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Applying from Algeria?

Here's all the information you need to study with us

We are holding a series of pre-departure briefings for current offer-holders to tell you a bit more about your next steps for joining the University and what to expect when you arrive. You can find out more details and book your place on our Events page. 

Entry requirements for students from Algeria

If you're joining us from Algeria, the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.

We consider all applications we receive. However, to make sure you get the most out of your time studying with us and have the best chance of applying successfully, we recommend the following minimum qualifications:


If you take the Baccalauréat or Baccalauréat Technique/Commercial with a minimum score of 10–11 points (sans mention/passable), you will usually need to do a Foundation year before going on to an undergraduate course. We recommend you take a foundation course at our associated college, International College Portsmouth (ICP).


If you have a Baccalauréat with a minimum score of 15/20 (bien) you'll usually be accepted to International Year 1 at International College Portsmouth (ICP).

You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

If you don't have a Baccalauréat, you can apply with:

A levels

  • Please check your specific course page to find the exact number of points needed. Your A level grades should equal or exceed the total points required. You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.
  • Some courses will require you to have studied specific subjects at A level. For example, to study a science course you will usually need to have achieved passing grades in scientific subjects at A level.
  • A level points: A* = 56 A = 48 B = 40 C = 32 D = 24.

International Baccalaureate

  • Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.

You may be able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. Contact us to find out more.


For entry to our Master's programmes, you will generally need to have Licence with a minimum score of 12 (assez bien).

We may consider you for one of our Master's programmes with a lower level degree if you have relevant work experience.

If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at ICP 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.

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English Language Requirements

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 Programme that will get you to the necessary level.

What to do next

Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.

Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Algeria, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Algeria, you may be eligible for a scholarship. You can find out what is available to you on our funding pages

Information for Muslim students

Portsmouth is a multicultural and very welcoming city that's home to people of all faiths and cultures interacting – and as a Muslim student, you will not stand out or feel out of place. There are two mosques in Portsmouth, as well as many locations on campus and in the city to get certified Halal food.

The Islamic Society of Portsmouth (ISOP) is one of the most active societies on campus. They give everyone a chance to increase their awareness and knowledge of Islam, practice their faith and get involved in various activities. They also organise weekly Jummu'ah prayers for both brothers and sisters at Islamic prayer rooms on campus, one for brothers and one for sisters, with ablution facilities. You will also be able to speak to chaplains from all faiths, including Islam, at our university chaplaincy.

Agents in Algeria

MasterWise Algeria

116B Boulevard des Martyrs,
El Madania,
Alger 16015

Tel: (+213)21 27 49 99 / (+213)772 11 14 33



TCL Global

27, Rue Les Oliviers,
Residence Les Roseraries,
Sidi Yahia,
Hydra, wilaya d'Alger,

Tel: +447958012884+213 798 34 07 08+213 798 46 21 20



Atava Education & Training

Kemp House
152 - 160 City Road

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3651 3265



Global Study – UK Office

22 Gilbert Street

Tel: (+44) 020 7486 4762