The Great Waterfront City, Portsmouth is the UK’s only city that isn’t on the mainland - technically it’s mostly located on Portsea Island - and has a long and proud history as a port and naval base. It’s still the country’s second busiest port after Dover and a beautiful place to live or to visit thanks to its miles of coastline and rich history.
Portsmouth is the 5th most affordable place to live in the UK as a student with an average monthly cost of living of just £629. It also has an average monthly salary of £3591, making it a great place to stay and work after graduation. International students from more than 150 countries come to study at the University of Portsmouth each year, enjoying the kind of warm welcome and global outlook that you’d expect from a famous port city.