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The University is proud to have accepted Brazilian students onto its degree Brazilprogrammes; examples in recent years include Engineering, Computing, Design, Architectural Technology, Biomedical Sciences and Forensic Science.

Northumbria is proud to be one of those universities in the UK selected to participate in the prestigious Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido scheme, backed by CAPES and CNPq. For more information click on the link below.

For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses visit our English Language Centre pages.

General entry criteria for qualifications from Brazil is given below but Northumbria will consider other qualifications for entry onto its courses:

For entry to: You will need: Grade Required:
International Foundation Programme Certificado do Ensino Medio  Recommended CGPA 7
1st year Undergraduate One year University course in Brazil  60%
First year of Bacharel/Licenciado/Licenciatura /  Bachelors Degree  GPA of 7.5
2nd/3rd Year Undergraduate  2/3 years of Bacharel/Licenciado/Licenciatura / Bachelors Degree  Year 2 - GPA of 7.5 and at least 60 credits completed – 20 credits would need to be relevant to the subject.

Year 3 - GPA of 7.5 and at least 90 credits completed – 30 credits would need to be relevant to the subject. 
Postgraduate Bacharel/Licenciado/Licenciatura / Bachelors Degree (when awarded by a regionally accredited institution)  GPA of 6.5  for courses which require a UK 2:2 equivalent

GPA of 7.5 or above for courses which require a UK 2:1 equivalent
Graduate Certificate Bacharel/Licenciado/Licenciatura / Bachelors Degree (when awarded by a regionally accredited institution)  Pass (GPA of 5 or above)

Please note these are general entry guidelines. Actual requirements may vary depending on your chosen course of study and certain courses may have specific or additional entry requirements, full details can be found on our course directory. Decisions for entry will also be based on personal statements, previous study information and not just your final course grading.

Northumbria University is proud to be amongst the best universities in the UK and participate in the Ciencia Sem Fronteiras programme in Brazil.

We currently offer the following courses for undergraduate (graduação) students:

3D Design Applied Biology Applied Chemistry Applied Computing  Applied Sport and Exercise Science
Architectural Engineering Architectural Technology Biotechnology Biology with Forensic Biology Biomedical Sciences
Building Surveying  Computer Animation and VFX Computer Forensics Computer Games Design and Production Computer and Network Technology
Computer Science Design for Industry Electrical and Electronic Engineering Environmental Management Ethical Hacking for Computer Security
Food Science and Nutrition Forensic Science Games Programming Graphic Design Human Biosciences
Human Nutrition Interactive M Interior Architecture Interior Design Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Mobile Communications Engineering Motion Graphics and Animation Design Occupational Therapy Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Physics Physics and Astrophysics Planning and Real Estate Development Product Design Technology Sport, Exercise and Nutrition
Transportation Design Web Design and Development      

For PhD sandwich and full PhD, we offer research experience in the following areas:

Architecture and Built Environment Biomolecular Sciences  Biomedical Sciences  Brain, Performance and Nutrition  Chemistry 
Computing and a range of digital technology areas Food and Nutritional Science Forensic Science Future Ways of Living Geography, including Disaster Management and Sustainable Development
Healthcare and Public Health – including workforce development, service delivery, quality and safety, ageing and later life Industrial Design / Design Practices and Criticism Innovation Practices Maths and Information Sciences Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Physics and Electrical Engineering Sport, Exercise and Wellbeing  

We also offer 3 and 6 month English pre-sessional courses for all UG and PG applicants. The information on English test minimum scores and requirements for the scholarship can be found in the Ciencia Sem Fronteiras website.

The next application process in 2015 is as follows:

  • 7 - 23 January 2015: Applications for SWB Scholarship in Brazil
  • 26 February: UK Universities send offers to students
  • 19 March: deadline for acceptance of offer
  • 25 March: UK Universities start sending CASs to students.

We look forward to receiving your application and if you have any questions about our courses or life at Northumbria and in Newcastle, please feel free to contact us using the Ask us a question link below.

To find out more events for international students, please view our International Events page. 

To get more information, contact:

Ale (as she likes to be called) is originally from Santiago de Chile and moved to Newcastle in November 2013. She participated in the Amity Institute exchange programme in South Carolina, USA as an undergraduate student at Universidad de Chile and then became an academic of TESOL and Linguistics at Universidad Católica de Chile.Alejandra Vicencio - Brazil , Latin America

Ale has been working in international education since 2004 and founded a Spanish immersion school in Santiago in 2008. For Northumbria she is in charge of partnerships and collaboration in terms of student and academic mobility, international agents and sponsored students.  Ale is also the leader on the Brazilian Science without Borders programme and recruitment activity in Latin America.

Ale has been promoting links with Latin America in the UK for 5 years and participates actively in different groups, such as The Latin America Community of Practice with the International Unit. She is a member of Northern Counties Club in Newcastle and Northern Lead for the Anglo-Chilean Society in the UK.

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