Information and entry requirements for students from Portugal

Interested in studying at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)? On this page, we’ve included everything you’ll need to know – meet NTU’s Representative for Portugal, learn about our entry requirements, and sign up to keep in touch with us.

Welcome to NTU

Hello, we're Chloe Tiozzo and Nicholas Cuthbert and we are the NTU Representatives for Europe. We're delighted you’re considering studying with us and if you have any questions we'll be happy to help in any way we 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 we're visiting Portugal so we can arrange to meet if you wish.

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.

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Afonso Martins

Meet one of our students from Portugal

"I chose to study in the UK as it is close enough to Portugal to be able to easily get home to visit family but still far enough away to have the study abroad experience. I had read a lot about Nottingham and learned that it was a great student city whilst still being quite small compared to many others.

I have had lots of roles in the Students Union (SU) over the years and have helped to organise events such as ‘Trent Nation’ which is a big event that brings together UK and international students to help them meet even more people from around the world. I was also International Students Officer and eventually got my graduate role as Vice President Activities.

At NTU there are so many different societies to join, including international societies and there is such a good balance of students that you are able to make friends with lots of UK students and really get an English experience."

Afonso studied BSc Biomedical Sciences and graduated in the summer of 2016. He is now Vice President Activities at Nottingham Trent Students' Union. Read his student story.

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.

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City Campus - Meet our Portuguese students
NTU students Afonso, Teresinha and Cristina introduce our city campus
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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