We have a large community of international students at BU – currently 1,600 students from around 140 different countries.
We are always happy to welcome new Portuguese students onto our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and top-up courses. We are also pleased to offer two exchange programmes in Portugal through the Universidade do Algarve and the Instituto Politecnico de Viana do Castelo.
We will help you with your application to study at BU, but if you’d like more general advice about the UK education system, visas, scholarships or the variety of courses on offer, you should contact the British Council in Portugal.
Funding eligibility for EU Undergraduate students
EU students applying for university places in the 2020/21 academic year will continue to be eligible for student fee loans and may be eligible for the government Maintenance Loan* - this will be for the duration of their course. Further information about undergraduate funding can be found on the gov.uk website.
*EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years or be EEA migrant workers in order to apply for the government Maintenance Loan.
Funding eligibility for EU Postgraduate students
EU students studying a Master's degree in 2019/20 and 2020/21 may be eligible for some funding. The UK government is providing up to £10,906 in postgraduate loans for January 2020 entry and £11,222 for September 2020 and January 2021. If eligible, you would receive the first payment after your course start date, once we have confirmed that you have registered. Each year's amount will be paid in three instalments of 33%, 33% and 34%. The instalments will be paid directly to you at the beginning of each term.
You can find more information on the gov.uk website.