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Royal Holloway warmly welcomes students from Brazil.

We currently have 20 students from Brazil at Royal Holloway, and our Brazilian community is rapidly growing.

Brazilian students at Royal Holloway study on a very diverse range of programmes, with Politics and International Relations, Geography and Management (including Sustainable Development) and Biomedical Science amongst the most popular subjects.

Several of our master and research students from Brazil are scholarship holders (Santander) and Royal Holloway is proud to have been nominated as an approved Ciência Sem Fronteiras (CAPES) study destination.

The Regional Manager responsible for Brazil is Sarah Parker. For further information or assistance with making an application please contact sarah.parker@royalholloway.ac.uk

Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Brazil.


Ensino Médio
Students who have completed their Ensino Médio in Brazil will need to take our one year International Foundation Programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning their undergraduate studies.

Bachelor's Degree
Students who have successfully completed one year of a Bachelor's degree in Brazil with good grades will be considered for direct entry to the first year of a Royal Holloway Bachelor's degree programme.

A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students who have taken A levels or the IB will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Our International Foundation Year, run by Study Group, is a programme of academic and English language study skills for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for undergraduate study. Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.


Bachelor’s Degree 
Students who have successfully completed a 4 year Bachelor's (Bacharel or Licenciado) degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Most departments will require the equivalent of an average of between 6.5/10 and 7.5/10, but exact requirements will depend upon the programme.

Masters Degree
Students who have successfully completed a Master''s degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme, but most departments will ask for a minimum of 7.5/10.

English Language

IELTS score
Students will need to be able to prove that they have a minimum level of English language proficiency.

Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a pre-sessional English language programme.



For undergraduate students, applications are made online via UCAS. Students applying for a University preparation course or a postgraduate course apply to Royal Holloway directly.

You can find further information on how to apply in the Study here section of the Royal Holloway website.

Royal Holloway offers a range of scholarships for our international students. You can find out which ones you're eligible for on our undergraduate scholarships page and postgraduate scholarship page.  

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, you can also find out about the external funding that is available to you.

Meet us in your country

Royal Holloway frequently makes trips to Brazil, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person? You can find out more details about the next Royal Holloway visit to Brazil on the calendar on the Meet us in your country page.


Institutional partnerships

Academic staff at Royal Holloway are engaged in a number of collaborative projects with Brazil, such as the European Union funded COBRA addressing the key issues facing local communities and biodiversity conservation across the Guiana Shield Region of South America, led by Dr Jay Mistry, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Principal Investigator of the project. 

For a full list of all our institutional agreements, please see our partner institutions page.


The local Brazilian community

There is a very strong student community at Royal Holloway and there are a range of clubs and societies for students to join, both on the campus and in the local area. For more information please see our clubs and societies page or go to the Students' Union website.

Royal Holloway is recognised as one of the University of London’s best sporting Colleges and  RHULSPORT offer 35 student sports clubs and high quality on- and off-campus facilities. 

Community Action Volunteering exists to connect, train and support Royal Holloway students seeking to volunteer in the local community.


Useful Links

  • The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain
  • The Embassy of Brazil for assistance for Brazilian citizens living in the UK
  • The British Embassy in Brasilia for advice on visiting the UK and visas
  • UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK 



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