University of Birmingham and Brazil

International Students - Advice to My First Year Self

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from Brazil. We currently have around 100 Brazilian students studying on undergraduate, postgraduate and Study Abroad programmes at the University.

We are proud to be making a significant joint investment, in partnership with the University of Nottingham, to support partnership development and research collaboration with leading universities and key public and private organisations in Brazil

Vitor Magalhaes Silva

International Business MSc

“I had high expectations about the University and I am pleasantly surprised that all these expectations have been met. The facilities and available support are really outstanding, but the main highlight of my time at Birmingham is the large number of possibilities and good network this rich environment provides me.”

The student experience

Find out about student life and how to get involved in the student community to make the most of your time here.

Science without Borders

We are delighted to be one of the UK institutions selected to participate in the Science without Borders (Ciencia sem Fronteiras) scheme.

Entry requirements

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements.  Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult the country specific section for that country for qualification equivalence information.

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.


The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB), or a suitable foundation programme, such as the Foundation Pathways, for entrance to undergraduate programmes. 


Holders of the Licenciado/Bachelerado or equivalent Professional Title with a GPA of 7.5 or higher from a recognised Brazilian university will be considered for Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters degrees. Applicants for PhD study will preferably hold a Magister degree or equivalent.

English Language

You may be required to provide evidence of your English ability. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.

Contact Us

The University of Birmingham contact for Brazil is Joelle Maurice. To contact Joelle with your questions, please email 

Birmingham Representatives in Brazil

Our representatives, Language Partners and Love UK Brazil can assist you with questions about studying at the University of Birmingham. They can also help with the application process and offer visa guidance.

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

Love UK Brazil
Rua General Jardim
633 - Conj. 34-B
Vila Buarque
São Paulo 01223-904
Telephone: +55 11 39570488
Mobile: +55 11 94353 9571

British Council

The  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.

How to apply

Interested in applying? Find out more about how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham by watching our video above!

Course Finder Database

Find undergraduate and postgraduate courses by searching the University of Birmingham's course finder database. Here you can find out course modules, as well as contact details for course queries.


View our range of accommodation options for undergraduate and postgraduate students.


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