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 that country's page for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.
You will be required to provide evidence of your English ability. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.
If you do not have the required level of English or would like to improve your English before the start of the academic year, you can take one of our pre-sessional English language courses.
If you do not meet our entry criteria for our undergraduate degrees or want to have an additional year of UK study, you can apply to a Foundation pathway.
Delivered by our Birmingham International Academy (BIA), these provide a route into undergraduate study at Birmingham. All programmes are taught by Birmingham academics, alongside integrated study skills modules, and students have full access to campus facilities.
Holders of the Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários / Diploma de Ensino Secundario (previously Certificado do 12 ano) will be considered with the following grade equivalencies:
A*AA - 18/20 overall with 19, 18, 18 in 3 year 12 subjects
AAA - 18/20 with 18, 18, 18 in 3 year 12 subjects
AAB - 17/20 with 18, 18, 17 in 3 year 12 subjects
ABB - 17/20 with 18, 17, 17 in 3 year 12 subjects
BBB 17/20 with 17, 17, 17 in 3 year 12 subjects
Subject specific requirements:
A* - 19
A - 18
B - 17
Holders of a good Licenciado from a recognised university, or a Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) from a recognised Polytechnic Institution, with a minimum overall grade of 16 out of 20, bom com distinção ‘good with distinction’, for 2:1 equivalence, or 14 out of 20, bom ‘good’, for 2:2 equivalence, will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.
Holders of a good Licenciado from a recognised university, or a Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) from a recognised Polytechnic Institution, with a minimum overall grade of 16 out of 20, and/or a good Mestrado / Mestre (Masters) from a recognised university, will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes.