Welcome to Middlesex University! We are thrilled that you are considering studying with us. Studying abroad is a big decision which is why we have created this page to help you find out more about our courses, how to apply, and what student life is like in London.
Our Europe Regional Team offers a personalised service to students from Portugal, supporting you in your application to Middlesex, and answering any questions you have about our courses, entry requirements, student life and more.
If you have any questions about entry requirements and the suitability of your qualifications, please contact your regional team.
Undergraduate entry requirements
Entry to year one
For most entry to most undergraduate courses, you must have completed the Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários (previously Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano) with a minimum grade of 13 - 15, depending on the course you are applying for.
You must also meet our standard English Language Requirements. Besides IELTS and other English requirements we now accept a minimum grade 16 or above in English at Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários. There are some exceptions to this for the following courses which require a minimum grade 18 at Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários:
BSc Nursing BSc Vet Nursing BSc Midwifery BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) , (Cardiac Physiology) and (Neurophysiology)
Each course will have specific grade requirements and some will have prerequisites, such as prior study in a specific subject or submission of a portfolio. Full details can be found within the specific course information page.
As part of the application process you will need to provide a letter of reference from an academic source and a personal statement.
Entry to year two or three
If you have successfully passed at least one year's higher studies in a relevant subject area you may able to enter directly onto the second or third year of one of our undergraduate degrees as a transfer student. We require 60 ECTS for entry to year two, and 120 ECTS for entry to year three. Acceptance is based on a curriculum match between your prior study and the syllabus at Middlesex.
You must also meet our standard English Language Requirements, and as part of the application process you will need to provide a letter of reference from an academic source and a personal statement.
Postgraduate entry requirements
For most postgraduate courses, you must have completed Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados. We require a minimum grade of DESE 14/20 for most subjects, and a minimum grade of DESE 16/20 for some specialist subjects.
Some courses will have prerequisites, such as prior study in a specific subject, work-experience or the submission of a portfolio. Full details can be found within the specific course information page.
Under the EU Settlement Scheme, you do not require a visa to live, work or study in the UK
EU nationals WITHOUT Settled or Pre-Settled status
You will be able to study on a course that lasts 6 months or less without a visa. If your course is longer than 6 months, you will need to meet the requirements below to obtain a visa:
Submit an online application through the UKVI website. You will need to make payments for the visa fee and immigration health surcharge
Biometric data and supporting documents in most cases will be submitted online (using the UK Immigration: ID Check app to verify your identity) but you may be asked to attend a visa application centre
EU applicants need to meet the normal finance requirements but are not required to evidence this unless requested to
Applicants who verified their identity through the UK Immigration: ID Check app will receive an e-visa and will be able to evidence their immigration status to others by generating a share code on the UKVI View and Prove Service
Travelling to the UK
Applicants who attended a visa application centre will receive an entry clearance vignette in their passport and should collect their BRP once in the UK.
EU nationals who have made a student route visa application should not travel to the UK until they have received confirmation that their visa has been granted.