International Students


Entry Requirements

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


Completion of Year 11 with an overall GPA of at least 6.5


A minimum of 3 A-Levels. This will be based on UCAS tariff point equivalency, including subject specific requirements where appropriate. Or successful completion of a recognised foundation programme.


We generally require a Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 7.0, 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.

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 on-line 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.


Our International Officers travel to Vietnam 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 Representatives

If you are a student in Vietnam and would like to apply to the University of Portsmouth, you can either contact our office in Kuala Lumpur or contact one of our local representatives in Vietnam:

Compass Education

07 Tran Quoc Thao,
Ward 6, District 3
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 28 3930 2374

Global Education Consulting & Training Co

4th Floor, 165 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Tel: +84 24 3974 3354


53A Le Van Huu Street
Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 24 3943 9739

96 Le Loi Street
Hai Chau District, Danang
Tel: +84 51 1388 9828

36 Mac Dinh Chi Street, Dakao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 8 3910 4205

EDS Overseas Study and Training Ltd. Company

594 Truong Dinh Street, Tan Mai Ward, Hoang Mai
District, Hanoi, 

Tel: +84 24 3235 3399

Bluesky Education Centre

A28-TT17, Van Quan, Nguyen Khuyen Street, Ha Pong, Hanoi
Tel: +84 0 4632 91710

Cong ty TNHH Cau Xanh

13B Quoc Tu Giam, Dong Da, Hanoi
Tel: +84 24 3732 5896


Hanoi Branch
Floor 2, Toserco Building
273 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Tel: +84 24 3771 3561


Main Contact: Ms. Julie Doan

Hochiminh City Branch
Floor 11, Greenstar Building
70 Pham Ngoc Thach, W6, D3, HCMC

Tel: +84 28 3820 7759 


Contact: Ms. Van Tran


5th Floor, 35 Mac Dinh Chi
Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 
Tel: +84 8 3824 6622

62-64 Tran Thai Tong, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 3792 5288

1st Floor, Phu Dien Building, 83A Ly Thuong Kiet
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000
Tel: +84 4 3941 1906

Vietduong International Education Development Company

No.16, Alley 9 Hoang Cau, Dong Da, Hanoi
Tel: +84 24 3762 3793

JACK StudyAbroad Vietnam

Floor 15 VID Tower
115 Tran Hung Dao Street
Hoan Kiem District
Tel: +84435537555
Contact: Loc Nguyen

2nd Floor, Toserco Building
273 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Intellectual Development Company (INDEC)

No 474 Xa Dan Street, Dong Da District
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 24 7305 3355

Quoc Anh IEC Co. Ltd (HCMC)

Ground & 1st Floor, Ha Phan Building,
17-19 Ton That Tung Street, District 1,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
T: (84-8) 3925 0945 / 3925 3980 (ext.606)
M: (84) 91 361 4654
F: (84-8) 3925 0944

Royal Education

A101, Building M3-M4
91A Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Hanoi
Tel: +84 24 6266 3356

Vietnam Intellectual Services Co. (VISCO)

5th Floor, Gate B, D2 Building
144 Giang Vo Street, Ba Dinh District
Tel: +84 24 3726 1938

239/A02 Cach Mang Thang 8
4 Ward, 3 District, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 28 3832 8416

433 Phan Chu Trunh Str,
Hai Chau District, Danang
Tel: +84 511 355 2596

Get Global Education and Training

4th Floor, Quy Hanh Building, 165 Ba Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam