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Candidates Over 23 Years Old - 2021/2022

Available courses

Undergraduate degree

Applicants

Applicants over 23 years old who have taken special examinations designed to assess the ability to attend higher education in accordance with Order No. 15229/2006, of 14th July (the examination results must be within their period of validity) may apply for admission under this regime.

Notes:
1 - The examinations are valid to apply for enrolment and registration in the year they are successfully taken and in the three subsequent academic years.

2 - If you have not yet taken the special examinations designed to assess the ability to attend higher education for applicants over 23 years old, you can see further information here for 2021/2022. Applications for taking the special examinations take place from 3rd to 21st May 2021.

3 - Applicants covered by the international student status, in accordance with Article 3 of Decree-Law No. 62/2018, of 6th August (only available in Portuguese), and Article 1 of Regulation 664/2018, of 16th October - Implementing regulation of the international student status at the University of Porto, cannot apply under this regime.

4 - Only applicants with a grade equal to, or higher than, 9.5 (out of 20) in the special examinations designed to assess the ability to attend higher education for applicants over 23 years old will be admitted, except in the following cycles of studies:
- Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Management (L.EGI): grade equal to, or higher than, 14 (out of 20);
- Bachelor in Electrical and Computers Engineering (L.EEC): grade equal to, or higher than, 12 (out of 20);
- Bachelor in Informatics and Computing Engineering (L.EIC): grade equal to, or higher than, 13 (out of 20).


Tuition fees:

Information on tuition fees for 2021/2022 available here.

Numerus Clausus

Programmes/Cycle of Studies Phase Numerus Clausus Curricular year
Bachelor in Bioengineering 1 4
Bachelor in Chemical Engineering 1 3
Bachelor in Civil Engineering 1 7
Bachelor in Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 12
Bachelor in Environmental Engineering 1 2
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Management 1 5
Bachelor in Informatics and Computing Engineering 1 12
Bachelor in Materials Engineering 1 2
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering 1 9
Bachelor in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering 1 1
Cycle of Studies Places
Bachelor in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering (L.EMG) 1
Bachelor in Bioengineering (L.BIO)  4
Bachelor in Civil Engineering (L.EC)  7
Bachelor in Environmental Engineering (L.EA)  2
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Management (L.EGI)  5
Bachelor in Electrical and Computers Engineering (L.EEC)  12
Bachelor in Informatics and Computing Engineering (L.EIC)  12
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (L.EM)  9
Bachelor in Materials Engineering (L.EMAT)  2
Bachelor in Chemical Engineering (L.EQ)  3

Military staff members who have rendered a minimum of one year of effective service under Regime de Contrato (Contract System) or four years of effective service under Regime de Contrato Especial (Special Contract System) have priority access to 2.5% of the places made available in accordance with Decree-Law No. 76/2018, of 11th October, provided they cumulatively comply with the following:
- meet the requirements set out in article 2 of the Regulation concerning the special examinations designed to assess the ability to attend the University of Porto for applicants over 23 years old (only available in Portuguese);
- have never been enrolled in a public higher education institution.

Applications

Deadlines

Single Phase
From 17th May to 10th August 2021 Submission of applications
3rd September 2021 Posting of final results
From 4th to 24th September 2021 Submission of complaints
Until 1st October 2021 Publication of decision about complaints
From 8th to 20th September 2021 Enrolment (online)
From 22nd September to 4th October 2021 Admission of non-placed applicants*
Until 20th September 2021 Request of credit transfer regarding prior training / work experience
Until 12th October 2021 Publication of credit transfer results
Up to 10 working days after the publication of the credit transfer results Change of the registration in result of the credit transfer process

*The eventual call of non-placed applicants will be made by e-mail sent to the address indicated on the application process. Applicants who are called will have 24 hours to reply and say whether they are interested in the place available. After this deadline, and if there is no reply from the applicant called, this applicant will lose the chance to occupy the place available and the following non-placed applicant in the ranking list will be called.

Ranking Criteria

Final grade of the examinations designed to assess the ability to attend higher education for applicants over 23 years old: 100%.

