University of Birmingham and Brazil

The University of Birmingham extends a very warm welcome to students from Brazil. There are currently a number of Brazilian students at Birmingham studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

There are currently 30 students from Brazil studying with us on a range of programmes. The University of Birmingham is a founding member of The Russell Group with a glorious, green campus, outstanding teaching and facilities and a vibrant and welcoming community. Located in the heart of England, Birmingham is an exciting and vibrant city with a fascinating history. There has never been a more exciting time to study with us.

Marcelo Blumenfeld

Marcelo Blumenfeld

PhD in Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

“The University of Birmingham combines its famous high quality education with a great student life. Students are constantly exposed to real-life projects and academic experiences. The campus is by far the best campus I’ve been on! It’s a great mix of green areas, historical buildings, and modern facilities.”

English Language

You will need to demonstrate a certain level of English language, either through an English test such as IELTS, TOEFL or PTE, or we may be able to accept your previous or alternative qualifications as evidence. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements, and details on our presessional English language courses.

Foundation Pathways

A score of at least 8/10 in the Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio (also known as: Certificado de Ensino Médio). To include a score of at least 8/10 in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

For further information see the Foundation Pathways website.


GCE A Level examinations (BBB to A*AA), the International Baccalaureate (IB) (32 points overall. HL 5,5,5 to 7,7,6),
or a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our Foundation Pathways. Students who have successfully completed the first year of a Licenciatura or Bacharelado degree with an overall score of 7.5/10 or higher can be considered.

Please note:

  • For Medicine country specific requirements, please visit our Applying to Medicine website.
  • For Dentistry, please see the general entry requirements listed on the Dental Surgery course page.
  • Our BNurs and MNurs Nursing courses are only available to home/EU students.

Postgraduate Taught

A Licenciatura or Bacharelado degree from a recognised Brazilian university:

  • A grade of 7.5/10 for entry to programmes with a 2:1 requirement
  • A grade of 6.5/10for entry to programmes with a 2:2 requirement


Find out more about fees and funding for undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research courses, or click here for information on international tuition fees.


To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain our students, we are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships.

We also have the following scholarships available for students from Brazil:

  • Departmental scholarships may also be available
  • Sports Scholarships for elite athletes

Use the links below to search our funding and scholarship databases:

Search the undergraduate funding database
Search the postgraduate funding database

There are lots of ways to find out more about Birmingham. We run regular live chats where you can ask us any questions you might have about your application or the University. Visit our Live Chats page to find out when the next events are.

Birmingham Representatives

The University of Birmingham Representative for Brazil is Alexa Haslam.

You can email any questions you may have at

Our representatives in Brazil can assist you with your questions and help you during the application process:

Contact Information for Across the Pond in Latin America:

Our advisors:
Questions and help with application:
Who are Across the Pond:énes-somos

Language Partners
Tenente Gomes Ribeiro, 182- cj.74
Mariana, Sao Paulo
SP-04038-040, Brazil
Telephone: +55 (11) 5083 4653

Birmingham Visits

Our beautiful campus is open to the public throughout the year, so if you are in the UK and would like to visit, you can book onto a campus tour. We run regular live chats as an opportunity to talk to our staff. Please visit our Live Chats page to find out when we will be available for online events, which include live chat and videos.

Student Experience

The University of Birmingham is a fantastic choice for your academic study. Our thriving campus with its beautiful grounds, friendly community and excellent facilities will quickly make you feel at home. We offer you a huge variety of exciting activities to get involved in outside of your studies, too.

Beautiful surroundings and fantastic facilities

When you step onto campus, you are immersed in our historic red-brick buildings and glorious green spaces. You'll find our Edgbaston campus both a peaceful and vibrant place to spend your time, whether it's studying on one of the lawns, or enjoying a hot drink in one our many cafes.

When you are on campus, you are in the heart of University life - it's the perfect place to meet friends, whether it's to have a bite to eat, discuss your seminar notes or meet up before heading off to a sports club or society.

You can also take advantage of our fantastic facilities on campus. Study in our state-of-the-art academic library with its stunning views over campus, or go for a swim after lectures at our brand new £55 million Sport and Fitness Club.

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. The student societies are an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provide an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK. Student societies are also a useful point of contact for prospective students to Birmingham who may want to contact current students for information.


We offer dedicated support for international students, including an international careers consultant and a team of international student ambassadors. We will support you in developing the skills you will need to fully prepare for the working world or further academic study, whether this is in your home country or elsewhere.

Our Careers Network researches jobs all over the world. We host fairs, workshops and presentations, which are attended by many large, global companies that offer opportunities worldwide. We also offer a huge database of information on employers, vacancies and industry trends in a range of countries.


The University of Birmingham has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Alumni groups are an excellent way of keeping in contact with the University and with other graduates from Birmingham who live in your country. Some alumni groups meet on a regular basis for social and professional events.

If you would like to meet up with University staff when they are in your country or you would be willing to help promote the university at education exhibitions, we would also like to hear from you. You can find out if there is an alumni group in your country or join our alumni mailing list on the Alumni website

Contact Details

For all general queries about becoming an international student at Birmingham, please complete and submit our enquiry form.


Alexa Haslam
International Recruitment
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Campus
Edgbaston B15 2TT


The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and Internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.