Entry requirements for Portugal

Academic entry requirements will vary between courses. Please check the individual course page and use the equivalency tables below to work out the specific requirements for your course.

Undergraduate

Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • An overall average from the Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários

Equivalencies

Equivalencies for our foundation programmes

A-level requirement Certificado de fim de Estudios Secundários equivalency
AAA 18
AAB 17
ABB 16
BBB 15
BBC 15
BCC 14
CCC 14
CCD 13
EE 10
 

If you do not meet our minimum undergraduate requirements, you may still be able to apply for one of our foundation courses.

Postgraduate

Minimum entry requirements

Please check the individual course listing for the bachelor degree requirement and use the equivalency table below to work out your specific requirement. If you do not meet our minimum requirements you may still be able to apply for one of our pre-master’s courses.

Equivalencies

Bachelor degree requirement Equivalent grading
2:1 (for direct entry) 16 (Bom com distinção)
2:2 (for direct entry) 14 (Bom)
Pass grade (for a pre-master’s course) 10-13

Additional information

Minimum English language requirements


One of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 - 7.0, with 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in listening and speaking
  • Pre-sessional University English
  • Grade 14 in English Language in Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Diploma de Ensino Secundário
  • We may be able to accept alternative qualifications as evidence of your English language skills

Equivalent academic qualifications can be accepted and we are happy to consider applicants on a case by case basis. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to discuss your specific qualifications.