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Information for applicants from Brazil

Bem- vindo!

Queen Mary has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the college and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 130 different countries. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

One of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities, our setting gives you the benefits both of a large campus environment and of the countless academic and social opportunities of London.

There are currently 128 students from Brazil at Queen Mary studying a range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including: Dentistry, Law, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Engineering and Materials Science, Business and Management, Economics, Politics and Law.

Entry requirements

Foundation courses

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.

Undergraduate

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.

Queen Mary is currently offering places to Brazilian students through the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme scheme, for detailed information about the courses offered and how to apply, please refer to the scholarships section.

Postgraduate

Taught degrees (MSc/MA: one year)

For entry onto our masters level courses, applicants should achieve an average of 75% or a GPA of 7.5/10 in Bacharel, Licenciado or an equivalent level from a recognised institution in Brazil.

All applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to masters programmes with a lower level degree if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for.

Applicants whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may, in some cases, be considered for entry onto our Pre-Masters programmes.

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.

Queen Mary is currently offering research placements to Brazilian students through the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme scheme, for detailed information about the courses offered and how to apply, please refer to the scholarships section.

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.

English language requirements

For further information on how to apply, please refer to:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

Frayli Maltoni

Email: br-alumni@qmul.ac.uk

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.

Eduardo Martinez

Eduardo Martinez, Alumni Ambassador for Queen Mary University of London

Email: br-alumni@qmul.ac.uk 

Weblog

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.


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

There are a number of scholarship and funding options available for Brazilian students wishing to pursue their studies in the UK.

Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK institutions participating in the innovative Brazilian Scholarships scheme, Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme. This scheme enables Brazilian students to receive scholarships to study at overseas institutions for one-year undergraduate study abroad programmes as well as at postgraduate level on both split and full PhD programmes.

Queen Mary has a strong network of institutional links in Brazil and to build on these links a delegation of academics from Queen Mary visited Brazil in March 2012 to meet with some leading Brazilian institutions to discuss areas of potential joint activity and to identify opportunities made possible by Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme.

What can I study through the scheme?

The Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme scheme can be used to fund study in a wide range of STEM (science, technology, engineering and medical) subjects.  A full list of priority areas can be found on the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme website.

Queen Mary University of London has places available on the following programmes:

Undergraduate

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

School of Engineering and Materials Science

School of Medicine and Dentistry (Intercalated degrees only)*

*Please note, a combined total of 20 places are available for Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme students on the intercalated degrees. The only exception is BSc Global Public Health which does not have a limit. Applications to study for an intercalated degree will be considered from post 3rd year Medical, Dental and Veterinary Medicine students who have passed all years to date.

The IELTS requirement for BSc Global Public Health is 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing, the other intercalated degrees require 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. An interview may be required via Skype, applicants will be notified in advance.

School of Physics and Astronomy

School of Mathematical Sciences

PhD

Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme offers generous funding for Brazilian researchers to undertake research in the UK for a period of 6 – 12 months or 3 to 4 years.
Queen Mary facilitates world-leading research across all academic schools and departments, with an impressive track record of initiating exciting and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations. The most recent national assessment of research – the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) – has confirmed our place in the very top group of research-led universities in the UK.

Overall we were ranked 9th among multi-faculty universities in the UK. And in terms of the percentage of 3* and 4* research outputs – the best research papers and books – we were ranked 5th in the UK. 

There are a number of PhD opportunities available in the following areas:

How do I apply?

Please visit the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme website for details of how to apply.  

If you have any questions about attending Queen Mary University of London through the scheme please contact swb@qmul.ac.uk.

Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) scholarship

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary, University of London is offering one full LLM tuition fee scholarship to FGV Direito Rio / FGV Direito GV Sao Paulo, Brazil, for one student to follow a CCLS led LLM starting in September 2015. For further information, please click here.

Other sources of funding

There are a range of awards available for international students including  our International Science and Engineering Excellence AwardsInternational Mathematical Sciences Excellence AwardsSchool of Law scholarships and School of Economics and Finance scholarships.

External scholarships for Brazilian students include:

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.

Fast Track Consultancy Ltd
Rua Carlos Laet, 94 – Loja I - Jd. São Paulo
São Paulo - SP
Tel: 11 2476-0277
email: rennan@fasttrackeducational.com
www.fasttrackeducational.com

Across the Pond
Email: mark@studyacrossthepond.com
Website: studyacrossthepond.com

gradeUP main office (visits by appointment)
Av. do Batel
1750 - Sala 305 - Batel
Curitiba  - PR
Tel: +55 41 3013-3257
email: info@gradeup.com.br
Website: gradeup.com.br

gradeUP (visits by appointment)
Market Place II Av. Dr. Chucri Zaidan
940- 9º andar - Morumbi - São Paulo  - SP
Tel: +55 11 4933-0659
email: info@gradeup.com.br
Website: gradeup.com.br

Visits to your country

Country manager

Meghan Harper
International Officer (Latin America, Turkey and UK International)  
International Office
Marketing and Communications
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Tel:  +44(0) 20 7882 6523
email: Meghan.Harper@qmul.ac.uk

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