We have a worldwide reputation for ground-breaking teaching and research by leading academics. More than 75% of our graduates receive a First or 2:1 and we're first in the Russell Group for graduate employability. With its unique attractions, famously warm welcomes, and global reputation for sport, music, architecture and culture for you to explore, there's nowhere quite like Liverpool.

This University of Liverpool has given me the opportunity to be part of a multicultural environment and develop my communication and leadership skills. I find it remarkable how the University really cares about each student’s well-being.

Camila Silva, Brazil, Business Administration (Football Industries) PG Cert

Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Pathway programmes for applicants from Brazil

Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, so you may need further preparation before you can start university here. Pathway programmes provide an entry route for international students whose qualifications do not meet our entry requirements.

After successfully completing your Foundation Certificate or pre-Master’s programme, you're guaranteed a place on your chosen course. Pathway programmes are offered through the University of Liverpool International College.




Certificado de Ensino Medio Students who hold the Certificado de Ensino Medio with grades of six or higher (except English language which requires IELTS or equivalent qualification) we advise to complete the foundation certificate at the University of Liverpool International College or an equivalent foundation programme.
A-levels, International Baccalaureate, SATs Students offering A-levels or International Baccalaureate can apply for direct entry to year one of undergraduate programmes. Students offering SATs can usually apply for direct entry to year one but should contact us for further advice prior to making an application.

Postgraduate Taught

Academic  Students who have completed at least four years of study to obtain the Bacharel/Licenciado or an equivalent Professional Title can apply for master's programmes. Students are expected to have a minimum of 8 out of 10. 

Postgraduate Research

Academic  Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold both a Bacharel/Licenciado or an equivalent Professional Title and a Mestrado degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable. 

Each research degree lists the English language requirements you'll need to apply.

English language requirements

To study at the University of Liverpool, you’ll need to demonstrate you can speak English. If you need a visa to study in the UK, evidence of competency in English is required to secure your visa.


We offer a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students. These include:

Browse the full range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research scholarships.

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