University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth is a very popular university, ranked among the leading modern universities. We have over 23,000 students, including more than 4,000 overseas students from over 100 countries. Our aim is to give you an excellent student experience focused on knowledge and skills essential for roles in the global workplace.
The University’s history dates back to 1908 when it was first established as Portsmouth Municipal College. The University has a strong reputation for teaching and student satisfaction with notable research strengths. We also have excellent links with industry and a strong record of student employability.
Just 90 minutes by direct train from the centre of London, Portsmouth is also within easy reach of Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports. As a busy ferry port, it is a gateway to the continent with regular sailings to France and Spain.
The University offers a wide range of purpose-built, modern and well-equipped halls of residence. Both catered and self-catered options are available. The halls are available across three locations, with 3000 rooms in total:
In the self-catered halls, students cook for themselves in shared kitchens, or in their own kitchenettes. The catered halls provide up to 14 meals per week.
Facilities at the halls include:
All new international (non-EU and non-exchange) students starting a full-time course in September 2014 are guaranteed an offer of a place in University halls for the first year of study.
If your first language is not English, the University’s minimum English language proficiency levels are:
We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across a wide range of disciplines. The courses are structured to extend knowledge and broaden the skills of the students. Members of the academic staff are international experts in their fields.
Portsmouth enjoys a prime position on England’s south coast, served by first-class air, road and sea connections to the rest of Britain and Europe.
The University is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and top modern university in the UK (THE World University Rankings 2013/14).
All new international (non EU and non exchange) students starting a full-time course in September 2014 are guaranteed an offer of a place in University halls for the first year of study as long as they complete the form and pay a deposit by the deadline in August.