This article will inform you of parking options in the University car parks for students. 

There are University car parks available to students however to assist with the City's mobility policy, students living in the University's halls of residence are requested not to keep a car in Portsmouth. Students are encouraged to walk, use buses or bicycles. Bicycles are a popular form of transport in Portsmouth as the terrain is virtually flat.

A limited number of parking permits are available to students who commute daily to the University.

Students are only eligible to apply for a parking permit if:

they are registered disabled badge holders (proof is required and these permits will be issued free of charge),

they have other mobility difficulties (such applications would be considered by a University review panel and supporting evidence from a GP or relevant medical professional would be required),

they have restricted public transport from their home address, which must be outside the PO1-PO6 areas (a covering letter is required with the application).

Students outside these categories will not be considered due to the limited parking available.

Student car parking permits cost £75 for an academic year, which runs from September to June. 

Applications for an annual car parking permit should be submitted by 1 November (with the exception of disabled Blue Badge holders and Langstone). 

Semester permits are also available for students that may require reduced parking each Academic term. The cost of a semester permit will be £35.

Student car parking application

Students are requested to provide a covering letter explaining reasons why a permit is required. Students must also enclose a copy of their current vehicle insurance with the application form.

All applications will be considered by a panel and permits only issued if judged to be essential.

How to pay

If an application is successful, payment can be made by cheque, credit/debit card or through the online payment facility available to process payments. Details of the online payment facility are at:

Payments will not be accepted over the phone.

For any queries or enquiries please email:

Out of Hours Parking

We offer 'Pay & Display' parking during the hours of 5.00 pm - 8.00 am Monday - Friday and all day at weekends. This facility is available to all users in the following car parks:

  • Anglesea rear
  • Langstone Campus (Locksway Road) This car park operates 24/7 Pay & Display
  • Nuffield
  • Milldam
  • Portland
  • University House

Gunwharf Quays car park

Car parking at Gunwharf Quays is available for University staff/student card holders at a reduced rate of £4 per day. This arrangement is during school term times only.

Concessions can be claimed by visiting the Gunwharf Quays Car Parking Office immediately upon arrival. On completion of an application form, you will be issued with a top-up card to be used in the Gunwharf parking machine. You will have the option to top up how much you require in advance or just use for one day.

Student Parking Application Form 

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