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:
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).
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:
- 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.
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.
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 2.6-2.8
- For courses which require lower second class degrees (2:2), you will need 60% - 65% or GPA 2.4-2.6
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.
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
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 can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the International Alumni Referral Award, GOAL Award and Chevening Scholarship. You can find more information about these on our funding 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 Pakistan:
Riwana Asif, Managing Director
Tel: (+92) 051 285-0068 | (+92) 051 228-7203
Mobile: (+92) 321 516-4476
HR Consultants (Pvt) Limited
HR Consultants Pvt. Limited – Head Office
HR Islamabad - Mr. Shahid Rauf, Director
56-G Jinnah Avenue
Islamabad 44000 Pakistan
Tel: (+92) 322-506-5417 | (+92) 51-220-6451-2
Fax: (+92) 51-220-6453
HR Consultants Pvt. Limited – Corporate
HR Islamabad - Mr. Hamid Rauf, Managing Director
Street No. 4
Islamabad 44000 Pakistan
Tel: (+92) 321-510-1791