Study Abroad programme
The Study Abroad programme is for international and EU students who are enrolled at a University outside the UK with which the University of Portsmouth does not hold an exchange agreement. It enables students to study at the University of Portsmouth for one semester or a full academic year at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level. On completion of the semester/year, you will be able to transfer the credit back to your home institution.
Rick Steeves: Study Abroad is necessity, not luxury (USA Today, 18/01/2012)
Why join a Study Abroad programme? (The Guardian 16/10/08)
- Entry requirements
- Payment of fees by Home University
- Students in North America
- How to apply
You will study in classes alongside full time British and international students. As well attending lectures, you will also take part in smaller seminars and tutorial classes, giving you the opportunity to work closely with, and get to know, other students on your course.
To check whether your chosen subject area is available at the University of Portsmouth, please visit www.port.ac.uk/courses. A list of units within each subject can be sent to you on request.
It is advisable to check with your home institution that your chosen subject is suitable and that credit for individual units will be accepted for your degree. Each unit of study is worth 10 or 20 credits with a maximum of 60 credits per semester:
- 10 UK credits = 5 ECTS credits = 2.5 US credits
- 20 UK credits = 10 ECTS credits = 5 US credits
- 60 UK credits = 30 ECTS credits = 15 US credits
- At least one year of university education in a relevant major/minor
- Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.8/4, but there are some variations depending on your chosen subject - please email the Study Abroad/Exchanges Team to enquire
- Minimum English language level (for students whose first language is not English): IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. You may be eligible for Junior Year Abroad or a Pre-Sessional English course if your level is below this (please email email@example.com for advice).
The term and semester dates can be found here.
- One Teaching Block: £4250
- Full academic year: £8500
- One Teaching Block: £4700
- Full academic year: £9400
Students who make a full payment of their tuition fees prior to or at registration are entitled to a 2% prompt payment discount. Please email the Study Abroad/Exchanges Team for further details.
If your university/college will be paying your tuition fees to the University of Portsmouth you will need to submit an official certificate/letter to our Student Administration Division BEFORE registering on your course. This should contain all the relevant information necessary for us to invoice your sponsor.
If we do not receive this, you will become liable for paying your fee as soon as you have registered on your course and you will be expected to comply with the University of Portsmouth payment terms and conditions. Please see full information on tuition fees and policies.
International Students must obtain entry clearance (a visa) before travelling to the UK. For one academic year, you will require a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa. This visa entitles you to work for up to 20 hours per week during term time while studying in the UK.
Alternatively, if you will be studying in Portsmouth for one semester only, you can apply for a Student Visitor Visa. Please note - a student visitor is not entitled to stay in the UK for more than six months, switch to any other visa, extend current visa, change their course or work during the study period.
Please contact our representative at SUNY Brockport for advice and application assistance:
State University of New York - Brockport
Office of International Education, Room 3102, Morgan III
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport NY 14420, USA.
If you would like to apply for the Study Abroad programme, please download and complete the application form below. Please send your completed form, with university transcripts (translated into English) and one academic reference (two for postgraduate level) to the Study Abroad/Exchanges Team.