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If you're thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Portugal, this page has all the information you need.
If you have any other questions, you can contact our team at, or by phoning +44 1752 588049.

International tuition fees

Fees for undergraduate courses and postgraduate taught programmes can be found in the 'fees, costs and funding' section of the relevant course webpage. 
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International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Entry requirements


We require applicants to have completed a Diploma de Ensino Secundario (Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação), previously known as the Certificado do 12 ano. Applicants who hold other qualifications will be required to complete a Foundation Year programme or equivalent.

For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, there are foundation options available via the University of Plymouth and University of Plymouth International College (UPIC).

UCAS Tariff   A-Level    Comparable overall offer 
144 AAA 18
136 AAB 17
128 ABB 17
120 BBB 16
112 BBC 16
104 BCC 15


The standard requirement for entry to a taught masters programme is an undergraduate (bachelor) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second class degree (2:1).

We require applicants to have completed a Licenciado OR a Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados - DESE with the following classification:

Portuguese Degree Classification - Numerical*  Portuguese Degree Classification - Description  UK Degree Equivalent
18 - 20  Muito Bom Com Distancao 1st
16 - 17 Bom Com Distancao 2:1
14 - 15 Bom 2:2

English language requirements

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required, or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses.

Find out what our students think

Our student profiles offer the chance to hear from international students who have already experienced living and studying in Plymouth.
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Joana Bica

Joana Bica – BSc (Hons) Psychology

“Being an international student may sometimes leave you feeling a little lost, confused or lonely. However, I’ve been at the University for less than a year and I’ve never been happier

I would recommend undertaking a course with the University of Plymouth because there are many course options so there is something for everyone, and no matter what area of teaching the lecturers are passionate about their subject and that’s inspiring.

There’s always someone who can help, and it’s made clear where that help is available.”

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