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.
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).
Information on tuition fees for 2021/2022 available here.
|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.
|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.
Final grade of the examinations designed to assess the ability to attend higher education for applicants over 23 years old: 100%.
In the event of a tie, priority will be given to applicants who have obtained approval in the said examinations longer ago.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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).
- 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.
Procedure for submission of application
Procedure for checking the status of your application
Procedure to request credit transfer/recognition
This procedure will be available through a link on the homepage of FEUP at the beginning of the enrolment period.
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