The University of Glasgow has been a popular choice with students from Brazil since 1811 when our first recorded Brazilian-born student, Ignacio Josep de Araújo Vieira from Rio de Janiero, attended the University to study Ethics. We are currently home to over 75 Brazilian students and look forward to welcoming more in the future.

In Glasgow, resident Brazilians take part every year in the West End festival, entertaining crowds with Samba dance and music. The art of Capoeira has also taken our cosmopolitan city by storm so interested students can find classes in just about any part of the city, including the city’s West End, where the university is located.

In addition to a wealth of events held by our International Student Support team, our Brazilian students are also invited to join the University’s Brazilian Society.

Entry Requirements


The University of Glasgow will consider students who have gained the Vestibular / ENEM / PAS for admission into Glasgow’s foundation programme, which is run by Glasgow International College. On successful completion on the foundation programme, you will progress into Year 2 of the main Undergraduate Bachelor degree.

International Baccalaureate
Applications with 30-34 points will be considered for direct admission to most schools. Please note that there are certain exceptions.

Postgraduate Taught

We will consider applications to a Masters degree at the University of Glasgow from graduates holding a Bacharel / Licenciado / Professional title when awarded after 4 years or more. 

Minimum Entry Requirements by Scale:

Numerical system (10-0) – an average of 7 or above
Alphabetical system (E-S) – an average of B or above
GPA system (4.0-0) – 3.0 or above
Percentage system (100-50) – an average of 66 or above


The University of Glasgow has exchange programmes with the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and UNESP (State University of Sao Paulo). Additionally the university has memorandums of understanding with PUC-SP (Catholic University, Sao Paulo), UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and UnB (University of Brasilia). The University's College of MVLS works closely with Fiocruz (based in Rio de Janeiro) on research collaboration.

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

We welcome over 1500 students every year via the long-established Study Abroad and exchange programmes

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Available Subjects
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Education
  • Life Sciences

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil (Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP)

Available Subjects
  • MVLS (research)
  • Portuguese

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

If you want to come to Glasgow for a year abroad and your country does not have an existing agreement please look at our incoming Study Abroad Programme options

Meet Us


Students who choose to be counselled by an agency should expect the following standards of service:

  • Representatives will support students throughout the application process, providing advice and assistance in the preparation/submission of documents. It is, however, the applicant who must remain ultimately responsible for their account and the management of communications.
  • Representatives will have full access to student data contained within the application form and may manage a student application by discussing all aspects of the application with the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives should be honest and accurate in communicating information about the University to the student and vice versa. At no time should representatives disseminate false or misleading information to the student or to the University.
  • Representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives are paid by the University for their services and will not pass on charges to prospective students.


R. General Jardim, 633 - Conj. 34, Vila Buarque
São Paulo

+55 11 32301338 / 930637967

We would be happy to welcome you to our historic main campus in the heart of Glasgow, where we host open days and campus tours for you to experience our University in person. For more information, go to:

Contact Us

Jo Power, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 8780

Nick Bruce, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 7757

International Summer School

You can also apply to join our International Summer School. This is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  The summer school offers a variety of credit and non credit-bearing courses including Mathematics and Physics, Theatre and Performance and International Business. The International Summer School website details all courses on offer.

Summer study allows you to:

  • Explore a particular topic in more depth
  • Experience teaching from world-class academic staff
  • Supplement your studies and gain international experience and credits at a world-class university

To attend the International Summer School for most courses, but not all, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a current student or a graduate of an international higher education institution*.
  • If your first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent)
  • You should have a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please refer to individual course descriptions for courses that vary from the standard criteria.


  • Applications for 2020 are currently open

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