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Applying from Bangladesh?

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

If you’re from Bangladesh 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’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 Bangladesh

If you're joining us from Bangladesh, 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 courses

If you have the Year 12 - Higher Secondary School Certificate or below, a Polytechnic Diploma, or 2 year degrees (Pass Degrees), you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

We recommend you take a foundation course at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP).

Undergraduate courses

If you've completed the Year 12 - Higher Secondary School Certificate or below, a Polytechnic Diploma, or 2 year degrees (Pass degrees) plus one year at a recognised university in Bangladesh, 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 these qualifications, 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 can also apply for Year 1 undergraduate degree entry with the following qualifications:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • LLB (Hons) considered comparable
  • Diploma in Engineering (3 years)
  • 3 Year Degree (honours)
  • BA degrees in Arts, Science and Commerce
  • Professional Degrees

For Year 2/3 entry, you will need:

  • Some professional degrees
  • Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
  • Master of Arts, Science and Commerce
You may be able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. <a href="/study/international-students/contact-us">Contact us</a> to find out more.

Postgraduate courses

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have one of the following from a recognised Higher Education institution:

  • four-year bachelor degree from a UGC (University Grants Commission) approved university
  • Master of Engineering and Master of Science (Engineering) with over 60%

Typical minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:

  • From 2.75 on a scale of 1-4
  • From 7 on a scale of 1-10

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 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 Programmes 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 Bangladesh, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Bangladesh, 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, you can contact our Bangladeshi Regional Advisers:

Amran Mofiz

Bangladesh Regional Adviser (Based in Dhaka)

in2synergy Ltd
House-39/1 Road-2 LilyRin Tower (2nd floor), next to Shimanto Square
Dhaka 1209

Email: |
Tel: (+880)130-9642-651

Book an appointment:

Md. Nuruzzaman 

Assistant Bangladesh Regional Adviser (Based in Sylhet)

in2synergy Ltd
House-39/1 Road-2 LilyRin Tower (2nd floor), next to Shimanto Square
Dhaka 1209

Email: |
Tel: (+880)140-707-6514

Md. Noor Nove Saykat

Bangladesh Compliance Officer (Based in Dhaka)

in2synergy Ltd
House-39/1 Road-2 LilyRin Tower (2nd floor), next to Shimanto Square
Dhaka 1209

Email: |
Tel: (+880)140-707-6524

Alternatively, you can contact one of our other representatives in Bangladesh:

Agents in Bangladesh

TCL Global Dhanmondi Office

House-39/1 Road-2 LilyRin Tower (8th floor), next to Shimanto Square
Dhaka 1209 

Tel: (+880) 140-7076-519,   (+880) 140-7076-518


TCL Global Uttara Office

Troyee plaza (Opposite of Zam Zam Tower) House# 34 (5th Floor) Sonargaon Janapath Sector #11 Uttara Dhaka-1230

Tel: (+880)140-7076-510 


IDP Education Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd.

Gulshan Office

4th Floor
Hamid Tower
Gulshan Circle 2
Dhaka 1212
Tel: (+880)966-6782-782 | (+880)199-9930-483

Dhanmondi Office

Bikalpa Tower
4th Floor
Road 5/A
Satmasjid Road
Dhaka 1209
Tel: (+880)197-0066-233 | 09612333888


AHZ Associates

Rupayan Prime (6th Floor)
House #02, Road #07
Green Road
Dhaka 1205

Tel: (+880)186-3094-087


SG Education Dhaka

Shabuj Global (SG Education) Bangladesh
House: 11

Block-D, Road: 17
Beena Kanon


Dhaka 1213


Tel: (+880)171-1245-409 | (+880)017-0180-8655




TCL Global – Sylhet Office

Al Hamra Shopping City
Zindabazar - Sylhet (8th Floor)

Tel: (+880)140-7076-529/ (+880)140-7076-516


AHZ Associates

RN Tower Medical College Rd
Sylhet 3100

Tel: (+880)173-0575-920

Shabuj Global (SG Education) Sylhet

3rd floor, Symphony Heights
East Zindabaxar
Sylhet, Bangladesh

Tel: (+880)171-4051-751


IDP Education Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd.

Chittagong Office

Rahima Center
3rd Floor (Beside Sanmar)
1839 CDA Avenue
Tel: (+880)197-0082-082 | 09612333111


Shabuj Global (SG Education) Chattagram

Road No-8, House No-92
Jumairah Lanvin Lasenza
1st Floor, Flat-B1
O.R Nizam Road R/A, Chittagong



Shabuj Global UK (SG Education UK)

6th Floor, 1 St Katharine’s Way
London E1W 1UN, UK

Tel: (+44)20 7790 4894
Cell: (+44)7404 016 346


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