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).
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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: email@example.com
Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais or Espírito Santo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast of Brazil: email@example.com
North or Center-West of Brazil: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Representatives and overseas visits
Our country representative for Belize is:Simon TerringtonRegional Manager (LatAm)Bogotá, ColombiaMobile: +57 320 494 5977Email: email@example.com
Please register your details at https://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/contact/ so we can keep you updated about the University and the course you are interested in.
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.
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
INTO Queen’s University Belfast is a partnership with Queen's University which offers academic courses and English language programmes designed specifically for international students. The courses help prepare students for entry to university in the UK and acclimatise students to living and studying in a university environment.
INTO Queen's academic programmes include:
- International Foundation programme
- Graduate Diploma programme
- International Diploma programme
INTO Queen's English Language courses include:
- English for Undergraduate Study
- English for Postgraduate Study
- Study Abroad with English
- Pre-Sessional English
- Summer School English
- In-sessional English
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 realisation 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!