Applications – Bachelors

First time entry in 1st Cycle

Calendar 2022/2023 – Soon Available

General Conditions for Application

  1. General Conditions To hold a secondary education course, or legally equivalent qualification;
  2. To have, in the current year, or have taken, in the last two years, the national exams corresponding to the entrance examinations required for the different courses to which they will apply, and have obtained in those exams a classification equal to or higher than the minimum classification established;

Documents for Application

  1. application form, duly filled in
  2. identification document;
  3. recent photograph;
  4. original or certified copy of the ENES form

Calculation of Candidacy Score

The application grade is a classification on a scale from 0 to 200, the result is rounded to one decimal place.

Candidature mark = (secondary school classification x 0.65) + (entrance exam classification x 0.35) – if an entrance exam is required

Or

Candidature mark = (secondary school classification x 0.60) + (entrance exam1 classification x 0.20) + (entrance exam2 classification x 0.20) – if two entrance exams are required

Students in non-Portuguese courses legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education

For students who hold non-Portuguese courses that are legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education, the entrance examinations may be replaced by final examinations of subjects from those courses, under the terms of article 20-A of Decree-Law no. 296-A/98, of 25 September, in its wording updated by Decree-Law no. 90/2008, of 30 May. Further Information

Candidates who wish to substitute the entrance examinations by final examinations of non-Portuguese courses that are legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education courses, must submit, at the time of their application, the following documents:

  1. Application on a form to be established by the Director-General of Higher Education, requesting the application of the regime established by article 20-A of Decree-Law no. 296 -A/98, indicating the institution/course pairs and the entrance examinations to be covered by such application; see information here.
  2. Documentary evidence of the title of the non-Portuguese secondary education course indicating
      1. The final classification of that course;
      2. The marks obtained in the examinations of the subjects of that course that they wish to substitute the entrance examinations;
        1. Document proving the equivalence of the course mentioned in paragraph b) above to a Portuguese secondary education course, issued by the authority legally competent for the attribution of the equivalence, including the final classification of the course.

    The documents mentioned in item b) above must

      1. Be issued by the education authorities of the country of origin, even in the case of qualifications obtained in foreign schools in Portugal;
      2. Be authenticated by the official education services of the respective country and recognised by the Portuguese diplomatic or consular authority, or carry the Hague Convention Apostille. The same should apply to translations of documents whose original language is not Spanish, French or English.

Applicable regulations





Perguntas Frequentes

Higher Education Course Holders

Calendar 2022/2023

1st Phase
Submission of Applications 1st March to 1st July
Display of results 14th July
Claims 14th to 15th July
Registration and enrollment 15th to 29th July
2nd phase (remaining vacancies)
Submission of Applications 18th July to 9th September
Display of Results 23rd September
Claims 23rd to 26th September
Registration and Enrollment 26th September to 7th October
3rd Phase (remaining vacancies)
Submission of Applications 23rd September to 7th October
Display of Results 20th October
Claims 20th to 21st October
Registration and Enrollment 21st to 31st October

Special Contest for Higher Education Course holders

Holders of a Higher Course may apply for another course, through an application by Special Contest.

Application Documents

  1. Identification document or citizen’s card;
  2. Passport type photo;
  3. Original or certified copy of the qualification certificate of the course he/she holds;
  4. Request for recognition and crediting of competences (application form), in accordance with the regulations in force (including syllabus and number of hours of the subjects to which equivalence is to be requested and a detailed certificate with the marks obtained);
  5. Detailed Curriculum Vitae, duly dated and signed.

Applicable legislation





Perguntas Frequentes

Calendar of entrance examinations to Higher Education for over 23 year olds 2022/2023

1st Phase
Registration for the Exams 22nd March to 9th June
Preparation Session 20th June (6.30pm)
Written exam 28th June (6.30pm)
Interview Till 30th June
Results 5th June
Claims 5th to 6th June
2nd Phase
Registration for the Exams 22nd June to 31st August
Preparation Session 6th September (6.30pm)
Written exam 13th September (6.30pm)
Interview Till 15th September
Results 19th September
Claims 19th to 20th September
3rd Phase To be defined in case of excess vacancies
Registration fee: €90.00

It will only be considered Entrance Examinations, for which the respective payment has been made

Application form for admission exams for over 23 year olds

Apply here!

