Bem-Vindo Brasileiros

 

Hi, my name is Jackie and I am the regional officer for Brazil. I am a former international student and look forward to sharing my experience with you and to answer any questions you might have. I can be contacted using the details below. 

Contact: Jackie Jarocki
Phone: +44 1970 622 367
Email: jaj64@aber.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

 

Entry Requirements

Foundation

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio or Título de Técnico with minimum overall grade of 2500.

Undergraduate

GCE A levels (or equivalent). Offers can vary depending on the course but are typically in the range of 104 - 128 UCAS tariff points. Applicants with a recognised International Foundation Year will also be considered.

Completion of the Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio or Título de Técnico with a minimum overall grade of 2500 with successful completion of the foundation year can help to meet these requirements.

Postgraduate

You will be required to have a relevant four-year Bacharel / Licenciado / Professional title from a recognised institution, with a grade of approximately 6.0 or above to qualify for Aberystwyth University's postgraduate taught programmes.

UK 2ii = Bacharel/Licenciado/Professional title (4 years+) - 6.00
UK 2i = Bacharel/Licenciado/Professional title (4 years+) - 7.00
UK First = Bacharel/Licenciado/Professional title (4 years+) - 8.50

For specific requirements, please refer to the Postgraduate Admissions Office website.

English Requirement

IELTS score of at least 6.0 - 7.5

If you require help or assistance with your English then our International English Centre will be pleased to offer assistance and guidance. The Centre offers an intensive full-time course available before you commence your degree and provides ongoing support throughout the duration of your studies.

Scholarships

Award Value How & When to Apply

International Accommodation Award

(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Free or discounted University Accommodation for the duration of your course.
See our Fees & Scholarships page for more information

AberDoc Scholarship Competition

(Postgraduate)

Grant for up to 3 years covering fees, maintenance with access to a conference fund

29th January OR 1st March
(Differs by department. See AberDoc AberDoc for full details)

For further information on Scholarships and Bursaries please see our Fees & Scholarships page or contact the International Office at international@aber.ac.uk

 

Student Profiles

Ian Wilkinson

Ian graduated from Aber in 1984 with a BSc in Geology. In addition to his highly successful career, Ian also acts as Aber's unofficial ambassador in Brazil and he is willing to assist any Aber alumnus with locating and/or doing business there. Contact him at brazil@alumni.aber.ac.uk

What do you remember most about your time at Aber?

I spent many years after graduation living and working with Aberystwyth as my base, and it was only in 1997, 13 years after graduating, that I finally left the town for good. As a student, I remember most those walks back down Penglais Hill, when you could see the cold rain gathering and you just knew you wouldn't make the seafront before the squall hit... On a serious note, I remember the great atmosphere between students and staff, the slightly sedate pace of life and the chance to use that for the better. Can't also forget the pubs closing on Sunday (not any more, Ed.) endless fell-walking (again in that rain I mentioned), and that slow train journey back to (for want of a better word) civilization.

What are you doing now career-wise and how has your Aberystwyth Degree helped?

After an undergraduate geology degree, I then stayed on for a PhD in geology in North Wales and I was lucky to pick up a substantial volume of consultancy work that helped me into the oil and gas business at a bad time (1985) for the industry. I built that consultancy into my first business and have run service businesses in the sector ever since. A great career, as it has taken me all over the world, most notably into Russia (both before and after the fall of the iron curtain), Venezuela, and, for the last 14 years, Brazil. Indisputably the quality of my education at Aber, and more particularly the mentoring of my supervisors, were critical in getting me on the right road, and with the skill set needed to go forward. Even now, 27 years on, I still directly make my living based on what I learned at Aber. Can I say more?

What advice would you have for a student doing your course now?

I know that the course I studied no longer exists as such, but the basics stay the same. Take the studies seriously, and try to build on what you learn, principally because any course is always going to be just an overview which leaves a lot of interesting stuff there still to be found. Of course, learning doesn't stop at university, but that is by far the best chance you are ever going to get to absorb it. Aber gives you time to do that.

Agents

OK Student
Phone: +55 11 98149-6422
Website: www.okstudent.com.br 
Address: Av. Quieroz Filho, 1560 - Torree Sabia - Sala 105,
São Paulo - SP,
Cep. 05319-000