Enrolment change - Change of curricular units - school year 2020/21
Students enrolled in 1st, 2nd or 3rd cycle courses can choose to change curricular units within the following deadlines:
- 1st semester curricular units - from 21 September to 2 October, 2020, in FLUP’s online portal - 2nd semester curricular units - from 15 February to 26 February 2021, at the academic management service.
It is possible to make late requests to change curricular units, online and upon justification. Requests are subject to appreciation and are bound to a late request fee, as per U.Porto’s Table of fees.
Enrolment regime - full-time/part-time
A full-time student enrols in more than 37.5 annual ECTS from 1st, 2nd or 3rd cycle courses. A part-time student enrols in a maximum of 37.5 annual ECTS from 1st, 2nd or 3rd cycle courses. A change from full-time to part-time or vice-versa is permitted as per Order no. GR.11/02/2019 (Amendment to the Regulation for Part-Time Student Regime of the University of Porto).
The attendance in a course of study both in full-time or part-time implies the payment of tuition fees corresponding to the number of credits that students can attain.
Maximum number of registration credits: Students can enrol in a maximum of 75 ECTS in each school year, with a maximum of 42 ECTS per semester, except for first year students, for whom the maximum number of ECTS is 60. Enrolment and registration in up to 81 ECTS is possible in case of completion of a course of study.
As per the Statement (on the progressive enrolment in a study plan), students must enrol in all deferred curricular units before enrolling in curricular units of the current school year. Non-compliance with this rule will lead to the suspension of enrolment until the situation is resolved. Enrolment in single curricular units in a Foreign Language outside the Study Plan is not included within the ECTS limit for the school year in question.
Check: - Regulation regarding maximum number of credits upon registration. - Statement on 6 May, 2019
Scholarships are awarded based on the Regulation regarding the allocation of scholarships to higher education students. There are different kinds of scholarships:
Social Services Scholarships – One-year renewable scholarships granted to students by the Social Services of the University of Porto. They are granted to economically disadvantaged students or students with special education needs and disabilities with a certificate of completion of their previous studies. If you intend to make a social service scholarship request, check the SASUP page. page. More information in Legislation - Scholarships
Merit scholarship – Monetary prize granted by U.Porto to students who, regardless of their economic status, have concluded their previous studies with exceptional performance - see Order Nr. GR.02/05/2021. The lists of students who benefit from merit scholarships are published on U.Porto’s web page.
Incentive prize for students who have excelled in their first year of enrolment in the University of Porto - An award meant for U.Porto students who completed their first year with a grade equal or higher than 15 points out of 20, in accordance with the proper regulations. In each school, the number of awarded students is proportional to the number of enrolled students.
FCT Scholarship – Student or researcher who is granted funding by the FCT in order to conduct post-graduate studies or research.
Law no. 37/2003 of 22 August establishes the maximum number of enrolments permitted per student. Not attaining minimum qualifications determines that the status of an enrolled student will lapse for a year. A student whose status has lapsed but who intends to continue their studies must submit a one-time application for reinstatement in the same course of study. In part-time regime, only 0.5 points will be accounted, regardless of the number of credits students have registered for. Student-workers are exempt. Students may check their lapsing status in FLUP’s portal, on their personal area.
Legislation: - Rectorate Order No GR. 08/02/2010 - Regulation on lapsing - Order No. G.R. 09/12/2009 - Registration_Lapsing (calculation of lapsing in case of withdrawal)
Deferrals Academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21 Following the publication of Law No. 35/2021 of 08 June, “Article 5, 3 - Academic years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 are not considered for the purposes of calculating deferrals."
Students enrolled in Undergraduate degrees via the National Competition for Access to Higher Education can swap courses. To request a course swap, students shall comply with the requirements in Decree no. 143/2014 of 14 July, Article 55. They shall submit to the academic management service: A duplicate request either signed by both students and validated by a notary or accompanied by the students’ respective ID Cards. From the date of enrolment of the last student, both students seeking a swap have 15 days to submit a request (swap model). Both applicants shall present the ENES form (a document of the Directorate General for Higher Education).
Legislation: - Grade Approvals (regulations) - Amendment of the Regulation on the maximum number of registration credits - Order GR. 01/05/2015 - Statement regarding enrolment in two higher education cycles of studies - EVALUATION RULES - Statement on the progressive enrolment in a study plan.
Procedures: The Enrolment Declaration - SUB23 Pass needs validation from the academic management service upon enrolment in a course of studies, insofar as the first tuition fee for that school year has been paid, or as the Application for a Scholarship has been submitted.
The SUB23 Pass is a travel card aimed at higher education students enrolled in either private or public schools, with ages up to 23 years old, and who benefit from Higher Education Direct Social Action Support or who belong to families in situations as described in Order no. 272/2011 of 23 September, Article 3-A, no. 2, point c), as amended by Order no. 36/2012, of 8 February (“Social Pass+”).
The travel card “firstname.lastname@example.org” provides the following discounts over regular monthly tariffs, particularly multimodal tickets, combined passes or Andante network or line tickets: 60% for students who benefit from Higher Education Direct Social Action Support; 25% for students who belong to families in situations as described in Order no. 272/2011 of 23 September, Article 3-A, no. 2, point c), as amended by Order no. 36/2012, of 8 February (“Social Pass+”).
To be entitled to these discounts, it is necessary:
To obtain an Enrolment Declaration - SUB23 Pass from the school where the student is studying, as proof that the student is enrolled therein and that they benefit from Higher Education Direct Social Action Support; Filling in a requisition available in the transportation companies to request access to this benefit. Students in situations as described by Order No. 272/2011 of 23 September, shall fill in a Request to Access Social Pass+;
To submit these documents to the transportation company in order to receive a SUB23 travel card. The card is valid for a maximum of four years up to the month when the student completes the 24th birthday.
At the beginning of each school year, it is necessary to present a new declaration from the school and/or another requisition to access Social Pass+ from the transportation company, so as to renew the SUB23 Pass and continue to receive its benefits.