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Deadlines for special admissions 2021/2022
Application calendar Candidates with other Higher Education degrees (National/ EU Student)
Over 23 (National/ EU Student)
Changing to a different institution/course pair

Reinstatement
Submission of applications 8 to 31 July 2021 1 to 31 July 2021
Publication of provisional results 21 August 2021 n.a.
Prior hearing 23 August to 3 September 2021 n.a.
Publication of final results 6 September 2021 6 September 2021
Submission of complaints 13 September to 1 October 2021 13 September to 1 October 2021
Publication of decisions on complaints 8 October 2021 8 October 2021
Enrolments 6 to 10 September 2021 6 to 10 September 2021
Admission of wait-listed applicants 14 to 21 September 2021 n.a.
Notification of the results online and email to the account used for application

Check the number of vacancies per course of study here

Candidates with other Higher Education degrees (National/EU Student)


All candidates with an Undergraduate degree may apply to FLUP via a special regime. Applications are pursuant to Decree-Law no. 393-B/99 2 October, regulated by Decree no. 1081/2001 of 5 September, by Decree 854-A-99 of 4 October, by Decree no. 394/2002 of 12 April, Decree-Law no. 36/2014 of 10 March, and by Decree-Law no. 113/2014 of 16 July.


Admission requirements:

  • Holders of a Bachelor’s degree,
  • Undergraduate degree,
  • Master’s degree or Doctoral degree;

And who simultaneously:

  • Comply with the course’s entry requirements;
  • Are not bound by the international student status;
  • Completed the no longer existing courses in Primary Teaching, Pre-School Education or General Nursing, and who simultaneously completed upper secondary education, post-secondary non-higher education, or Years 10 and 11.


Documentation required for an online application:

  • ID card;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Certificate of completed curricular units;
  • Transcript of qualifications.

Admission criteria:

  • Highest Academic Degree with Higher Weighted Average Grade

Tie-breaking criteria of candidates:
  • Highest Academic Degree with Higher Weighted Average Grade

Over 23 (National/EU Student)


Procedures:

1st step -
Application to admission tests.
2nd step -
Payment of application fee (¤30) as per the Table of Fees,
3rd step - Admission tests and interviews.
4th step - Publication of grades (grade re-evaluation upon payment of a ¤80 fee).
5th step - Application limited to the course’s number of vacancies.
6th step - Payment of ¤55 fee.
7th step - Publication of admitted, waitlisted and rejected applicants.
8th step - Enrolment.

Check the news feature at FLUP’s portal.

Test dates for Special Admissions for applicants over 23 years of age


Admission tests calendar


Deadline
Publication of the admissions process
19 April 2021
Application to admission tests 3 to 21 May 2021
Publication of candidates' list
27 May 2021
Admission tests
31 May to 4 June 2021
Interviews
28 June to 2 July 2021
Publication of grades 7 July 2021
Notification of the results online and email to the account used for application


Admission test requirements:

  • Applications for admission tests are only accessible to individuals who complete 23 years of age up to 31 December of the previous year;
  • Who have completed previous education levels, including Year 12 or post-secondary non-higher education;
  • Who have not previously attended a higher education course.
  • Military personnel who have completed at least one year of service in Contract Regime, four years of service in Special Contract Regime have priority access to 2.5% of the vacancies in accordance with the provisions of Decree-Law No. 76/2018, of October 11, if they also:     
    1. fulfil the conditions laid down in Article 2 of the Regulations for Tests to Assess the Ability to Attend Higher Education of the University of Porto for Applicants over 23 years of age,
    2. have never been enrolled in a public higher education institution.

Admitted candidates shall consider the application period, the number of vacancies and the necessary documentation to apply under the Special Regime for students over 23.


Admission requirements:

  • Only students who have been approved in the tests designed to assess the ability to attend higher education for applicants over 23 years of age may apply (A score equal or higher than 9.5 (out of 20) does not automatically grant admission to a higher education institution).


Documentation required for the online application:

  • ID card.

Admission criteria:
  • Highest scores in admission tests.

Tie-breaking criteria of candidates:
  • Highest scores in admission tests.


Changing to a different institution/course pair


Students seeking to enrol in a different higher education institution or course may request a Course Change or Transfer , whether their enrolment in a higher education institution has been suspended or not.

Students may apply to a transfer within the same higher education institution or to a different one. Applications to a Course Change or Transfer are pursuant to Regulation no. 749/2019 (U.Porto’s Generic Legislation regarding the regimes of Course Change, Transfer and Re-Admission - available in Portuguese only).


Students may request a course change or transfer insofar as:

  • they have been enrolled in, but haven’t completed, a higher education course.
  • they have completed upper secondary education national exams required by the intended course as entrance examinations, in the year of application, within the general admissions regime; and those who achieved at least the minimum scores required by the higher education institution in the year of application, as per the admission regime.


Documentation required for online application:

  • Certificate of approved courses/subjects from a higher education institution indicating the attendance regime (semi-annual or annual) and UC/ECTS earned.
  • If you cannot obtain a certificate containing all these elements, you must add a discriminative list of the courses/subjects taken with the missing information.
  • Students of this institution must attach only a discriminative list of subjects/courses indicating the regime (semi-annual or annual) and UC/ECTS numbers.
  • If you did not obtain approval in the courses/subjects, you need a certificate of enrolment in higher education.
  • For qualifications obtained abroad, all documents must be authenticated by the official education services of the respective country and recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic or consular authority or have the apostille of the Hague Convention.  The same applies to translations of documents whose original language is not Spanish, French or English. (Mandatory)
  • Certificate of approval in (or equivalence to) secondary education subjects corresponding to the entrance tests required for the application (Mandatory)
  • ID. If you have not submitted a copy of the identification document, you must present the original document in the Academic Services of the Faculty, within the deadline for applications, for verification of the data entered. The application will not be confirmed until after this validation. (Optional)
  • Other documents considered relevant to the application or the selection criteria. (Optional)

Admission criteria:

  • Highest grade in the entrance examination required by the intended course of study;
  • Highest number of ECTS;
  • In order to be admitted into:
    - 2nd year – the director of a course of study shall acknowledge at least 48 ECTS obtained by the applicant in the 1st year;
    - 3rd year – the director of a course of study shall acknowledge at least 108 ECTS obtained by the applicant in the 1st and 2nd years.

Tie-breaking criteria of candidates:

  • Highest scores on the access tests for each study cycle, in accordance with articles 9, 10 and 12 of Decree 181-D/2015


Reinstatement

Applications for reinstatement are pursuant to Regulation no. 749/2019 (U.Porto’s Generic Legislation regarding the regimes of Course Change, Transfer and Re-Admission - available in Portuguese only).
  • Reinstatement is the act by which a student, upon interrupting their studies, chooses to register and enrol within the same higher education institution and within the same cycle of studies, or equivalent.
  • The student whose enrolment has lapsed and who seeks to enrol in the same cycle of studies shall submit a one-time application for reinstatement.



Applications for reinstatement are not subject to vacancies.

To be eligible, students must have been enrolled and registered in the same school and course of study or in its preceding course. Presentation of an ID card is mandatory.


General Remarks:

  • Application fee of ¤55, non-refundable;
  • Recognition of prior learning (equivalences) is requested upon enrolment.

Check the Special Admissions - National Student notice: School year 2021/22

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