Fees and entry requirements
Exchanges and Study Abroad
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.
- 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|
One term only
|£4,625||50% of Course Fee (check
course pages for fee)
Full academic year
|£9,250||50% of Course Fee (check
course pages for fee)
*limited modules on offer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
How to Apply
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)
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.