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Applying from Nepal?

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

If you’re from Nepal 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 Nepal

If you're joining us from Nepal, 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 grade of 60% or above, 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

Once you've completed a 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.
  • 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.

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 with a GPA above 2.6 / 65% from a recognised Higher Education institution.

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.

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.

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.

Once you have met the English language requirement, you must complete a mandatory credibility interview.

This must be completed before you pay your tuition fee deposit.

The interview is a 30 minute video call via Zoom and a recording will be retained by the University of Portsmouth for 6 years.

For the credibility interview you must:

  • Have a strong, reliable internet connection
  • Your passport for ID verification

If you have taken the Duolingo English language test, the English language condition will be cleared after a successful credibility interview.

Book your credibility interview appointment

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

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Nepal, 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, you can contact our colleagues in Delhi.

Alternatively, you can contact one of our official representatives in Nepal.

Agents in Nepal

Global Opportunities

6th Floor of Nepal Bank
Kumari Bank
Opposite of BICC South Gate
New Baneshwor
Kathmandu 44600

Tel: (+977) 1 4783990 | (+977) 1 4783991
Email: info@global-opportunities.net

Website: global-opportunities.net 


Dillibazar 32

Tel: +977 1 444 3526
Email: rajendra@kiec.edu.np

Website: kiec.edu.np 

SI-UK Kathmandu

Kupondole 44700, Lalitpur 10
Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: (+977) 0151 800600 | (+977) 981 8539622
Email: kathmandu@studyin-uk.com

KC Overseas Education


3rd Floor, Rem.work
Opposite of IOM Parking, Pabitra Workshop Chowk Bhakta Marga - 4

Tel: (+977) 985 113 1066
Email: aaryal@kcoverseas.com


Plot No. 2412/035
Ward no.7
Ekata Tol
Chitwan 44200

Tel: (+977) 980 800 7029
Email: chitwan@kcoverseas.com

Website: studies-overseas.com