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University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Check whether University of Portsmouth is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Portsmouth, UK
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    560
  • International students
    5200
  • Nationalities
    150
  • Total programs
    559
  • Acceptance rate
    -

Study abroad at the University of Portsmouth

Located on England’s south coast, the University of Portsmouth is an exciting institution that strives to do things differently. By pushing boundaries in teaching, research, and student support, the institution empowers every pupil to realize their personal and professional dreams.

The University offers hundreds of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees across a wide array of areas. Portsmouth is particularly admired for its teaching and research in sport science, astrophysics, and cybersecurity.

Students have some of the UK’s best educational facilities at their fingertips, including state-of-the-art lab and testing facilities, outstanding athletic venues, and inspiring teaching spaces. All courses are led by the University’s expert faculty, most of whom have priceless industry experience.

With more than 150 student-led clubs you’ll have no trouble finding like-minded people at Portsmouth. The University is also home to 26 competitive athletic teams. They compete against other institutions in British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) leagues.

University of Portsmouth logo

Why study at the University of Portsmouth?

  • Quality teaching

    The University was awarded the gold standard of teaching from the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework

  • 5-star experience

    Portsmouth holds a 5-star rating from QS Stars University Ratings for areas like teaching, internationalization, and inclusiveness

  • Investment in facilities

    The University will be investing £400 million in the coming years to give students access to unbeatable facilities

  • Student satisfaction

    Portsmouth achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 86%, with several courses receiving 100% satisfaction (2020 National Student Survey)

Life as an international student

The University of Portsmouth is an international institution with a global vision. Over 5,000 international students from 150 countries have already chosen Portsmouth as their home from home, but the University is always looking to extend its reach.

The University’s specialist international student advisors will support you at every stage of your study abroad adventure. They’re always ready to help you sort your visa, set up a bank account, plan your finances, find employment, and much more. You can find these services in Portsmouth and key locations across the globe thanks to the University’s 78-strong network of regional offices.

As well as arranging an impressive program of welcome events, the University guarantees accommodation in one of its residence halls for all incoming, full-time students who select Portsmouth as their first-choice institution.

Student reviews for University of Portsmouth

Overall rating
4.08 stars
Based on 10 reviews
Overall experience
4.5 stars
Accommodation
3.7 stars
Academic
4.2 stars
University facilities
4.1 stars
University social
3.9 stars
  • Zeyu Zhang
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Portsmouth Hospitality Management
    Tell us about University of Portsmouth
    UoP is actually surprising me on almost everything, including its facilities, friendly & helpful staff and the high quality of teaching. It's a very good university to spend your time in there.
  • Umme Sumaiyah
    Oman
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Portsmouth Business Law
    Tell us about University of Portsmouth
    Portsmouth University is a very diverse university providing the best student experience. The university provides students with a range of different social activities accommodating every student needs. It’s one of the University that provides free bus transport for its students which is a huge selling point.
  • Ssapan Patel
    India
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    1 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Portsmouth Logistics
    Tell us about University of Portsmouth
    Everything is as expected. Only because of covid-19 the experience has been affected badly.
  • Prashansa Gotame
    Nepal
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    University of Portsmouth Biochemistry
    Tell us about University of Portsmouth
    The university provides Accomodation and library photocopy books etc
  • Panna Kalman
    Hungary
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Portsmouth Criminology
    Tell us about University of Portsmouth
    It has really good sport faculties, It is easy to get from one place to the other there is even a free bus

What University of Portsmouth says

  • Mark Ovens

    Mark Ovens

    University of Portsmouth Deputy Director
    Mark Ovens says

    Portsmouth is ranked 21st in the UK University Rankings (Guardian 2020), and among the top modern university in the United Kingdom in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    We have almost 4,000 international and EU students from over 140 different countries, giving us a multicultural and dynamic feel to our campus. We have made investments in excess of £100 million in to our buildings and resources over the last 10 years including a brand news sports centre which will be finished in 2021.

    Our location is fantastic: you’ll be greeted by miles of beautiful beaches, pretty green spaces and a friendly, optimistic vibe.

