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:
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).
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 email@example.com
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 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 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.
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 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
GF E-Square Building
416 Ortigas Ave.
San Juan City
1500 Metro Manila
Global Visa Support
Unit 4b, Trans-Phil House
1177 Chino Roces Ave.
Brgy San Antonio
AMS Global Inc
Contact: Ms Sheila Sta Ines
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.