Documentation for enrolment in the exams

  • Qualifications Certificate
  • Updated, dated and signed Curriculum Vitae, indicating your educational and professional background (two copies). Curriculum Vitae template
  • ID Card
  • Recent Photo

The documents can be sent: by traditional mail, addressed to the Admissions Office, by email to ingresso@upt.pt, or delivered to the Admissions Office.

Available means of payment

  1. Bank transfer: to IBAN PT50.0033.0000.00000291777.05 In the absence of identification by name in the respective field of the transfer, you must send proof of payment to the following email address: tesouraria@upt.pt, indicating: M23 registration payment
  2. Cheque: issued to the order of Universidade Portucalense, CRL, accompanied by the sender’s identification. Address: Rua Dr António Bernardino de Almeida, nº 541. 4200-072 Porto
  3. At the University’s treasury office

The registration fee will be deducted from the application fee for those who apply within the indicated deadlines.

Calendar of Applications Over 23 Years of Age

1st Phase
Application to the 1st Phase 22nd March to 18th July
Display of results 22nd July
Claims 22nd to 25th July
Registration and Enrolment 23rd to 30th September
2nd Phase
Application to the 2nd Phase 25th July to 20th September
Display of Results 22nd September
Claims 22nd to 23rd September
Registrations and Enrolments 23rd to 30th September
3rd Phase To be defined in case of excess vacancies

Documentation for the application

  1. Request for recognition and crediting of competences in accordance with the regulations in force (if you wish to apply for equivalences).

And also, for candidates who have not taken the exams in Portucalense:

  1. Identification document or citizen card;
  2. An updated colour photo;
  3. Original or certified copy of the certificate of the especially adequate tests designed to evaluate the capacity of the over 23 years old to attend higher education
  4. Information about the tests (Enunciation and other relevant information).

Applicable legislation





Perguntas Frequentes

Re-entry/Change of Institution/Change of Pair

Nota: According to the new Ordinance No. 181-D/2015 of 19 June course change and transfer has been replaced by a single regime called “change of institution/course pair”.
The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and admission regime and has registered and enrolled.
The change of institution/course pair and re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, in a specific model.
Calendar 2022/2023

Calendar 2022/2023

1st Phase
Submission of Applications 1st March to 1st July
Display of results 14th July
Claims 14th to a 15th July
Registration and Enrolment 15th to 29th July
2nd Phase (remaining vacancies)
Submission of Applications 18th July to 9th September
Display of Results 23rd September
Claims 23rd to 26th September
Registration and Enrolment 26th September to 7th October
3rd Phase (remaining vacancies)antes)
Submission of Applications 23rd September to 7th October
Display of Results 20th October
Claims 20th to 21st October
Registration and Enrolment 21st to 31st October
According to this new Administrative Rule the requests for re-entry and change of pair institution/course during the academic year can only be accepted on an exceptional basis, for particularly compelling reasons, and as long as the conditions for the academic integration of the applicants exist.

Documentation for the application to change Institution/Course Pair

  • Identification document
  • Passport size photo
  • ENES file for the year in which he/she entered the institution/course
  • Original or certified copy of the document proving the enrolment at the home institution (except for UPT’s candidates) (*)

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

  • Application for recognition and creditation of competences, (Application for Recognition and Creditation of Competences) according to the regulations in force (including syllabus and workloads of the subjects to which equivalence is to be requested and discriminatory certificate with the marks obtained).
  • Detailed certificate of the curricular units carried out in the original education institution (*)

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Law-Decree 28 of 13/03/2000).

Documentation for the Re-entry application

  • ID document;
  • Passport-type photo;
  • Application for recognition and crediting of competences (Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences), according to the regulations in force, if he/she intends to request the equivalence of competences other than those acquired in the course for which he/she is re-entering.

