International Students


Entry Requirements

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


For those who have successfully complete the Baccalaureat General, Lebanese Baccalaureate or Shahaadat Al-Bakaalouriya al Lubnaaniya l'il-ta 'liim al-Thaanawi, we recommend that you take a foundation programme at our partner college, International College Portsmouth (ICP)


For direct entry, we require successful completion of the French Baccalaureat, IB or A Levels. Other qualifications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.


We would consider Licence, Bachelor, Matrise, Diploma to be eligible for postgraduate study, with a score higher than 12/20 or 70%, depending on the institution.

Students with a lower score will require a Pre-Masters course, delivered by our partner college on campus, International College Portsmouth (ICP) (full contact details above).

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. Work experience is also required for several other postgraduate courses and many courses will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses 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 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 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 International Officers travel to Lebanon 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. 

Dutch/Lebanese Student Experience

"I enjoy the atmosphere and student life that is offered by the university, through all the varied activities, clubs and societies.

Living in halls was a wonderful experience as I met a lot of friends, and it helped me widen my knowledge to a lot of diverse cultures and traditions. University Halls also made my life easier, as it was close to the city centre and my university buildings, which saved me a lot of time travelling to do my other activities and hobbies."

Marwan Kisserwan

Course: BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance
Country: Netherlands/Lebanon

Marwan Kisserwan from Lebanon and the Netherlands


Our International Officers are specialists in helping students from your region to apply and can answer any questions you might have. 

Contact Jonathan if you have any questions!

Our Representatives

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

Global Study UK – Lebanon Office

Harouni Building,
Ground Floor,
Thomas Edisson Street,
Ramlet El Baida,

Tel: +961 (0)1 810 835

Educom Overseas

136 Mar Takla Street Jal El Dib Beirut Lebanon.
Or: Modka Building , Hamra Beirut Lebanon.
Tel: +961 4 715 575
Mobile: +961 3 304 349


Office 404, 4TH floor, Block C,
Gefinor Building, Hamra,
M +961 71 207 388
T/F +961 1 750 604
Skype: m.i.elkadi
Skype: Studypedia

Useful Links:

Please contact Jonathan Williams, International Office for further advice: