Entry Requirements

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

Applying for Undergraduate (BA/BSc) Degree:

Atestāts (Certificate of General Secondary Education) with a score of 8, including a minimum of 70 in 3 state level exams for entry onto most of our undergraduate programmes.

Applying for Postgraduate (MA/MSc) Degree:

Bachelor degree with a minimum of 6.0. The exact grade will depend on the specific degree course you are applying for. 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.

For entry onto our MBA International, students will also need at least 3 years relevant work experience after graduation in a managerial or supervisory capacity.


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 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. For information on examination dates, please visit British Council Latvia.


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:


Office 201, 21 Merkela Street
Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
Contact person: Natalija Kalinica 
Mob: +371 25677720
Tel: +371 673 04 428

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