International students

Information for students from Portugal

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are 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 provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 80 students from Portugal studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Brexit update:

The UK government has guaranteed that EU students starting a degree in 2019-20 will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’ for the duration of their studies in England and Wales.

It means that:

  • EU students will pay the same fees as UK students for all levels of study.
  • EU students will be able to apply for funding support for the duration of their studies at Queen Mary.

Further information can be found on the UK Department of Education’s website.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (BA, BSc, BEng, LLB etc.)

Students that have successfully completed A-Levels, the European Baccalaureate, or the International Baccalaureate can be considered for admission to our undergraduate degrees.

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the undergraduate study section of our website.
We also consider students from Portugal with the following qualifications:

  • Diploma/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for GCE A-Levels and the Diploma/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação:






18/20 overall





Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

Please see the information included in the English Language Requirements section below.

  • UK foundation programme from QMUL or certain other approved institutions

Students whose grades do not meet our minimum requirements may be considered for entry onto our Foundation Programmes.

For more information check our foundation programmes.

If you are currently studying another UK foundation programme elsewhere and would like to progress to one of our Bachelor degrees, please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry admissions

For detailed Medicine and Dentistry entry requirements and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

Please note, the Diploma/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação is not accepted for admission to our MBBS or BDS programmes that are delivered in London (but it is accepted for all other undergraduate programmes delivered in London). However, the Diploma/Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação is accepted for our MBBS programme delivered in the Republic of Malta.


Taught degrees (MA, MSc, LLM etc.)

Students that apply to one of our Master degree courses are normally expected to have achieved a UK Upper Second Class bachelor degree, however some courses will also accept a Lower Second Class classification.

Please check the grade requirements for your chosen degree programme via the postgraduate study section of our website.

We are also pleased to also consider students if they have obtained a Portuguese Licenciado/Bachelor degree/Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados, or Mestrado/Mestre/Master degree.

This is QMUL’s equivalency table for UK and Portuguese Bachelor degree classifications:

UK Bachelor Degree Classification

First Class (1st)

Upper Second Class Hons (2:1)

High –Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)

Standard – Lower Second Class Hons (2:2)

Third Class Hons (3rd)

Portuguese Bachelor Degree Classification






Please note, actual offers may differ slightly.

Please see the link included below under the English Language Requirements section. Students are considered on an individual basis, but some Portuguese degrees that are taught in English can potentially be accepted as proof of English proficiency, and can be accepted instead of IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/Pearson etc.

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Competitive applications to our postgraduate research degree programmes will include high overall grades achieved in their Master degree.

For more information regarding our research specialisms and opportunities, please see our dedicated webpages.

English language requirements

  1. Please refer to the  English language requirements webpage for more information regarding our English proficiency criteria.
  2. Students that fall slightly below the published requirements may be offered a place on one of our pre-sessional English courses.

How to apply

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

  1. Undergraduate
  2. Postgraduate
  3. Foundation Programmes:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Susana Canas



LLM Banking and Finance

I have always wanted to live in London, as it is one of the most exciting cities in Europe. Further to this, I wanted to study finance and there is no better place than in the world's heart of business. There are a wide range of opportunities for an international student and the city is beyond fantastic.

The British approach to teaching is focused on debate and critical thinking; this makes classes very interesting and interaction between colleagues and teachers is highly regarded.  International student’s contributions to classes provide a wonderful discussion environment with various different perspectives.

Queen Mary offered the most interesting modules in Banking and Finance, taught by some of the worlds leading experts on the matter. It became an obvious choice to apply, and a goal to be accepted. I have been extremely impressed with my teachers, and guest speakers, as they have a profound knowledge of their field and are very inspiring.

In addition to my studies, I am currently the Vice President of the Careers Committee of the Queen Mary Postgraduate Law School. My colleagues and I try to focus on the challenges that international students encounter in everyday life. Queen Mary staff have provided us with all the support we need to carry out our on-going projects and even help with funding.

When I arrived at the airport at the beginning of term there was a team of Queen Mary staff to greet us and take us to the campus. Everybody was so welcoming and nice and couldn’t have been more helpful. When I arrived on campus, Queen Mary also had hospitality staff waiting for everybody, it was a brilliant reception.

I found meeting new people quite easy; apart from the Londoners inherently sociable and chatty spirit, the bursting international environment allows people with very different backgrounds to come together and bond very easily.  As I live on campus these bonds become even stronger as I am surrounded by a great group of people with whom I share the same interests. They have undoubtedly become my family away from home.

The campus is a wonderful place to live. It provides everything for students, from a safe environment and good accommodation, to supermarkets, a heath care centre, libraries, restaurants, and even a gym. Students appreciate the access to all these facilities in such a short distance and the campus also provides a perfect place to make new friends and meet fellow colleagues.

As a postgraduate student in London you have the best of both worlds. You study in one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in the world.  The libraries and teachers are world class and the amount of seminars, conferences and networking events you can attend are endless. There is an amazing international and cultural scene that London has to offer and I’ve found it hard to compare it with any other place in Europe.

Shoreditch and Brick Lane are two of my favourite places in East London as they have amazing nightlife, restaurants and markets and cultural variety. Victoria Park is beautiful and perfect for walks on London's sunny days (yes they do exist and are very often!). Mile End is located on the central line and it’s literally 15 minutes away from the city centre and 20 minutes away from beautiful Greenwich on south side, just to name a few places.

Felipe Ravara



LLM in Banking and Finance Law

After four years of working as a lawyer in Portugal I decided to develop my expertise in Banking and Financial Law.

Choosing to study an LLM at Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies was, without a doubt, the perfect decision. The reasons for this are based on Queen Mary’s undisputable reputation and the high academic quality of the teaching staff.

Queen Mary also has many organizations and societies which mean that there are a great range of possibilities in terms of social activities. From parties to cultural events there is never a day off! Studying at Queen Mary has given me the perfect student experience in London

Scholarships and Funding

Please check our current tuition fees.

Undergraduate (Bachelor)

There are a number of sources of funding available for undergraduate students from the EU.

Many undergraduate students from the EU make use of the tuition fee loan scheme made available via Student Finance England. You may also find the ‘Student finance calculator’ useful for your financial planning.

Postgraduate Taught (Master)

There are a number of sources of funding available for postgraduate international students, and you can check our scholarship and bursaries directory.

Many postgraduate students from the EU make use of the loan scheme and you can find further details, including eligibility criteria, on this website. There is also a useful summary available on our website.

Postgraduate Research (PhD)

There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students from the EU. You can check our ‘funding a PhD’ directory.  

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