The University of Portsmouth welcomes more than 5,000 international and EU students from 150 countries. It provides students with gold-rated teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017) in a setting with superb facilities – and a seaside location.
We’re always discovering. Through the work we do, we engage with our community and world beyond our hometown. We don’t fit the mould, we break it.
We educate and transform the lives of our students and the people around us. We recruit students for their promise and potential and for where they want to go.
We stand out, not just in the UK but in the world, in innovation and research, with excellence in areas from cosmology and forensics to cyber security, epigenetics and brain tumour research.
Just as the world keeps moving, so do we. We’re closely involved with our local community and we take our ideas out into the global marketplace. We partner with business, industry and government to help improve, navigate and set the course for a better future.
Since the first day we opened our doors, our story has been about looking forward. We’re interested in the future, and here to help you shape it.
English Language Requirements
A full list of acceptable English language qualifications may be found on the university website:
IELTS – from 5.5 with no component score less than 5.5, to 6.5 with no component score less than 6.0.
GCSE – Grade C or above.
Pearson Test of English – 54 points with a minimum of 51 in each component.
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) – an overall CAE score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
As an international or EU student at Portsmouth, you can access many scholarships. Your eligibility for these scholarships varies depending on which course you're studying, where you're from and your academic achievement to date.
Here's a summary of the scholarships you can access.