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Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer

 


General Information

In accordance with the provisions of Articles 44, 45, 45-A and 45-B of Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of 24th March, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 65/2018, of 16th August, and in view of the continuation of studies to obtain an academic degree or diploma, higher education institutions:
a) May credit training carried out within the scope of other higher education degree-awarding cycles of studies in national or foreign higher education institutions, either obtained under the framework resulting from the Bologna process or previously;
b) May credit training carried out within the scope of vocational senior technician courses up to 50% of the total credits of the cycle of studies;
c) Credit curricular units successfully completed, under Article 46-A, up to 50% of the total credits of the cycle of studies;
d) May credit training carried out within the scope of non-degree courses taught in national or foreign higher education institutions, up to 50% of the total credits of the cycle of studies;
e) May credit training carried out within the scope of technological specialization courses up to a third of the total credits of the cycle of studies;
f) May credit other training that does not fall within the preceding paragraphs, up to a third of the total credits of the cycle of studies;
g) May credit work experience up to 50% of the total credits of vocational senior technician courses in situations where the student has over five years of duly attested work experience;
h) May credit duly attested work experience, up to a third of the total credits of the cycle of studies, without prejudice to the provisions of the previous paragraph.

To this end, applicants/students may submit a request for credit transfer regarding training/work experience they consider relevant for the cycle of studies/course they are attending or applying for. Such request can be made when applying (local applications) or upon enrolment/registration, in accordance with the procedure described below.

See Regulation No. 42/2019, of 10th January – amendment of Regulation on crediting of training and work experience of the University of Porto.

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Procedure to Request Credit Transfer

Credit transfer requests must be submitted online, on the student’s personal page, under "Reconhecimentos" (Credit transfer) > "Lista de pedidos de reconhecimentos" (List of credit transfer requests) > "Criar Pedido de reconhecimento" (Create credit transfer request).

The credit transfer request may only include curricular units of similar level of qualification to the one of the cycle of studies you are applying/registering for.
It cannot include curricular units obtained through credit transfer. In this situation, you must indicate the curricular units that were actually carried out in the original Cycle of Studies /Institution.

Certificates regarding training completed abroad
must be authenticated by consular offices or embassies of Portugal located in the country where the qualification was obtained or, for countries that acceded to the Hague Convention, hold the Hague Apostille of the country where the qualification was obtained. The same applies to the translations (mandatory) of documents whose original language is not Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
If the authentication with the Hague Apostille is done on a certified copy of the original document, during this process the signature(s) that appear on the original document must be certified so that the capacity of the signatory(ies) of the original document is verified and ensured.

For training completed abroad, you have to present a supporting document issued by a competent entity attesting that the institution where the qualification was obtained is part of the higher education system of that country, in the form of a:

- Declaration issued by the competent entity of the country where the qualification was obtained recognising the institution as part of its higher education system,
or
- Declaration issued by DGES (Directorate-General of Higher Education) attesting the level of the foreign training for the purposes of equivalence/recognition, in accordance with the procedure set out at https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/declaracoes-naric


Deadlines:
1. Credit transfer requests can only be submitted upon admission (enrolment), or readmission (registration) to a given cycle of studies, or when registering for an academic year.
2. In the case of relevant training or work experience that is prior to admission to the cycle of studies, the credit transfer request must be submitted, only once, upon admission to the cycle of studies.
3. Annually, when registering for the academic year, the student may request credit transfer regarding training carried out or work experience obtained over the previous academic year.

Until the approval of the credit transfer request, the student must hand in the original documents included in the credit transfer request at the Academic Services of FEUP. Request approval will be subject to the presentation of the said documents.

After the conclusion of a credit transfer request, you may change your registration in curricular units within 10 working days.

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Fees

Credit transfer requests are subject to the payment of the fees established in the UP Table of Fees.

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