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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 will vary according to your chosen programme. Please check our Course Finder for specific entry requirements.

  • 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 our Course Finder for specific 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).

    Supporting Documentation

    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.

    Borderline Cases

    Sometimes, it may be possible to exercise flexibility in the case of applicants who have completed their degree with slightly lower grades than those outlined in their offer letter. In these cases, the decision will be at the discretion of the Academic Selector.

    On completion of your degree, please forward a copy of your official transcript and award certificate to to confirm the award of your qualification and the overall grade. Unfortunately, we cannot advise you further until we receive this documentation.

    INTO Queen's Preparation Courses

    If you are interested in Computing, Finance or 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.

    PhD Study

    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.

  • 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 or consult the list of INTO Queen's English Language courses.

  • Scholarships

    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
    Chevening Scholarships
    Newton International Fellowships
    Science Without Borders Scholarships
    For other information on funding sources, please also see the British Council Brazil website

    British Council

    The British Council in Brazil can offer advise on studying and living in the UK. For further 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:
    Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais or Espírito Santo:
    Northeast of Brazil:
    North or Center-West of Brazil:

  • 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:

    Peter Brimstone
    Email Peter | Skype: peter_brimstone | Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 1041

    International Office
    Queen's University Belfast
    Belfast BT7 1NN

    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.

  • Further Information

    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 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.


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