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We have a large community of international students here at Southampton Solent University and understand that the process of relocating to a new country can be challenging. Students coming from Portugal can find advice about obtaining a visa and studying in the UK right here on the Solent website.

For more specific advice about coming from Portugal to study, please see the information below. Alternatively, you can contact the British Council's Portuguese offices or our own international advice team.

Entry requirements

As a general guide, we look for qualifications that are equivalent to the British high school A-levels (Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundarios). A portfolio is required for most art and design courses.

For postgraduate students, we looks for a qualification equivalent to the British bachelor's degree. This includes students with a Licenciado or students with a Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE).

Visa information

As an EEA national you do not need to apply for a visa to come and study in the UK.

EU financial support

EU students are entitled to apply for some financial support in the UK, a tuition fee loan and an EU bursary.

Find out more

Speak with an official representative

Solent has a number of official representatives around the world. They give you the chance to talk about opportunities here at Southampton Solent with someone in your own country.

OK Estudante
Av. Visconde de Valmor 69-6
1050-239 Lisboa
Tel: +351 218 289 204
Contact: Vako Imnaishvili

GRP Consulting
Rua Justino Teixeira, 255
4300-279 Porto
Tel: +351 218 289 204
Contact: Ana Santos

Partner institutions

If you are studying at one of our academic partner institutions, you may be able to enter the second or third year of one of our undergraduate courses. This can allow you to extend your learning and obtain a British undergraduate qualification. We hold partnership agreements with the following institution in Portugal:

  • Escola de Technologias Inovação e Criação (ETIC)
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