Applicants who have completed the Certificado de Conclusao de 2° Grau, Diploma de Tecnico de Nivel Medio and Concurso Vestibular, will be considered for entry onto our undergraduate foundation courses.
Queen Mary offers one year foundation programmes for entry into Humanities and Social Sciences or Science and Engineering undergraduate programmes. For further information, please refer to the foundation study section of our website.
Applicants who have successfully completed the Concurso Vestibular, Diploma de Tecnico de Nivel Medio and Certificado de Conclusao de 2° Grau and have also obtained a recognised foundation qualification will be considered for admission on to our bachelors degree courses.
Applicants who have satisfactorily completed at least one year of a university degree (Licenciado/Bacharel) may also be considered for admission to the first year of our bachelors degree programmes. Applications for undergraduate degrees in the UK are made through the UCAS system, information on the procedure can be found in Undergraduate Study.
For information on individual grade requirements for particular degree programmes please refer to the undergraduate study section of this website. Applicants whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may, in some cases, be considered for entry onto our Foundation Programmes.
Taught degrees (MSc/MA: one year)
Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved an Upper Second Class bachelor degree. However, some courses may require higher grades while others will accept a Lower Second Class classification. Students may be admitted to masters programmes with a lower level degree if they have relevant work experience. Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website
|UK Qualification||First Class (1st)||Second Class upper (2:1)||High Second Class Lower (2:2)||Standard Second Class Lower|
|Brazilian equivalent||Licenciado/Licenciatura Licenciado Plena or Título Profissiona 8.0/10 or 80/100||Licenciado/Licenciatura Licenciado Plena or Título Profissiona 7.5/10 or 75/100||Licenciado/Licenciatura Licenciado Plena or Título Profissiona 7.0/10 or 70/100||Licenciado/Licenciatura Licenciado Plena or Título Profissiona 6.5/10 or 6.5/100|
|Law||Bacharel, Licenciatura, Titulo 7.5 (1-10 scale) on courses rated A or B|
Research degrees (MPhil/PhD: three years)
For entry onto our research degree courses, applicants should normally have a masters degree with upper second class honours from a UK university or a good Mestrado degree from a recognised Brazilian university.
Please find complete details about how to apply for a PhD programme in our Research Degrees page here.
English language requirements
- Please refer to English language requirements for different course requirements.
- Students who achieve slightly below these requirements may be admitted onto a pre-sessional English course at Queen Mary. Please see the Language Centre programmes for full details.
For further information on how to apply, please refer to:
The above list is for guidance only and is not conclusive. Students unsure about the acceptability of their qualifications should write, for advice, to Queen Mary's International Office or Admissions Office, with full details of their educational background.
Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors
Cassio Nogueira Garcia Mosse
I am Cassio Mosse and I am a Brazilian lawyer. I completed my studies at Queen Mary in 2015 (Intellectual Property Law Master’s degree) and I am very happy and proud to be a part of the QMUL alumni. I immediately felt the importance of the degree as I had doors open to me and the opportunity to work in a prominent IP Law firm in Central London, where I completed work experience as a foreign-qualified lawyer. I then returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to be appointed as senior associate of the IP practice, Murad PMA, a boutique Intellectual Property law firm.
I also launched a book (co-written with my Firm’s team) on IP Law and the recently published Brazilian Internet Law. Now I am writing my second book, focused on Fashion Law, using as its core the thesis I prepared during my studies at QMUL. Also, last year, I represented my firm in the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, where I met with some fellow QMUL alumni and also heard very positive feedback from worldwide colleagues as regards the degree obtained in London.
All these achievements are closely related to my experience in London as part of QMUL: the academic excellence, the challenges, and the many skills in which we were trained have continued to play a constant role in my daily life after the course. The prestigious degree has also helped me to get invitations to be a lecturer in Brazil on various IP courses.
Finally, the sense of community built within the student body is something to be mentioned, and the personal relationships I had with fellow students are already developing to professional co-working opportunities.
On a personal note, I know how challenging it is to be a prospective student and to prepare yourself to seek a degree in the UK. Many documents are needed; financial, professional and family arrangements often have to be done. This may represent countless sleepless nights and hours of organisation, and being in touch with a QMUL Alumni is certainly of importance, as we do have many useful hints and information, from our own personal experiences to share.
In this sense, I would be more than happy to respond to any queries from prospective and current QMUL students from Brazil, in order to help them to have an experience as joyous I had.
My name is Eduardo Martinez and I am from Curitiba, Brazil. I studied MEng Mechanical Engineering (2012-13) through the Science Without Borders, a scholarship programme funded by the Brazilian government.
