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Applying from Italy?

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

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.


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


Fees and funding

Due to the UK leaving the European Union, changes have been made to the tuition fees that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will pay to study in the UK. You can find information about the tuition fees you’ll need to pay and the Transition Scholarship for students joining us in 2022/23 on the Tuition fees and scholarships for EU students 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
Italia 20148

Tel: (+39) 02 4871 2629



Viale Luigi Majno 7
Italia 20122

Tel: (+39) 38 9786 0005 


Elab Education Laboratory

Viale Francesco Restelli 3,
20124 Milano

Tel: (+39) 02 9166 1349 


Trinity Viaggistudio

Via Nazionale, 221

Tel: (+39) 06 4875 67


Events in Italy

QS World Grad School Tour

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2022

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 4.30pm–7.00pm 

Venue: Superstudio Events

Location: Via Tortona, 27, Milan , 20144, Italy


Teodor Zhelyazkov (Global Officer) will be attending the fair in QS World Grad School Tour in Milan, Italy. Please visit our stand at the event to receive advice on studying at the University of Portsmouth.

The International School of Monza

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2022

Event type: School Visit

Time: 9.00pm–11.00m

Venue: The International School of Monza

Location: Via Solferino, 23, 20900 Monza MB


Teodor Zhelyazkov (Global Officer) will be visiting the International School of Monza in Milan, Italy. Please visit our stand at the event to receive advice on studying at the University of Portsmouth.

IIS Mosè Bianchi

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022

Event type: School Visit

Time: 2.30pm–5.30pm 

Venue: IIS Mosè Bianchi

Location: Via della Minerva, 1, 20900 Monza MB


Teodor Zhelyazkov (Global Officer) will be attending the IIS Mosè Bianchi in Milan, Italy. Please visit our stand at the event to receive advice on studying at the University of Portsmouth.