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Applying from Pakistan?

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

If you’re from Pakistan 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 Pakistan

If you're joining us from Pakistan, 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 Year 10-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.

Year 12-Intermediate students are generally not accepted directly into year 1. However, if you have completed Pre-Engineering or Medical Inters and scored over 80%, we may consider you for direct entry depending on the course/faculty you are applying for. We can accept applications from 60% and above for BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year.

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 four year Bachelor's degree from a recognised Higher Education institution:

  • For courses which require upper second class degrees (2:1), you will need 65%70% or GPA 2.62.8
  • For courses which require lower second class degrees (2:2), you will need 60%65% or GPA 2.42.6

We also accept applications from students who have completed 2-year Bachelor's degrees, plus 2 year Master's degrees with 60% and above from recognised universities.

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.

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

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

The outcome of your credibility interview is decided by the University of Portsmouth Pakistan Regional office. Their decision is final.

For the credibility interview you must:

  • Have a strong, reliable internet connection
  • Your passport for ID verification (original document, copies will not be accepted)

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

Interviews will be conducted when all of your offer conditions have been met, except for your tuition fee deposit and Student Route Eligibility questionnaire.

Credibility Interview  Book your 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 Pakistan, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Pakistan, 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 Pakistan:

Agents in Pakistan

FES  Higher Education Consultants

Office 103104
1st Floor
Bilal Plaza
Adjacent Silk Plaza

Tel: (+92) 99 234 1006

Website: fespak.com

SI-UK Abbottabad

Al-Karam Plaza, Office #1, Supply Area
Mansehra Road
Abbottabad, Pakistan

Tel: (+92) 99 234 4462
Email: abbottabad@studyin-uk.com

ABN Overseas Education Pvt Ltd

1st Floor, P-6, above Nando's
Main Boulevard
Kohi Noor City

Tel: 041 8730 068 69 | Mobile: 0320 2820 003

HR Consultants (Pvt) Ltd

HR Faisalabad

Office No. 1, First Floor
Hassan Shopping Mall
Peoples Colony
Faisalabad 38000

Tel: (+92) 418 719 401
WhatsApp: (+92) 321 510 1791
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

Ultimate Educational Solutions Pvt Limited

First Floor
271 B Peoples Colony No1
near Harrianwala Chowk

Tel: (+92) 346 866 0666
Email: umars@us-pakistan.co.uk

Website: us-pakistan.co.uk

ABN Overseas Education Pvt Ltd

147148 Mumtaz Market
Opposite Chase Up
Main G.T Road

Tel: 055 3857 300 | Mobile: 0300 8916 663


ABN Overseas Education Pvt Ltd

2nd Floor
Redco Plaza, Block 78-E
Main Jinnah Avenue
Blue Area

Tel: 051 2344 368 69 | Mobile: 0321 8383 137

AHZ Associates

6 Suharwardy Road,

Tel: (+92) 5126 07394
Email: zislam@ahzassociates.co.uk

Website: ahzassociates.co.uk

Emerging Visions

Riwana Asif, Managing Director
Al-Babar Centre
Office #6
1st Floor
F-8 Markaz
Islamabad (44000)

Tel: (+92) 051 285 0068 | (+92) 051 228 7203
Mobile: (+92) 321 516 4476
Email: rizwana@emergingvisions.co.uk

Website: emergingvisions.co.uk

HR Consultants (Pvt) Limited

HR Consultants Pvt. Limited – Head Office
HR Islamabad  Mr. Arafat Shahid, Director
Office No. 35, 1st Floor Beverly Centre
Blue Area, Jinnah Avenue,
Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

Tel: (+92) 323 230 7007 | (+92) 512 206 4512
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

HR Consultants Pvt. Limited – Corporate

HR Islamabad  Mr. Usman Sherazi, Executive Officer
No. 234B
Street No. 4
Islamabad 44000

Tel: (+92) 347 474 7079
Email: headoffice@hrpakistan.com

IDP Education

Office No. G13
Ground & Mezzanine Floor
Islamabad Stock Exchange Tower
Jinnah Avenue
Islamabad 44000 Pakistan

Prospects Consulting

2-B Street No 58
Sector F-8/4

Tel: (+92) 309 444 2240
Email: info@prospects.pk

Website: prospects.pk

ABN Overseas Education Pvt Ltd

Karachi DHA
3rd Floor, 10-C
Above Meat One
Main Khayaban-e-Shamsheer
Phase-5 D.H.A 

Tel: 021 3524 8868 69 | Mobile: 0321 9281 222

Karachi PECHS
601, 6th Floor, 31-1-A
Parsa Tower, Block-6
Main Shahra-e-Faisal

Tel: 021 3415 0661 62 | Mobile: 0321 3939 600

FES  Higher Education Consultants

Karachi Office
Office 306
3rd Floor
Business Centre (Bank Al Habib Building)
Shahrah e Faisal

Tel: (+92) 213 5301 947 | (+92) 343 24 450

Website: fespak.com

IDP Education

Suite #1402, 14th Floor
Vital Foakh Tower
Main Shahrah-e-Faisal

Tel: (+92) 21 3432 0978 | (+92) 21 3432 0979

Website: idp.com/pakistan

SI-UK Karachi

Office #10, Al-Hayat Chamber, Plot No. A/7

KCHSU, Block 7/8, Sultan Ahmed Shah Road
Near Duty Free Shop Shahrah-e-Faisal
Karachi, Pakistan

Tel: (+92) 341 2227 043
Email: karachi@studyin-uk.com

HR Consultants (Pvt) Ltd

HR Karachi DHA

56-C, Shahbaz Lane
Near Saba Avenue
Phase 6
Karachi 75500

WhatsApp: (+92) 321 510 1791
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

