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Applying from France?

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

If you’re from France 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 France

If you're joining us from France, 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:

Undergraduate courses

f you've completed the Baccalauréat Général with a score of 12.5/20 or higher or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) with a score of 11.5/20 or higher, 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 a French Baccalauréat, 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.

If you have a good Brevet de Technicien Supérieur (BTS) or other Diplôme/High National Diploma (HND), we will consider you 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 to have a Bachelor’s degree with a bien/assez bien grade from a recognised Higher Education institution.

Many of our postgraduate courses will ask for relevant work experience, and some will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses for more details.

If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at ICP 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 can accept a grade of 12 out of 20 in English from the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) depending on the degree programme.

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

Fees and Funding

As an EU student, if you have achieved a first class honours degree and accept an offer on a Master's course before 28 June 2019, you could get £3,000 off your course tuition fee with our Master's Scholarship for new students.

The UK Department for Education has announced that students from countries within the European Union and enrolling in English universities in 2019-2020, will pay the same tuition fees as UK students and remain eligible for financial support for the duration of their courses.

You'll be able to study with us in the 2019-2020 academic year with a guarantee of a student loan for the whole of your studies and this status will last for the duration of your degree.

You can find more information about our fees and funding on our funding page.

Events in France

l'Etudiant's Study Abroad Fair

Date: 8 December 2018

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1000—1800

Venue: VIPARIS, Espace Champerret, Hall A

Location: Rue Jean Ostreicher, 75017 Paris

Jessica D'Onofrio, Senior Global Officer at the University of Portsmouth will be in Paris on Saturday 8 December at the l'Etudiant's Study Abroad Fair.

Please visit our stand to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.