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Admission Requirements

To gain admissions onto a pathway course, you need to meet our English and Academic entry requirements. We accept a wide range of qualifications and course requirements may differ year on year. You will find the standard entry criteria for our courses below. 

Academic Entry Requirements

Country / Region Year 0 (Foundation)

Afghanistan

Successful completion of Grade 12 Graduation Certificate with 60%

Albania

Successful completion of Dëftesë Pjekurie (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) / Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore (Diploma of State Matura) with 5 subjects pass with Grade 5 or above

Algeria

Baccalauréat or Baccalauréat Technique/Commercial with a minimum score of 10–11 points (sans mention/passable)

Angola

Habilitação Literárias Pass overall - 12

Armenia

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Australia

Completion of Year 11

Azerbaijan

Certificate of Completetion of Attestat /Secondary Education

Bangladesh

Completion of Alim/ HSC: (new GPA system) GPA of 2.00 or (Old system) grade C with no less than 45% in any subject

OR completion of 4 year Diploma in Engineering with GPA 2.00

Belarus

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Botswana

Botswana GCSE: minimum 5 passes (including Mathematics where required)

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Medio with grade 4 average

Brunei

GCSE: 5 passes including Mathematics and English where required

Bhutan

N/A

Cambodia

Upper Secondary Education (Year 11) with grade C average

Cameroon

Successful completion of Baccalaureat of General Secondary Education with average 10 or above

Canada

Completion of Grade 11

China

Completion of Senior Middle 2: Minimum 70%

Egypt

Certificate of Secondary Education with 60% average

Ethiopia

Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate/ General Secondary Education Certificate with 65%

Georgia

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education or Completion of Secondary Vocational Education

Ghana

Completion of SSCE (WAEC): 5 passes with average grade above D7 and English Language at C6

Grenada

Completion of CSES with 5 passes

Kuwait

Completion of Tawjahiya/Thanawiya: minimum 60% average

Hong Kong

Successful progression to Form 6 OR 6 points/ (4 points + Liberal Studies A) at HKDSE (2 sem foundation) OR 8 points/ (6 points + Liberal Studies A) at HKDSE

India

Completion of All India or State Board SSC (X) with average 50% (X and/or XI)

Indonesia

Completion of STTB-SMA (Year 11)

International Baccalaureate

Completion of Middle Year Programme or IB Certificate

Iran

Year 3 High School Diploma: Pass Overall

Iraq

Successful completion of Adadiyah (Certificate of Preparatory Education / Sixth Form Baccalaureat) with 65% or higher

Japan

Year 3 Kotogakko: GPA 2.0

Jordan

Completion of Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate): minimum 60% average

Kazakhstan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Kenya and East Africa

Completion of KCSE /CSE with minimum 5 passes

Korea

High School Year 12 completion

or High school Year 11 with an average ranked grade of 1-4/9 (1-5/9 for Accounting and Finance/Business)

or average 70/100 in Korean GED

Kyrgyzstan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education or Professional/Technical Qualification Certificate

Laos

Completion of the Baccalaureat with passes in all subjects

Latin America

Bachillerato with an overall average grade of 60%

Lebanon

Baccalaureat General: Grade 11/20

Libya

Completion of Secondary Education Certificates with 65%

Macau

Year 0: Senior Middle 2: Minimum 65% (instead of 70%)

Malawi

MCSE: Pass Overall

Malaysia

UEC-Senior Middle level 2: 3 passes at C7 or above / Completion of UEC Senior Middle Level 2 with overall 55% or above

OR

SPM : 3 passes – minimum grade D

Mauritius

GCSE: 5 passes including Mathematics and English where required

Mongolia

Certificate of Secondary Education with 60% average

Morocco

Diplôme du Baccalaureat passed with grades between 10-15/20 (or Certificat dEnseignement Secondaire for Foundation in Business) / For Engineering & Technology pathway: America Academy in Morocco with 2.5 GPA and above can be accepted

Myanmar

Completion of basic Education High School Examination Matriculation: Pass overall (above 40%)

Namibia

GCSE: 5 passes including Mathematics and English where required or HIGCSE: 5 passes including Mathematics and English where required or, SSC Ordinary Level: 5 passes including Mathematics and English where required

Nepal

Completion of HSC: (New GPA system) GPA of 2.00 or (Old system) grade C with no less than 45% in any subject

New Zealand

National Certificate in Education Achievement (NCEA): Level 2 with 60 credits plus 20 credits at Levels 1 or 3

Nigeria

SSCE (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB): 5 passes at minimum D7 or above including English language at C6

Oman

Completion of Thanawiya Amma/ Oman GED: (minimum 60% average)

Pakistan

Completion of SSC (X) with average 50% OR completion of HSC with average 45% (plus SSC Maths 50% for science and engineering pathways)

Philippines

Successful completion of Junior High School certificate (post 2016)