Queen Mary provided an outstanding student experience for my colleagues and me. In academic terms, the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) was very dynamic, allowing undergraduate exchange students to study any bachelor or master modules from 2 to 4 of its courses, in diverse areas including materials science and business management. I was fortunate to study modules not presently available at my home university. Owing to an outstanding support of the Careers Office and SEMS in preparing students for job hunting and selection stages, I also had the chance to secure a competitive industry internship programme in Bristol at the end of the academic year.
The university structure and environment were of key importance to guarantee an excellent social and cultural experience during my year abroad. Due to varied student nationalities, there were plenty of opportunities to socialize with people from many different countries. The events, societies and social facilities also allowed for an active social life close to campus, and the accommodation services provided a safe and comfortable home away from home. Finally, the campus location cannot be overstated. It combines the advantages of a hub city in the UK and Europe (only a short tube-ride away to any part of London) with life in a very pleasant, trendy and inexpensive area of East London. Overall, I am very glad I chose QMUL.
It has been my pleasure to serve the university as an Alumni Ambassador helping prospective students and Science Without Borders colleagues through online forums and answering email enquiries, participating in lectures and giving talks at academic events in QMUL and Brazil, assisting with staff visits to Brazil and partnership development with local universities. I have also been fortunate to co-write a blog, which I would recommend to all exchange UK-Brazil prospective students and alumni, with information regarding social/study/work life in the UK, entitled Embaixadores da Rainha, supported by the British Embassy in Brazil. I would be glad to answer any enquires about student experience at Queen Mary through the email listed above.
My name is Frayli Maltoni Fratoni and I am from São Paulo, Brazil. I studied BEng Medical Engineering through the Science Without Borders (SwB) scholarship programme in 2012-13.
Being a student at Queen Mary, University of London was a very enriching experience. I was part of an outstanding multicultural academic environment in the heart of London.
Academically speaking, the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) allowed all the members of the exchange program to choose among modules from year 2 to 4 of each subject area. I was able to plan my options according to my personal interests as well as consider possible areas to pursue during my summer internship in research, a mandatory period of my program. Most of my modules belonged to year 3 and 4, which made it possible for me to study areas such as Nanomedicine, Tissue Engineering and Implant Design Technology. I also mixed these specific Medical Engineering modules with General Engineering ones, choosing subjects such as Solid Mechanics and Computer Aided Engineering.
SEMS School and Queen Mary in general provided a good structure to complement a learning process. They not only made all the facilities available for me and my colleagues, but also provided assistance in finding options for our summer internships, through the Careers Office. For this reason, I had the opportunity to work in the Mechanotransduction Lab at the Imperial College (London), using the knowledge developed during the academic year at Queen Mary.
The events, the societies, the variety of nationalities of its students and the active social life close to campus made Queen Mary the perfect choice for my year abroad. Being part of a university in the heart of a hub city within the UK and close to Europe enriched my personal experience of living in another country. With a very pleasant environment around me, it was only a short tube ride from many great events that London is always hosting.
It was a huge pleasure to give a presentation to the new SwB students from São Paulo in May 2015 and I’m eager to answer enquiries about Queen Mary experience through my email address above.
Laura del Aguila
BSc French and Hispanic Studies
"Having spent my childhood in Peru and then living in Paris during my gap year, I developed a passion for French and Spanish and so was keen to study these languages at a higher level. During my application process I saw that Queen Mary University was one of the few universities in the UK that offered a course combining French and Hispanic Studies, including the opportunity to study abroad in the third year, so I immediately applied. Although I did not possess official qualifications in either language other than at IGCSE level, Queen Mary recognised my potential and my passion and offered me a place at their East London campus.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the course so far and think the teachers have explored all aspects of French and Hispanic culture, from the literature and music to the food and the grammar. It has also been great living on campus as this meant I had easy access to the library and other buildings as well as being able to enjoy the social activities East and Central London have to offer. I have had the opportunity to participate in various societies as well as attending numerous plays and lectures that have expanded my perspective on the world. My university experience at Queen Mary so far has been great, I have met some amazing people along the way and I am really looking forward to the following three years of my course!"
To hear what other students have to say about Queen Mary, click over to the What our students say page.
Science Without Borders student – Levi Albuquerque
Science Without Borders student – Vanessa Gomes de Lima
Scholarships and Funding
Other sources of funding
There are a range of awards available for international students including our International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards, International Mathematical Sciences Excellence Awards, School of Law scholarships and School of Economics and Finance scholarships.
For further information about other sources of funding please visit our scholarships and funding section.
In country representatives
Queen Mary has appointed representatives in Brazil who can offer advice and assistance with your application to the university.