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If you’re from Portugal 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 Portugal

If you're joining us from Portugal, 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:

Undergraduate courses

If you've completed the Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários with a grade of 14, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree. You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

If you don't have a Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários, you can 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.

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 with grades between 14 and 17, depending on the course, from a recognised Higher Education institution.

For entry onto our MBA International, you will also need at least 3 years' relevant work experience after graduation, in a managerial or supervisory role. Many of our other postgraduate courses will ask for relevant work experience, and some 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.

PhDs

We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.

Find a PhD

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 English from the Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários. You will need to achieve a minimum score of 14 (equivalent to IELTS 6.0), although this will vary depending on your chosen course.

We also 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 Portugal, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Fees and Funding

As an EU student, if you have achieved a first class honours degree and accept an offer on a Master's course before 28 June 2019, you could get £3,000 off your course tuition fee with our Master's Scholarship for new students.

You can find more information about our fees and funding options 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 our official representative in Portugal:

Portugal Agents

OK Estudante

Rua do Montepio N 26 1 Frente
8000-410 Faro

Tel: (+351) 289-823-648
Email:faro@okestudante.pt

Website: okestudante.pt

OK Estudante

Centro Comercial Europa - Lj 26 do Bom Jesus
8 a 10
9001-951 Funchal

Tel: (+351) 291-098-099
Email: info.funchal@okestudante.pt

Website: okestudante.pt

OK Estudante

Av. Combatentes da Grande Guerra N 79
1B
2400-123 Leiria

Tel: (+351) 244-033-883
Email: leiria@okestudante.pt

Website: okestudante.pt

OK Estudante

Central Office
International Partnership Manager
Av. Visconde de Valmor 69 - 2º
1050-239 Lisboa

Tel: (+351) 218-289-204

OK Estudante

Rue Alexandre Herculano
No.2 - 1°. Dto
1150-006 Lisboa

Tel: (+351) 218-289-204
Email: info@okestudante.pt

Website: okestudante.pt

OK Estudante

Porto Rua Alexandre Herculano nº341 - 4º
sala 14
4000-055 Porto

Tel: (+351) 227-661-195
Email: info@okestudante.pt

Website: okestudante.pt

OK Estudante

Rua Fran Pacheco N 171
2900-379 Setúbal

Tel: (+351) 265-095-400
Email: setubal@okestudante.pt

Website: okestudante.pt

OK Estudante

Rua Dom António Valente da Fonseca nº 17
2º Esquerdo
5000-539 Vila Real

Tel: (+351) 259-044-117
Email: vilareal@okestudante.pt

Website: okestudante.pt

Events in Portugal

OK Estudante Central North Tour

Date: 20 November 2018

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 0930—1200 and 1430—1700

Venue: Hotel Mira Corgo

Location: Hotel Mira Corgo, Av. 1º de Maio 76, 5000-651 Vila Real

Teodor Zhelyazkov from the University of Portsmouth will be in Vila Real on Tuesday 20 November at the OK Estudante Central North Tour. 

Please visit our stand to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.

OK Estudante Central North Tour

Date: 21 November 2018

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 0930—1200 and 1430—1700

Venue: Hotel Montebelo

Location: Hotel Montebelo, Urbanização Quinta do Bosque 3510-020 Viseu

Teodor Zhelyazkov from the University of Portsmouth will be in Viseu on Wednesday 21 November at the OK Estudante Central North Tour. 

Please visit our stand to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.

OK Estudante Central North Tour

Date: 22 November 2018

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 0930—1200 and 1430—1700

Venue: Coimbra IParque

Location: Coimbra IParque, Lotes 6 e 7, 3040-540 Antanhol, Coimbra

Teodor Zhelyazkov from the University of Portsmouth will be in Coimbra on Thursday 22 November at the OK Estudante Central North Tour. 

Please visit our stand to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.

OK Estudante Central North Tour

Date: 23 November 2018

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 0930—1200 and 1430—1700

Venue: Novotel

Location: Monte Belo, EN 10, 2910-509 Setúbal

Teodor Zhelyazkov from the University of Portsmouth will be in Setúbal on Friday 23 November at the OK Estudante Central North Tour. 

Please visit our stand to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.