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Applying from the Philippines?

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

If you’re from the Philippines 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 Philippines

If you're joining us from the Philippines, 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've completed the Senior High School (Arts/Sports) Certificate or a local Diploma, 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 successfully completed the Senior High School (Academic), we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course via ICP's Stage 2 programme.

Advanced entry requirements

We consider advanced entry to our undergraduate programme, if you hold a Bachelor's degree from a local (non-prestigious) university For more details please contact one of our local representatives or email seao@port.ac.uk

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 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 local prestigious university, or a local Master degree, with a GPA of at least 2.0.

Work experience is also required for several 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.

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

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from the Philippines, 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 South East Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur.

Alternatively, you can contact one of our official representatives in the Philippines:

Agents in the Philippines

Global Visa Support

Fuente Osmena Circle
Room 401, 4/F, Maria Cristina Building
Fuente Osmena
Cebu City

Tel: +63 32 2550 172
Email: info@globalvisasupport.com


G/F Unit 104
Keppel Center Cardinal Rosales Avenuem
corner Samar Loop
Cebu Business Park
Cebu City
6000 Cebu

Tel: (+63) 32 236 2758
Email : info.cebu@idp.com

Website: idp.com/philippines

Intake Education

Unit 301
GC Coporate Plaza
150 Legaspi Street
Legaspi Village
1229 Makati City

Tel: (+63) 2 940 9525
Email: manila@intake.education

Website: intake.education/ph

AUG Study

Unit 104
GF E-Square Building
416 Ortigas Ave.
San Juan City
1500 Metro Manila

Tel: (+63) 2 655 8800
Email : manila@augstudy.com

Website: augstudy.com/philippines

Global Visa Support

Unit 4b, Trans-Phil House
1177 Chino Roces Ave.
Brgy San Antonio

Tel: +63 2 8551 1120
Email: info@globalvisasupport.com


Marco Polo Ortigas
Sapphire Road
Ortigas Business Center
1600 Pasig City

Tel: (+63) 2 535 3320
Email : info.manila@idp.com

Website: idp.com/philippines

SIUK Manila

UG36 Alfaro Place
146 LP Leviste Street, Salcedo Village
1227 Makati City 

Tel: (+63) 920 951 9657
Email: manila@studyin-uk.com

AMS Global Inc

Contact: Ms Sheila Sta Ines

Unit 1802
18th Floor Pearl Bank Centre
146 Valero St.
Salcedo Village
1227 Makati City

Tel: (+63) 917 882 6722
Email : sheila@amsbbgroup.com

Website: amsbridgeblue.com

Events in the Philippines

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