a female student from The Philippines using optometry equipment

If you’re from the Philippines 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 Philippines

If you're joining us from the Philippines, 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:

Foundation courses

If you have your High School Diploma, 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).

Undergraduate courses

If you've completed a foundation 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.

You can also apply with:

A levels

  • 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.

International Baccalaureate

  • Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.

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.

Postgraduate courses

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 2.0, from a recognised Higher Education institution.

Work experience is also required for several postgraduate courses and many courses will require you to have studied relevant subjects. Please see our courses for more details.

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.

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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

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 Philippines, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from the Philippines, you can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the International Alumni Referral Award, Goal Award and Chevening Scholarship. You can find more information about these on our funding page.

Students from the Philippines are eligible to receive our GOAL Award Bursary. The Goal Award 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 £13,200 or above for 2018 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, you can contact our South East Asia Office in Kuala Lumpur. 

Alternatively, you can contact one of our official representatives in the Philippines:

Philippines Agents


G/F Unit 104
Keppel Center Cardinal Rosales Avenuem
corner Samar Loop
Cebu Business Park
Cebu City
6000 Cebu

Tel: (+63) 32-236-2758
Email : info.cebu@idp.com

Website: idp.com/philippines


Unit 301
GC Coporate Plaza
150 Legaspi Street
Legaspi Village
1229 Makati City

Tel: (+63) 2-940-9525
Email: manila@ukeas.com

Website: ukeas.ph

AUG Study

Unit 104
GF E-Square Building
416 Ortigas Ave.
San Juan City
1500 Metro Manila
Tel: (+63) 2-655-8800
Email : manila@augstudy.com

Website: augstudy.com/philippines


Marco Polo Ortigas
Sapphire Road
Ortigas Business Center
1600 Pasig City

Tel: (+63) 2-535-3320
Email : info.manila@idp.com

Website: idp.com/philippines

Events in the Philippines

UKEAS Study World

Date: 19 January 2019

Event type: Education Fair

Time: 1200—1800

Venue: Makati Shangri-la – Isabela Ballroom

Location: Makati Avenue corner, Ayala Avenue, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila, Philippines

Adele Wong, Director of the South East Asia Officer at the University of Portsmouth will be in Manila on Saturday 19 January at the UKEAS Study World Fair. 

Please visit our stand to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.