If you’re from Italy 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 Italy
If you're joining us from Italy, 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 have the Esame di Stato with a grade in the range of 75-80 or above (depending on the course), 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 the Esame di Stato, 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.
If you have a High National Diploma (HND) or Higher Diploma you can apply for advanced entry onto a relevant undergraduate programme.
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.
We recognise Bachelor's degrees from Italy for entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes. We would consider grades between 90 and 100.
If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at International 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 Italy, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
Fees and Funding
As an EU student, if you have achieved a first class honours degree and accept an offer on a Master's course before 28 June 2019, you could get £3,000 off your course tuition fee with our Master's Scholarship for new students.
The UK Department for Education has announced that students from countries within the European Union and enrolling in English universities in 2019-2020, will pay the same tuition fees as UK students and remain eligible for financial support for the duration of their courses.
You'll be able to study with us in the 2019-2020 academic year with a guarantee of a student loan for the whole of your studies and this status will last for the duration of your degree.
You can find more information about our fees and funding 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 one of our official representatives in Italy:
Agents in Italy
Events in Italy
Masters and More Fair
Date: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Event type: Education Fair
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Westin Palace
Location: Westin Palace, Milan
Jonathan Williams (Senior Global Officer) from the University of Portsmouth will be attending the Masters and More Fair in Milan. Please visit our stand at the event to receive advice on studying at the University of Portsmouth.