International Students


Entry Requirements

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


Students taking the Bachillerato (Secondary School Certificates) will usually be required to do a Foundation Year before beginning their undergraduate studies.  We offer an Engineering and Technology Foundation Year in our Faculty of Technology. On successful completion of this foundation year, students can transfer to one of a wide range of engineering and technology degrees. Foundation programmes in all other subjects are delivered by our pathway provider, International College Portsmouth (ICP).


For entry into Year 1 of an undergraduate Bachelor's degree, students need to have one of the following:

  • Completed and passed one year of a Bachelor's degree (Licenciado), or
  • Completed a recognised Foundation Year or post-secondary diploma after completing Bachillerato (score above 6) / Titulo de Bachiller with pass grades, or
  • Técnico Superior Universitario holder, or
  • A recognised Foundation qualification, or
  • Good UK A level Grades (This will be based on UCAS tariff point equivalency, including subject specific requirements where appropriate), or
  • Between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the specific degree course being applied for


We will consider students who hold a Licenciado/Professional title awarded after 4 years of study with a score above 7 or overall GPA above 2.7, depending on the area of study. Holders of a recognised Pre-Master's course will also be considered. 

Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to a Master's programme with a lower level degree if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for. Pre-Master's programmes are available at International College Portsmouth (ICP) for a number of courses.

Work experience is required for several other postgraduate courses and many courses will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses for more details.


Holders of a Master's degree with a good GPA 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. Please contact the British Council in Baku for English Tests/exams available and for further information on English language requirements.

PassPort Bursary

Students from Venezuela 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 Portsmouth. 

It applies to all degree courses with fees of £13,200 or above for 2018 entry. Email for further details.

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 Representatives

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


Urb. Valle Fresco, Manz 14 No.14, Qta. Madrigal
Turmero, Edo. Aragua
Tel: +58 212 335 3837 

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