Applying from Macau?
Here's all the information you need to study with us
If you’re from Macau and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is a great place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help you get here.
On this page, you'll find information about where you can meet us in your region, what you need to do to apply for a course with us and contact details for our people in your area.
Entry requirements for students from Macau
If you're joining us from Macau, the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.
When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. The specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.
We accept IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates, but don’t worry if you're currently short of the standard required – we offer English Language Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.
If you hold the HKDSE Diploma, you can apply to study at the University of Portsmouth – please see our Hong Kong page for details.
More information regarding the entry requirements for specific courses can be found on the courses page of our website.
Entry requirements vary depending on which course you’re applying for, but if you have studied up to Form 5 at a school with local curriculum or Senior Middle 2, you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.
We recommend you take a foundation course at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP).
If you've completed Form 6 or Senior Middle 3, you'll be considered for admission on to an undergraduate course via ICP's Stage 2 programme.
If you are currently studying or have graduated with Higher Diplomas or Associate Degrees from Community Colleges, you may be eligible for advanced entry onto our undergraduate courses. For more details please contact one of our local representatives in Macau (listed below) or email email@example.com.
For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a good Bachelor's degree with at least 2nd Class Honours, depending on the course you're applying for.
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. Please see our courses for more details.
If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at International College Portsmouth (ICP) for many of our courses.
We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.
What to do next
Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Macau, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
TB Clearance Certificate
Students from Hong Kong and Macau hoping to study in the UK will need a TB Clearance Certificate before applying for the Tier 4 Student Visa. We recommend that you apply for this as soon as possible, to avoid delays with the visa application process. TB Clearance Certificates are issued by UKVI-approved clinics. Full information can be found on the UKVI website.
Scholarships and Bursaries
As a student from Macau, you may be eligible for a scholarship. You can find out what is available to you on our funding pages.
Representatives and agents
If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, you can contact our South East Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur.
Alternatively, you can contact one of our official representatives in Macau.
Agents in Hong Kong and Macau
AAS Education Consultancy
Grand Plaza Office Tower Two
625 Nathan Road
Dadi Overseas Studies Service Centre
700 Nathan Road
Tel: (+852) 2314 8312
Fax: (+852) 2314–0767
Chamberlain Educational Service Centre
10 Pottinger Street
Get Education Consultancy
Harbour Commercial Building
122 Connaught Road Central
LINKEDU Overseas Education
34 - 37 Connaught Road Central
Wai Shun International Education Centre
14/F Nathan Tower
518 Nathan Road
Amber Education Hong Kong
No.3 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Miss Cory Lee
Unit 1601, Tower 1
625 and 639 Nathan Road
Academic Link Overseas Studies Centre
10 Granville Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Crown Education Centre
5/F Parkes Commercial Centre
2-8 Parkes Street,
HKIES Overseas Education Centre
Pilkem Commercial Centre
8 Pilkem St
British United Education Services
Wai Hing Building
148 Prince Edward Road West
Super Red Education and Training Centre
208-212 Nathan Road
Maple Overseas Education
655 Nathan Road
Mong Kok, Kowloon
5th Floor, Office Plus @ Wanchai
303 Hennessy Road
25 Harbour Road
Amber Education Hong Kong
Address: Room 1208
Tai Yau Building
181 Johnston Road
Hong Kong Education Web
Shanghai Industrial Investment Building
48–62 Hennessy Road
SI-UK Hong Kong
Room No. 801
On Hong Commercial Building
145 Hennessy Road