UK Universities

Language Partners specialises in helping students prepare for their studies at UK universities. Our personalised Education Counselling together with specific assistance with Academic English training and preparation for exams such as IELTS, helps students to maximise their chances of being accepted on their chosen course.

We are able to offer you some assistance whatever UK university you are applying to while there are some universities which we work closely with and this enables us to be able to offer you additional assistance. With these universities, we can often arrange for you to talk directly to a visiting academic or member of the institution's International office.

We may be able to arrange for you to have an interview in Brazil for the particular course you are interested in and offer you specific assistance in preparing for this opportunity.

Please see below some of the universities with which we work closely and details of any  forthcoming events or opportunities for finding out more details about the programs offered:

University of Birmingham

Established in 1900, Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.  

The University has been voted UK University of the year for Graduate Employment in 2016 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Based in the second largest city of the country, the leafy campus in Edgbaston  comes equipped with all modern cons: bars, cafes, shops, a hair salon, a concert hall, banks, an art gallery, a medical practice, a nursery - even its own train station (only one stop to the city centre).

There is a student facilities building at the medical school and a well- equipped learning centre. As a result of £700m of investments, students have access to a state-of-the-art music building with 450-seat auditorium for music, opera, drama; enhanced learning facilities across campus; improved library and IT services; and high-quality academic student support. The university has also runs an employability initiative, which includes internships and mentoring by some of the university's most successful alumni.

It´s a truly global university with over 4,500 international students from  nearly 150 different countries and a popular study destination for Brazilian students. Currently,  there are around 80 Brazilian students on campus.

There are Scholarship opportunities for certain programs, please click here for further details.

To hear International Students' experiences at the University of Birmingham

Visit www.birmingham.ac.uk

University of the West of England

At UWE Bristol advancing knowledge, inspiring people and transforming futures is at the heart of the university's philosophy. Partnerships are considered key to this.

As an International student studying at UWE you can be guaranteed a warm welcome. UWE is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK and has Highly Trusted Sponsor status from the Home Office.

With students from over 140 countries worldwide, you'll be part of a truly international community.

The university offers an excellent range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Bristol MBA program is very highly rated and interviews for this course have been held at Language Partners for the past two years during the visit of Dr Hugo Gaggiotti, Associate Head of Deparment and Program Director for the course.

To be considered for this program, you should have already graduated and have a good level of English.

  • For further details of the program click here
  • For details of other programs offered by the university please visit www.uwe.ac.uk

Course Introductory videos:

University of Northampton

For up to date information about course fees for 2015, scholarship opportunities, accommodation and to see a full list of the courses available see the International mini guide.

Based in Northamptonshire​ at the heart of England and only a short journey from London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Northampton offers our students an outstanding academic experience; filled with learning and teaching excellence, cutting-edge facilities and an exciting and stimulating life both on and off campus.

At the heart of all that we do and offer is our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change. We are proud of our ground-breaking new areas of study and our growing reputation for research excellence, with state-of-the-art facilities and technology that ensures all our students have access to extensive libraries, IT suites, studios, innovative learning spaces and laboratories.

During 2013, the University enjoyed league table successes, shooting up the rankings in the Complete University Guide and Guardian University league tables. The University was the highest climber in the Complete University Guide, jumping 39 places to position 62 and is now classed as one of the Top 50 universities in the UK by the Guardian League Table.

The Destination of Higher Education Leavers (DLHE) statistics revealed in July showed that for the second year running, 96 per cent of our graduates were in work or​ further study after six months of completing their course.

To ensure students get the very best,  millions of pounds has been invested in new facilities and buildings on both campuses. Our students are officially among the most satisfied in the UK! The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) figures reveal that the University of Northampton's overall student satisfaction rate is 88%, the University's highest overall satisfaction rate since becoming a University. University life is spread across two linked campuses, with restaurants, shops, bars, Students' Union and a range of accommodation options.​

For further details visit: www.northampton.ac.uk

Middlesex University

In order to be considered for the following Scholarship opportunities for courses starting in September 2016, students should contact Language Partners to discuss the application procedure for their chosen course of study:

 

International Bursaries and Merit Awards

  • Regional Award - £1000 towards course fees for the first year of study.
  • Americas International Merit Award - £2,000 towards course fees for the first year of study for talented students.
  • Middlesex Academic Excellence Award - £5000 towards course fees for the first year of study for students who have demonstrated academic excellence.
  • Santander Academic Excellence Award - £5,000 towards course fees for the first year of study for Latin American students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

For additional details about fees, scholarship opportunities, entry requirements and accommodation , see the following: Information for Brazilian students

The university’s vision is to be internationally excellent in all areas, in teaching, research and knowledge transfer.

Middlesex provides high quality higher education to students across the globe.

More than a third of students at the university’s London campus are international, from more than 140 countries.

A global outlook runs through everything the university does – right up to the design and content of courses. By studying at Middlesex you will become part of a global network of knowledge, enquiry and entrepreneurship for life.

Stats and Facts

  • Ranked 2nd modern university in London (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2015).
  • Ranked best modern university in London for research power (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
  • 91% of our graduates are employed within six month of graduating.
  • Rated top 3 in London for student satisfaction in Accounting, Computing, Dance, Finance, Marketing, Sports Science (NSS, 2014)
  • Recently invested £200m in state-of-the-art campus located in London

For further details visit www.mdx.ac.uk

Durham University

Durham is a truly world-class university with a long history of welcoming students and academics from all over the globe. Our many collaborative partnerships with international universities allow us to share knowledge and promote inter-cultural learning, ensuring that our graduates are in high demand on the global stage. 

