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Cardiff University has a long history of welcoming students from Brazil and we are looking to develop our links and profile throughout the country.

Popular courses for Brazilians in Cardiff include Business, Social SciencesEngineering and Journalism.

Representatives from the International Office visit Brazil regularly throughout the year. Details of our next visit will appear here shortly.

For further information regarding our visits please contact us at

Undergraduate courses

If you have completed High School in Brazil you will usually need to undertake a foundation course before you can be admitted to an undergraduate programme at Cardiff.

Cardiff University will consider students with good grades in the GCE A-level examinations or the International Baccalaureate for entry onto our undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate courses

You will usually need to have completed a relevant first degree with a good GPA score. Evidence of research skills are required to undertake a PhD programme.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

Cardiff University is delighted to welcome Brazilian students studying as part of the Science without Borders (Ciencia sem Fonteiras) programme.

How to apply

Science without Borders is administered in Brazil by CAPES and CNPq. For information on how to apply for Science without Borders Scholarships, detailed information is available on:

Support is also offered by the International Unit who coordinate student placements on behalf of all participating UK institutions.

Programmes available

The following courses are available for September 2015 entry through the SwB programme.

For the academic year 2014-15, Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages is offering 2 competitive full-fee scholarships for Home and EU students (and an equivalent contribution towards fees for International students), each worth £5,730 (pro rata part time). The scholarships are available to students wishing to study on one of the School’s Taught Masters Programmes.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rice, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain and Portugal are eligible for funding. Students who are citizens of the listed countries but are currently studying at a British University may also apply.

In 2014-15 we will be offering the following taught Master’s Degrees which are eligible for scholarship funding:

  • MA European Studies
  • MA Translation Studies

Application process and deadlines

Please note you will not be eligible for funding until you are in receipt of an offer to study at Cardiff University. The How to Apply page contains information on entry requirements and the application process.

To apply please complete a Santander Universities Scholarship application form and return before the 1st September 2014 to:

Cardiff School of Modern Languages
Postgraduate Office
Admissions: Vicky Ucele
Telephone: +44(0)29 2087 4885


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