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Applying from Portugal?

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

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.


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 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

Due to the UK leaving the European Union, changes have been made to the tuition fees that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will pay to study in the UK. You can find information about the tuition fees you’ll need to pay and the Transition Scholarship for students joining us in 2021/22 and 2022/23 on the Tuition fees and scholarships for EU students 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

Website: okestudante.pt

Information Planet

Edifício Oudinot
Rua Brigadeiro Oudinot
3º Andar
Escritório 317
9060 209 Funchal

Tel: (+351) 291 098 727
Email: madeira@informationplanet.pt

Website: informationplanet.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
2400-123 Leiria

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

Website: okestudante.pt

Information Planet

Av. D. Carlos I
44 – 
1200–649 Lisboa

Tel: (+351) 216 048 022
Email: info@informationplanet.pt

Website: informationplanet.pt

OK Estudante

Central Office
International Partnership Manager
Av. Visconde de Valmor 69 
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


Avenida de Berna,
N.º 11, 3.º Andar,
1050-030, Lisboa

Tel: (+351) 211 319 469
Email: support@ucademics.com

Edifício Capitólio

Av. de França, 
Nº 352  4º Sala 8
4050-276 Porto

Tel: (+351) 223 203 667
Email: info@informationplanet.pt

Website: informationplanet.pt

OK Estudante

Porto Rua Alexandre Herculano nº341 
sala 14
4000-055 Porto

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

Website: okestudante.pt

Goreti Coutinho Education Consultant

Rua Santa Catarina, 895
4 Andar Direito
4000-455 Porto

Tel: (+351) 914 021 636
Email: Goreti.coutinho@gmail.com

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

OK Estudante Évora

Edifício de Santa Catarina
Rua de Santa Catarina,
Escritório no6, R/C 6E
7005-625 Évora

Email: evora@okestudante.pt

Website: okestudante.pt

OK Estudante Coimbra

Rua de Olivença N 11-3 Andar Sala 303
3000-306 Coimbra, Potugal

Tel: (+351) 239 092 876
Email: coimbra@okestudante.pt

Website: okestudante.pt

Events in Portugal

We don't have any current events planned in Portugal, but we do plan regular events so check back here often for more information.

You can also contact our staff for support, or speak to an agent in your region for more assistance.