If you’re from the Dominican Republic 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 the Dominican Republic
If you're joining us from the Dominican Republic, 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:
If you've successfully completed a recognised foundation programme, or have SAT and APTs (SAT with a combined score of around 1100, plus minimum of 3 APs from Group A subjects with grades above 3), you'll usually be accepted to the first year of a degree.
You can also 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.
If you've successfully completed a good Licenciatura of at least 4 years at a recognised university in the Dominican Republic, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree. You should generally have a minimum grade of 80 out of 100, 3 out of 5, or Muy Bueno/Very Good and have studied relevant subjects.
English language requirements
When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. You can see which tests we recognise and specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.
We accept a Grade B2 or above in English, 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
Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.
Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from the Dominican Republic, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
Scholarships and Bursaries
As a student from the Dominican Republic, 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.
We are also pleased to announce our partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCyT) to provide scholarships to students from the Dominican Republic at Masters level. As part of this agreement, a number of sponsored students will be eligible to enter certain Master's courses.
For more information, contact the MESCyT directly using the details below.
Students from the Dominican Republic are also eligible to receive our PassPort Bursary. The PassPort Bursary gives privately-funded students a 10% tuition fee reduction for their first year of study at Portsmouth.
It applies to all degree courses with fees of £13,900 or above for 2019 entry. You can find more information about these on our funding page.
Representatives and agents
If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, contact our official representatives in the Dominican Republic. You can also see contact information for the MESCyT:
Contacts in Dominican Republic
Contact our Global Officer for the region, Jonathan Williams, on +44 (0)77 2033 9182
Alejandra Monroy Alvarez