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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 54 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 Science without Borders 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 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

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

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

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.

Scholarships

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
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Audio Systems Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Telecommunications
  • 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 swb@qmul.ac.uk 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.

Fast Track Consultancy Ltd
Alameda Santos, 211 - cj. 301 
São Paulo, SP - 01419-000
Brasil
Tel: 11 2476-0277
email: carolina@fasttrackeducational.com
www.fasttrackeducational.com

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

Visits to your country

Country manager

Corrina Hamlet
International Officer
International Office
Marketing and Communications
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
email: c.hamlet@qmul.ac.uk
Tel:  +44(0) 20 7882 6530
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7882 5556

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