Qatar

Completion of Thanawiya Amma: minimum 60% average

Republic of Moldova

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education or Diploma of Completed Specialised (Vocational) Secondary Education Level III

Russia

Certificate of Completetion of Attestat /Svidetelstvo o Srednem Obrazovanii) Secondary Education

Rwanda

Ordinary Level Certificate of Education: When grades 1-6 are obtained in 5 subjects OR- TVET (grades being confirmed with UoP)

Saudi Arabia

Completion of General Secondary School Certificate withh minimum 60% average

Singapore

Sec 4: Pass Overall

South Africa

Successful completion of year 11 or completion of National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 4 passes at grade 2

Southern African Education System

GCE O Levels: 5 passes

Sri Lanka

Completion of Year 11 with GCE O Levels or equivalent: Minimum 5 GCE O Levels from grades A-C

Sudan

5 passes in Sudan School Certificate at Grade D or above

Swaziland

Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education

Sweden

Slutbetyg från Grundskola (Compulsory Education Leaving Certificate) with grade 15/C average

Syria

Completion of High School Certificate with 60%

Taiwan

Completion of Seione Middle School with overall 60% (for Science and Engineering pathway, required overall 70%)

Tajikistan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Tanzania

IGCSE/CSE min 5 passes or equivalent

Thailand

Matayom 5: GPA 3.0

Turkey

Devlet Meslek Lise Diplomasi: Completion of High School Certificate

Turkmenistan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Uganda

Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE): when grades 1-6 are obtained in 5 subjects OR Completion of ICCE General Certificate with 5 passes or above

Ukraine

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

USA

High School Diploma: GPA 2.0 OR

Completion of Year 11 at High School Diploma and 600/ 1600 in SAT Reasoning (SATR)

Uzbekistan

Certificate of Completed (General) Secondary Education (O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma)

OR

Diploma of Professional College

OR

Diploma of Academic Lyceum grade 3

Vietnam

Completion of Year 11: GPA 6.5 or Completion of Year 12: GPA 4.0

West African Education System

Completion of SSCE (WAEC / NECO): 5 passes with average grade above D7 and English language at C6

Yemen

Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with overall average at least 70%

Zambia

School Certificate when grades 1-6 obtained in 5 subjects

Zimbabwe

Successful completion of Zimsec/GCE O level with minimum 5 passes

UK

Completion of GCSE with minimum 5 passes (with Mathematics where required) OR AS Levels with minimum 32 tariff points

Belgium

Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur OR Diplôme d’accès à l’enseignment supérieur OR Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs OR Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

Bulgaria

Diploma of Completed Secondary Specialised Education with grade 5 average

Croatia

Svjedodžba o Završnom Ispitu (Certificate of Completed Education) with grade 4 average

Cyprus

Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio) with grade 10 average

Czech Republic

Completion of 2 years of Matura, Gymnasium or Stredni with minimum grade 3.5

Denmark

Folkeskolens 10 Klasseprøve / Folkeskolens Afgangsprøve (10th Form Advanced Leaving Examination) with grade 02 average

Estonia

Completion of one of the following qualifications: Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta (Vocational Secondary Education Certificate) OR Lõputunnistus põhihariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta Vocational Secondary Education Certificate post-basic education wih grade 5 average

Finland

Ammatillinen Perustutkinto / Yrkesinriktad Grundexamen (Vocational Upper Secondary Award) with grade 5 average

France

Completion of one of the following qualifications: Brevet de Technicien / Brevet Professionnel / Brevet des Métiers dArt / Brevet de Maîtrise / Brevet Technique des Métiers with grade 16 average

Germany

Completion of one of the following qualifications: Hauptschulabschluss (awarded on completion of year 10) OR Realschulabschluss / Mittlere Reife / Mittlerer Schulabschluss / Erweiterter Realschulabschluss / Fachoberschulreife / Sekundarabschluss 1 OR Berufsfachschulabschluss (Assistentenberufe / Vollqualifizierende Berufsausbildung) (from 2013) with grade 2 average

Greece

Successful completion of Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate (Apolytirio) with grade 10 average

Hungary

Completion of Szakközépiskola Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Vocational Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with grade 4 average

Ireland (Eire)

Leaving Certificate with 5 x O4

Italy

Successful completion of Diploma di Esame di Stato with minimum 60%

Lithuania

Pagrindinio Išsilavinimo Pažymejimas (Basic School Leaving Certificate) with grade 8 average

Malta

Secondary Education Certificate with grade 5 average

Netherlands

Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) diploma with grade 6 average

Poland

Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego (Certificate of Completion from a General Lyceum) with grade 4 average

Portugal

Completion of Year 12 with grade average 12, without final Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação awarded

Romania

Certificat de Absolvire a Ciclului Inferior al Liceului (Compulsory Education /Junior High School Graduation Certificate) with grade 8 average