Only candidates with an application grade of 95 points or higher (0-200 scale) will be admitted.

Tie-breaking criterion
In the event of a tie, priority will be given to applicants who have obtained approval in the said examinations longer ago.

Documents Required

  • ID document (Citizen Card /ID Card / Passport) or declaration containing the identification data (mandatory);
  • Certificate of approval on the examinations designed to assess the ability to attend higher education for applicants over 23 years old (mandatory);
    Obs.:
    - In case you have taken the examinations at FEUP, you may submit a document with your name, the year in which you have taken the examinations and the corresponding final grade.
  • Declaration of honour stating that the applicant does not have qualifications for admission to higher education regarding the intended cycle of studies (mandatory);
  • Curriculum vitae (mandatory);
  • Photo (optional).

Fees

Application for admission under this regime is subject to the payment of a non-refundable fee of 55 euros.

Procedure to generate ATM references:
1. Click on the button Associar referência MB para pagamento next to the application fee.
2. Confirm the data displayed and click "Atribuir" (Assign) and the associated reference will be automatically generated.
3. Click "Voltar à conta corrente" (Back to current account) to see the reference generated.


Payments from abroad may be made by bank transfer, at payer’s expenses, using the information in the attached document.
Then, you must send proof of the bank transfer to acesso.ingresso@fe.up.pt, with the following data:
- Name of the payer and name of the applicant, address, country, tax identification number and the purpose of the payment (application).

Note:
- After the deadline for submitting applications, applicants have 2 additional days to ensure the payment of the corresponding fee, which is required for the application to become effective. After this deadline, any applications regarding which fees have not been paid will be rejected outright.

Procedures

Procedure for submission of application

  1. Choose the intended cycle of studies/course and access regime (Applications).
  2. Select "Apresentar candidatura" (Submit application). If you are already a student at FEUP, you will have to log in using your student’s username and password. If you are not a student at FEUP, you will be asked to complete a user registration form. The credentials (username and password) will be sent to the email address you specify on that form. For technical reasons, it is not advisable to use Hotmail or Yahoo e-mail addresses.
  3. Fill in the application form and attach the requested documents. Please note that fields in red are mandatory.
  4. Submit your application. If an error is detected (e.g. mandatory fields left blank), the system displays an alert message.
    If the information is successfully submitted, you must check all data entered and either confirm or edit the data.
  5. After confirmation of your application submission you will see information regarding the payment of the corresponding fee with ATM references. For payments made from abroad, please check the information available in the Fees section (see above).
  6. If you have encountered any problems while submitting your application, you must report them to acesso.ingresso@fe.up.pt during the application submission period or on the working day following the deadline for submission.

Procedure for checking the status of your application

  1. Log into the information system with the username and password that you used in your application;
  2. Click on your name;
  3. Select the academic year of the application(s) you submitted;
  4. In the options that appear on the right hand side of the page, select "Candidaturas de Ingresso" (Applications).

Procedure to request credit transfer/recognition

  1. Credit transfer/recognition request (optional) is subject to the non-refundable payment of the fees set-out in Table of fees of the University of Porto.
  2. If you wish to create a credit transfer request, in the field "You want to make a request for recognition" of the application form, select "Yes".
  3. In the options on the right hand side of the page, under "Reconhecimentos" (Credit transfer), select "Criar/Editar" (Create/Edit) and enter the request.
  4. After creating the credit transfer/recognition request, you must complete and submit the application.
Procedure for enrolment

This procedure will be available through a link on the homepage of FEUP at the beginning of the enrolment period.

Applicable Legislation

Note: The following applicable legislation is only available in Portuguese.

Decree-Law No. 64/2006, of 21st March - Regulates the special examinations designed to assess the ability to attend higher education for applicants over 23 years old, amended by:

Order No.10447/2011, of 18th August (2nd Series) - Regulation concerning the special examinations designed to assess the ability to attend the University of Porto for applicants over 23 years old

Order No.15229/2006, of 14th July (2nd Series) - Regulation concerning the special examinations designed to assess the ability to attend the Faculty of Engineering - University of Porto for applicants over 23 years old 

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