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Information and entry requirements for students from Portugal


Welcome to NTU

Hello, my name’s Chloe Tiozzo and I’m the NTU Representative for Portugal. I’m delighted you’re considering studying with us and if you have any questions I’ll be happy to help in any way I can.

If you’d like us to keep in touch with you please register with us and we’ll send you updates on what’s happening at the University. We’ll also let you know if I’m visiting Portugal so we can arrange to meet if you wish.

Useful links

European students

Our European Community

We have a thriving European community at NTU. Meet some of our European students and find out more about student life. You can also find lots of helpful advice and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Check out our European Community page.

Meet our students

Entry requirements

Your qualificationYou could study

Certificado de fim de Estudios Secundários / Diploma de Estudos Secundários

Offers for undergraduate courses are made depending on the entry criteria of your chosen course. These will be stated in UCAS Tariff points.

As a guide we would look for:

  • 17 for courses which require 136 UCAS Tariff points
  • 16 for courses which require 128 UCAS Tariff points
  • 15 for courses which require 120 UCAS Tariff points
  • 15 for courses which require 112 UCAS Tariff points
  • 14 for courses which require 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 14 for courses which require 96 UCAS Tariff points
  • 13 for courses which require 88 UCAS Tariff points
  • 13 for courses which require 80 UCAS Tariff points
  • 10 for courses which require 48 UCAS Tariff points
BacharelHolders of a Bacharel can be considered for advanced entry to undergraduate courses.
Licenciado / Diploma de estudos superiores especializados
  • 14/20 for postgraduate courses requiring a 2.i.
  • 13/20 for postgraduate courses requiring a 2.ii
Mestrado / Mestre / MastersA good grade in a Mestrado / Mestre / Masters qualification is required for entry onto our research degrees.

If you have questions about your qualification and it is not listed here, please contact us for advice.

English language requirements

You’ll need an IELTS qualification at the appropriate grade or an alternative English language qualification accepted by the University.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may be required to take a pre-sessional English language (PEAP) course.

What’s it like to live and study in Nottingham?

We asked some of our students to tell us what they love about NTU. Watch our video as they introduce our City Campus.

City Campus - Meet our Portuguese students
NTU students Afonso, Teresinha and Cristina introduce our city campus
Portugal pre-departure
OK Estudante pre-departure event in Portugal

Applying from Portugal

Our Portuguese representative, OK Estudante, has offices in Faro, Lisbon, Leiria, Porto and Funchal.

They can help you with the whole application process from submitting your application and documents to helping you finalise your plans to come to the UK

More from our Portuguese students

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0) 115 848 8175