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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. Contact us 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 14
  • From 7 on a scale of 110

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.

PhDs

We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.

Find a PhD

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.

Once you have met the academic conditions, you must complete a mandatory credibility interview.

The interview is a 30 minute video call via Zoom and a recording will be retained by the University of Portsmouth for 6 years.

For the credibility interview you must:

  • Have a strong, reliable internet connection
  • Your passport for ID verification (original document, copies will not be accepted)

If you have taken the Duolingo English language test, the English language condition will be cleared after a successful credibility interview.

Interviews will be conducted when all of your offer conditions have been met, except for your tuition fee deposit and Student Route Eligibility questionnaire.

Credibility Interview  Book your appointment

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
Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1209

Email: bangladesh@port.ac.uk | amran.mofiz@port.ac.uk
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
Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1209

Email: bangladesh@port.ac.uk | md.nuruzzaman@port.ac.uk
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
Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1209

Email: bangladesh@port.ac.uk | md.saykat@port.ac.uk
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
Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1209

Tel: (+880) 140 7076 519,  (+880) 140 7076 518
Email:  dhanmondi@tclglobal.co.uk

Website: tclglobal.co.uk

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 
Email: uttara@tclglobal.co.uk

Website: tclglobal.co.uk

IDP Education Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd.

Gulshan Office

4th Floor
Hamid Tower
Gulshan Circle 2
Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh
Tel: (+880) 966 6782 782 | (+880) 199 9930 483
Email: infobd@idp.com

Dhanmondi Office

Bikalpa Tower
4th Floor
House-74
Road 5/A
Satmasjid Road
Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1209
Bangladesh
Tel: (+880) 197 0066 233 | 09612333888
Email: info.dhanmondi@idp.com

Website: idp.com

AHZ Associates

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

Tel: (+880) 186 3094 087
Email: bd@ahzassociates.co.uk

Website: ahzassociates.co.uk

SG Education Dhaka

Shabuj Global (SG Education) Bangladesh
House: 11
Block-D, Road: 17
Beena Kanon
Sheltech
Banani
Dhaka 1213

Tel: (+880) 171 1245 409 | (+880) 017 0180 8655
Email: applications.bd@shabujglobal.com
Website: shabujglobal.com

Pacific Global Network

House # 52/1 (3rd Floor)
Road # 3/A
Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1209

Tel: (+880) 171 5460 234
Email: info@pacificglobal.com.bd

Website: pacificglobal.com.bd 

 Total Student Care

Zebun Arcade House-4 (4th Floor)
Road-16 (Old-27) Sheikh Kamal Sarani
Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1209

Tel: (+880) 171 1100 765
Email: do@totalstudentcare.com

Website: totalstudentcare.com

 Study Solutions

Green AR Tower, Office No. B2,

House No. 39 (2nd Floor), Road No. 04, Block-F,
Banani,
Dhaka

Tel: (+880) 173 1960 335
Email: info@study-solutions.com

Website: study-solutions.com

EN Global

Building 761, Suite 5C (5th Floor), (Above National Bank Limited),

Satmosjid Road,
Dhanmondi 1209
Dhaka

Tel: (+880) 170 409 9457 / (+880) 173 059 9332
Email: dhaka@engeducation.com

Sangen Edu Ltd

104 Meem Tower, Opposite to Metro Shopping Mall,

Dhanmondi, 1215,
Dhaka

Tel: (+880) 191 354 2769
Email: monirul@sangen.com.bd

GMC Studies

Gulshan - Dhaka Office

9C (9th Floor) Navana Tower
45 Gulshan Avenue (Gulshan-1 Circle)
Dhaka 1212

Tel: (+880) 132 356 8703
Email: bd@gmc-studies.com

 

Kalabagan - Dhaka Office

158 Lake Circus
Kalabagan

Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1205

Tel: (+880) 1745 738 524
Email: info@gmc-studies.com

Website: gmc-studies.com

 

KC Overseas Education

Ava Neer Concord
Flat 3A
House 54 (3rd Floor)
Road 11
Block F
Banani
Dhaka 1213

Tel: (+880) 171 3382 022
Email: info.kcbd@kcoverseas.com

Website: studies-overseas.com

TCL Global – Sylhet Office

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

Tel: (+880) 140 7076 529/ (+880) 140 7076 516
Email: sylhet@tclglobal.co.uk

Website: tclglobal.co.uk

AHZ Associates

RN Tower Medical College Rd
Sylhet 3100
Bangladesh

Tel: (+880) 173 0575 920
Email: sylhet@ahzassociates.co.uk

Shabuj Global (SG Education) Sylhet

3rd floor, Symphony Heights
Baruthkhana
East Zindabaxar
Sylhet, Bangladesh

Tel: (+880) 171 4051 751
Email: hs.sylhet@shabujglobal.com

Website: shabujglobal.com

Pacific Global  Sylhet

Manru Shopping City
4th Floor (Lift-3) Chowhatta
Sylhet, Bangladesh

Tel: (+880) 130 1057 549
Email: sylhet@pacificglobal.com.bd

Website: pacificglobal.com.bd

Orchid Associate

Nass Complex
2nd Floor, Subhanighat
Sylhet, 3100, Bangladesh

Tel: (+880) 191 1529 343
Email: orchidsylhet@gmail.com

Website: orchidsylhet.com

EN Global

4th Floor, Khairun Bhaban, 
Mirboxtula, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Tel: (+880) 171 329 4187 / (+880) 173 059 9904
Email: sylhet@engeducation.com

GMC Studies

West World Shopping City
9th Floor
808 Jallarpar Road
Sylhet 3100

Tel: (+880) 1797 141 154
Email: admin@gmc-studies.com

Website: gmc-studies.com

IDP Education Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd.

Chittagong Office

Rahima Center
3rd Floor (Beside Sanmar)
1839 CDA Avenue
Nasiarabad
Chittagong
Tel: (+880)197 0082 082 | 09612333111
Email: info.ctg@idp.com

Website: idp.com

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

Email: applications.ctg@shabujglobal.com

Website: shabujglobal.com

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
Email: info@shabujglobal.com

Website: shabujglobal.com

GMC Studies

Unit 907, Victory Business Centre,
Somers Road North, Portsmouth, PO1 1PJ

Tel: (+44) 2392 170 410
Email: info@gmc-studies.com

Website: gmc-studies.com

Total Student Care (TSC)

Unit 106, 1st Floor E1 Business Centre,
7 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1DU, UK

Tel: (+44) 203 167 4428
Cell: (+44) 7590 396 484
Email: admission@totalstudentcare.com

TCL Global

Unit 9, St. Georges Business Centre,
St Georges Square, Portsmouth, PO1 3EZ

Tel: (+44) 23 9283 9210
Cell: (+44) 7534 136460
Email: infos@tclglobal.co.uk

Website: internationals@tclglobal.co.uk