Future Students FAQ
Important Contact Details
Reception: +44 (0)2393 84 8540
Emergency phone: +44 (0) 7872 548496
University of Portsmouth
University of Portsmouth Coronavirus Helpdesk:
Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 5588
Medical emergencies: 999
Non-Emergency Police Helpline: 101
Samaritans (charity to support mental health emergencies): 116 123 (open 24 hours)
Approach to Teaching
As Covid restrictions in England are largely ending and university life is going back to normal, we expect all students to be joining us face to face from the start of teaching for the May and June intakes.
If you are unable to start your classes on campus, you need to apply to the College Learning and Teaching Board (CLTB) to access your learning online until they you are able to join us. Please contact College.Services@icp.port.ac.uk and provide evidence why you are unable to join face-to-face.
Student without these, and studying only on a smart phone, or with a bad internet connection for example, have struggled to access content, join discussions or complete assessments to the standard required.
Semester dates information is available on our Importand Dates page. It is important you check these details before accepting your offer in order to ensure you have enough time to prepare for your studies with us.
Can I still apply for May/June 2022?
- Admission for our summer 2022 semester is still open. Please submit a full application incliding a passport copy, academic and English qualifications through our online application form. We aim to process all applications within 5 working days.
What is the application deadline?
- Our application deadlines differ depending on the country you're applying from. The table below is a general guideline. If you are unsure whether you can meet those deadlines or have a question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Application and Payment deadlines
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Low Risk - 3 weeks
before CAS deadline
High Risk - 4 weeks
before CAS deadline
Low Risk - 2 weeks
before CAS deadline
High Risk - 3 weeks
before CAS deadline
|Undergraduate||Low Risk - 16 May
High Risk - 5 May
|Low Risk - 23 May
High Risk - 19 May
|Postgraduate||Low Risk - 13 June
High Risk - 2 June
|Low Risk - 20 June
High Risk - 13 June
I already have an offer and have questions about next steps, who do I contact?
Please send your outstanding documents stated in your offer letter to email@example.com and our team will get back to you. If you have any specific enquiry or questions we will be more than happy to assist you.
Your CAS statement
- We will start working on your CAS once you have confirmed your place and settled the tuition fee deopsit on your offer letter. A member of our admissions team will contact you or your agent to explain all steps you need to complete in order to receive your CAS. Find our more about Applying for a Student Route Visa on this page.
Your visa application
- As an international student, you'll need a visa to study in the UK. We strongly encourage you to submit your visa application as soon as you receive your CAS letter. It is very important that you keep us informed about the status of your visa application. Please contact your agent or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you receive your visa decision or in case your visa application is taking longer than usual. Visa processing times vary depending on the country you are applying from.
Your registration and enrolment
- To become a student at ICP and the University, you need to register with ICP as well as University of Portsmouth in order to gain access to your timetable and all services and facilities available on campus. This is compulsory for all students. You will recieve information about your registration as soon as your CAS statement is issued.
Can I defer my offer letter to another intake?
- If you are not able to join us this semester you can defer your place to another intake. You do not have to submit a new application - simply get in touch with your agent or our admissions team and we'll do the rest.
Please make sure to check the latest government travel guidance before booking your flights. You can register to receive regular email updates so you're always informed of any changes.
We recommend that you only book your flights once you receive your visa to avoid missing your departure or paying expensive fees to change your flights.
Do I need to have a Covid vaccination to travel to the UK?
- It is not compulsory to have a Covid vaccination before traveling to the UK, however are additional requirements you need to follow before and after you arrive. For the latest information, check the govenrment website.
Travelling from a Red List country
There are currently no countries or territories on the red list for travel to England.
Can I book an airport pick-up?
- We offer airport pick-ups from all London airports. Please complete our online booking form no later than 48 hours prior to departure and make sure you include a phone number we can reach you on in case we have to contact you.
Can I receive a Covid vaccination in the UK?
Anyone aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination for free, regardless of their nationality or visa status (this means students and adult dependants are eligible).
We recommend that you register with a GP (doctor) and get an NHS number if you have not done so already. An NHS number can be found on any letter the NHS has sent you, on a prescription, or by logging in to your GP practice online service. You can also find your NHS number using this link.
It is possible to request to book a vaccination appointment as an unregistered patient by contacting a local GP practice.
If you have not registered with a GP you will not be contacted for the vaccination so it is important that you register with your local GP.
You can book your vaccination appointments through the National Booking Service with your NHS number if you have previously received NHS treatment.