At the University of Porto, a worker-student is considered any student attending a first degree, post-graduate, masters or doctoral programme at the University of Porto who is also:
Recognition of the worker-student status is dependent upon the submission of the proper request form plus the documents listed in Worker-Student Status Regulations of the University of Porto, which cannot request any further documentation proving worker-student status.
The request form and required documentation must be presented at the time of registration/enrolment or, if that is not possible, within 20 working days of said date of registration/enrolment. If all conditions required for concession of the status are only met after this deadline, the status can also be requested within 20 working days after the start of the second semester.
Requests submitted outside of these deadlines will not be accepted, as per the terms of the Worker-Student Status Regulations of the University of Porto.
The decision to approve or deny requests is made by the School director and must be communicated to the student within 15 working days.
The effects resulting from the concession of this status apply from the start date of the academic year onwards, or in the case of second semester applications, apply only to the curricular units the student is enrolled in for the current semester, including curricular units for which exams may be taken during the supplementary period.
The rights conferred by the worker-student status are those outlined in article 8 of the respective regulations and shall be revoked in case of failure to achieve (the worker-student must pass at least half of the curricular units in which they are enrolled or registered) for two consecutive or three non-consecutive academic years.
The information presented here does not substitute reading the Worker-Student Status Regulations of the University of Porto.
Members of the social bodies of youth associations with headquarters in national territory and registered in the National Registry of Youth Associations who have been appointed to a leadership position, as communicated to the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth, are eligible to benefit from the youth association leader status.
Within 30 working days of assuming the leadership position, the student must submit an authenticated copy of the leadership appointment and a declaration issued by the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude - IPDJ recognizing the Association, the length of the mandate and enrolment in the National Registry of Youth Associations (Registo Nacional da Associativismo Jovem - RNAJ) to Academic Services..
The youth association leader enjoys the following rights:
Note: Absences will only be excused upon presentation of a document proving their presence at the stated event to Academic Services.
The information presented here does not substitute reading Law 23/2006, which establishes the Legal Regime of Youth Associations .
All FEP students representing the University or the FEP Student Association (AAAEE) in sporting events promoted or recognized by the U.Porto Social Action Services (SASUP) are eligible for Worker-Student Status, through the Culture, Sports and Leisure Office (GADUP) or by the AAEE through their President, so long as they also satisfy the other requirements of Article 3 of the Student-Athlete Status Regulations of the University of Porto.
In order to exercise the rights of a U.Porto Student-Athlete, the student must submit proof to FEP's Academic Services of their participation in activities that make them eligible for the attribution of the Status.
The U.Porto Student-Athlete has all of the rights outlined in Article 5 of the respective Status.
The information presented here does not substitute reading the Student-Athlete Status Regulations of the University of Porto.
Students with special educational needs (SEN) are defined as those who encounter difficulties in the learning process and academic participation due to the dynamic interaction of environmental factors (physical, social and attitudinal) and/or hearing, visual, motor, physical health and other limitations, so long as these are duly certified by specialists of the domains in question.
Conferral of SEN status is dependent upon the fulfilment of the prerequisites mentioned in Article 1 of the present statute and the submission of a request form for SEN status to the appropriate services of each Organic Unit (OU) at the time of enrolment. The request may be submitted later if the specific needs are only detected later, or if they result from events occurring after the start of the academic year.
The SEN student has the right to specialized support and accommodation of the teaching/learning process to their needs. The specific measures for each SEN student are proposed in the expert report granting the attribution of the student with special educational needs status.
The information presented here does not substitute reading the Student with Special Educational Needs Statutes of the University of Porto (in Portuguese).