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Special competition for access and entry in undergraduate cycles of studies, taught in Portuguese, for students from countries outside the European Union.

Who can take advantage of the International Student Status?

All students who do not have Portuguese nationality may take advantage of the International Student Status, with the exception of:

a) nationals of a European Union Member State (these students may take advantage of the Institutional Competition for students with foreign qualifications);

b) those who, not being nationals of a European Union Member State, have been legally residing in Portugal for more than two years, uninterruptedly, on August 31st of the year in which they intend to enter higher education, as well as any children who legally reside with them (these students may take advantage of the Institutional Competition for students with foreign qualifications);

c) those who require admission to higher education through the special access and entry regimes regulated by Decree-Law no. 393-A/99, of October 2nd, modified by Decree-Law no. 272/2009, of October 1st.

 Access conditions

1. Application for registration and enrolment in bachelor's courses is open to:

a) holders of a qualification giving access to higher education, understood as any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority in the country of origin attesting to the approval in a teaching programme, and granting them the right to apply and be able to enter higher education in Portugal;

b) holders of a Portuguese high school diploma or legally equivalent qualification, assigned by a secondary school or by the relevant departments of the Ministry of Education;

 

Portuguese high school diploma or legally equivalent qualification

Click on the name of the country to see the comparative table between educational systems. For information on any other country, contact ingresso@upt.pt .

Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Timor-Leste

 

Exams to access higher education

For Brazilian students, access to 1st cycle courses can be done with the National High School Examination (ENEM), if it is done after 2016 and if a mark of 500 points or higher has been obtained.

 

If the student has not taken any type of exam equivalent to the Portuguese entrance exams, he or she will have to take a written or oral examination at Universidade Portucalense, regarding the subjects corresponding to the entrance exams, according to the table below. To register for the exams, contact the Admissions Office.

Table of final exams per course

 

Course
Secondary education final exams
Informatics  Mathematics A or Mathematics A and Physics and Chemistry
Economics Mathematics A or Mathematics A and Economics or Mathematics A and Portuguese
Management Economics or Portuguese or Mathematics
Management and Information Systems Mathematics or Economics
Hospitality Management Economics or Portuguese or Mathematics
Law Portuguese or History or Geography
Legal Services Portuguese, History or Economics
International Relations Portuguese or History or English
Tourism Portuguese or Geography or Economics
Psychology History or Geography or Portuguese
Social Education History or Geography or Portuguese

 

Entrance tests/exams calendar 

1st PHASE
Beginning
End
Test dates April 1st April 6th
Posting of results April 26th  
2nd PHASE (PLACES REMAINING)
Beginning
End
Test dates June 10th June 15th
Posting of results June 30th  
3rd PHASE (PLACES REMAINING)
Beginning
End
Test dates September 1st September 6th
Posting of results September 13th  

 

Calendar 2019/2020 

 

1st PHASE
Beginning
End

Application to the 1st phase

March 1st

April 26th

Posting of results

May 6th

 

Submission of complaints

May 6th

May 8th

Enrolment and registration

May 8th

May 17th
2nd PHASE (PLACES REMAINING)
Beginning
End

Application to the 2nd phase

May 20th

July 12th

Posting of results

July 22nd

 

Submission of complaints

July 22nd

July 24th

Enrolment and registration

July 22nd

August 2nd
3rd PHASE (PLACES REMAINING)
Beginning
End

Application to the 3rd phase

August 5th

September 20th

Posting of results

September 27th  

Submission of complaints

September 27th

September 30th

Enrolment and registration

September 30th

October 8th

Public Notice - Composition of the Examination Panels

 

Applications

Application is made by completing the application form available at the Universidade Portucalense’s Admissions Office and at the Application Portal, and it must enclose the following:

  1. Declaration issued by the competent authority in the country of origin, attesting that the secondary qualification obtained in that country is sufficient to enter official higher education in courses similar to the one to which the person intends to apply. The following are exempt from presenting said declaration:
  1. Holders of higher secondary education (ensino médio or 2º grau) from Brazil, who have taken the National High School Examination – ENEM;
  2. Who, pursuant to article 20 A of Decree-Law no. 296-A/98, intend to substitute entrance exams for final exams of non-Portuguese courses legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education and who hold non-Portuguese secondary education courses legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education under Decree-Law no. 227/2005, of December 28th, and corresponding ordinances.
  1. Descriptive certificate attesting to the student's completion of studies (equivalent to secondary education in Portugal), with the corresponding mark. Said certificate must be recognized by a Public Secondary School in Portugal.
  2. Secondary education final exams’ mark (of the subjects indicated for each course, according to the attached table);
  3. Document attesting to the level of knowledge of the Portuguese or English language, depending on the language of the degree programme the student is applying for;
  4. Passport or other legally equivalent identity document;
  5. Recent photograph;
  6. Sworn statement that the applicant does not have Portuguese nationality;

 

Note: The documents referred to in Paragraph 1, 2, 3 shall be translated into Portuguese or English, unless they are issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, and endorsed by the consular office or submitted with The Hague Apostille Stamp, by the competent authority of the State from which the document originates.

For more information, see Implementing Regulation of the International Student Status

Price List

Application / Registration / Enrolment / Insurance (new students)
Applications €169.00
Registration (once per course) €315.00
School Insurance €30.00
Enrolment September Exempt1
February €180.00
Annual Payment Plan (60 ECTS)
Once per year in September (3% discount) €3,783.00
* The exemption shall be applied in February if the student only enrols in the second semester, in the year of registration

Application here

 

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