The Study Abroad programme
Study with us for a semester or a full academic year
Welcome to the University of Portsmouth, a truly international institution in a proudly multicultural city!
Each year, we welcome students from our partner universities all around the world and now, we are waiting for you.
Our Study Abroad programme will encourage you to develop personally and professionally by gaining valuable international experience, broadening your horizons, experiencing new cultures and discovering new ways of working.
You can join our Study Abroad programme for either one term (semester) or a full academic year and take the academic credits earned here back to your home institution.
The University is located in the city centre with all university buildings, students halls, shops and the seafront within walking distance. Portsmouth is a great place to live and a vibrant city surrounded by the sea. Discover why our students love living here and what it’s like to live and study in Portsmouth.
As a Study Abroad student, you'll have the opportunity to choose modules from across all five of our faculties that best corresponds with your current studies – either Business and Law, Science and Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Creative and Cultural Industries, or Technology.
All Study Abroad students study in classes, attend lectures and take part in seminars and tutorial classes alongside our full-time students, gaining invaluable experience of a different country, a different way of teaching, and so much more.
You can search for these modules by their code or name on our module catalogue. When you make your application, you'll submit your module choices and these will be considered by the relevant department.
Modules are either taught in Teaching Block 1 (semester 1) or Teaching Block 2 (semester 2). Teaching Block 1 lasts from September to January and Teaching Block 2 lasts from February to June. See our academic calendar and key dates.
We will endeavour to deliver courses and modules in keeping with the course and module descriptions on our website, but reserve the right to change the content, timetabling, administration and other organisation of courses, subject to maintaining equivalent academic and quality standards.
From time to time the modules you have selected may not be available due to timetabling clashes, spaces on the modules, prerequisite requirements and module or course availability. The University will work with you to find alternative arrangements that are suitable for you and in such instances will support you in securing approval from your home institution to undertake the alternative modules. You can read the full terms and conditions for exchange and study abroad module offering.
How do I apply?
To be eligible for the Study Abroad programme, you must successfully complete at least one year of academic studies at your home university and meet all entry requirements:
- A GPA of 2.6 or equivalent
- A copy of your academic transcript of records in English
- English language proficiency evidence at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5 or an approved equivalent
- A copy of your valid passport
- Learning Agreement including a list of your preferred modules
- Portfolio of your work (ONLY for modules in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries)
You can study with us for either one term (semester) or full year, depending on your preferences and arrangement with your home university.
All applications to the Study Abroad programme can only be made via the online application portal. To apply, please email our Global Mobility team to express your interest and receive the Application Guide, including a link to the online application portal.
Once the application has been submitted, we will review it and contact you if any further information is required. Please note that your application will be fully accepted when an Unconditional Offer has been issued.
Deadline for applications for September 2023 is 30 June 2023. Deadline for January 2024 applications is 30 September 2023.
We strongly advise all applicants to submit their application as soon as possible and do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until an unconditional offer is in place.
If you have any questions related to your application, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcript of Records
After your studies are completed, we will produce a Transcript of Records, which includes all grades and credits achieved. A transcript will be sent electronically to your UoP email address in July, after the Boards of Examiners take place.
Please note that if you are studying with us in the first semester only (September - January), you will not receive the official Transcript until July, however, an interim copy can be requested from the Faculty.
Tuition Fees 2023/24
You will pay tuition fees for the duration of your stay:
|Autumn / Spring||Full Year|
|EU / EEA*||£4,625||£9,250|
|Rest of the World||£6,800||£13,600|
*If you are an EU/EEA national, the EU Scholarship is applied to your tuition fees so you pay the same amount as a UK student.
Once you receive an offer to study with us, you'll need to pay a £2,000 deposit to confirm your place. This deposit will count towards your tuition fees. You can choose to pay your tuition fees in full or in two separate instalments. See tuition fees for International Students for more information.
All students applying to study on an exchange programme, need to apply for a correct visa to study in the UK, depending on the duration of study:
VISAS FOR 6 MONTHS OR LESS
If the Study Abroad programme lasts for 6 months or less, applicants will need to apply for a visa from the ‘Standard Visitor for the purpose of study’ category. The ‘Standard Visitor for the purpose of Study’ visa can’t be extended and applicants aren’t permitted to work on this visa.
Applicants cannot switch to the Student Route visa in the UK if you have entered as a Standard Visitor. You must apply in your home country. A Student Route visa for an Exchange programme cannot be extended in the UK.
Please see further information about this visa.
For both types of visa some applicants may need to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate if your course and nationality require it.
Please note that visa regulations can change at any point and students need to ensure they apply for the appropriate type of visa by visiting the UK Government's website.
For any queries about making a visa application please contact the International Student Advice team by emailing email@example.com.