International Student Entry Requirements
Portsmouth College offers a broad choice of courses at Level 3, including A Levels and BTECs/CTECs.
We also offer access to our ESOL course, to help improve your academic English. International students new to the College will be assessed by the ESOL Team and classes added to your timetable, if appropriate. The ESOL Team are friendly, approachable and experienced, and will guide you in the right direction for the development of your English in a way suitable for your area of study.
As an international student you must:
- Demonstrate a suitable level of academic English, normally at CEFR level B1. For Tier Visa applications Portsmouth College recommends a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 overall (with no component lower than 5) to best succeed in your studies.
- Demonstrate that you are competent to study at Level 3 in your chosen subjects during your application, including certificates of your qualifications and subject specific requirements such as evidence of an art portfolio for entry on to one of our Art courses.
- Successfully complete a Skype interview with the College to discuss and assess your choices.
To view all of our available subjects, please explore the main courses section of the website.