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Fees and entry requirements for study abroad

Interested in taking part in our Study Abroad Programme? Find out more about what you need to apply

You must gain approval from your home university before accepting an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth and should seek advice regarding the most appropriate
module to study.

Credits gained from the University of Portsmouth can be transferred to your university. To be awarded credits, you must complete the required assessments for each course. On completion of your study period you will receive an academic transcript.

Entry Requirements

  • At least one year of university education in a relevant major/minor.
  • The minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is 2.6 or equivalent

English language requirements

  • Minimum English language level (for students whose first language is not English): IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with no component less than 5.5. If your level is below this, you may be eligible for a Pre-sessional English course (Autumn entry only)
  • A few subject areas require IELTS 6.5 with no component less than 6.0. You can find out more on our English language requirements page.

Study Abroad Fees

These are the fees for (European and non-European) Study Abroad students wishing to study for a term or a full academic year 2019/20.

Academic year and duration EU Nationals Non-EU Nationals  
  Undergraduate Postgraduate* Undergraduate Postgraduate*


One term only

£4,625 50% of Course Fee (check
course pages for fee)
£6,000 £6,000


Full academic year

£9,250 50% of Course Fee (check
course pages for fee)
£12,000 £12,000

 *limited modules on offer. Please email for more information

How to Apply

Applying using our online form, or email If you need guidance with your application, you can get in touch with

When you apply to come to Portsmouth on a 'Study Abroad' programme, you'll choose to study modules across our 5 faculties – Business and Law, Science and Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Creative and Cultural Industries or Technology.

There are 2 times in the year when you can apply. If you're applying to join us for September entry (for either a full year or 1 term), you'll need to get your application to us by 17 August. For January entry the closing date for applications is 23 November.

You will need to submit the following supportive evidence:

  • An academic transcript and one reference from your home university
  • A copy of ID card/passport
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (if required; this can also be provided at a later stage)

Visa requirements

You'll need a visa to study in the UK. If you're an applicant from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) you'll normally need a Tier 4 (General) student visa. However, there will be a new visa for studying in the UK from 1 January 2021. To check the latest information, visit the UK Visa and Immigration website.

Currently, if you choose to study at Portsmouth for 1 term only, you can apply for a Short-term Study visa. Under this type of visa you're entitled to study up to 6 months,
with no entitlement to extend for further study, change of course, or take any paid or unpaid employment.

Alternatively, you may apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa which allows you to work up to 20 hours per week during term time. You'll need to specify which type of visa you'll be applying for so we can provide you with the right document.

Students who will attend for a full academic year can only apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa. You should apply for your visa once you've received the relevant supporting visa document from the University. Please refer to the UK Government website for details on visas and pricing.