Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • Airport pick-up service (for a fee) on specific dates from London Heathrow Airport.
  • Free international and EU orientation programme to help students settle into the city and make new friends before their course starts.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All international (non-EU) students are guaranteed a room in halls of residence for their first year provided they have submitted an accommodation application by the specified deadline (please refer to the university website). Students must hold an unconditional offer and have their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
  • The university offers both catered and self-catered halls, 90% of which have en-suite facilities and all with free Wi-Fi access.
  • Most student accommodation is centrally located and within easy walking distance of the campus, but students who choose to live beside the sea at Langstone Student Village benefit from a free regular bus service to and from the main campus.
  • There is a good supply of private-sector accommodation available if students prefer to live out in the city. The university runs a series of housing events, offers online resources and a student matching service to help students meet like-minded housemates to share with.
  • The university also provides ongoing housing advice and support to all students to make sure that they are settled in Portsmouth throughout their course.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £12,000 £12,000
Mixed £12,700 £12,700
Laboratory £13,700 £13,700
Clinical £25,400 -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?