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Jo Power

Jo Power

Jo is the country manager for Brazil, based in the International Relations Office in Bath.

Please contact Jo with any questions you might have about studying here.

Studying here

Find out more about studying at a prestigious university that is both intellectually and culturally stimulating.

Our International Relations Office provides support before you arrive and throughout your studies.

Key facts

Science without Borders

We are participating in the Science without Borders / Ciências sem Fronteiras programme and are welcoming undergraduate and PhD Sandwich students into our Faculty of Engineering and Design and Faculty of Science.

Our next cohort for undergraduate students will begin in September 2014. If you are a PhD sandwich student you will need to identify a potential supervisor, if you need help with this please contact Jo Power.

We will be welcoming applications from students looking for subjects within the following areas:

  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (including programmes in Aerospace, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering).

For information on specific courses please visit our online prospectus.

Our general entry requirements are minimum GPA of 7 in your undergraduate degree so far, and most of our courses ask for IELTS 6.5 overall, although we hope to be able to soon confirm that we can offer pre-sessional programmes for students who have a minimum of IELTS 5.5.

Find out more about Science without Borders in the UK including information on what courses are available.

Partnership with Universidade de São Paulo

In September 2012 we signed a Memoradum of Understanding with the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) to establish research collaborations and staff and student exchange programmes.

International Student Advice Service

Our International student advice team supports all our international students during their studies. They have drop-in sessions or appointments on campus and have a number of useful services available:

  • pre-arrival advice and support
  • cultural and social orientation
  • advice and checking service for visa applications and extensions
  • general advice on invalid visas, refusals and appeals
  • welfare and support issues


It is important to consider your career options when deciding where to study.

The University of Bath offers support and careers guidance to home and international students as well as assistance in finding part-time work:


During your studies it is important to feel involved with university life. You will find a range of societies where you can meet people and participate in events and social occasions.

Entry requirements

These requirements will vary from subject to subject. You also need to look at course entry requirements in our undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses.

Foundation Programmes

Brazilian high school certificate (Vestibular / ENEM / PAS)

The Brazilian high school certificate (Vestibular / ENEM / PAS) is not a sufficient qualification for direct entry onto one of our undergraduate programmes. If you have been through the Brazilian school system, you will need to undertake a bridging qualification in order to progress on to undergraduate studies.

We offer the one year International Foundation Year, which is ideal preparation for entering our undergraduate programmes.

Undergraduate degrees

A Level or International Baccalaureate (IB)

We welcome applications from students taking A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and certain other internationally recognised qualifications for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes.

We have in the past received applications from students attending international schools in Brazil as well as Brazilian students undertaking their schooling in the UK.

Details of entry requirements can be found in our undergraduate prospectus.

Postgraduate taught degrees

Bachelors degree (Bacharel / Licenciado) from a recognised university in Brazil

Holders of a bachelors degree (Bacharel / Licenciado) from a recognised university in Brazil are welcome to apply for one of our masters programmes.

Grade requirements will vary as we take into account a number of factors, such as your subject of study, the scores in individual classes, and the institution at which you obtained your degree.

Details of the entry requirements for each of our postgraduate taught degrees are provided in our postgraduate prospectus. Please read them carefully, as there can sometimes be additional requirements, such as the need for working experience or a very specific academic background.


Postgraduate research degrees

Bachelors degree (Bacharel / Licenciado) or Masters level qualification (Mestrado)

We usually expect evidence of some research experience (for example through a Bachelors or Masters degree that included a thesis component or work as a research assistant). In addition to the standard application papers, a research proposal is essential, outlining how you intend to go about your research.


English language requirements

To study on the International Foundation Year you will need a minimum IELTS score of 5.5.

The minimum English Language requirement for our undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 - 7.0 or an equivalent qualification.

All postgraduate taught applicants must meet our postgraduate English Language requirements (IELTS 6.5-7.0).

You can do this by taking IELTS exams or by attending a pre-sessional programme in our English Language Centre.


Scholarships and funding

Prospective international students are eligible for a number of scholarships. Most of these are for postgraduate taught students. Departments may also offer specific scholarships for their students. Find out more about Scholarships and Bursaries.

These are some of the scholarship and funding options available to students from your country:

International Scholarship Scheme

We have 75 scholarships available worth £3,000 each, for international students who are planning to take a postgradaute taught degree at Bath.

You must have already accepted an offer to study on one of our Masters programmes to be eligible to apply. The award is offered as a discount in tuition fees and is valid for one year only.

More details of the International Scholarship Scheme

Santander Masters Scholarships

Through the generosity of Grupo Santander we have 5 scholarships of £5,000 for students on postgraduate taught programmes. Candidates must be nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay or Venezuela and be a graduate of a university included on the list of ‘Santander Universities’.

It is possible to apply both for this award and one of our 75 general scholarships. These awards may also be held in conjunction with partial funding from outside sponsors.

More details about the Santander Masters Scholarships


A number of external funding bodies exist to support masters level study in the UK and any applicant seeking support is strongly advised to explore potential sources of financial aid available in their own country.

Alternatively, there are international agencies, government departments, charitable organisations and private companies that may be able to provide financial aid for certain programmes of study and all are worth exploring.

You can also approach the British Council in your country to find out if they have any funding available.

Research Degree Scholarships

For MPhil/PhD students we provide both full and partial research degree scholarships and these are awarded on a competitive basis. Some are designated for certain research topics and others are offered on a university-wide basis. You may indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship on the research degree programme application form.

We are also participating in Science without Borders and happy to receive enquiries from sandwich and full-time PhD students.

Next steps

Choose a programme of study


Applications for all of our programmes of study can be made online.

Complete an application for the Bath Foundation Year.

You should apply through UCAS for all of our undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduates should apply directly to the University.

Already applied

If you have already applied for a programme of study then you can check on your progress using Application Tracker.


Find out about undergraduate accommodation and postgraduate accommodation options.