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. 

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.


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. 

Vietnamese Student Experience

"My time with this university has been fabulous. Being able to study in Park Building is a privilege. It just gives you the vibe you would feel watching a historical British movie.

I find myself so happy here with the kind support from my lecturers and the staff. My personal tutor/supervisor has been so dedicated and helpful, giving me all the academic guidance and advice I need throughout my study.

The International office is my second favourite department (after my own, which is SLAS!) They’re always there to help me with most of my problems, from visa to accommodation, bank cards, etc."

Phuc Tran

Course: PhD School of Language and Area Studies
Country: Vietnam

Phuc Tran from Vietnam


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 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


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

Units 102-103 SaigonDear Trade Center, 37 Ton Duc Thang, District 1, HCMC
Tel: +84 511 355 2596


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

TT17 A28, Van Quan Urban Zone, Yen Phuc La Ward, Ha Dong District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 463 291 710

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 43 232 1751


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

2nd Floor, Bao Anh Building, 62, Tran Tha Tong Str, Cau Giay Dist, 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 THR Tower
115 Tran Hung Dao Street
Hoan Kiem District
Tel: +84435537555
Contact: Loc Nguyen

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

PDVL Overseas Advisory

CEO Suite Vietnam, 29th Floor East Tower,
Hanoi Lotte Center, 54 Lieu Giai St, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 10149
Tel: +84 2436 73891

SEA Education Consultants Co., Ltd.

Level 12, Block A2, Viettel Complex Building,
No. 285, Cach Mang Thang 8 Street, Ward 12, Dist. 10, HCMC
Tel: +84 28 7302 8014

SEA Education Consultants Co., Ltd.

Level 12, Block A2, Viettel Complex Building,
No. 285, Cach Mang Thang 8 Street, Ward 12, Dist. 10, HCMC
Tel: +84 28 7302 8014

SI-UK Ho Chi Minh Office

Lầu 2, Tòa nhà Alpha Tower
151 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, P. 6, Q. 3
Hồ Chí Minh
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 28 3930 8332