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Applying from Venezuela?

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

If you’re from Venezuela 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 Venezuela

If you're joining us from Venezuela, 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 take the Bachillerato (secondary school certificates), you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

Our Engineering foundation BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology is delivered in our Faculty of Technology. Once you have completed this foundation year, you can transfer to one of a wide range of engineering and technology degrees.

Foundation courses in other subjects are provided at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP)

Undergraduate courses

We'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree if you've successfully completed one of the following:

  • one year of a Bachelor's degree (Licenciado) at a recognised university in Venezuela
  • a recognised foundation course or post-secondary diploma after completing the Bachillerato (with a score above 6), or a Título de Bachiller with pass grades
  • a Técnico Superior Universitario

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.

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 Licenciado/Título Profesional awarded after 4 years of study at a recognised Higher Education institution, with a score above 7 or an overall GPA above 2.7.

Many of our 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 offerEnglish 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 Venezuela, 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 Venezuela:

Agents in Venezuela


Urb. Valle Fresco
Manz 14 No.14
Qta. Madrigal
Edo. Aragua

Tel: (+58) 212-335-3837