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Information for students from Portugal

Find out about the Portuguese student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

UK A levels with grades from BBB to A*AA 
International Baccalaureate (IB) with grades from 30 to 38 
Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários with a minimum grade of 17 - 18 


 Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados / Licenciado with a minimum grade of 16 / Bom com distinção - equivalent to a UK 2:1 
PhD programmes Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal


English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The Portuguese student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Portugal to the University each year. In 2015/16 we have 26 Portuguese students studying with us. We also welcomed 3 Erasmus students from our Portuguese partner institutions.

Undergraduate Postgraduate Research Total  
 14  0  12  26

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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