The University of Portsmouth welcomes applications from Qatar. We are experienced in hosting students from the Gulf region and are well equipped to deal with your needs and matters relating to sponsorship. All of our campus restaurants are halal certified and there are prayer facilities available to you. 

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. We recognise students who have taken the Academic Bridge Programme for entry onto year 1 of certain courses. Please contact the International Office for exact entry requirements. See also the ABP agreements list. Successful completion of year 1 in a relevant subject at a recognised institution in Qatar is also considered for year 1 entry.


We recognise a Bachelors from Qatar for entry onto a postgraduate programme. We would consider a GPA above 2.5 out of 4. 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 visit Courses and go to the specific page for the course you are interested in 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 Qatar 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:

British Study Partnership - UK Office

3 Harbour Street, Plockton
Ross-shire IV52 8TG
Contact person: Alex MacKenzie
Tel: +44 (0)1599 544316
Mobile: +44 (0)7590 598303

Global Vision for Academic Services

Contact person: Mrs Leila Masaad and Miss Eman Ayyeh
Telefax: +962 6 581 4936


University Foundation College, Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street, 
Madinat Khalifa South 34,
Doha, Qatar
Tel: +974 4444 1292 | +974 5049 6882


Palm Tower, Block B, 15th Floor,
West Bay, Doha, Qatar PO Box 26600
Tel: +974 4034 2031


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

Intelligent Partners - Doha Office

Al Sharan Center Shop No. 5
Al Saad Road (next to Royal Plaza Mall)
Doha, Qatar
Tel: +974 44149282 / +974 44149284

TCL Global (Talib Consultancy Limited) - UK Office

Education Counselling Center
Unit 9, St Georges Business Centre
St Georges Square, Portsmouth PO1 3EZ
Tel: +44 (0) 23 9283 9210

Assakaf Education Services - UK Office

47 - 61 City Road, Cardiff, CF24 3BL
Tel: +44 (0) 29 2132 1098 | +44 (0) 78 8633 2207

Global Study - UK Office

22 Gilbert Street, London, W1K 5EJ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7486 4762