This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Brazilian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have completed 12 years of schooling in Brazil and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have a Certificado de Ensino Medio, and have completed a one-year foundation course, such as the BU International Foundation Certificate.
  • Top-up courses
    You can apply for a Top-up course if you hold a Nivel Tecnológica.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a Bacharel/Licenciado (four years of study) from a recognised higher education institution to apply for postgraduate study at BU.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree, or a Mestrado, to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.