International Students


Entry Requirements

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


A minimum of 5 O-Levels


One of the following is required:

  • A minimum of 3 A-Levels. This will be based on UCAS tariff point equivalency, including subject specific requirements where appropriate
  • Successful completion of a recognised foundation programme
  • Students with a Diploma from a Polytechnic can be considered for advanced entry onto certain undergraduate degree programmes


We require a good Bachelor degree with at least 2nd Class Honours, depending on the course you are applying for. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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. Please note that all applications are considered individually and certain courses may accept students onto a Masters programme with a lower level degree if they have relevant work experience. Pre-masters programmes are available at ICP for a number of courses.


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. Most of our PhD courses are listed under the MoHE King Abdullah Scholarship Programme for sponsorship.

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 dedicated staff in our South East Asia Office are specialists in helping students from your region to apply and can answer any questions you might have. 

Contact the South East Asia Office directly if you have any questions!

Our Representatives

If you would like to apply to the University of Portsmouth, please contact one of our representatives: Pte Ltd (formerly known as AS EduCentre Pte Ltd)

Kitchener Complex, 809, French Road
#02-46 Singapore 200809
Tel: +65 6100 9800

GLZINC Pte Ltd (T/A: JACK StudyAbroad)

#08-02 Orchard Gateway@Emerald
(Opposite Somerset 313)
Singapore 238851

Contact person: Reyn Teng
Tel: +65 67376734

IDP Education

4th Level, RELC Building, 30 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258352
Tel: +65 6732 2895

AUG Singapore

7 Maxwell Road, #02-100, Singapore 069111
Tel: +65 6227 0380