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The special contests for admission to higher education are intended for students with specific characteristics. Unlike the Special Regimes these contests are organised by the various U.Porto faculties. Each faculty defines the vacancies and selection criteria for each contest and manages the application process.

For the 2021/2022 academic year, it is possible to apply to the U.Porto through the following special contests:

Note: An applicant can apply through only one special contest each academic year.

Useful legislation

The generic legislation for the Special Contests can be found (Portuguese only) in the  Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES) website.

Contacts and useful information

On the DGES website, you can find all the relevant information (in Portuguese only) about the Special Contests of admissions to higher education in Portugal. If you need any further help, please contact the U.Porto's Office for Admissions to Higher Education (GAES-UP), located at the Rectorate building, or the academic services of the faculty that you wish to apply for.

Office for Admissions to Higher Education (GAES-UP)

U.Porto Rectorate
Praça de Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto, Portugal
Telephone: (+351) 220 408 198/053
E-mail: acesso.es@reit.up.pt
In-person and telephone assistance: Check the Schedule
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