Applicable legislation





Perguntas Frequentes

The special regimes are aimed at students who meet specific qualifications and personal conditions, identified in each of the regimes described below, being an autonomous form of access, distinct from the Institutional tender  of the Special Tenders.
Regimes

A. Portuguese Officials of Portuguese Diplomatic Missions Abroad and their Accompanying Family Members;
B. Portuguese Scholarship Holders or alike, Portuguese Government Citizens Abroad, Civil Servants on Official Missions Abroad or Portuguese EU Officials and their Accompanying Family Members ;
C. Officers of the Permanent Staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces, as part of the Satisfaction of Specific Training Needs of the Armed Forces ;
D. National students from Portuguese-speaking African countries with scholarships from the Portuguese Government, the respective governments, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, under conventions with the EU or others:

1. With Frequency in Higher Education ;
2. Holders of the 12th year of schooling of Portuguese secondary education or equivalent ;

E. Foreign Officials of Diplomatic Missions accredited in Portugal and their Family Members residing here under the Reciprocity Regime ;
F. High Performance Sports Practitioners ;
G. Naturals and Children of Naturals of the Territory of East Timor .

Application

The delivery of the application is made, exclusively, in person, at the Access to Higher Education Offices(GAES)or, through diplomatic channels, according to the special regime the student is applying for, if necessary:
Application form – Signed by the student. If the student is a minor the application form must be signed by the holder of parental authority or guardian See instructions for filling in the application form;

  • Identification document/Citizen Card/Passport/Residence Permit, or other official documents, legally admissible;
  • Document proving the previous consent of Universidade Portucalense;
  • Specific documentation required for each candidate of the special schemes

Deadlines

Calendar of special regimes
The application deadline is in a single period, according to the calendar approved by dispatch of the Director-General of DGES.

Applicable legislation

Decree-Law No. 393-A/99, of 2nd October 1999 regulates the special regimes for access and admission to higher education
Ordinance no. 854-B/99, of 4 October Regulation of the special regimes for the access to higher education
Decreto nº 1/97, de 03 de janeiro Convention defining the Statute of the European Schools
Decree-Law No. 272/2009, of 1st October Establishes the specific support measures for the development of high performance sport and proceeds with the first amendment to Decree-Law no. 393-A/99, of 2nd October



Holders of Double Certification Courses of Secondary Education and Specialised Artistic Courses

According to Decree-Law No. 11/2020 (https://dre.pt/application/conteudo/131016733) Portucalense University admits candidates with double certification courses of secondary education and specialized artistic courses (graduates from vocational courses).

Registration Form

Calendar for the Admission Tests 2022/2023

Admission tests Calendar 2022/2023

1st Phase
Registration for the admission tests 23rd May to 4th july
Preparatory Session 6th July (10:00am)
Written test 8th July (10:00am)
Results 11th July
Claims 11th and 12th July
2nd Phase
Registration for the Admission Tests 1st to 31st August
Preparatory Session 6th September (10:00am)
Written Test 12th September (10:00am)
Results 15th September
Claims 15th to 16th September

Documentation for enrolment in the Admission tests

  • Identification document
  • Document proving the ownership of the Double Certification Course of Secondary level or the Specialized Artistic Course
  • Declaration under oath that he/she is concluding a Vocational Course, stating the date of conclusion.

These documents must be originals or certified according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

Enrolment fee: 92,00 Euros

Only those registrations will be considered, for which the respective payment has been made.

Means of payment available:

Bank transfer: to IBAN PT50.0033.0000.00000291777.05

In the absence of identification by name in the respective field of the transfer, you must send proof of payment to the following email address: tesouraria@upt.pt, indicating: Payment of registration in the Dual Certification exam.

Cheque: issued to the order of Universidade Portucalense, CRL, accompanied by the sender’s identification. Address: Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, nº 541. 4200-072 Porto

At the University’s treasury office

The payment of the enrolment fee will be deducted from the application fee, for those who apply within the indicated deadlines.

