 160-0022
Tel: +81 3 5367 3315
Email: study@beo.jp 
Website: www.beo.co.jp


3rd Floor, Inoi Building 2, 2-9-19 Shibata
Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012
Tel: +81 6 6371 1116
Email: study@beo.jp 
Website: www.beo.co.jp

(UK office)

93-95 Gloucester Place
London W1U 6JQ, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7487 8247
Email: info@beo-study.com 
Website: www.beo-study.com