If you’re from China 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 China
If you're joining us from China, 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:
Entry requirements vary depending on which course you’re applying for, but if you have a Diploma from a Specialised College (zhong zhuan), the High School Diploma and the High School Graduation Equivalency, you'll usually 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 completed the Chinese Senior High School Diploma plus one year at a recognised university in China, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree. You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.
If you don't have a Chinese Senior High School Diploma, you can 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 may also be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate degree programme if you have a College Graduation Diploma (Dazhuan) from a recognised university or college on completion of two to three years of study, or a BTEC HND or SQA HND Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject.
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 one of the following from a recognised Higher Education institution:
- a Bachelor's degree (normally from a four year undergraduate programme)
- a Bachelor's degree from Higher Education Self-Study Examinations (full time)
- a top-up degree or university-recognised Pre-Master’s Foundation programme
Typical minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:
- From 2.8 on a scale of 1-4
- From 7 on a scale of 1-10
If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme atInternational 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 China, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
Scholarships and Bursaries
As a student from China, you can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the International Alumni Referral Award, PassPort Bursary and Chevening Scholarship. You can find more information about these on our funding page.
SQA Advanced Diploma Scholarship
The Advanced Diploma Scholarship from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is worth £2,000 to £3,000. You can apply for this scholarship if you meet the following conditions:
- you're a Chinese mainland student
- you will graduate in 2019
- you've firmly accepted an unconditional or conditional offer with us
- you've achieved, or are predicted to achieve, a general Graded Unit of A (i.e. AAA or AA) with no subject grade below 60 from your academic studies or you have significant, relevant social practices experience, or managerial or professional work experience
- you've achieved English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0
- you haven't yet started your postgraduate course with us
You must apply for this scholarship before you start your course. Applications are open from 1 May 2019 - 15 June 2019.
If your application is successful, we’ll assess your application and grades against other applications to decide the scholarship amount you’ll be granted. Your scholarship amount will be automatically discounted from your tuition fee at the start of your course.
How to apply
Full details of the application process are on our Chinese website.
Representatives and agents
If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, contact our official representative in China:
Agents in China
Aceleader Culture & Education Consultant Co. Ltd
Anbridge International Educational Consulting Co Ltd
Aoji International Education Ltd
2F Interchina Commercial Building,
Deng Shi Kou Street 33# , DongCheng District
Aus-Canada Education Consulting Co.LTD
Floor 10, Building 15, Jianwai SOHO
the 39th Dongsanhuan Rd
Tel: +86 17710857724
Beijing International Education Institute
BEO Ltd - Beijing
BHS Education & Technology Co. Ltd (BEE)
BWD (Beijing) Educational Consulting Co. Ltd
Can-Achieve International Education Ltd - SOHO
China Education International
China Prospect Culture Exchange (Beijing) Co. Ltd
Chivast Education International
Dadi Overseas Studies Service Centre (China)
Dongfang International Centre for Educational Exchange
Division of European Affairs, Dongfang International Center for Educational Exchange,
China Scholarship Council,Floor 16, Dacheng Mansion, No. 127 Xuanwumen Xidajie