Founded in 1832, Durham University is England’s third oldest university after Oxford and Cambridge and the only UK university to have all subjects ranked top ten. Durham University is distinctive - a Collegiate University with ancient traditions and modern values. 

A member of the prestigious Russell Group, Durham is ranked 5th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2015) and is a World Top 100 University (QS World Rankings 2015). The QS World Rankings also ranked Durham in the World Top 50 for employer reputation.

Over 4,500 international students from 156 countries choose to make Durham their home, so whatever you choose to study you'll be more than welcome.

 

University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire, situated just 20 minutes from central London has courses available at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of Business, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology, Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, Humanities, Law, Education, Life & Medical Sciences, Creative Arts.

Recognised as a truly global university with over 25,000 students, including more than 2,800 international students, it also has a strong record in employability with 95% of students either fully employed or in further education within 6 months of Education.

In a recent report by the Sunday Times Newspaper, the university has been acclaimed as having the best facilities of any university in the UK. Highlights include a Research Observatory, an F1 Simulator, a Full-Sized Court Room and a student entertainment centre - The Forum.

The university's lively, modern campus sits in the friendly town of Hatfield. It's one of the safest places in England and Wales to study. On-campus accommodation is guaranteed for first-year international students, and is a great way to meet other students and get involved in campus activities

Scholarships for International students

As an international student from outside the EU, you may be eligible for a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded for either £1000 or £2000 towards course fees for the first year of study.

Language Partners will offer you support with how to complete your application and personal statement. To make the process as easy as possible, there is no need to fill out an application form. Simply provide a strong personal statement within your course application which highlights your interest in your chosen course, motivation for studies and future career aspirations.

Eligible applicants will have their application assessed by our scholarship team and notified by 1 August, 2016 if successful.

For more details of courses available visit: www.herts.ac.uk/courses

University of Southampton

Situated on the south coast of England just over an hour away from London, Southampton offers students a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse environment in which to study and live. The University has more than 24,500 students of which over 25% are from outside the UK representing more than 140 countries.

Southampton is a UK top 10 research-led University, ranked 81st by the QS World Rankings 2016, which places five subjects amongst the top 45 in the world: Nursing, Archaeology, Earth & Marine Sciences, Geography and Performing Arts.

The following subjects are are all ranked within the top 10 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).

  • Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Statistics & Operational Research

One of the university's key strengths is its close understanding of business and industry, helping to ensure that teaching and research is relevant to the needs of modern businesses.
This is supported through collaboration with carefully selected research partners on projects that directly impact society, producing results that benefit industry, the economy and society.
The university currently works with more than 300 companies worldwide, including multinationals such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Microsoft, as well as public and third sector organisations and numerous small and medium-sized enterprises.

The city of Southampton is home to one of the UK's leading commercial ports, which regularly hosts some of the largest ships in the world. Surrounded by areas of natural beauty such as the New Forest and the Isle of Wight, Southampton is easily reached from the international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick. Southampton Airport has flights to other cities in the UK and Europe, which means students can obtain a full cultural experience and broaden their horizons by travelling to other cities and countries.

For details of the scholarships available for students interested in studying at University of Southampton:

www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding/international-fees-funding.page

University of Southampton - Next visit to Brasil

Students interested in talking to University of Southampton Representative Sara Sanford during her visit to Brasil from 8th to 18th March should contact Language Partners: info@languagepartners.co.uk / Tel 11 5083 4653
Sara will be available to meet students in the following cities:

  • Sao Paulo 8th to 12th March
  • Rio 14th to 15th March
  • Porto Alegre 17th March
  • Curitiba 18th March

University of Huddersfield

Huddersfield is one of the most affordable places to live in the UK with the university offering an excellent student experience for both Home and International students.

 

The university's scholarship opportunities are among the most generous in the UK and include two full Postgraduate Scholarships.

Scholarships:

Huddersfield is a successful, innovative and modern international University with excellent facilities and many outstanding research teams.

As a growing centre of research and academic excellence, which can trace its roots back over 190 years to 1825, the University is always pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Choosing Huddersfield makes sense for international students as every year the university welcomes students from over 130 countries worldwide. They choose Huddersfield for its academic reputation, the range of courses on offer, and the track records of former successful students, with a graduate employment rate of around 94%.

 

 

Recognised as a friendly and student-centred university, most courses offer the opportunity to get involved with industry, from sponsored projects and guest lectures, to internships and work placements. Many full-time degree courses include the option of an internship where you will spend a year on a paid work placement gaining the skills employers are looking for.This is why the university is in the top ten (England) for paid placements (internships). The University has placed students with many international companies around the world, including Microsoft, Panasonic, Ferrari, BMW, Bosch, Intel, Motorola and many more.

A continuing programme of campus development (Nearly £160 million over the last ten years) ensures that you have access to some of the best facilities and equipment in the UK. In addition to developing your academic abilities, Huddersfield has a dynamic, creative and cultural mix with a strong reputation for student safety and is a great place for study and play.

Accommodation in one of the halls of residence is guaranteed to international students joining the university.

The award-winning Careers Department helps you to find part-time employment while you are studying, as well as preparing you for your first graduate job.