International Students


Entry Requirements

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


We offer foundation programmes at our partner college, International College Portsmouth (ICP):


Students with a Moroccan Baccalaureat will be considered. As a guideline, we require GPA 15 or above, but exact requirements will depend on the course you are applying for.

Successfully pass a recognised foundation programme.

A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate are accepted for year 1 entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Students with a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma can be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme.


Holders of a Bachelors (Honours) degee / Licence with good grades will be considered for postgraduate study. As a guideline, we require a minimum of 65% or above; GPA 2.8/4 or above or 12/20 or above, but exact requirements will depend on the course you are applying for.

Students with a lower GPA 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 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 International Officers travel to Morocco 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 Representatives

We welcome applications from Morocco and work with representatives in-country. Please see below for their details.
Please contact Mark Ovens, International Office for further advice:

Learning Group Academy

Casablanca International Consulting CenterMLC Avenue Mly Ismail, Rue Sefrou
IMM 16 Number 2, Hassan, Rabat
Contact person: Mesnaoui Abdelouahab
Tel: +21 253 720 1531

600 Blvd Moulay Youssef, Residence Alkheir Appt 7
Casablanca 20030
Contact person: Lamkhantar Mohamed
Tel: +21 252 222 3719

Casablanca International Studies Office

Centre Commercial, Erac Boulevard
Mohamed 6, Imm F2 No.2, Casablanca

Contact: Kamal Affaoui
Tel: +21 252 230 8005

Useful Links:

Please contact Jonathan Williams, International Office for further advice: