Applying from the Netherlands?
Here's all the information you need to study with us
If you’re from the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands
If you're joining us from the Netherlands, 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:
If you've completed the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs with a score of 7, 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 Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs, you can apply with:
- 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.
- 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.
For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor's degree with a grade from 6–7 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.
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 grade 8 or above in English on the Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma, 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
Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from the Netherlands, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.Fees and funding
Fees and EU Scholarship
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 EU Scholarship for students joining us in 2023/24 and beyond 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 the Netherlands.
Events in The Netherlands
We don't have any current events planned in The Netherlands, but we do plan regular events so check back here often for more information.
You can also contact us, or speak to an agent in your region for more assistance.