International Students


The University of Portsmouth welcomes students from Nigeria.  We have a large and vibrant African community, with 121 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.

Entry Requirements

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


To be considered for an undergraduate degree, you should hold a good Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE - 5 credits including mathematics and English language with minimum grade of C6 in relevant subjects), or the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) or National Examination Certificate (NECO) AND a recognised International Foundation Year (IFY).

A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate are also accepted. Students with satisfactory academic performance at Ordinary National Diploma (OND) will be considered for relevant undergraduate degree programmes.
Students with a good Higher National Diploma (HND) may be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme. A minimum of Upper Credit and two years relevant work experience can be considered for final year entry into a relevant degree programme on-campus or via distance learning.

Students with a Third Class or Ordinary degree may be considered for final year (top-up) entry onto a degree programme in a relevant subject (subject to university policy).

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


Students should hold a good Bachelor's Degree from a Nigerian university with second class lower (2.2) or above. Some courses require a higher overall CGPA. We are happy to consider applications with a slightly lower GPA on a case-by-case basis.

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:

Nigerian students who hold a minimum credit pass (C6) at SSCE are exempt from Standard English tests. If there is no evidence of SSCE, you will need to take one of the following English qualifications:

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

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency to study at the University of Portsmouth. Students should have achieved at least West African Secondary School Certificate with English Grade C6 or above.  Please ensure that transcripts (e.g. WASSCE, GCSE) are submitted with your application.

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, or speak with our In-Country International Officer, Mrs Chinelo Konwea ( or +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 (see section below).

SEES Scholarships

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

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

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 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. 

  • 13/02/18
  • Calabar, Nigeria
  • Study UK: Discover You Exhibition

Study UK: Discover You Exhibition

Date: 13/02/18

Event type: Education Visit

Time: 1100 - 1630

Venue: Transcorp Hotel Calabar

Location: 10 Murtala Mohammed Highway, Calabar

Chinelo Konwea from the University of Portsmouth will be in Calabar on Tuesday 13 February at the Study UK: Discover You Exhibition from 10.00am-4.30pm

Come and speak to us about life in Portsmouth, the courses we offer, and any other questions you may have!


Our Representatives

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

Glory Educational Services Ltd

Lagos Ikeja Office

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

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

Kano Office

Glory Educational Services Ltd
2nd Floor Union Bank Building
32 Niger Street
Bata, Kano Nigeria
Mobile: +234 (0)8074489404

OTA (Ogun State) Office

1st Floor, Grace of God complex
Opposite Canaan Land
KM 10 Idi Iroko
Ota, Ogun State.
Tel: 08177668751


Abuja Office

PFL Education Silverbird Entertainment Centre,
2nd Floor Opposite Canadian Visa Application Center,
Plot 1161,Memorial Drive,
Central Business District,
Tel: +234 (0) 8032381916

Ibadan Office

Opposite The Palms Shopping Mall(Shoprite)
Along Oni and Sons Hospital,
Oni and Sons Way,
Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State,
Tel: +234 (0)8182825120

Ikeja Office

49 Sobo Arobiodu Street,
Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: +234 (0)17940133

Lekki Office

The Landmark Building (First Floor),
Ikota Shopping Complex, Ajah, Lagos.
Tel: +234 (0)7044445164+234 (0)7044445164

Port Harcourt Office

2nd Floor, Item House,
No 82 Tombia Extension,
G.R.A Phase 2, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Tel:  +234(0)8075492020

Victoria Island Office

296B Jide Oki street, Off Ligali Ayorinde Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel:  +234 9093927825


SI-UK Lagos Office

2nd Floor
84 Opebi Road
Ikeja, Lagos , Nigeria
Tel: 08117344963

SI-UK Abuja Office

Suite SF 15 Olive Plaza
by Banex Junction, Wuse 11
Abuja, Nigeria
Tel: +234 8053790901

UKEAS Nigeria


Abuja Office

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

Lagos Office

3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road
Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: 01 342 9059
Mobile: 080 5712 6813
Skype: bukky.awofisayo1

Enugu Office

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

Ibadan Office

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

Victoria Island Office

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

Port Harcourt Office

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

We also have a partnership with APTECH Nigeria. Please contact your local APTECH centre for more details.