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Applying from Kazakhstan?

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

If you’re from Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan

If you're joining us from Kazakhstan, 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 Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education, grade 11), you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

We recommend you take a foundation course or first year degree programme at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP).

Undergraduate courses

You can apply for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree 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.

You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

If you have completed 1 year of a degree programme in Kazakhstan, you may be accepted into year 1 of an undergraduate programme. You may also 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 four year Bachelor's degree (Bakalavr) with a grade of 3.5–4 depending, on the degree programme, from a recognised Higher Education institution.

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

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Kazakhstan, 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 Kazakhstan:

Agents in Kazakhstan

LLP "Linguistic Center"

116 Pushkin Street
38 Apt.

Contact person: Gaukhar Salamatova
Tel: (+7) 72 7291 3230
Tel: (+7) 72 7291 2785

Intellect Agency

188 Dzhambul Street Apar 41

Tel: (+7) 72 7375 1708


QS Central Asia

Almaty, BC Koktem Grand
210A Dostyk Ave.

Tel: (+7) 777 480 7755 | (+7) 777 191 8887


Language Perspectives

5/1 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue
Office 1
Astana City

Tel: (+7) 71 7248 6342

QS Central Asia

Tel: (+7) 777 4807755 | (+7) 777 191 8887


M&K Study Centre

5/1 Kabanbay Batyr str
RC Raduga

Tel: (+7) 77 7256 5632