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Admission - 2nd cycle of studies admission - 2021/2022

Available courses

Master

Description

From the academic year 2021/2022 onward, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto extends its offer of 2nd cycle studies with nine additional masters, which result from the adaptation of integrated masters pursuant to Decree-Law No. 65/2018, of 16th August.

For information purposes only, we will distinguish the 2nd cycle studies between Stand-alone Masters and Continuity Masters (the ones resulting from the above-mentioned adaptation of Integrated Masters), since there are some differences in terms of applicants, deadlines for application, ranking criteria and documents required.

Therefore, depending on the master(s) (2nd cycle studies) you wish to apply for, you should carefully read the information below regarding Stand-alone Masters and/or Continuity Masters.

Applicants

Applicants for Stand-alone Masters

The following may apply for a cycle of studies leading to a Master's degree:

a) Holders of a Bachelor's degree (Licenciatura) or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree awarded after a first cycle of studies structured in accordance with the Bologna Process by a State that implemented this process;
c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a Bachelor's degree by the statutory competent scientific body.
d) Those with an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting to their ability to carry out the cycle of studies by the statutory competent scientific body.

Please see information for each cycle of studies.

Applicants for Continuity Masters

Applicants who comply with the prior training requirements set out for each Continuity Master shall be admitted to the competition (see information for each cycle of studies).

The following may apply for a Continuity Master at FEUP:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in Engineering or similar field;
  2. Holders of a foreign higher education degree in Engineering or similar field awarded after a first cycle of studies structured in accordance with the Bologna Process by a State that implemented this process;
  3. Holders of a foreign higher education degree in Engineering or similar field with a minimum duration of 3 academic years;
  4. Those with an academic, scientific or professional curriculum in Engineering or similar field, including:
  1. applicants who have completed the first 3 years of a cycle of studies carried out in a country that did not implement the Bologna Process;
  2. applicants whose completion of a Bachelor's degree (Licenciatura) is dependent upon the bureaucratic termination of an international mobility process, whatever their home Higher Education Institution (HEI) might be;
  3. final-year students” who have legitimate expectations to complete the Bachelor's degree (Licenciatura) by the end of the evaluation periods that take place in June/ July/ September, whatever their home HEI might be. These applicants lose their right to admission within the said competition if they do not meet the conditions to enrol within the set deadlines;
  4. applicants who, despite not falling under paragraphs a), b) or c), explicitly wish to request the Scientific Council of FEUP to attest to their ability to carry out the cycle of studies they are applying for. These applicants must previously submit the said request at the Academic Services of FEUP using this template.


Tuition fees:

Information on tuition fees for 2021/2022 available here.

Numerus Clausus

Programmes/Cycle of Studies Phase Numerus Clausus Curricular year
Master in Bioengineering 1 8
2 7
Master in Biomedical Engineering 1 6
2 24
Master in Chemical Engineering 1 20
2 5
Master in Civil Engineering 1 4
2 26
Master in Civil Engineering Structures 1 12
2 22
Master in Computational Mechanics 1 20
2 25
Master in Computer Vision 1 4
2 3
Master in Data Science and Engineering 1 10
2 20
Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 9
2 21
Master in Environmental Engineering 1 8
2 7
Master in Industrial Engineering and Management 1 10
2 5
Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering 1 6
2 14
Master in Information Science 1 10
2 18
Master in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship 1 25
2 6
Master in Integrated Building Design and Construction 1 25
2 19
Master in Materials Engineering 1 1
2 14
Master in Mechanical Engineering 1 30
2 5
Master in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering 1 12
2 8
Master in Multimedia 1 30
2 38
Master in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Engineering 1 25
2 32
Master in Services Engineering and Management 1 15
2 16
Master in Software Engineering 1 15
2 22
Master in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 1 12
2 13
Master in Spatial Planning and Urban Project 1 20
2 25
Master in Urban Mobility Management 1 12
2 14
Places available for Stand-alone Masters Total
Places 
Places
1st Phase
Places
2nd Phase
Master in Information Science (MCI) 25 10 18
Master in Biomedical Engineering (MEB) 30 6 24
Master in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering (MEMG) 21 12 8
Master in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Engineering (MESHO)  50*   25*   32*
Master in Services Engineering and Management (MESG) 30 15 16
Master in Software Engineering (MESW) 30 15 22
Master in Data Science and Engineering (MECD) 30 10 20
Master in Civil Engineering Structures (MESTEC) 25 12 22
Master in Urban Mobility Management (MGMU) 20 12 14
Master in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (MIET) 29 25 6
Master in Computational Mechanics (MMC) 30 20 25
Master in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (MMSEGEO) 25 12 13
Master in Multimedia (MM) 60 30 38
Master in Spatial Planning and Urban Project (MPPU) 40 20 25
Master in Integrated Building Design and Construction (MPRINCE) 30 25 19
Master in Computer Vision (MVCOMP) 7 4 3

