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Applying from Egypt?

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

If you’re from Egypt 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 Egypt

If you're joining us from Egypt, 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

You'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree. For entry onto a foundation course you will need to have passed the Tawjihiyah / Thanawiya amma and have completed the General Secondary Education Certificate.

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

Undergraduate courses

To be considered for direct entry onto year 1 of an undergraduate programme, you will need at least one of the following:

  • To have passed a recognised foundation programme
  • SAT and APTs (SAT with a combined score of around 1150, plus minimum of 3 APs from Group A subjects with grades above 3)
  • A levels or the International Baccalaureate

Students with a Higher National Diploma (HND) or a Higher Diploma will also be considered for advanced entry onto a subject-relevant undergraduate programme.

You can also 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.

If you have a High National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma you can apply for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate programme. 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 a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university in Egypt.

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 you studied at the American University of Cairo, you will usually need a GPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

If you studied at the British University of Egypt, you will usually need to have a first or second class Honours degree.

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

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Egypt, 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 one of our official representatives in Egypt:

Agents in Egypt

Global Study UK

Alexandria Office

Unit 84, 8th Floor
Tower 1, Matajer Building
Fawzy Moaz, Smouha

Tel: (+20) 30428 3100
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

IDP Education Ltd

20 Mahmoud El Deeb St.
El Sabah Building 11th Floor
Office (B), El Khaleeg Tower

Tel: (+203) 584 016 1(+203) 584 016 2(+203) 584 016 3
Email: info.alexandria@idp.comhossam.hosny@idp.com

Website: idp.com

EDRES Study Abroad

Office 101
Tower 6
Bavaria Town
Maadi Ring Road  Next to Bavarian Auto (BMW) and Ernst & Young Cairo

Mobile: (002) 010 215 41844
Email: haytham@edreseg.com | recruitment@edreseg.com

Website: edreseg.com

Global Study UK

Sheraton Office

1st Floor, Florida Tower
Masaken Sheraton

Tel: (+20) 2 2269 9753
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com 

5th Settlement Office

3rd Floor
Trivium Business Complex
North 90th Street
New Cairo

Tel: (+20) 2 2306 7394
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

Nasr City Office

Star Capital 2, 9th Floor
Office 95
Aly Rashed Street
Nasr City, Cairo

Tel: (+20) 110 105 2556
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

Maadi Office

Unit 2, 31st Floor
Zahret El Maadi Tower

Tel: (+20) 2252 60970
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

Zamalek Office

4th Floor, Abu El Feda Building
3 Abu El Feda Street

Tel: (+20) 225 260 970
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com 

Intelligent Partners

Building 4, Floor 4, Regus Offices
Arkan Plaza
El Sheikh Zayed, Plot 31
In front of Zayed 2000 Compound, 
Giza, 11728, Egypt

Phone: (+201) 061 455 551

Website: newton-prep.com

IDP Education Ltd

Elite Building
90th Street
5th Settlement
4th Floor Unit B365
New Cairo

Phone: (+202) 385 90(+202) 385 91(+202) 385 92 | (+202) 281 338 39
Email: info.egypt@idp.com | ahmed.ibrahim@idp.com

Website: idp.com

TCL Global

24 Gamal El Din Dweedar,
Nasr City,

Email: egypt@tclglobal.co.uk 

Global Study UK

D1 Polygon Bldg, 5, 4th Floor
Sodic West
Beverly Hills Compound
Sheik Zayed City

Tel: (+20) 2 3865 3821
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

IDP Education Ltd

Office 304
2nd Floor Plaza 34 Administration Building
Shabab Street
Sheik Zayed district

Tel: +202 385 17 424+202 385 17 425
Email: info.westcairo@idp.comhossam.hosny@idp.com

Website: idp.com