Applying from Vietnam?
Here's all the information you need to study with us
If you’re from Vietnam 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 Vietnam
If you're joining us from Vietnam, 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:
If you have completed Year 11 with an overall GPA of at least 6.5, you'll 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).
If you've successfully completed your Secondary School (Year 12), we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course via ICP's Stage 2 programme.
You can also apply with:
- 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.
- 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.
For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 6.5 from a recognised Higher Education institution.
Relevant work experience is required for several postgraduate courses, 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.
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
Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Vietnam, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
Scholarships and Bursaries
As a student from Vietnam, 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, you can contact our South East Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur.
Alternatively, you can contact one of our official representatives in Vietnam:
Agents in Vietnam
ILSE Consulting and Developing Co. , Ltd.
Intellectual Development Company (INDEC)
ISC-Intake Hanoi West
ISC-Intake Hanoi Central Office
4th flr, 54-56 Tue Tinh St.
Hai Ba Trung Dist.
Vietduong International Education Development Company
Dong Thinh Consulting Co.Ltd
21G Nguyen Van Troi
Phu Nhuan District
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 (0) 945 148 581
Quoc Anh Iec Co. Ltd (HCMC)
Ground & 1st Floor Ha Phan Building,
17-19 Ton That Tung Street
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 8-3925-0945 / (+84) 3925-3980 (ext.606)
Mobile: (+84) 91-361-4654 Fax: (84-8) 3925-0944 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sea Education Consultants Co., Ltd.
SI-UK Ho Chi Minh City
3rd flr, 172 Bui Thi Xuan St.
Ho Chi Minh City
Glolink Co. Ltd
Hands On - BEO
Events in Vietnam
We don't have any current events planned in Vietnam, 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.