Entry Requirements

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

Applying for a Bachelor Degree:

'Attestat' and 1 year of undergraduate University study or foundation year.

Applying for a Master's Degree:

'Specialist' Diploma with a minimum grade 4/5. Students with 'Baklavr' (high grades only) may also be considered for MA / MSc Degrees. Some courses will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses for more details.

English Language Qualifications:

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. For information on examination dates, please visit the British Council Russia website.

TB Clearance Certificate

Since 31 December 2013, students from Russia planning to study in the UK must obtain a TB Clearance Certificate before applying for the Tier 4 Student Visa.

We recommend that students obtain these as soon as possible to avoid delays with the visa application process. TB Clearance Certificates are issued by UKVI-approved clinics. Full information can be found on the UKVI website.

PassPort Bursary

Students from Russia are eligible to receive our PassPort Bursary. The PassPort Bursary gives privately-funded students a 10% tuition fee reduction for their first year of study at the University of Portsmouth. 

Institutional Links

The University of Portsmouth has Institutional Links with the following Universities:

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 Russia 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 Harry if you have any questions!

Our Representatives

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

Brit Education

Contact Person: Ms Liza Turutanova
Tel: +7 343 251 9405

BritBridge Education

10912, Moscow, Novaya Plozhad' 6, 2nd Floor
Tel: +7 495 642 07 01 | +7 965 481 88 82

BSI Group

Business Centre 'Salut', 4 Floor, Office 242
Sushchevskaya Str 27, Bldg 1, Moscow 127055
Contact person: Irina Rybakova
Tel: +7 495 783 2623

Iclass Education Group

3 Malyi Prospect, Petrogradskaia side, 197198, Saint Petersburg
Contact person: Viktoria Shamshur
Tel: +781 2320 9971
Email: |

International Studies Agency Insight

Dolgorukovskaya str., 15
Build. 1, k.2, Moscow 127006
Tel: +7 495 795 0922
Fax: +7 495 795 0923

Insight Lingua also have offices in St Petersburg and Kaliningrad.  

International Certification Centre

Bolshaya Novodmitrovskaya Street 23/6, Moscow
Contact person: Rusakova Anastasia
Tel: +749 5510 9845
Fax: +749 566 2820

Needle Point Education

344000, Rostov on Don
Voroshilovskiy pr. 56/159
Tel: +7 863 226 78 82

IQ Consultancy

3 Zhukovskogo Str.
St Petersburg 191014
Tel/Fax: +7 812 363 2200

4A Fadeeva Str. (entrance from Pyhov-Cerkovny lane)
Moscow 127006


Tverskaya Str 22a, Building 3, 3rd Floor
Moscow 125009
Tel: +7 495 708 4242


Apt. 73, 99 Vernadskogo Prospect
Korpus 3, Moscow 119526
Tel: +7 495 928 1116

Open World Education Group

5 Vetoshny Per, Office 202, Moscow 109012
Contact person: Mr Grigory Ugarov
Tel: +7 495 228 0300

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