International Students

Why Portsmouth?

Five good reasons to make Portsmouth your first choice:

Top ranking university

Top Ranking

Choose the University of Portsmouth and you will be studying at a leading British university. We are in the top 25 in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019, our students report high levels of satisfaction and we are in the top 30 English mainstream universities with a National Student Satisfaction score of 88%, which is above the national average. Read more about our ranking.

Career enhancing courses

Teaching for bright futures

You’ll be taught by dedicated academics who are in touch with the latest developments in their industries. Our courses are informed by experts who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge in their subjects through research. All of our courses that can be are accredited by professional bodies. You will have opportunities to take part in career enhancing activities, such as placements, exchanges, enterprise, volunteering or work-based learning. Our students are highly employable with 97.5% of our graduates in full-time work or further study six months after graduation. Find a course.

Student friendly city

Student-Friendly City

Location is an important factor when choosing a university. If you choose Portsmouth, you will be located in a lively island city on the south coast of England. With its port, dockyard and naval heritage, Portsmouth has a long history of welcoming visitors from all over the world.  The historic sits comfortably with the modern, offering you the best of both worlds. Everything is close by in Portsmouth and the campus is in the city centre, meaning  the shops, the train station and the beach are all a short walk away. Take a look at the City. The University has specific services designed to support you as an international student. Find out more about support.

Cost effective


You will find that Portsmouth is a good place to live on a student budget too. You’ll find good local markets selling fruit and vegetables and supermarkets and shops selling international food.  You can work for up to 20 hours a week in term time, if you want to make your money go further, and being a thriving waterfront City, Portsmouth has many part-time job opportunities. Find out more about Portsmouth.


Campus for learning and living

You’ll join a community 22,000 students with over 4,000 international students from 130 different countries. We have fantastic facilities including a model pharmacy, courtroom, forensics house, creative studios, tv studios and cutting-edge laboratories for science and engineering. We have invested significantly in our new Library and IT facilities. You can choose to live in Halls of Residence or rent privately. In Halls, most rooms are en-suite, have a telephone connection, wi-fi, free broadband and cable TV, including international channels. Female only flats are available and dedicated postgraduate accommodation. Find out about the campus.

Undergraduate Prospectus

Download our International Undergraduate Prospectus for 2018


Postgraduate Prospectus

Download our International Postgraduate Prospectus for 2018