* Master in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Engineering - Out of the 25 places available in the 1st phase, 15 are for holders of a CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) in OSH (Occupational Safety and Hygiene). Out of the 25 places initially available in the 2nd phase, 5 are for holders of a CPC in OSH.

- The minimum number of students for each Stand-alone Master is available on the information for each cycle of studies.

- Any leftover places from each phase will be added to the places available for the following phase.
The number of places available for the 2nd phase has been updated and it already includes leftover places from the previous phase; except Master in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering (MEMG) and Master in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (MMSEGEO).



NEW PHASE FOR APPLICATION - 2nd phase

Places available for Continuity Masters

Total
Places

Places
1st Phase

Places
2nd Phase

Master in Bioengineering (M.BIO) 15 8 7
Master in Environmental Engineering (M.EA) 15 8 7
Master in Civil Engineering (M.EC) 30 4 26
Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.EEC) 30 9 21
Master in Industrial Engineering and Management (M.EGI) 15 10 5
Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering (M.EIC) - Provisional information. Awaiting registration at DGES. 20 6 14
Master in Mechanical Engineering (M.EM) 35 30 5
Master in Materials Engineering (M.EMAT) 15 1 14
Master in Chemical Engineering (M.EQ) 25 20 5

- Any leftover places from each phase will be added to the places available for the following phase.

Applications

Deadlines

Deadlines for Stand-alone Masters

1st Phase for Stand-alone Masters
From 1st February to 15th April 2021 Submission of applications
6th May 2021 Posting of provisional results
From 7th to 20th May 2021 Prior hearing
27th May 2021 Posting of final results
From 28th May to 21st June 2021 Submission of complaints
Until 28th June 2021 Publication of decision about complaints
From 4th to 14th June 2021 Online enrolment
From 21st June to 8th July 2021 Admission of non-placed applicants*
16th July 2021 Publication of leftover places
Until 14th June 2021 Request of credit transfer regarding prior training / work experience
Until 6th July 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
2nd Phase for Stand-alone Masters
From 16th April to 5th 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 Online enrolment
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 11th 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



Deadlines for Continuity Masters

NEW PHASE FOR APPLICATION - 2nd phase

1st Phase for Continuity Masters
From 22nd May to 22nd June 2021 Submission of applications
13th July 2021 Posting of provisional results
From 14th to 27th July 2021 Prior hearing
3rd August 2021 Posting of final results
From 4th to 24th August 2021 Submission of complaints
Until 6th September 2021 Publication of decision about complaints
From 8th to 20th September 2021 Online enrolment
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
2nd Phase for Continuity Masters
From 28th August to 23rd September 2021 Submission of applications
7th October 2021 Posting of final results
From 8th to 28th October 2021 Submission of complaints
Until 4th November 2021 Publication of decision about complaints
From 8th to 14th October 2021 Online enrolment
From 19th to 29th October 2021 Admission of non-placed applicants*
Until 14th October 2021 Request of credit transfer regarding prior training / work experience
Until 5th November 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.

International students who need to obtain a residence visa for study purposes must carefully check the deadlines of each application phase (namely: posting of the results, enrolment and beginning of the academic year) and make sure that they have enough time to ensure all the necessary procedures.

Ranking Criteria

Ranking Criteria for Stand-alone Masters

The ranking criteria are defined per cycle of studies (see information for each cycle of studies).
Some cycles of studies or application phases may have minimum requirements for admission, such as a ranking grade equal to, or higher than, a specific value out of 200.
Ranking grade: the result obtained by using the calculation formula provided for in the ranking criteria.
Notes for Stand-alone Masters:
1 – In the 1st phase, only applicants who provide supporting documents attesting that they have completed the necessary qualifications to apply will be admitted.

