The University of Leicester welcomes students from Portugal.
You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses and information about the Portuguese student community.
Your International Office team
The International Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.
Please visit our contact us page for details.
Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees
Discover what it's like to study at If you have completed (or will complete) the Diploma de Ensino Secundario you will typically require a pass with grade 18/20 overall (depending on the subject you wish to study) to begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree.
If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
If you have completed the European Baccalaureate then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. 85% would be the equivalent to a grade A in a British A-level; 77% would be equivalent to a grade B.
For more information about available courses please see individual course pages.
Postgraduate (Masters) degrees
If you have a good Bachelors degree from a recognised university, you will be be considered for entry to a Masters degree.
If you have a Portuguese Licenciado with a mark of 13 or better you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.
For more information about courses please see individual course pages.
PhDs and other research degrees
To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification) you must have a good Bachelors degree from a recognised university, usually in a related subject area, or a Portuguese Licenciado with a mark of 13 or better (depending on the subject you wish to study).
You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.
Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.
English language requirements
Please see details of our English language requirements.
Scholarships and funding opportunities
We have a limited number of University of Leicester Santander Scholarships from Santander Bank. These are worth up to £5,000 and are available for any full-time campus-based course (undergraduate or postgraduate).
International student community
The University of Leicester has around 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, many of which travel from all over the world to study with us.
Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles…
We have partnership agreements with universities in your country. If you are currently studying an undergraduate degree in your home country it may be possible to study with us for a semester or a year. Please check with your home university whether they have a partnership with Leicester or whether your studies with us could be taken as an accredited part of your degree.
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