Tel: +86 (0) 10-6641-1821
EASYUK Education Co. Ltd
EduGlobal China Limited
Gengdan Institute of Beijing University of Technology
Gong Shang Da Overseas Education Agency Service Center
No 175 Sonyzhang East Street,
Grandland International Education China
Floor 22, Block A, Pacific Century Place,
Jia No. 2 Gongtibei Road
Haotian Yonghe Consulting Co
Hengda Investment Co Ltd
HHL Overseas Education Service Co Ltd
Hunan Education Services
IDP Education - Beijing
Index Education Services - Shanghai, China
Jintuolian International Education Consultation Co. Ltd
JJL International Education Exchange Promotion Ltd
JK Business Consulting (Shanghai) Ltd
JL International Education Ltd
Kerun Education and Culture Development Co. Ltd
Merrill Link International Education Ltd
New Channel International Education Consulting Co Ltd
New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co. Ltd
Oxbridge Education & Culture Development Co. Ltd
Power Academy Co., Ltd
Prepare Education & Technology Co. Ltd
Sagittarius Education Technology & Development Co. Ltd
UK Shidai Education
UK Yawee International Education & Technology Ltd
UKEAS - Beijing
University Explorer International/UEI School
Wiseway Global Co. Ltd
2708 Fltrp Plaza (Wai Yan She Da Sha),
19 Xi San Huan Bei Lu
Wuzi University Foreign Language Department
Ying Fan Education Service Co Ltd
Yulong Shikong Education Technology Development Co. Ltd
Zhongjiao Anxue Education and Technology Co. Ltd
Beijing Huatongxinnuo International Cultural Exchange Centre
Blue Sky Study Co. Ltd
Cheung Kong International Education
Hope Study Abroad Service
Huatong Xinnuo International Cultural Exchange Centre (iAE China)
IDP Promising Education Shanghai
Room 710 - 712, 7th Floor,
Sheng'ai Mansion, No. 88 Caoxi North Road
Xuhui District, 200235
IDP Education - Shanghai
iHorizon Group (HK) Limited
No 13. Gumei West Road,
Minhang District, 201102
Liu Cheng International Group Limited
OSSC LTD - Shanghai
Premium Education International Ltd
Ray Education Consulting Limited
Sapientia Education (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
Shinesail International Co., Ltd
Shanghai Siyuan Education Consulting Service Co., Ltd
Shanghai Golden Education Training Co., Ltd
Shanghai Liu-Xue-Gang Education Service Co., Ltd
Shanghai 360 Education Investment Co., Ltd
Shanghai Xingruo Study Abroad Service Co., Ltd
Shanghai SISU Educational Information Centre for International Exchanges
Study International UK Ltd - Shanghai (SIUK)
Telfort Education Group
Chengdu Hope Education
Chengdu Huaying Consulting and Service Co., Ltd.
Chengdu Qibang Culture and Communication Co.Ltd
United Kingdom Education Centre (UKEC)
First Forest Overseas Study Consulting Services Co Ltd
BOYA Education Group Inc. representing CIBT College of Guangzhou University
Chamberlain Educational Services Centre - Guangzhou
Education International Cooperation (EIC) Group Ltd
GEN - Global Education Network
Guangdong Service Center for Scholarly Exchange
Guangwai Service Centre for Studying Abroad
Guangzhou City Senrui Educational Information and Consultation Co Ltd
Zhejiang Hope Study Abroad Service
Anhui ADH Migration & Education Services Co. Ltd
Hefei Zhiyu Education Consulting Company
Henan Zhengtu Overseas Study Service Co. Ltd
Henan Polytechnic University
Jinan Light Bird Education Consulting Co. Ltd
Jinan Mingqian Culture Communications Co Ltd
Shandong Provincial Education Company for International Exchange
Shandong AE Education Consultants Ltd
Shenyang Zhongrui Culture and Education Exchange Co Ltd
Tieling Well Education Information Consulting Co., Ltd
iStudy Education Group
Floor 9, Block 5, Xingzhihui Business Garden,
No 19, Xinghuo Road, High Tech Zone
Jiangsu Chenbang Education Sci-tech Co. Ltd
Kingstar Overseas Education Service Co. of Nanjing. Jiangsu
UKEAS - Nanjing
Ningbo Hongzhi Education & Technology Co., Ltd
Shandong Chamber of International Commerce Service Centre for Overseas Study
Jinan Ruijia Huatong Education Consulting co. Ltd
Amber Education Services Ltd
IDP Education - Shenzhen Guangdong
Servlight Int'l Education Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Shenzhen University Uabroad International Education Co., Ltd.
UKEAS - Shenzhen