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Applicants from Portugal are normally not required to complete a foundation course.
We offer foundation courses for international students who are not qualified for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.
These courses are available at the University of Nottingham International College, just next to University Park Campus, in partnership with Kaplan International Colleges.
Find out more about the courses, entry requirements and progression options on Kaplan's website:
Applications and enquiries for these courses are handled by Kaplan and the college.
International foundation courses
Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.
Students should hold the Certificade de fim de Estudios Secundarios with an overall average grade of at least 17 for the most competitive courses and 15 for the least competitive courses.
A typical requirement for a course with a BBB A level entry requirement is an overall average grade of 16.
Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.
Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the USA.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.
A licenciado or bachelors degree (or higher qualification) from a recognised university will be considered for masters entry.
Check course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.
Our entry requirements for degrees from Portuguese universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. The summary below is provided as guidance but requirements may vary for individual courses.
Upper Second Class (2:1)
Lower Second Class (2:2)
Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.
A mestrado / mestra / masters and licenciado / bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.
Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.
See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Portuguese universities. These will vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.
You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application..
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We regularly travel to Portugal to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.
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