University of Portsmouth
Join us at the UK's only island-city! At Portsmouth, we have five faculties: Business and Law, Science, Creative and Cultural Industries, Humanities, and Technology. Our highest ranking courses are in the field of Biology, but we also have a long history in providing Engineering studies, Business/Marketing, and a range of state of the Arts Media courses, too!
Scholarships & funding
EU students starting in October 2021 or February 2022 may be eligible for the EU transition scholarship, which ensures Home fees for the duration of their studies at the University of Portsmouth.
Explore Portsmouth and its weather throughout the year.
Why study at University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.
Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.
The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.
The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.
University of Portsmouth is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
teaching excellence framework (TEF) Gold
UK Government (2017)
TOP 30 in uk FOR STUDENT SATISFACTION
National Student Survey (2020)
#1 in uk FOR BOOSTING GRADUATE SALARIES
The Economist (2017)
94% of graduates employed or in further studies
HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey (2019)
Student services & facilities
The university has two gyms on campus, plus a brand new state of the arts sports centre including a swimming pool, athletics tracks and dedicated spaces for personal training.
The Global office supports all overseas students with visa advice, plus anything that you may need throughout your time with us.
We have a Careers and Employability centre on campus, which guides students in securing their first part-time jobs in Portsmouth, but also they help students in getting a graduate job when their degrees are completed.
We have a city centre campus and we are the only university in the city.
Portsmouth is in the middle of the south coast, which means the city is really well connected. London is just over an hour away and there are ferries that leave Portsmouth daily to France and to Spain.
Students have an active outdoors lifestyle due to our warmer weather compared to cities further north. We have the most sunlight of any UK city!
Students can stay in on campus accommodation, or if they prefer to do so, rent private apartments or shared houses in the city, nearby the university.
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