two male students from Jordan at a festival of cultures

Applying from Jordan?

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

If you’re from Jordan 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 Jordan

If you're joining us from Jordan, 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

If you have the General Secondary School Certificate (with a score of 60% or higher), you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

The International College Portsmouth can accept students onto their year 1 if you achieve 85% overall. We recommend you take a foundation course at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP).

Undergraduate courses

If you've completed the foundation course, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

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. 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.

You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

If you have a Higher National Diploma (HND) or a Higher Diploma, we will consider you for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree 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 from a recognised Higher Education institution. Exact requirements will depend on the course you are applying for, but as a guide, you will need a GPA above 2.6 / 65%.

Many of our other 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 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 Jordan, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Jordan, 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 Jordan:

Agents in Jordan

Bridge International / Global Vision For Academic Services

Al-Husseini Group Commercial Building
Zahran Street (between 7th and 8th Circle)
Contact person: Ragheda Al Khateeb
Tel: (+962) 6581 0137


Elite International Education

Swaifieh, Opposite to Galleria Mall
Building No. 55, 2nd Floor, Office No. 4
P.O. Box 140416

Tel: +962 797 499 091 | +962 770 770 545




Al Hijaz Towers
158 Makkah Street
6th Floor
Office Number 603

Tel: (+962) 6556 2033 | (+962) 6556 2022



National Foundation for University Studies
2nd Investment Building of Jordan University
3rd Floor
PO Box 1059

Tel: (+962) 6533 8785



8th Fl.
314 Al Husseini Commercial Building
Zahran St.Amman

Tel: (+962) 6581 9292


Events in Jordan

GESCO's 22nd Educational Fair

Date: Wednesday 5 – Thursday 6 October 2022

Event Type: Education Fair

Time: 4.00pm–8.00pm

Venue: Landmark Hotel Amman

Location: Al-Hussein Bin Ali Street, PO Box 6399


Anna Vaernes, Senior International Student Adviser, will be attending the GESCO's Educational Fair. Please do visit our stand if you have any questions about studying at the University of Portsmouth.