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University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth


A new breed of university, we believe in your potential – and we want to help you thrive in the world. We welcome over 4,000 international and EU students from around 150 countries. Because we are always looking to the future. And we know that the future is global. We are ranked 21st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020) and one of the world’s Top 150 young universities (Times Higher Education University Rankings 2019). We have a 5 star rating for our teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and innovation (QS Stars 2019). And our teaching is rated Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. Now let’s talk about your future. We are here to support your education, ambitions and wellbeing. That means giving you life-changing learning and career opportunities. It means matching our teaching to your needs, and the needs of employers. What’s more, it means helping you with every aspect of settling, living and learning in the UK – from housing to health, to managing money and more. With courses designed to meet the challenges of the competitive global jobs market, you will be well prepared for a successful life after graduation. 97.5 per cent of our graduates are working or in further study within six months (DHLE 2017). And we are the UK’s number one university for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017).


Scholarships and grants

At Portsmouth we have the EU Transition scholarship. There is no application necessary for this, and it is based on students having an EU or EEA passport, and a minimum of three years of residency in the EEA or EU prior to their course start date. The scholarship brings their fees down to home levels, for example, undergraduate course fees are then £9,250.

What clothes should I pack? What does ‘undergraduate’ mean? Do I need an interview to study in the UK? From the very basic to the most complex questions, our panel of British Council staff, university representatives and UK students are ready and willing to answer them.
Jonathan Williams, International Recruitment Manager, University of Portsmouth
Jonathan Williams, International Recruitment Manager, University of Portsmouth
Jonathan is Senior Global Officer at University of Portsmouth. I've been in this role since 2013 and previous to that my background is in English language teaching. I taught at the University of Liverpool, but also overseas in Costa Rica, Italy, and Spain. In my role at Portsmouth, I am responsible for the EU, but have also worked in the MENA region.
Ffion Bailey, Regional Manager, University of St Andrews
Ffion Bailey, Regional Manager, University of St Andrews
Ffion is the Regional Manager (Europe) at the University of St Andrews. She supports students who are interested in finding out more about the University, and as a graduate of St Andrews herself, she is happy to share her own experiences of the academic and student life.
Isabel Kestler, Student, University of St Andrews
Isabel Kestler, Student, University of St Andrews
My name is Isabel, I am a Mathematics and Philosophy student from Germany and about to enter my third year of studies at the University of St. Andrews. I took a gap year after graduating from high school, love travelling and exploring other cultures and am now a student ambassador for the university and on the committees of the German and the Philosophy Society.
Joao Santos, Student, University of Portsmouth
Joao Santos, Student, University of Portsmouth
My name is João Santos, an undergraduate student from Portugal. I'm studying Computer Science and had the opportunity to do a placement year and experienced working with an established company like BAE Systems. Coming to the UK to study was the best decision I made.


  • Accounting
Agriculture and related sciences
  • Agriculture
Architecture, building and planning
  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Planning (urban, rural, and regional)
Biological sciences
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology, biophysics, and biochemistry
  • Psychology – take a look at our psychology subject guide
  • Sport and exercise science
Business, management and administrative studies
  • Accounting
  • Business studies
  • Finance
  • Hospitality, leisure, and tourism
  • Human resource management
  • Management studies
  • Marketing
Chemical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
Civil engineering
  • Civil engineering
Computer science
  • Computer science
  • Information systems
  • Software engineering
Creative arts
  • Cinematics and photography
  • Creative/imaginative writing
  • Design studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Teacher training
Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
Engineering and technology
  • Chemical, process, and energy
  • Civil engineering
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • General engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Production and manufacturing
  • English
  • English and creative writing
  • English literature
Film, Cinematics & Photography
  • Film, Cinematics & Photography
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Geology
Historical and philosophical studies
  • Archaeology
  • Heritage studies
  • History by area
  • History by period
  • History by topic
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and religious studies
Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
  • Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
  • Journalism
  • Comparative literary studies
  • English studies
  • European studies
  • Linguistics
  • Law
  • Marketing
Mathematical science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Mechanical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
Media studies
  • Media studies
Medicine and allied subjects
  • Pharmacology, toxicology, and pharmacy
Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry
  • Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry
Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy
  • Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy
Physical sciences
  • Geology
  • Materials science
  • Physical geographical sciences
  • Physics
  • Science of aquatic and terrestrial environments
  • Applied psychology
  • Child psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
Publishing, media and information management
  • Information services
Social studies
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Human and social geography
  • Politics
  • Social policy
  • Social work
  • Sociology
Social work
  • Social work
Software engineering
  • Software engineering


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