If you’re from Angola and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is the perfect place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we can help you get here.
On this page, find out 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 Angola
If you're joining us from Angola, 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:
International foundation year
If you achieve 5 subjects at C or above (or equivalent) in the Angolan Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações, you can apply for our International Foundation Year with International College Portsmouth (ICP).
If you've completed a recognised International Foundation Year, or
achieved B-B-B in your A levels or 24 overall in the International Baccalaureate (IB) with 15 at Higher Level, 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 have a good Higher National Diploma (HND), you may
be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme. We're always happy to consider strong and mature applicants for our undergraduate degree programmes on an individual basis.
For specific grades required, please refer to the course page.
If you don't have an Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações, you can apply with:
- 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.
- Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate, 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 postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor’s degree or Grau de Licenciado/a from a recognised Angolan university or an equivalent professional qualification approved by the University.
Typical minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:
- From 2.8 on a scale of 1–4
- From 7 on a scale of 1–10
If your GPA is slightly lower than required for your chosen course, we will still consider you.
You will need to have studied relevant subjects to be accepted onto many of our postgraduate courses.
Some courses will also ask for relevant work experience.
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/Grau de Mestre and submit a research proposal.
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 Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.
What to do next
Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Angola, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
Scholarships and Bursaries
As a student from Angola, 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, contact our official representative in Angola.