The University of Portsmouth welcomes applications from Oman. We have been active in Oman for many years and have strong ties with the Ministry of Defence. We also work in partnership with Oman's first Military Training College (MTC) to deliver engineering programmes. We are experienced in hosting students from the Gulf region and are well equipped to deal with your needs and any matters relating to sponsorship. All campus restaurants are halal certified and there are prayer facilities available to you. 

Please contact Emma Schlesinger, Senior International Officer for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for further advice:

Entry Requirements

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


The Secondary School certificate is not a sufficient qualification for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. We recommend that you take a foundation programme at our partner college, International College Portsmouth (ICP):


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. Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) qualifications will be considered for year 1 and advanced entry.


For entry onto our masters programmes, we are looking for an average GPA of 2.4/4 from your bachelors degree, although each application is considered on a case by case basis. 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 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 Oman 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 International Officers are specialists in helping students from your region to apply and can answer any questions you might have. 

Contact Emma if you have any questions!

Our Representatives

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

Al-Ahlam Higher Education Services

PO Box 309, Mina Al Fahal 116, Oman
Tel: +968 2456 2623
Fax: +968 2456 2623


Nizwa House, ground floor, behind Al Madina Plaza,
Madinat Qaboos, PO Box 768, PC 130, Al Atahibah, Muscat
Tel: +968 246 96452
Fax: +968 246 96451
Contact: Kala Rao


Global Vision for Academic Services

Al Wafa Centre for Higher Education Services
North Oziba Way No.4863, Building No.3974, 1st Floor
Beside the Oman Society for Fine Arts, Muscat
Tele/Fax: +968 2449 9744


Y Bron Y Dyffryn, Dynea Road, 
Pontypridd, South Wales, UK
Tel/WhatsApp: +44 777 9514 264

Global Vision for Academic Services (Oman)

Al Wafa Centre for Higher Education Services
North Authiba, 18th November St.
400 meters after Sultan Center’s traffic light.
The Wave Direction.
P.O.Box 1975, PC 130
Authiba, Muscat - Oman

TeleFax: +968 24499744
Mob: +968 95716547


Alsarooj Area, 59 Alkharejeah St, Building Number 1587, After Lebanon Embassy Sign

Tel: +968 24 600 224