International Students


Entry Requirements

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


The Certificado de fim de estudos secundarios is accepted for year 1 entry onto our undergraduate degree programmes, often with a grade of 14, depending on the course. A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate are also accepted. Students with a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma can be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme.


We recognise a Bachelor's degree from Portugal for entry onto a postgraduate programme. We would consider grades between 15 - 17, depending on the course. Work experience is required for several other postgraduate courses and many courses will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our full course list for more details.


Students holding a good Master’s 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.

We accept English from the Certificado de fim de estudos secundarios in lieu of IELTS. Applicants will need to achieve a minimum score of 14 (as an equivalent to IELTS 6.0). Please note that this will vary depending on your chosen course.


Our International Officers travel to Portugal 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

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

OK Estudante

Maike Tils
International Partnership Manager
Av. Visconde de Valmor 69 - 2º, 
1050-239 Lisboa - Portugal
Tel: +351 218 289 204