Bem-vindos a Queen’s University Belfast!
Queen’s University Belfast has a long and proud tradition of welcoming students from Brazil and from all over the world. We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.
The University combines the best of tradition with a progressive outlook. By attending Queen’s, students from Brazil have a wonderful opportunity to study at a premier UK institution and to experience life in an exciting and vibrant city.
We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.
Important information for applicants
Undergraduate entry requirements
Generally, applicants for undergraduate (Bachelors) degree programmes should hold one of the following qualifications, in addition to a recognised Foundation Programme, for example the INTO Queen's International Foundation Programme:
- A good Certificade de Ensino Médio with high grades
- Diploma de Tecnico de Nivel Medio with high grades
- High grades in the Concurso Vestibular
- Certificado de Conclusao de Segundo Grau with high grades
Applicants with the following will also be considered for entry:
- Successful completion of the first year of a Brazilian University degree
- Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.
The grades required vary depending on the course of study. Further guidance on the requirements for each course can be found in the Undergraduate Coursefinder.
Postgraduate entry requirements
Entry to graduate diploma or taught Masters programmes usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor degree may also be considered. Please check the Postgraduate Course Finder for exact entry requirements.
The comparable Brazilian qualifications are as follows:
UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
A four-year Bachelor degree (Bacharel/Licenciado/Professional Title) with an overall mark of 7.5 on a 10 point scale (where the pass mark is 5).
UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)
A four-year Bachelor degree (Bacharel/Licenciado/Professional Title) with an overall mark of 6.5 on a 10 point scale (where the pass mark is 5).
If you are interested in Computing, Finance and Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.
We have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess the comparability of your qualification/s to the UK entry requirement. When submitting your application, please ensure that you upload copies of official transcripts for completed programmes as well as those currently in progress. Degree award certificates for programmes already complete should also be provided.
Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor and Masters degree programmes awarded by a recognised university, in addition to a strong research proposal.
We will consider students who have completed their degree with lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter.
Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have fallen slightly short of the target grade when final results are known. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.
You should therefore wait until your degree has been completed and forward the final version of your official transcript and Bachelor degree award Certificates as soon as they become available. Unfortunately we cannot advise you until your degree is fully completed.
English language requirements
Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some degree programmes have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.
INTO Queen's - Pre-University English Language Programmes
INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an English course please contact email@example.com or consult the list of INTO Queen's English Language courses.
A list of sources of funding for postgraduate study can be found on the Queen's University Graduate School Graduate School website.
Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.
There are a number of prestigious scholarships for Brazilian students which may be used for study at Queen's University.
Alban Scholarships for Latin American Students
Newton International Fellowships
Science Without Borders Scholarships
For other information on funding sources, please also see the British Council Brazil website
The British Council in Brazil can offer advcie on studying and living in the UK. For futher information write to one of the emails below according to where you live:
São Paulo and South of Brazil or if you are out of the country: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais or Espírito Santo: email@example.com
Northeast of Brazil: firstname.lastname@example.org
North or Center-West of Brazil: email@example.com
Representatives and overseas visits
Staff from the International Office and other Queen's departments regularly undertake visits overseas.
Queen's has a network of agents and representatives committed to providing you with high levels of support. More information on our network and a list of agents by country can be found on the University's agent webpages.
The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.
International Officer with responsibility for Brazil:
Tel: + 44 28 9097 5088
Fax: +44 28 9097 5089
How to Apply
For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.
Science without Borders
Queen's is proud to be one of the UK universities selected to take part in the 'Science without Borders' scheme, which enables Brazilian students to receive a scholarship for one-year study abroad programmes, full PhDs, sandwich PhDs and exchange at postdoctoral research level.
Tuition Fees and Living Costs
The most accurate and up-to-date fee costs can be found in the Fees and Funding section of our webpages.
Northern Ireland is recognised by the British Council as having the lowest cost of living in the UK. We estimate, as a guide, that you should allow between £6,000 and £7,200 (19,046 BRL - 22,855 BRL) to cover your expenses for one year.
Visa Requirements for students from Brazil
Information regarding immigration issues is available by contacting the International Student Support Office.
Partnerships (academic and research)
One of the University’s guiding principles is the recognition that knowledge knows no boundaries, and the foregoing of international partnerships is central to the realization of its Vision for the Future. Queen’s University has links with universities around the world and is committed to enhancing these partnerships further.
Queen’s places a huge emphasis on its student experience and if you choose to attend Queen’s, you will be able to experience this in a number of ways. Social activity places a huge role in the delivery of the Queen’s experience and is something all new and current students engage in. The University has a great sporting tradition and has provided this island with many of its greatest athletes across a broad range of sports. There are over 40 different student clubs and organizations – there is something for everyone!
Students currently studying at Queen’s
If you would like to correspond directly with a Brazilian student currently studying at Queen’s University Belfast, please contact Bridget Carey, contact details above. We will be pleased to put you in touch with current students, who will be able to give you first-hand information about studying at Queen’s.