a male student from Oman using lab equipment

Applying from Oman?

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

If you’re from Oman 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 Oman

If you're joining us from Oman, 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 your Secondary School certificate, 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 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.

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.

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:

Typical minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:

  • From 2.5 on a scale of 1–4

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

Scholarships and Bursaries

As an international student, 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 Oman:

Agents in Oman

Al-Ahlam Higher Education Services

PO Box 309
Mina Al Fahal 116

Tel: (+968) 2 456 2623
Fax: (+968) 2 456 2623

Website: ahlameducation.com


Nizwa House
ground floor
behind Al Madina Plaza

Madinat Qaboos
PO Box 768
PC 130
Al Atahibah

Tel: (+968) 2 469 6452
Fax: (+968) 2 469 6451
Contact: Kala Rao

Website: idp.com/oman

Global Vision For Academic Services

Al Wafa Centre for Higher Education Services
North Oziba Way No.4863
Building No.3974
1st Floor
Beside the Oman Society for Fine Arts

Tele/Fax: (+968) 2 449 9744



Alsarooj Area
59 Alkharejeah St
Building Number 1587
After Lebanon Embassy Sign

Tel: (+968) 2 460 0224
Email: oman@qobolak.com

Website: qobolak.com

Global Study UK

4th Floor, Office 45, Ibn Awaa Way
361, Building 5965

Tel: (+968) 9521 2672
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com


Y Bron Y Dyffryn
Dynea Road
South Wales

Tel/WhatsApp: (+44) 777 9514 264
Email: shakkeeb@moisons.com

Website: moisons.com

Events in Oman

Eductrac Oman 2022

Date: Monday 10 - Tuesday 12 October 2022

Event type: Exhibition

Time: 10.00am-1.00pm ^ 4.00pm-9.00pm

Venue: Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre


Annie Dorrington, Global Web Development and Content Editor, will be attending the Edutrac Fair. Please do visit our stand if you have any questions about studying at the University of Portsmouth.