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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.

For further information or assistance with making an application please email

The qualifications we accept

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

If you have completed your Ensino Médio in Brazil you will need to take our one year International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning your undergraduate studies.

Bachelor's Degree

If you have completed one year of a Bachelor's degree in Brazil and you have good grades, then you will be considered for direct entry to the first year of a Royal Holloway Bachelor's degree programme.

A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you have taken A levels or the IB will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

University preparation programmes

The Royal Holloway International Study Centre provides an International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, which is designed for international students who do not quite meet the requirements for an undergraduate course. This programme will help to develop your academic and English language skills in preparation for university. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Master's Degree

If you have successfully completed a four year Bachelor's (Bacharel or Licenciado) degree in an appropriate subject at reputable university and your grades/GPA are good, then you 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.

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

If you have a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject from at a reputable university, and your grades/GPA are good, then you 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.

To apply to any of our courses, you need to prove 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.

Undergraduate students applications are made online via UCAS. But if you are applying to a University preparation course or a postgraduate course, then apply to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of the Royal Holloway website.

You could be eligible for a scholarship. If find out about undergraduate scholarships here and go here to find out here if you are eligible for a postgraduate scholarship.

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, there may be external funding available to you.

Royal Holloway frequently makes trips to Brazil, so why not meet us in person? For details about the next Royal Holloway visit to Brazil contact


Members of our staff are collaborating on a number of 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 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

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