Students from Portugal

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Students from Portugal

Join our global student community to learn creative skills from industry experts in one of the world's leading creative economies.

If you're looking for a degree course to help you build a career in the creative industries, the UK is an exciting place to study. Its creative sector is one of the fastest-growing areas of the economy, employing 3.2million people and making £101.5billion a year. Meanwhile, the city of London is known throughout the world as a driving force in the global creative economy.

Application information

Application information

We will consider equivalent qualifications from your home country for entry onto our Foundation, Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. Please see below for details of the accepted qualifications (including English language qualifications) for each level of course. Each application we receive is considered individually and therefore these qualifications are provided as a guide.

Academic requirements:

For our Foundation level courses, we usually require that you have:

  • Portuguese Certificado de Estudos Secundarios with an overall score of 11 or above.

For our Bachelor's courses, we usually require that you have:

  • Portuguese Certificado de Estudos Secundarios with an overall score of 16 or above.

For our Master's courses, we usually require that you have:

  • Successful completion of your Licenciado or Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados from a recognised university.
  • For the MArch, we require the equivalent of a UK 2:1 Honours degree in Architecture. The exact grade required will be confirmed at the time of application.

English Language requirements:

  • Diploma Nivel Secundario de Educacao / Certificado Nivel Secundario de Educacao / Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundarios / Certidao do Decimo Segundo Ano - Pass with a 16 in English achieved within 2 years.

UCA works with a number of overseas representatives who can help you make an application to UCA. 

Overseas Representatives Website
Vermillion Grou 
Information Planet 

The UCA Creative Europe Scholarship is for EU domiciled students commencing their studies with UCA as a new student in the 2022-23 academic year, who are classified as international students for fee purposes.

The scholarship will be applied as a tuition fees reduction for the duration of your course.    

The discount available varies depending on the course you study:


Normal fee

UCA Creative Europe 

Scholarship award

Discounted fee

BA/BSc courses




Master of Architecture (MArch)




MA/MSc/MBM (see exceptions below)




MA Filmmaking and
MA/MSc Luxury Business Management




MBA courses




MFA Photography








Terms and conditions


  • EU nationals permanently resident in an EU member state who are classified as international students for fees purposes.
  • Applicable for 2022-23 entry.
  • Applicable to self-funded applicants, as well holders of a private loan
  • The scholarship cannot be combined with any other UCA scholarship.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to get involved in promotional activities.

How to apply

The scholarship will be automatically awarded if you meet all the eligibility criteria. You do not need to complete an application form.

Get in touch

Please let the country manager know if you have any questions or need help with your application!

Trudy Li

Trudy Li

Regional Recruitment Manager


Mobile/WhatsApp: +44 (0)7972 677 186

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