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Applying from Cambodia?

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

If you’re from Cambodia 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 Cambodia

If you're joining us from Cambodia, 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 take the Upper Secondary Education Diploma (Year 11), 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 successfully completed an Associate Degree, 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've successfully completed your Upper Secondary Education Diploma (Year 12), we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course via ICP's Stage 2 programme.

If you don't have an Upper Secondary Education Diploma, 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.

If you have a Bachelor degree from a recognised university in Cambodia you may be considered for advanced entry onto specific undergraduate degree programmes.

Contact us to find out more.

Postgraduate courses

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a good Bachelor’s or Master's degree from a recognised Cambodian university or an equivalent professional qualification approved by the University. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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 your application.

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

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Cambodia, 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 South East Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur.

Alternatively, you can contact one of our official representatives in Cambodia:

Agents in Cambodia

IDP Education (Cambodia) Ltd.

Street 163 corner St 480
Phnom Penh

Tel: (+855) 23 222 325
Email: info.phnompenh@idp.com


SpringBoard House No.18
Street. 574
Boeung Kok II Quarter
Toul Kork District
Phnom Penh

Tel: (+855) 87 961 861 / (+855) 99 961 861

Email: info@springboard4education.com

Website: springboard4cambodia.com

AMS BridgeBlue Cambodia

Contact: Ms Kimhong Taing

11th Floor of Phnom Penh International University Building
#36 St. 169 Sangkat Veal Vong
Khan 7 Makara
Phnom Penh
12253 Cambodia

Tel: (+855) 89 626 722

Email: cambodia@amsbridgeblue.com

Website: amsbridgeblue.com

Events in Cambodia

We don't have any current events planned in Cambodia, but we do plan regular events so check back here often for more information.

You can also contact us, or speak to an agent in your region for more assistance.