International Students


Entry Requirements

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


The Year 10-Secondary School certificate is not sufficient for direct entry onto undergraduate programmes at Portsmouth. We recommend students take a foundation programme.


A-Levels and International Baccalaureate are accepted for year 1 entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Students with a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma may be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate programme. Year 12-Intermediate are generally not accepted directly into year 1. If you have completed Pre Engineering or Medical Inters and gained over 80%, we may consider you for direct entry depending on the course/faculty you are applying for. We can accept applications from 60% and above for BEng (Hons) Technology and Engineering (foundation).


We will accept students coming from 4-year bachelor degrees from recognised universities in Pakistan. These will be considered on a case by case basis, but as a general guide we require the following (depending on the chosen course):

  • For courses needing upper second class degrees (2:1) students require 65% -70% or GPA 2.6-2.8
  • For courses needing lower second class degrees (2:2) students require 60% - 65% or GPA 2.4-2.6

We will also accept students who have completed 2 year bachelor degrees plus 2 year masters degrees with 60% and above from recognised universities .

IELTS or equivalent will also be required. 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 Representatives

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

Emerging Visions

Riwana Asif, Managing Director
Al-Babar Centre,
Office #6,
1st Floor,
F-8 Markaz,
Islamabad (44000),
Tel: +92 (051) 285-0068 – 2287203 
Mobile: +92 (321) 516-4476 

HR Consultants (Pvt) Limited

​​HR Islamabad - Mr. Shahid Rauf, Director
HR Consultants Pvt. Limited – Head Office
No. 35, First Floor, Beverly Center, Blue Area, 56-G Jinnah Avenue
Islamabad 44000 Pakistan
Tel: +92 322 5065417, 51 2206451-2,2814074-5
Fax: +92 51 2206453

HR Islamabad - Mr. Hamid Rauf, Managing Director
HR Consultants Pvt. Limited – Corporate 
234B, Street No. 4, F-10/3, Islamabad 44000 Pakistan,
Tel: +92 321 5101791

​H​R Consultants also have offices in :

email​ ​
Lahore​ 1​:
​Lahore 2:
email ​

FES - Higher Education Consultants

Email for any of the below offices:,

Lahore Office (Head Office)
Office 5, 1st Floor, Cantt Board Plaza,
Adjacent to the Mall of Lahore (MoL), 
Lahore Cantt, Lahore - 54000
Phone: +92 42 36662505

Karachi Office
Office 306, 3rd Floor, Business Centre (Bank Al Habib Building),
Nursery, Shahrah e Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan
Phone: +92 21 35301947 / 34324450

Peshawar Office
Office 2-4, 1st Floor, Azam Towers, Arbab Road Stop,
University Road, Peshawar, Pakistan
Phone: +92 91 5706161

Nowshera Office
The Future Grooming College Building, Shoba Market,
Nowshera Cantt., Nowshera, Pakistan
Phone: +92 923 612070

Abbottabad Office
Office 103-104, 1st Floor, Bilal Plaza,
Adjacent Silk Plaza, Abbottabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92 992 341006

Rawalpindi Office:
5/10, The Mall, Near AWT Plaza Saddar Rawalpindi Cantt.,
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Phone: +92 51 5701418

U.A.E Office:
FZE, PO Box 123277, Sharjah, UAE
Phone: +971 509428011 / +971 553603400

Qatar Office:
PO Box 10213, Moather Street, Area No. 53,
Commercial Road, Doha, Qatar
Phone: +974 55114999