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Applying from Qatar?

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

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.


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

Scholarships and Bursaries

As an international student, 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, 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)
PO Box 3286, Doha

Tel: (+974) 44 149 282 | (+974) 44 149 284



street block 3

Tel: (+974) 55 211 336


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

Tel: (+974) 74 779 998 | (+974) 40 342 031



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

Tel: (+974) 44 44 1292 | (+974) 50 496 882


International Student Services Ashraf Olayan

Building 28
Street 813
Zone 66

Tel: (+44) 7860 905 977

Assakaf Education Services

4761 City Road
CF24 3BL

Tel: (+44) 29 2132 1098 | (+44) 78 8633 2297

British Study Partnership

3 Harbour Street
Ross-shire IV52 8TG

Contact person: Alex MacKenzie
Tel: (+44) 1599 544316 | (+44) 7590 598303


Global Vision For Academic Services

Contact person: Mrs Leila Masaad and Miss Eman Ayyeh
Tel: (+44) 207 9172 954

Global Study

22 Gilbert Street

Tel: (+44) 20 7486 4762


Moisons Careers UK Education Consultants

2 Churchill Villas
Churchill Way
CF10 2EA

Tel/WhatsApp: (+44) 7888 100 300


Skyview Consultants Ltd.

No. 7175 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7725 355 355

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


International Student Services Ashraf Olayan

4 Bourne Mead
5 Crescent Rd

Tel: (+44) 7860 905 977

Events in Qatar

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