Special Contests 2018/2019
Graduates of Technological Specialisation Courses
The Special Contest for Graduates of Technological Specialisation Courses is for applicants who have a technological specialisation degree validated by the U.Porto schools/faculties that hold the contest.
This special contest applies to students who cumulatively:
- • Have a technological specialisation degree validated by the U.Porto school/faculty they intend to apply for;
- • Have taken the entrance exams (national secondary school exams) required by the cycles of study they intend to apply for (after the 2015-2016 school year);
- • Satisfy the prerequisites, when required by the desired course [see Prerequisits]
For the 2018/2019 academic year, the U.Porto has 38 vacancies in 1st cycle (bachelors degree) and integrated masters courses available for applicants of the Special Contest for Graduates of Technological Specialisation Courses. The remaining courses do not offer vacancies for this contest.
The application to the Special Contest for Graduates of Technological Specialisation Courses must be made with the U.Porto school/faculty that you wish to enter. Each school/faculty is responsible for managing the admissions to their courses, according to the terms specified in the legislation, establishing, for example, the number of vacancies available for each of the desired courses and the respective criteria for placement.
Applicants will be placed based on criteria such as the compatibility of their curriculum with the course of study they wish to pursue, an assessment of their professional curriculum and an evaluation – by means of an interview – of their behavioural and interpersonal abilities.
In the table below you can find the Applications Calendar for the academic year 2018/2019.
|Faculty of Fine Arts||9 July 2018 › 18 July 2018||+ Info|
|Faculty of Sciences||1 June 2018 › 20 July 2018||+ Info|
|Faculty of Sports||9 July 2018 › 20 July 2018||+ Info|
|Faculty of Engineering||11 December 2017 › 6 August 2018||+ Info|
Students who enter the U.Porto through the Special Contest for Graduates of Technological Specialisation Courses are covered by the general tuition fees regime of the U.Porto.
On the Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES) website, you can find all the relevant information about the Special Contest for Graduates of Technological Specialisation Courses and other forms of Access 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)
Praça de Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto, Portugal
Phone: (+351) 220 408 237
All year personal and phone support
10h00 › 12h30 / 14h00 > 16h00 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday); 12h00 > 17h00 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Personal and phone support during the Higher Education application period
19 July 2017 to 11 August 2017: 09h30 › 15h30 (Monday to Friday)
14 August 2017 to 8 September 2017: 09h30 › 12h30 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday feira); 13h00 › 17h00 (Tuesday and Thursday)
11 to 22 September 2017: 09h30 › 15h30 (Monday to Friday)