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Sitting on England’s south coast Portsmouth is the country’s only island city and is the perfect hub to explore London (which is just 70 miles away), the coast and the rest of Europe with daily ferries to the continent.

Portsmouth is home to just over 22,000 students and is a welcoming city for international students choosing to study in the UK. Just under 5,000 international students have chosen to call the city home.

How can you study a degree in Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is home to the University of Portsmouth, an institution well-respected for its sciences and research-based courses.

Several courses including Pharmacy appear in the top 20 in the UK and 89% of research conducted in Physics and 90% of research in Allied Health Professions, i.e., Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy have been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF2014.

The University of Portsmouth has produced several notable alumni including Tim Peake, Ben Fogle, Grayson Perry and Simon Armitage.

As a city campus the university is right in the heart of Portsmouth life making this a great option to study a degree in Portsmouth.

Undergraduate degrees in Portsmouth generally last between 3-4 years depending on the type of degree you choose and the mode of study.

Immigration and visas

To study for an undergraduate degree in Portsmouth you need to fulfil certain immigration criteria and make sure you have the correct visa to study.

European Union citizens are permitted to study a degree in Portsmouth providing they fulfil the following:

• Are studying in the UK for more than three months
• Are enrolled at an accredited university or institution
• Have proof of sufficient funds to cover your graduate degree in the UK for its duration

It is worth noting that this might change following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

Non-EU students will need to apply for a student visa under the tier 4 visa category. They will need to demonstrate the following:

• Proof of funding to cover a undergraduate course and living costs
• A confirmation of acceptance to study (CAS) reference from a university with sponsor status
• Adequate English language skills

It is normally also necessary to demonstrate that you have adequate study abroad travel insurance, which you must buy before you travel.

Accommodation and living costs

In 2015 Portsmouth was found to be one of the cheapest places in the UK for students to live in a survey conducted by the bank Natwest.

Students tend to live in shared houses or flats or dedicated halls of residence. Expect to pay between £3,000 and £5,000 a year in university accommodation, and between £2,000 and £4,000 per year for standard private accommodation.

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