Spain

Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO) with grade 7 average

Course specific Academic Requirements  Year 1 (Integrated) Science | Year 0 MPham
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry 88 tariff points at GCE A/AS level including A Level Biology and Chemistry or equivalent
BSc (Hons) Biology 88 tariff points at GCE A/AS level with at least two science subjects including Biology
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 88 tariff points at GCE A/AS level with at least two science subjects including Biology at grade C/ 32 points
BSc (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics 64 tariff points at GCE A/AS level
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science 64 tariff points at GCE A/AS level
BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology 88 tariff points at GCE A/AS level including one science subject at grade C/32 points or equivalent
BA (Hons) Geography 72 tariff points at GCE A/AS level
BSc (Hons) Geography 72 tariff points at GCE A/AS level
BSc (Hons) Geology 64 tariff points at GCE A/AS level
BSc (Hons) Marine Environmental Science 64 tariff points at GCE A/AS level
BSc (Hons) Marine Biology 88 tariff points at GCE A/AS level with at least two science subjects including Biology
BSc (Hons) Paleontology  64 tariff points at GCE A/AS level
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 80 tariff points at GCE A/AS level with at least two science subjects including Biology or Chemistry at grade C/32 points
BSc (Hons) Physics 80 tariff points at GCE A/AS level
BSc (Hons) Psychology 88 tariff points at GCE A/AS level including one science subject at grade C/32 points or equivalent
BSc (Hons) Sports Management and Development

80 tariff points at GCE A/AS level

MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy
(Year 0)

GCSE 5 passes including Chemistry and Mathematics at Grade C or above
OR

Completion of IB Certificate with Mathematics and Chemistry at Grade 4 or above

OR

Completion of Secondary Education/Tawjahiya/Thanawiya: minimum 60% average (With Maths and Chemistry at 75% or above)
OR
Meet the foundation entry requirement + achieved an average of 55- 70% (depending on school's banding) on Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. (Hong Kong)

English Language Requirements

The language of instruction at ICP is English. To attain entry into the undergraduate or postgraduate pathway, you must be able to demonstrate you have a suitable level of English proficiency. You can do this by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below.

 

*Please note that students applying for BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene, BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy require IELTS 6.5 (with a minumum of 6.0 in each component) for Foundation entry. 

Approved SELT 
Undergraduate pathway
Postgraduate pathway

 

Year 0

Year 1

Pre-Master's

IELTS

5.5 (5.5)*

6.0 (5.5)

6.0 (5.5)

TOEFL iBT

72 with a minimum of:
18 in Reading
17 in Listening
20 in Speaking
12 in Writing

79 with a minimum of:
18 in Reading
17 in Listening
20 in Speaking
17 in Writing

79 with a minimum of:
18 in Reading
17 in Listening
20 in Speaking
17 in Writing

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

51 points with a minimum of 51 in each component

54 points with a minimum of 51 in each component

54 points with a minimum of 51 in each component

Language Cert (SELT ONLY)

B2 Communicator Pass in the LanguageCert International ESOL

B2 Communicator High Pass in the LanguageCert International ESOL

B2 Communicator High Pass in the LanguageCert International ESOL

ICP also works in partnership with Language Specialists International (LSI) to deliver English language tuition from IELTS 4.0 upwards. Situated next to ICP, LSI is the perfect place to improve your English and enter an Undergraduate or Postgraduate pathway at the University of Portsmouth. For more details please visit www.lsi-portsmouth.co.uk or email admission.uk@navitas.com

English language preparation

ICP's Pre-sessional English Language takes place in the same classrooms as our academic courses, so students studying English language are part of the ICP student body and have access to the same university facilities as those in academic courses. Successful completion of your Pre-sessional course guarantees you a place on the following academic stage at ICP.

You will be eligible to apply for one visa for your entire pathway - from your entry at ICP (including Pre-Sessional English if required) through to graduation from the University of Portsmouth.

By completing a Pre-sessional English language course at ICP, you will:

  • increase your understanding of English
  • improve your pronunciation, grammatical skills and reading comprehension
  • develop a broad, academically useful vocabulary
  • improve your ability to participate in seminars and take useful lecture notes
  • build on your writing skills for essays, reports and assignments
  • become confident at public speaking and delivering presentations
  • develop research skills so you can read academic texts, journals and papers efficiently and effectively
  • develop the independent study skills required for success in a university environment

Pre-sessional English language entry requirements

Undergraduate Entry requirements Duration

Year 0 

IELTS 5.5 (5.0)

6 weeks

Year 0 

IELTS 5.0 (4.5)

10 weeks

Year 1

IELTS 6.0 (5.0)

6 weeks

Year 1

IELTS 5.0 (4.5)

13 weeks

Postgraduate Entry requirements Duration

Pre-Master's

IELTS 6.0 (5.0)

6 weeks

Pre-Master's

IELTS 5.0 (4.5)

13 weeks

International College Portsmouth

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Telephone: +44 (0) 23 9284 8540
Email: info@icp.port.ac.uk