International Students


We have a large and vibrant African community, with 100 new students joining us from all over Nigeria to study at undergraduate and postgraduate level in 2016.  The Afro-Caribbean Society runs a broad range of events and activities throughout the year.

Information Available On This Page

Entry Requirements

This information is for general guidance only as entry requirements may vary for different courses.

For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

International Foundation Year

We accept 5 WAEC/NECO subjects (including mathematics and English language) with minimum grades of 1-6 or A-D in relevant subjects.

Students who have not achieved the A-level requirements for their chosen course are directed to the International Foundation Year, delivered by our partner, ICP-Navitas


To be considered for an undergraduate degree, you will have completed A-Levels, International Baccalaureate or a Foundation Year.  For specific grades required, please refer to the course page.

Advanced Diplomas from APTECH/NCC and Informatics

If you have completed ADSE (APTECH) with credit or achieved GPA of 2.0 (NCC/Informatics), you can be considered for final year (top-up) entry onto the following courses:

  • BSc (Hons) Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Digital Image
  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) Web Technologies
  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Society
  • BEng (Hons) Computer Networks
  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (Distance Learning)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (Distance Learning)

If you achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 or above at ADSE, you can be considered for final year (top-up) entry onto the following courses:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing

Please note: detailed transcripts must be provided 

Postgraduate Taught

To be considered for a postgraduate degree, you should hold a Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised Nigerian university or an equivalent professional qualification approved by the University of Portsmouth:

  • UK 2.1 equivalent: 65%, or GPA 2.75/4.0
  • UK 2.2 equivalent: 55% or GPA 2.50/4.0

Please note, some courses require a higher overall CGPA. We are happy to consider applications with a slightly lower GPA on a case by case basis.

Work experience is required for some postgraduate courses and many courses will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our full course list for more details. 

Postgraduate Research

Students holding a good Master’s Degree will be considered for PhD study upon submission of a strong research proposal. Please visit our Graduate School pages for information on specific areas of research. 

English Language requirements 

Nigerian students who hold a minimum credit pass (C6) at SSCE (WAEC/NECO/iGCSE English) are exempt from Standard English tests.  If there is no evidence of SSCE, you will need to take one of the recognised English language qualifications. The required score will depend on which test is taken, your level of entry and your chosen course.  

We will also accept an official letter from your University, ascertaining that you have been taught in English for a minimum of two years.

We accept IELTS, IGCSE, O Level, Cambridge Advanced Examination, Anglia Examination Syndicate. 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.

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency to study at the University of Portsmouth.  Please ensure that transcripts (e.g. WAEC, iGCSE) are submitted with your application.  


To view a full list of all scholarships and bursaries and associated eligibility criteria, please see the summary of scholarships and bursaries.

GOAL Award

All self-funding students from Nigeria will be eligible for the Global Outreach: Access to Learning (GOAL) Award.

The award is a 10% fee reduction for self-funded international students for the first year of study only. It applies to all degree courses with fees of £13,200 above for 2018 entry.

The GOAL Awards are for students who are nationals of middle and low-income countries, as defined principally by the United Nations Human Development Index. The list of eligible countries can be found here.


School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Scholarship 

A number of scholarships are available in our Faculty of Science. They take the form of a 20% fee reduction for the following full-time postgraduate courses:

  • MSc Engineering Geology
  • MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards
  • MSc Contaminated Land
  • MSc Crisis and Disaster Management
  • MSc Geographical Information Systems
  • MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • have achieved a GPA of 3.0 / 5 or 2:2
  • be self-financing

This scholarship is only open to Ghanaian or Nigerian students.

Students will automatically be considered for this scholarship - no application needed but the overall quality of the application is considered including Personal Statement and References.

The deadline to be considered for the award is 6th July.

Applications submitted before the deadline will be automatically considered. Successful candidates will be informed within two weeks of the deadline and must then accept the award and pay the tuition fee deposit to secure the scholarship.

For more information, please visit the Faculty of Science - Postgraduate Scholarships page or email

These bursaries and scholarships cannot be combined with any other University discount or scholarship scheme, except the 2% 'early payment discount'. Eligible applicants for the GOAL Award will be awarded automatically. The discounted fee will be stated on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS).

Use our tuition fee discount calculator to find out the reduced cost of courses after any applicable discounts mentioned above are applied.

If you have been awarded a scholarship or are sponsored by a third party (not family), please review the Sponsor Pages of our website for advice.

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.

How to Apply

You can apply online via our website, through UCAS or through one of our in-country representatives listed below.  

The University of Portsmouth works with a number of trusted agents who are able to support you through the application process.