2 – In the 2nd phase, applicants who have completed or are expected to complete the cycle of studies by the end of the application deadline* will be accepted for ranking. If applicants do not have a graduation certificate yet, they must present a declaration of honour stating that they have completed the necessary qualifications to apply. Enrolment will be subject to the presentation of the corresponding certificate.

* Except for cycles of studies which have other admission conditions to operate.

3 - For the cycles of studies that have an interview as ranking criteria, the scheduling of the interview will be done by e-mail sent to the e-mail address indicated in the application.

Critérios de seriação de Mestrados de Continuidade

The ranking criteria are defined per cycle of studies (see information for each cycle of studies).
Some Continuity Masters may have a minimum Final Grade* for applicants to be admitted to the cycle of studies.

*Final Grade (CF - Classificação Final): weighted average of the ranking components.

 

Documents Required

Documents Required for Stand-alone Masters
  • ID document (Citizen Card /ID Card / Passport) or declaration containing the identification data (Mandatory)
  • Graduation certificate regarding a higher education degree (Mandatory)*
    - In the 2nd phase for application, if you have already graduated but do not have the corresponding certificate yet, you must submit a declaration indicating the completion date and the final grade you expect to obtain, and your enrolment will be subject to the presentation of the corresponding certificate within the deadlines indicated.
    - For qualifications obtained abroad see note (1) below
  • Certificate (Transcript) of the higher education institution listing the curricular units in which you got a passing grade, indicating the regime (semester/year) and the number of credit units/ECTS. (Mandatory)*
    - For qualifications obtained abroad see note (1) below
  • Curriculum vitae (Mandatory)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Photo (Optional)


Documents Required for Continuity Masters

  • ID document (Citizen Card /ID Card / Passport) or declaration containing the identification data (Mandatory)
  • Graduation certificate regarding a higher education degree*. “Final-year students” must fill-in and submit this declaration. (Mandatory)
    - For qualifications obtained abroad see note (1) below;
  • Certificate (Transcript) of the higher education institution listing the curricular units in which you got a passing grade, indicating the regime (semester/year) and the number of credit units/ECTS. (Mandatory)*
    - For qualifications obtained abroad see note (1) below;
  • Curriculum vitae (in accordance with this template) (Mandatory)
  • Letter of motivation (in accordance with this template) or Mini-presentation (document with a public link to a WMV/WMA or MP4 format file with a maximum duration of 3 minutes). (Only for cycles of studies that value the extracurricular skills)

*U.Porto students can scan and attach the information included in their “Percurso Académico” (Academic Path).

(1) Notes for applicants from foreign higher education:

If the original certificates were not issued in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English, applicants must mandatorily submit the original documents along with the corresponding official/certified translation into one of the above-mentioned languages.

In addition to these, you may be required to present other documents depending on the cycle of studies you are applying for (information available in the application process).

Fees

Application is subject to the payment of a non-refundable fee of 55 euros.

Procedure for payment:

With 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.

With PayPal
PayPal must only be used by foreign applicants who do not have a bank account in Portugal and exclusively to pay the application fee.
To make the transaction with PayPal we suggest that you use Google Chrome as your browser.
1. Click on the button Associar referência MB para pagamento next to the application fee.
2. Choosing this option will connect to the PayPal website to make the payment.
Note: PayPal payment can only be used for the application fee and payments via PayPal for any other type of fees or tuition fees shall not be accepted.

By bank transfer
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).

Notes:
- 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.
- Applicants who have been excluded or not admitted (non-placed applicants) in one phase, and who wish to apply for another phase, must submit a new application and pay the corresponding fees.

Procedures

Procedure for submission of application

  1. Choose the intended cycle of studies/course and access regime (Applications).
  2. Select "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. 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 the 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 to request a letter of acceptance

The letter of acceptance is only issued upon request by an applicant who has been admitted to the cycle of studies they applied for. The letter must be requested by sending an e-mail to acesso.ingresso@fe.up.pt after the deadlines for posting of the results indicated for each application phase and no later than the beginning of the enrolment period of the phase of admission.

Procedure for online 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.



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