International Students

The Netherlands

Entry Requirements

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


Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs, A Levels or the International Baccalaureate are accepted for Year 1 entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Depending on the chosen course, students generally need to achieve a score of 8 in the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs.

Students with a High National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma can be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate programme.


A Bachelors degree is required for entry onto a postgraduate programme. We would consider a score in the range of 7-6, depending on the chosen course.

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, TOEFL, 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.

Dutch/Lebanese Student Experience

"I enjoy the atmosphere and student life that is offered by the university, through all the varied activities, clubs and societies.

Living in halls was a wonderful experience as I met a lot of friends, and it helped me widen my knowledge to a lot of diverse cultures and traditions. University Halls also made my life easier, as it was close to the city centre and my university buildings, which saved me a lot of time travelling to do my other activities and hobbies."

Marwan Kisserwan

Course: BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance
Country: Netherlands/Lebanon

Marwan Kisserwan from Lebanon and the Netherlands

Our Representatives

If you would like to apply to study at the University of Portsmouth, please contact one of our representatives for your country:


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