Applying from Ethiopia?
Here's all the information you need to study with us
If you’re from Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia
If you're joining us from Ethiopia, 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:
If you have completed the Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate, you'll need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree. If you have completed the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate, you may be considered for the International Year One.
We recommend you take a Foundation course at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP).
If you want to enrol for an undergraduate degree, we will consider students who have taken GCE A level examinations, the International Baccalaureate, an Advanced Diploma (12+3) or completed the first year of a Bachelors Degree from a HERQA approved university. Please see the course pages for specific entry requirements.
We are happy to consider strong and mature applicants for direct entry onto an undergraduate degree programme on a case by case basis.
For specific grades required, please refer to the course page.
- 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. 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.
- 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. Contact us to find out more.
For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours, awarded by a recognised university or an equivalent professional qualification approved by the University of Portsmouth.
You will need to have studied relevant subjects to be accepted onto many of our postgraduate courses. Some courses will also ask for work experience. Please see our full course list for more details.
If you have an ordinary Bachelors Degree (without Honours), or 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.
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 iGCSE, O-Level and several other certificates such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL and Duolingo – 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.
Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Ethiopia, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
Scholarships and Bursaries
As a student from Ethiopia, 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 East Africa:
Events in Ethiopia
We don't have any current events planned in Ethiopia, but we do plan regular events so check back here often for more information.
You can also contact our staff for support, or speak to an agent in your region for more assistance.