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Applying from Lebanon?

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

If you’re from Lebanon 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 Lebanon

If you're joining us from Lebanon, 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 take the Baccalaureat General, Lebanese Baccalaureate or Shahaadat Al-Bakaalouriya al Lubnaaniya l'il-ta 'liim al-Thaanawi, 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 at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP).

Undergraduate courses

If you've completed the French Baccalaureat at a recognised university in Lebanon, 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 Baccalaureat, 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.

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 one of the following from a recognised Higher Education institution:

  • Licence
  • Bachelor
  • Maîtrise
  • Diploma

with a score higher than 12/20 or 70%, depending on the institution.

Typical minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:

  • From 2.8 on a scale of 1–4
  • From 7 on a scale of 1–10

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.

For entry onto our MBA International, you will also need at least 3 years' relevant work experience after graduation, in a managerial or supervisory role. Work experience is also required for several other postgraduate courses and many courses will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses for more details.


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

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Lebanon, 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 Lebanon:

Agents in Lebanon

Global Study UK

Ramlet El Baida Office

Harouni Building
Ground Floor
Thomas Edisson Street
Ramlet El Baida

Tel: (+961) 1 811 432
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

Hamra Office

Hamra 924 Tower
Mahatma Ghandi Street

Tel: (+961) 1 751 780
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

Achrafieh Office

Achrafieh 442 Tower
Adib Ishac Street

Tel: (+961) 1 322 695
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com 

Educom Overseas

136 Mar Takla Street
Jal El Dib

Modka Building 

Tel: (+961) 4 715 575(+961) 3 304 349
Email: info@educomoverseas.com

Website: educomoverseas.com


Office 404
4TH Floor
Block C
Gefinor Building

Tel: (+961) 71 207 388 | (+961) 1 750 604
Email: m.elkadi@studypedia.com
Skype: m.i.elkadi
Skype: Studypedia

Website: studypedia.com

Global Study UK

Jbeil Office

Centre Byblos 2412, Ground Floor
Mar Gerges Street

Tel: (+961) 9 542 806
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

Events in Lebanon

We don't have any current events planned in Lebanon, but we do plan regular events so check back here often for more information.

You can also contact our staff for support, or speak to an agent in your region for more assistance.