two female students from Qatar in a lab with equipment

If you’re from Qatar 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 Qatar

If you're joining us from Qatar, 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 have your 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)

Undergraduate courses

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:

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 must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

We recognise students who have taken the Academic Bridge Programme for entry onto year 1 of certain courses. Successful completion of year 1 in a relevant subject at a recognised institution in Qatar is also considered for year 1 entry.

Students with a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma, such as those studying at the College of North Atlantic (CNAQ) can be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme. 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 a GPA above 2.5 out of 4 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 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 Qatar, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Qatar, you can apply for the International Alumni Referral Award. You may also be entitled to a discount on your tuition fees depending on your nationality. 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 Qatar:

Agents in Qatar

Intelligent Partners

Al Sharan Center Shop No. 5
Al Saad Road (next to Royal Plaza Mall)
Doha

Tel: (+974) 44-149-282 | (+974) 44-149-284
Email: info@intelligentpartners.com

Website: intelligentpartners.com

Studyways

Alforousia
street block 3
Rayyan
Doha

Tel: (+974) 55-211-336
Email: masoud@studyways.com

Qobolak

Palm Towers
Block B
15th Floor
West Bay
Doha
P.O.Box: 26600

Tel: (+974) -74-779-998 | (+974)-40-342-031
Email: qatar@qobolak.com

Website: qobolak.com

SIUK

University Foundation College
Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street
Madinat Khalifa South 34
Doha

Tel: (+974) 44-44 1292 | (+974) 50-496-882
Email: qatar@studyin-uk.com

Website: studyin-uk.qa


Assakaf Education Services

47-61 City Road
Cardiff
CF24 3BL

Tel: (+44) 29-2132-1098 | (+44) 78-8633-2297
Email: dns_f@hotmail.com

British Study Partnership

3 Harbour Street
Plockton
Ross-shire IV52 8TG

Contact person: Alex MacKenzie
Tel: (+44) 1599-544316 | (+44) 7590-598303
Email: info@britishstudypartnership.com

Website: britishstudypartnership.com

Global Vision For Academic Services

Contact person: Mrs Leila Masaad and Miss Eman Ayyeh
Tel: (+44) 207-9172-954
Email: admin@visionedu.co.uk

Website: visionedu.co.uk

Global Study

22 Gilbert Street
London
W1K 5EJ

Tel: (+44) 20-7486-4762
Email: info@globalstudyuk.com

Website: globalstudyuk.com

Moisons

Y Bron Y Dyffryn
Dynea Road
Pontypridd
South Wales
UK

Tel/WhatsApp: (+44) 777-9514-264
Email: shakkeeb@moisons.com

Website: moisons.com

TCL Global (Talib Consultancy Limited)

Education Counselling Center
Unit 9
St Georges Business Centre
St Georges Square
Portsmouth PO1 3EZ
Tel: (+44) 23-9283-9210
Email: international@talibconsultancy.co.uk

Website: talibconsultancy.co.uk

Events in Qatar

British Council Seminars

Date: 20 November 2018

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1600—2000

Venue: British Council

Location: 99 Al Sadd Street, Doha

Emma Schlesinger, Senior Global Officer, will be in Doha on Tuesday 20 November at the British Council Offices. 

Please visit us to receive advice about studying at the University of Portsmouth and request a one-to-one consultation to discuss how to apply.