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.
Queen Mary is currently offering places to Brazilian students through the Science without Borders scheme, for detailed information about the courses offered and how to apply, please refer to the scholarships section.
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 Science without Borders 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
- 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:
Student profiles and Alumni ambassador
My name is Eduardo Martinez and I am from Curitiba, Brazil. I studied a year of MEng Mechanical Engineering through the Science Without Borders scholarship programme in 2012-13.
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 the students going through the undergraduate exchange year programme to study any modules from years 2 to 4 of its courses. I chose third- and fourth-year modules on subjects I wanted to revise (materials) and study in depth (fluid dynamics, business management), as well as modules I would not be able to undertake at my home university (vehicular crashworthiness, computer aided engineering). At the end of the academic year, I also had the chance to undertake an industry internship programme in Bristol, which was secured through the outstanding support of the Careers Office and SEMS in preparing students for job hunting and selection stages.
The university facilities and structure were also of key importance to guarantee that my year abroad would provide an excellent social and cultural experience. Due to the variety in nationalities of students, I had the chance to socialize with people from many different countries. The events, societies and social facilities of the university 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 being on the hub city to the UK and Europe, on a short tube ride to anywhere in the city, with a very pleasant environment on the trendy and inexpensive area of east London.
Overall, I am very glad I chose QMUL. It has been my pleasure to help prospective students and Science Without Borders (SWB) fellow colleagues through online forums, and to give a presentation In September 2013 for the new SWB students. I would be glad to answer enquires on student experience at Queen Mary through my 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
There are a number of scholarship and funding options available for Brazilian students wishing to pursue their studies in the UK.
Science without Borders
Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK institutions participating in the innovative Brazilian Scholarships scheme, Science without Borders. 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 Science without Borders.
What can I study through the scheme?
The Science without Borders 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 Science without Borders website.
Queen Mary, University of London have places available in the following areas:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biological and Chemical Sciences including Psychology
- Medical Engineering
- Materials Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Audio Systems Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Computer Science
- Information and Communication Technologies
- William Harvey Research Institute (Biochemical Pharmacology) (postgraduate only)
- School of Dentistry (postgraduate only)
How do I apply?
Please visit the Science without Borders website for details of how to apply.
If you have any questions about attending Queen Mary, University of London through the scheme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Corrina Hamlet.
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 2014. 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 Awards, International Mathematical Sciences Excellence Awards, School 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.
Visits to your country
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