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Living in Portsmouth and Scholarship Options

There are plenty of reasons why students should choose to live in Portsmouth: 

  • Never miss a class – students living close by will have fewer issues in attending lectures and seminars.
  • Expert support and advice from our Student Housing team – from help finding housemates or somewhere to live, to support with contracts, landlords and neighbours.
  • A guaranteed room in University halls – new students joining for the first time are guaranteed a room in halls once they have accepted their offer and meet the accommodation application deadline.
  • Reduced commuting costs – public transport can be expensive in the UK and travel costs may be higher than anticipated, especially if travelling at peak times in the morning. Portsmouth is a compact city, with most places accessible via foot, bike or e-scooter hire. The University also offers free bus service between the main campus area and popular student areas within the city
  • Easy access to our facilities – students living close by will have easy access to the university facilities, including 24/7 access to the Library and discounted sports facilities.

£5,000 Scholarships Available

  • The Chancellor’s Global Academic Merit Scholarship is now open for applications for September 2022 entry!  The scholarship comes in the form of a £5,000 tuition fee discount and only a limited number are available to students from selected countries. 

    Applications will be carefully considered by the University’s scholarship panel, who will choose the successful candidates in receipt of this award. Applicants must have applied to their course, accepted their academic offer and submitted their scholarship application by 30 May 2022 for their application to be considered.