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If you’re from Italy 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 Italy

If you're joining us from Italy, 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

If you have the Esame di Stato with a grade in the range of 75-80 or above (depending on the course), 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 the Esame di Stato, 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 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

We recognise Bachelor's degrees from Italy for entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes. We would consider grades between 90 and 100.

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.

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

Fees and Funding

You can find more information about our fees and funding options 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 Italy:

Agents in Italy

Trinity Viaggistudio

Via Don Carlo Gnocchi 4
Milano
Italia 20148

Email: university@trinityviaggistudio.it
Tel: (+39) 02-4871-2629

Website: trinityviaggistudio.it

TutorYou

Viale Luigi Majno
7
Milano
Italia 20122

Email: info@tutoryou.eu
Tel: (+39) 38-9786-0005 

Website: tutoryou.eu

Events in Italy

EDUEXPOS Fair

Date: 22/10/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1400—1800

Venue: Centro Congressi Roma Eventi

Location: Piazza di Spagna, Rome

 
Jessica D'Onofrio, Senior Global Officer (Europe) at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Rome on Monday 22 October at the EDUEXPOS Fair at the Centro Congressi Roma Eventi.  

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.  

EDUEXPOS Fair

Date: 23/10/18

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1400—1800

Venue: Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline

Location: Corso Magenta 61, Milan, MI, 20123

 
Jessica D'Onofrio, Senior Global Officer (Europe) at the University of Portsmouth, will be in Milan on Tuesday 23 October at the EDUEXPOS Fair at the Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline.  

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.