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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

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Undergraduate entry requirements

Generally, applicants for undergraduate (Bachelors) degree programmes should hold one of the following:

  • 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, plus a recognised Foundation programme
  • Successfully completed the first year of a Brazilian University degree
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.

In addition, students who have not completed a year at the university level will be expected to undertake a foundation or bridging programme, for example the INTO Queen's International Foundation Programme, before they can be admitted to an undergraduate degree programme.

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

Holders of a four-year Bachelor degree (Bacharel/Licenciado/Professional Title) with an overall mark of 8.0 on a 10 point scale will normally be considered for direct admission to postgraduate (graduate) diploma or Master’s degree programmes.

For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor’s degree may also be considered.

Queen's University Admissions Office staff have expertise on a wide range of qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the UK entry requirement. Please ensure you upload copies of all official transcripts and final award certificates for programmes already completed and those currently being completed.

If you are interested in postgraduate Computing, Finance or Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.

Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University need good grades in their Bachelor's and Mestrado (Master's) degree programmes awarded by a recognised university in addition to a strong research proposal.

The grade required varies depending on the degree programme.  For further guidance, you should consult the Postgraduate Coursefinder or visit the website of the Queen's School that offers the degree programme.

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 into@qub.ac.uk 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 Postgraduate Office 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 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: centro.info@britishcouncil.org.br
Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais or Espírito Santo: riodejaneiro@britishcouncil.org.br
Northeast of Brazil: recife@britishcouncil.org.br
North or Center-West of Brazil: brasilia@britishcouncil.org.br

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:

Ms Bridget Carey (b.carey@qub.ac.uk)
International Office
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Tel: + 44 028 9097 5088
Fax: + 44 028 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 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.

Societies
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.