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If you’re from Algeria 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 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:

Foundation

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).

Undergraduate

If you have a Baccalauréat with a minimum score of 14-15 (bien) we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

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.

Postgraduate

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.

PhD

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 can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the Chevening Scholarship. You can find more information about these on our funding page.

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.