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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.

PhDs

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 can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the International Alumni Referral Award, PassPort Bursary and Chevening Scholarship. You can find more information about these on our funding page.

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 by city

EDRES Study Abroad

7th Ismail Elkabany off Tyaran street
Nasr City

Contact number: (002) 02-22622855 / (002) 02-22622899
Mobile Number: (002) 010-215-41844
Email: bdm@edreseg.com

Global Study UK – Egypt Office

Flat 31
3rd Floor
Building 5
Al Baron City
Al Khatamiya
Cairo
Egypt

Tel: (+20) (0)11-1178-3663
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 Pty Ltd

31 Omar Bekeir St.
Office # 102
Heliopolis-Nozha 11361
Cairo
Egypt

Phone: (+202) 227-744-308
Email: ahmed.ibrahim@idp.com

Website: idp.com/egypt/

Events in Egypt

IDP Student Meetings

Date: 24/09/18

Event type: Student Meeting

Time: 1600—1900

Venue: IDP Cairo Office

Location: 31 Omar Bekeir St., off Othman Bin Affan, Behind Military Academy, Heliopolis, 2nd Floor Office. 31

 
Charles Makemson of the University of Portsmouth, will be in Cairo on Monday 24 September and will be available to meet with prospective students at the offices of IDP in Cairo.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, please come along to find out about how to apply for entry in 2019, your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.

British Council Fair

Date: 25/09/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1800—2100

Venue: Sheraton Hotel and Casino

Location: Sheraton Hotel and Casino, Al Galaa Square, Ad Doqi A, Giza Governorate

 
Charles Makemson of the University of Portsmouth, will be in Cairo on Tuesday 25 September at the British Council Fair at the Sheraton Hotel and Casino.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about how to apply for 2019 entry, your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.

British Council Fair

Date: 27/09/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1800—2100

Venue: Hilton Alexandria Corniche

Location: 544 El-Gaish Rd, Sidi Beshr Bahri, Qism El-Montaza, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

 
Charles Makemson of the University of Portsmouth, will be in Alexandria on Thursday 27 September at the British Council Fair at the Hilton Alexandria Corniche.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about how to apply for 2019 entry, your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.

Higher Education Fair

Date: 10/10/18—12/10/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1500—1900 (Wednesday 10 October), 1600—1900 (Thursday 11 October), 1400—1900 (Friday 12 October)

Venue: Hilton Heliopolis, Cairo

Location: El-Orouba, Sheraton Al Matar, Qism El-Nozha, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

 
Jonathan Williams, Global Officer (Middle East) at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Cairo from Wednesday 10 October to Friday 12 October at a Higher Education Fair at the Hilton Heliopolis, Cairo.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.  

Higher Education Fair

Date: 13/10/18—14/10/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1600—2000

Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Alexandria

Location: Corniche Road, Al Mandarah Bahri, Qism El-Montaza, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

 
Jonathan Williams, Global Officer (Middle East) at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Alexandria from Saturday 13 October to Sunday 14 October at a Higher Education Fair at the Sheraton Hotel, Alexandria.

If you're interested in studying in the UK, visit our stand at the event to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.