Who is eligible to apply

The holders of double certification courses and specialized artistic courses can apply to the Special Access and Admission Competitions, which fall within the areas of education and training (CNAEF) corresponding to the areas of 1st cycle and integrated master’s degree in Architecture to which they apply, provided in the table contained in the Deliberation No. 860/2021 of 16 August of CNAES

Students coming from secondary level vocational courses, being considered for this purpose the holders of:

  • professional courses
    Apprenticeship courses;
  • education and training courses for young people;
  • sectorial scope courses of the Tourism of Portugal schools network;
  • specialized artistic courses of double certification of secondary education;
  • specialised artistic courses in the area of music;
  • Vocational training courses within the scope of the Youth Insertion Training Programme of the Autonomous Region of the Azores;
  • Courses of Member State of the European Union, legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education, conferring double certification, school and vocational, and conferring level 4 of qualification of the European Qualifications Framework;
  • Other non-Portuguese courses, legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education, granting double certification, schooling and vocational, in situations where the candidates concerned have Portuguese nationality.

Knowledge Assessment Tests to be held at UPT

The candidates must take, at the Portucalense University, one of the Knowledge Assessment Tests set for the course they wish to enrol in and which are presented below:

Bachelor in Multimedia and Arts Drawing
Bachelor in Hospitality Management English or Portuguese
Bachelor in Marketing Marketing
Bachelor in Management Economics
Bachelor in Information Systems for Management Maths
Bachelor in Computer Engineering Maths
Bachelor in Engineering and Industrial Management Maths
Bachelor in Social Education Portuguese
Bachelor in Tourism English or Portuguese
Integrated Master in Architecture and Urbanism Drawing

Evaluation of the Application

The assessment of the application to a bachelor’s degree cycle or integrated master’s degree cycle implies the evaluation of the capacity to attend them, under the following terms:

  • 50% weighting: final classification of the course obtained by the student;
  • 20% weighting: marks obtained in the assessment/aptitude tests;
  • Weighting of 30%: marks obtained in the entrance examination, held at the Portucalense University.

Final Application Mark

In determining the final mark of the application, the following formula will be observed:

NFC = (CFC * 0.5) + (CPF * 0.2) + (CPAC * 0.3)

Where

NFC corresponds to the Final Application Score;

CFC is the Final Course Classification

CPF corresponds to the Final Examination Classification

CPAC refers to the Classification of the Knowledge Assessment tests

The access and admission under the special competition referred to in the present article depends on the candidate obtaining classifications equal to or higher than 95 points, on a scale of 0 to 200 points, in each of the assessment elements referred to in the previous paragraph.

Courses to which you can apply

  • Bachelor in Social Education
  • Bachelor  in Engineering and Industrial Management
  • Bachelor in Informatics Engineering
  • Bachelor in Management
  • Bachelor in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor in Marketing
  • Bachelor in Multimedia and Arts
  • Bachelor inInformation Systems for Management 
  • Bachelor in Tourism
  • Integrated Master in Architecture and Urbanism

Calendar of Applications

1st Phase
Application to the 1st phase 6th June to 18th July
Display of Results 22nd June
Claims 22nd to 25th July
Registration and Enrolment 26th to 29th July
2nd Phase
Application to 2nd Phase 1st August to 22nd September
Display of Results 23rd September
Claims 23rd ro 24th September
Registration and Enrolment 26th to 30th September

Documentation for the application

  • Application form
  • ID Card
  • Recent Photo

If the candidate has taken an aptitude test or final assessment in another Higher Education Institution, he/she must also present:

  • Documentary evidence that the applicant holds the qualification with which he/she is applying, indicating the final classification obtained;
  • Documentary evidence of the marks obtained in the aptitude test or in the final evaluation, depending on the course the applicant holds.

Candidates who apply with a foreign diploma of secondary education of the respective country or obtained in that country, in addition to the documents mentioned above, should also attach to their application:

  • Document proving the title of the secondary education course obtained in the respective country with indication of the respective final classification obtained;
  • Declaration, issued by the official education services of the respective country, attesting that the secondary education they hold is a double certification, scholar and professional, corresponding to the level 4 of qualification of the European Qualifications Framework, or certificate of equivalence to the Portuguese secondary education issued by the competent national entity;
  • Explanatory statement of the grading scale, when this is different from the Portuguese system (0-20 values, positive note from 10), issued by the teaching institution where the degree was obtained

The documents referred to must be translated into Portuguese or English, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Hague Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.



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