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Entry Requirements

Getting a place isn’t just about meeting entry requirements. We look at every aspect of your application - from your qualifications and work experience, to your personal statement, and the overall standard of your application form. Remember that some courses have specific entry requirements, listed on their pages.

    Undergraduate degree courses

    We accept a number of qualifications including one of the following with an overall score of 14 or above:

    •  Post 1996: The Certificado de Habilitacoes (Qualification Certificate) do Ensino Secundário /
      Certificado Nivel Secundario de Educacao
    • Pre- 1996: Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundários AND/OR Certidão Do Décimo Segundo
      Ano) Provas De Aferição (University Entrance Examination)
    • From 2007: Concurso Nacional – (University Entrance Test) Pass With 90+ /200 (only taken by
      students seeking admission in a Portuguese University
    • The Bacharel / Bacharelato
    • A Diploma (Diploma de Ensino Secundário, Certificado de Qualificação, Curso Profissional De
      Nível III) from Specialized Technical/Vocational Schools / Escolas Secundárias Profissionais
      (Professional Schools) with a pass.
    • Certificado Formacao Profissional (Professional Training Certificate issued by the Institute of
      Employment and Professional Training (IEFP)
    • Certificado Nivel Secundario de Educação

     - The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a score of 25 or 26 (depending on the course).

    **Please note some courses may require higher scores, so do please check the course page.

    What if I have a different qualification?

    Please email our applicant enquiries team at study@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification than those listed above.

    What if I do not meet the entry requirements?
    If you do not meet the academic entry requirements for an undergraduate programme, you may be able to apply for the one of our foundation courses. 

    Foundation degree courses

    For foundation courses, we look for a grade 11 or above.

    English language requirements

    To study at UEL you must demonstrate that your English level is high enough for university study. We accept a number of different English Language Tests for entry onto our degree courses, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject. We also accept the CAE and Pearson English Test.

    All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements as follows:

    Undergraduate standard requirements

    The English language entry requirement for undergraduate (Bachelor's) course is a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or 6, or equivalent, depending on the course and year or level of entry. The specific requirements for your chosen course, including individual component scores, will be outlined as one of the academic conditions if you are made an offer.

    Undergraduate

    Postgraduate degree courses

    We normally ask for:

    • An overall mark of 14 or above in the Licenciado.

    What if I have a different qualification?

    Please email our applicant enquiries team at study@uel.ac.uk if you have a different qualification than those listed above.

    Postgraduate standard requirements

    The English language entry requirement for the majority of postgraduate (Master's) courses is IELTS 6.0 or 6.5, or equivalent, depending on your chosen course of study. Specific requirements for your chosen course, including individual component scores, will be outlined as one of the academic conditions if you are made an offer.

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