University of Portsmouth

United Kingdom


The University of Portsmouth is the 25th largest in the UK and dates back to the opening of the Portsmouth and Gosport School of Science & Art in 1870. After years as a Polytechnic, it became a university in 1992 and currently has around 28,000 students. More than 4,000 of these are international students from 150 countries around the world.

It offers a range of disciplines, including Pharmacy, International Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Paleontology, Criminology, Criminal Justice and Law. The University of Portsmouth has been ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent for its research facilities.

What are the IELTS requirements for the University of Portsmouth?

Generally, the University of Portsmouth requires an overall IELTS band score of 6.0 and above, with no component below 5.5 for the undergraduate course. For postgraduate, a band score between 6.5 - 7.0 and above is required, with no individual score lower than 5.5 depending on the program. This is applicable to international students from most countries. For more details refer to the Official website of the University of Portsmouth

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The university was rated 'Gold' by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This was for consistently providing outstanding teaching, learning, and outcomes for its students.

The University of Portsmouth has been rated in the top 15 Best UK Universities for personal tutoring, voted by Student Crowd.

Portsmouth offers a vibrant student experience with beaches, music venues, shops and lots of green space. It’s also just 90 minutes away from London by train and was voted as the 7th best place in the UK to live.


The University of Portsmouth’s Careers and Employability Service was voted Top 20 in the UK on Student Crowd. It aims to help students find work experience, placements and networking opportunities while at uni and for five years after graduation. 9 out of 10 of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduation.


The University of Portsmouth acceptance rate is 79%.



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