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Applying from Russia?

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

If you’re from Russia 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 Russia

If you're joining us from Russia, 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 Attestat, plus one year at a recognised university in Russia 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 an Attestat, we recommend you take a foundation course at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP)

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 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 Specialist Diploma with a minimum grade of 3/5 from a recognised Higher Education institution. If you have a Baklavr with high grades, we may also consider your application.

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.

TB Clearance Certificate

Students from Russia hoping to study in the UK will need a TB Clearance Certificate before applying for the Tier 4 Student Visa. We recommend that you apply for this as soon as possible, to avoid delays with the visa application process. TB Clearance Certificates are issued by UKVI-approved clinics. Full information can be found on the UKVI website.

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

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Russia, you may be eligible for a scholarship. You can find out what is available to you on our funding pages


If you are making a payment from one of the following sanctioned countries we will require further information from you confirming the source of funding:

  • Syria
  • North Korea
  • Iran
  • Sudan
  • Cuba
  • Crimean Peninsula

Please contact the Financial Controller by emailing

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 Russia:

Agents in Russia

International Studies Agency Insight

pl. Pobedy, 10, office 208
Tel: (+7) 401-261-6402, 77-8869


Star Academy

13/1 Palikha Street
1 Building
2nd Floor

Tel: (+7) 495 797 95 55



Brit Education

Contact Person: Ms Liza Turutanova
Tel: (+7) 343-251-9405


BSI Group

Business Centre 'Salut', Office 242, 4 Floor
Sushchevskaya Str 27, Bldg 1

Contact person: Irina Rybakova
Tel: (+7) 495-783-2623



Tverskaya 22A, Building 3

Tel: +7 495-708-4242

International Studies Agency Insight

Dolgorukovskaya str., 15 Build. 1, k.2
Moscow 127006
Tel: (+7) 495-795-0922
Fax: (+7) 495-795-0923

Insight Lingua also have offices in St Petersburg and Kaliningrad.


Britbridge Education

Novaya Plozhad 6, 2nd Floor

Tel: (+7) 495-642-0701


International Certification Centre

Bolshaya Novodmitrovskaya Street 23/6
Contact person: Rusakova Anastasia
Tel: (+7) 495-510-9845
Fax: (+7) 495-662-820


IQ Consultancy

4A Fadeeva Str. (entrance from Pyhov-Cerkovny lane)
Moscow 127006
Tel/Fax: (+7) 812-363-2200



Apt. 73, 99 Vernadskogo Prospect
Korpus 3
Tel: (+7) 495-928-1116

Open World Education Group

5 Vetoshny Per, Office 202
Contact person: Mr Grigory Ugarov
Tel: (+7) 495-228-0300


Iclass Education Group

3 Malyi Prospect
Petrogradskaia side
Saint Petersburg

Contact person: Viktoria Shamshur
Tel: (+7) 812-320-9971
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IQ Consultancy

3 Zhukovskogo Str.
St Petersburg

Tel/Fax: (+7) 812-363-2200


International Studies Agency Insight

pr. Bakunina 5, office 310
St. Petersburg
Tel: (812) 332 9373, (921) 59-88-33-2



International Exam Center

32 Sovetskaya Str
Office 2A
Krasnodar 350063

Tel: 007 909 4444 009