Welcome to students from Portugal

Here you will find important information for Portuguese students on entry requirements, who to speak to and when and where you can meet our representatives in your country. For support through the application process or if you have any questions, please contact us or our official representative in Portugal.

The University of Hertfordshire offers a welcoming community of over 3,800 international students from more than 100 countries worldwide.

Popular subject areas for Portuguese students at the University include:

Entry requirements

We typically require the following qualifications from Portuguese students:

Point of Entry

Academic Requirements *

Language Requirements * +


Certificade de fim de Estudios with an overall grade of less than 15

IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any band

Undergraduate (year 1)

Certificade de fim de Estudios Secundarios with an overall average grade of between 15 - 16, depending on subject choice:

16 for courses which require 280 UCAS tariff points

15 for courses which require 260 UCAS tariff points


Undergraduate (year 2/3)

No agreed progression routes in place - if you apply to the University following part completion of a degree, or completion of a diploma, your application will be individually assessed



Completion of Licenciado/Diploma de estudos superiors especializados with less than 14


Postgraduate Taught

Completion of Licenciado/Diploma de estudos superiors especializados with:

14 for courses requiring a 2.2

17 for courses requiring a 2.1

IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 (depending on course)

*Some courses may vary and/or have specific requirements – for details of the entry requirements for your course, please see our Course pages or contact us to check your qualifications. Please note that all applications are assessed on an individual basis.

+For details of accepted English language qualifications please see our How to Apply page.

Meet us in Portugal

We're delighted to let you know that the University does visit Portugal. Please come along to meet us to find out more about studying at the University of Hertfordshire and to make an application.