Alternatively, you can speak with our in-country International Officer, Mrs Chinelo Konwea (+234 (0)807 680 1798).  

If you are being referred to apply to the University of Portsmouth by a current student or alumni, please ensure that a copy of the International Alumni Referral Award form is completed and submitted along with your application.



Our International Officers travel to Nigeria 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. 

Nigerian Student Experience

"Choosing the University of Portsmouth, among other universities, is the best decision I have made to develop as an academic and researcher.

The University of Portsmouth happens to be the top institution in the field of Forensic Accounting and I was so excited to study here by just reading the details of the modules offered on the course – it was that simple.

The facilities provided to fulfil my academic demands are top-notch and the support from academic and non-academic staff is second to none. Prior to coming to the UK, I was not familiar with writing essays, however, my academic English has improved tremendously through the English for Academic Purposes tutorials organised within the University.

For me, the University of Portsmouth is more than just a tertiary institution - it is also a family. "

 Bolaji Iyiola

Course: PhD Accounting and Financial Management
Country: Nigeria

Bolaji Iyiola from Nigeria


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

Contact Jenny in the UK, or Chinelo Konwea in our Lagos office if you have any questions!

Our Representatives

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


Glory Educational Services Ltd

skype: lagosrecruitment.lagosglory

Lagos Ikeja Office

5th Floor Buffalo Plaza,
N0 2 Allen Avenue, Opposite Toyin Street Roundabout,
Allen Avenue,
Ikeja. Lagos. Nigeria
Mobile: +234 (0)8170685984, 08093499407, 08177668734

Lagos Victoria Island Office

Glory Educational Services Ltd
Suite 203 Management House,
Plot 22 Idowu Taylor Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Telephone: +234(0) 8170685963
Mobile: +234 (0) 809, 08074489428

Ibadan Office

Glory Educational Services Ltd
Ground Floor OGK Consulting Building
Opposite SS Peter and Paul Major Seminary,
Bodija Ibadan, Oyo-Sate, Nigeria
Mobile: +234 (0)8067046443, 08076776171

Abuja Office

Glory Educational Services Ltd
3rd floor UAC Complex
(Beside SEC towers, Opposite Arewa Suites)
Central Area Garki
Abuja FCT
Mobile: +234(0)8067046334, 08074489404, 08189307032


Yaba Office

Westerfield College
No. 7, Hughes Avenue
Alagomeji, Yaba,
Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 8081 90 92 82 / Phone: +234 (0) 8081 90 92 83

Ikeja Office

Plot 6, Olorunisola Street
by Alade Market
Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja
Lagos. Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 8087 10 46 31 / Phone: +234 (0) 8087 10 66 27

Festac Office

Plot 783, Festac Link Road
Amuwo Odofin GRA
Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 7087 62 22 50 / Phone: +234 (0) 8035 29 85 40

Abuja Office

Plot 1221, Aminu Kano Crescent,
Opposite Bannex Plaza, Wuse 2,
Abuja FCT, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 8087 10 66 32 / Phone: +234 (0) 8065 42 01 69

Port Harcourt Office

85 Olu Obasanjo Road (LASO House)
GRA, Port Harcourt,
Rivers State, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 8087 10 66 39/ Phone: +234 (0) 8066 47 34 6

Benin City Office

4 Imose Close,
Off Boundary Road,
Benin City, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 8081 90 92 90 / Phone: +234 (0) 8035 82 98 98

Uyo Office

123 Olu Obasanjo (Abak) Road,
Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 8087 10 66 56

Calabar Office

76 Ndidem Usang Road,
Cross Rivers State, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 8087 10 66 56

UKEAS Nigeria



Ground Floor
50, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
Osas and Oseji Building
Between UBA and H-Medix
Wuse 2, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Tel: +234 (0) 9-2906508


3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road
Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: 01 342 9059
Mobile: 080 5712 6813


Suite B8, First Floor, Bethel Plaza,
36 Garden Avenue, Enugu
Tel: +234-7059193156

UKEAS Ibadan

Ile Oridetu
1st Floor, 1 Shell Close
Onireke, Ibadan
TEL: +234 (0) 9037233489

UKEAS Victoria Island

6, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island
Tel: +234 01 2915972

UKEAS Port Harcourt

45 Stadium Road
(Ken-Saro Wiwa Road)
beside FIRS building
Port Harcourt, Rivers state
Tel: +234 (0) 8116 709 992


Ajayi Plaza, 99 Awolowo Way
Beside Lagoon Hospital
Balogun Bus Stop, Ikeja,
Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: +234 (0) 908 630 1087