Entry Requirements

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


The Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) / Titulo de Bachillerato are accepted for year 1 entry onto our undergraduate degree programmes, often with a grade in the range of 7.5 - 8, 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 Spain for entry onto a postgraduate programme. We would consider grades between 6 and 7, depending on the course. For entry onto our MBA International, students should have a Second Class Upper and 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 full course list 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.


Our International Officers travel to Spain 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. 

Spanish Student Experience

"As a European student I can honestly say that I made the right decision choosing the University of Portsmouth.

Academically, I have made huge improvements thanks to the opportunities and high-quality education I received and found new ways of enhancing my skills and acquiring new ones. I have participated in so many different activities the university offers and made the most out of them.

My degree offers so many opportunities in the job market and gives an in-depth understanding of the current global issues. The support and guidance are incredibly helpful and they really care about students’ feedback." 

Lenin Bolanos Ramirez

Course: BSc Economics, Finance and Banking
Country: Spain

Lenin Bolanos Ramirez from Spain


Our International Officers are specialists in helping students from your region to apply and can answer any questions you might have. 

Contact Jessica if you have any questions!

Our Representatives

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

OK Estudiante

Calle Gran Vía, 55, 9ºB,
28013 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 915 47 11 55

UniWorld Study Abroad Advising Centre


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