    The city sits just across the Channel from mainland Europe, and is home to people from every corner of the world. We also get some of the UK’s best weather: our springs and summers are sunnier and warmer than elsewhere in the UK, and our winters are milder.

    Nobody comes to university just to earn a degree: you’re here to grow as a person, to meet new friends, to learn more about your interests and to explore your potential career. We’re here to help with all of that.

    Our Students’ Union (UPSU) is run for students, by students. It promotes your rights and looks after your wellbeing. UPSU is consistently ranked one of the UK’s top 20 unions, and can support and advise you on everything from housing to health.

    We’ve also got a University wellbeing team who’ll look out for you while you’re with us. If you’re worried about money, health, housing, your studies or anything else, the team are on-hand to listen and help.

    We’re number 1 in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, thanks to our great links with industry. Our Placement Officers who can fix you up with work experience at local, national and international employers; and our Careers and Employability service, where you can get expert, tailored advice on finding a job and developing your career for up to 5 years after you graduate.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of Badminton Courts
    • No. of Squash Courts
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Climbing Wall
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Minor Surgery
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 128
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and Funding

  • Undergraduate tuition

    £15,500 / year

  • Graduate tuition ranges from £15,000 - £17,600 / year

Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship

For September 2020 entry onwards, eligible students will be able to receive the Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship. This scholarship will take the form of a £1,600 fee reduction that will apply to your first year of study.

All self-funding, full-time, on-campus students with annual fees over £14,300 pa from the following countries are eligble for this scholarship in their first year of study and will automatically receive the fee discount: Afghanistan; Algeria; Angola; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Cote d'Ivoire; Dominican Republic; DR of the Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Haiti; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Libya; Macau; Mauritius; Malawi; Malaysia; Mexico; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Panama; Philippines; Russia; Rwanda; Senegal; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic ; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Chancellor's Global Academic Merit Scholarship

This scholarship will take the form of a £5,000 fee reduction that will apply to your first year of study. This scholarship is merit based and applicants would need to have met all their offer conditions by 1st June 2020 (for September 2020 entry).

All self-funding, full-time, on-campus students with annual fees over £14,300 pa from the following countries are eligble to apply for this scholarship in their first year of study: Bangladesh; Egypt; Ghana; India; Kenya; Malaysia; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan; Tanzania; Vietnam; Zimbabwe.

  • School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences (SEGG) Scholarship If you're a self-funded international student, achieve a first or upper second (2:1) from your Bachelor's degree at the University of Portsmouth and accept an offer onto a Master's course before Monday 6th July 2020, you could get 50% off your course tuition fee with our Master's Scholarship.

Eligible programmes: MSc Engineering Geology; MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards; MSc Environmental Geology and Contamination; MSc Crisis and Disaster Management; MSc Geographical Information Systems; MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management.

Faculty of Business and Law Postgraduate Scholarship

If you're a student from the European Union (EU) joining our Faculty of Business and Law on a full-time or part-time postgraduate course, you may be eligible for a 40% discount on your tuition fees. You can apply to be considered for the scholarship if:

  • You're fully self-funded
  • You have UK or EU nationality
  • You've been offered a place on a campus-based full or part-time 180 credit postgraduate course, excluding distance learning or 'top-up' courses
  • You've achieved, or are predicted to achieve, a 2:1 from your undergraduate degree, or have significant, relevant managerial or professional work experience
  • You haven't started your postgraduate course at the University of Portsmouth
  • You must apply for this scholarship before you start your course

Alumni Discount

Self-funding students who have previously studied an undergraduate course at the University of Portsmouth or at a collaborative institution and eligible for a 20% on most postgraduate courses, provided the course is not at a lower level than their highest qualification. Students who studied at Portsmouth under the Study Abroad programme are also eligible for the alumni discount.

Location

University of Portsmouth

University House, Winston Churchill Ave, Portsmouth PO1 2UP, United Kingdom

Portsmouth is famed for its historic dockyard and naval heritage, and blends the best of urban life with stunning sandy beaches and seaside views.