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Portuguese, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #17 (QS) , CT,
The major in Portuguese is a liberal arts major intended to develop competence in the Portuguese language and to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the literatures and cultures of Portugal, Brazil, and African and Asian lands of Portuguese language or influence.


Students begin the study of Portuguese with Elementary Portuguese. After two years of Portuguese language study, students have sufficient proficiency to take advanced courses in Luso-Brazilian literature and culture.

The standard major, for which the prerequisite is Intermediate Portuguese or the equivalent, consists of twelve term courses. Students must take at least two term courses each in the literatures of Portugal and of Brazil. In completing their programs, students may elect up to four courses in other languages and literatures, anthropology, history, or history of art, or from study abroad, that are related to their field of study and approved by the director of undergraduate studies. Juniors and seniors majoring in Portuguese may, with the permission of the instructor and the director of graduate studies, enroll in graduate courses in Portuguese.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Portuguese
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elementary Portuguese
  • Intermediate Portuguese

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

All international student applicants at the Yale must complete the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Program (see Standardized Examinations in the chapter Admissions).

In addition, all applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Internet-based test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT), a test that includes a section on spoken English (see Standardized Examinations in the chapter Admissions).

Any transcripts, letters of reference, or other application material written in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

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