HR Karachi Saddar

Office No. 107, First Floor
Trade Tower
Abdullah Haroon Road
Karachi 74400

Tel: (+92) 213 568 9746 | (+92) 135 674 239
WhatsApp: (+92) 321 510 1791
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

HR Karachi Parsa Tower

Office No. 302, 3rd Floor
Parsa Tower
Plot NO. 31-1-A, Block-6
Main Shahrah-e-Faisal

Tel: (+92) 213 521 2107 
WhatsApp: (+92) 321 510 1791
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

ABN Overseas Education Pvt Ltd

Head Office

Plaza No. 90-CCA
Besides Bank Alfalah
DHA Lahore

Tel: 042 3570 7668-69 | Mobile: 0322 282 0009


4th Floor, 10-C-II
Liberty Gate Plaza
M.M. Alam Road
Gulberg III Lahore

Tel: 042 3577 1768-69 | Mobile: 0321 838 3133

Johar Town

1st Floor, 24-F
Main Boulevard
Johar Town Lahore

Tel: 042 3522 0868 | Mobile: 0322 2820 888

FES  Higher Education Consultants

Lahore Office (Head Office)
Office 5, 1st Floor
Cantt Board Plaza
Adjacent to the Mall of Lahore (MoL)
Lahore Cantt
Lahore - 54000

Tel:(+92) 423-6662-505

Website: fespak.com

IDP Education

Office #29-30
Park Lane Tower
172-Tufail Road
Lahore Cantt
Lahore - 54810

Tel:(+92) 322 7888828

MR Consultants

1st Floor
18-Z Block Commercial Area
Phase 3

Tel:(+92) 321 4224 411

Website: mrconsultants.org

Prospects Consulting

1st Floor Building Zone 2557
Ali Zeb Road
Adjacent to Go Petrol Pump

Tel: (+92) 348 888 2929

Website: prospects.pk

SI-UK Lahore

Haleem Building Sector
G Street, No 33/32
Education Sector, Behind Kindergarten
Phase 5 DHA
Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: (+92) 332 4674 704 | (+92) 333 4466 285
Email: lahore@studyin-uk.com

HR Consultants (Pvt) Ltd

HR Lahore Gulberg

Office No. 214, 2nd Floor
Siddique Trade Center
Main Boulevard Gulberg
Lahore 54660

Tel: (+92) 423 578 7470 | (+92) 423 578 7496
WhatsApp: (+92) 321 510 1791
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

HR Lahore DHA

Building No. 29CCA
opposite PENTA Square
DHA Phase 5
Lahore 54660

Tel: (+92) 423 718 9291 | (+92) 423 718 9295 | (+92) 423 718 9296 | (+92) 423 718 9297
WhatsApp: (+92) 321 510 1791
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

Prospects Consulting

Multan Office:
45-A model Town
near PSO petrol pump

Tel:(+92) 341 1111 080

Website: prospects.pk

HR Consultants (Pvt) Ltd

HR Multan

Office No: 5, Upper Ground Floor
Business City Plaza
Bosan Road
Multan 60000

Tel: (+92) 616 511 751
WhatsApp: (+92) 321 510 1791
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

FES  Higher Education Consultants

Nowshera Office
The Future Grooming College Building Shoba Market
Nowshera Cantt.

Tel: (+92) 92 361 2070

Website: fespak.com

ABN Overseas Education Pvt Ltd

1st Floor, Niaz Plaza
Above Shereen Mahal Bakers near Police Public School
Jamrud Road

Tel: 091 5700 50 | Mobile: 0309 222 260

FES  Higher Education Consultants

Peshawar Office
Office 24
1st Floor
Azam Towers
Arbab Road Stop
University Road

Email: pakistan@fespak.com
Tel: (+92) 91 570 6161

Website: fespak.com

SI-UK Peshawar

Office #10, First Floor JK Shopping Mall
University Road
Peshawar, Pakistan

Tel: (+92) 91 584 0322 | (+92) 34 590 36903

HR Consultants (Pvt) Ltd

HR Peshawar

SS Plaza
Abdara Road
University Town

Tel: (+92) 917 250 010 
WhatsApp: (+92) 321 510 1791
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

ABN Overseas Education Pvt Ltd

411, 4th Floor
Kohistan Tower
Opposite MH Hospital
Mehfooz Shaheed Road

Tel: 051 5701 468 | Mobile: 0301 8427 878

FES  Higher Education Consultants

Rawalpindi Office
The Mall
Near AWT Plaza
Saddar Rawalpindi Cantt.

Tel: (+92) 51 570 1418

Website: fespak.com

JNS Education Consultant Ltd

Office no. 125-I,
Al Karim Plaza, 
Murree Road,

Tel: (+92) 5151 3021 13 | (+92) 3330 0093 61

Email: admissions.pk@jnsedu.com

Website: jnsedu.com

SI-UK Rawalpindi

Office# 3/25, 5th Floor, Silk Centre,
Murree Rd, Block B, Satellite Town,
Rahmanabad, Rawalpindi, Pakistan 46000

Tel: (+92) 51 426 4181 | (+92) 322 426 4181
Email: rawalpindi@studyin-uk.com

Website: siukpakistan.com

HR Consultants (Pvt) Ltd

HR Rawalpindi

UCAT Building, Near Sana Plaza
Walayat Khan Road
Chaklala Scheme III
Rawalpindi 46000

Tel: (+92) 518 316 608 | (+92) 515 133 725
WhatsApp: (+92) 321 510 1791
Email: ports@hrpakistan.com

Website: hrpakistan.com

Events in Pakistan

We don't have any current events planned in Pakistan, 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.