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We have a large community of international students here at 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.

Find out more about studying at Solent

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

Students from inside the EU, EEA and Switzerland could enter the UK freely by showing their passport or national identity card until 31 December 2020. 

If you entered the UK prior to 31 December 2020 you will not require a visa, provided you apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021. If you are a family member of an individual who has EU Settlement Status, you may also be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. More information about the EU Settlement Scheme and family members can be found on the student portal.

Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland who have not entered UK, or entered on or after 1 January 2021 will require a visa. Please watch the video and visit the visa and immigration pages for more information.

EU financial support

For post-Brexit funding information for EU/EEA nationals from the 2021 academic year, see our information on EU student funding.

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 Solent with someone in your own country.

GRP Consulting | Take Off
Email: takeoff@grpconsulting.pt
Tel: +351 223 212 335 / +351 918 067 333
Location: Porto

Information Planet
www.informationplanet.pt
Email: hello@informationplanet.pt
Tel: +351 216 048 022

OK Estudante
okestudante.pt
Email: info@okestudante.pt
Tel: +351 218 289 204
Location: Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Evora, Faro, Funchal, Leiria, Setubal, Vila Real

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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