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This contest aims to ease admission into the U.Porto integrated masters courses for applicants – Portuguese or foreign – who hold a 1st cycle degree in an area of study compatible with the area of study they wish to apply for. This is the case, for example, of polytechnic degree graduates who need a masters in order to join their professional organisation (e.g.: Engineering).

Who can apply?

The Special Contest for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees in a Related Field is intended for applicants who:

  • Are graduates of a Portuguese Higher Education course in a Related Field;
  • Are graduates of a foreign higher education course in a Related Field and have their degree officially recognised in order to have the same effects as Portuguese degrees.

Note: The relation-level of the area of study to the scientific area of the course that the applicant is applying for will be determined during the placement process.

To what courses?

For the 2020/2021 academic year, the faculties of Architecture, Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy, Psychology and Education Sciences, and the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences have 251 vacancies  in their courses of Integrated Masters specifically for the Special Contest for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees in a Related Field. The remaining faculties / courses do not offer vacancies for this contest.

Faculty Course Vacancies    
Faculty of Architecture Architecture 6 Application + info
Faculty of Sciences Network and Information Systems Engineering 3 Application + info
Faculty of Sciences Physical Engineering 10 Application + info
Faculty of Engineering Bioengineering 16 Application + info
Faculty of Engineering Civil Engineering 35 Application + info
Faculty of Engineering Environmental Engineering 20 Application + info
Faculty of Engineering Electrical and Computers Engineering 30 Application + info
Faculty of Engineering Industrial Engineering and Management 1 Application + info
Faculty of Engineering Informatics and Computing Engineering 17 Application + info
Faculty of Engineering Mechanical Engineering 27 Application + info
Faculty of Engineering Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 7 Application + info
Faculty of Engineering Chemical Engineering 25 Application + info
Faculty of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences 1 Application + info
Faculty of Psychologyand Education Sciences Psychology 50 Application + info
Abel Salazar Instituteof Biomedical Sciences Veterinary Medicine 3 Application + Info

How to apply?

Applications to the Special Contest of Admissions for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees in a Related Field are made through the academic services of the U.Porto school/faculty that you wish to apply for. The latter are responsible for establishing the available number of vacancies, the procedures and deadlines for application (to be announced on their websites) and placement criteria.

Applicants will be placed according to criteria such as an assessment of their academic and professional curriculum and an evaluation – by means of an interview – of their behavioural and interpersonal abilities.

Successful applicants will follow a personalised course of study compatible with their previous academic and professional experience. For those with a Pre-Bologna bachelors degree, the course of study may require the completion of a dissertation, a traineeship, and/or courses from the current course plan of the Integrated Masters they are attending.

When to apply?

In the table below you can find the Applications Calendar for the academic year 2020/2021.

Faculty Applications  
Faculty of Architecture 7 July 2020 › 7 August 2020 + Info
Faculty of Sciences 1 June 2020 › 17 July 2020 + Info
Faculty of Engineering 10 December 2019 › 5 August 2020 + Info
Faculty of Pharmacy 27 July 2020 › 7 August 2020 + Info
Faculty of Psychology
and Education Sciences
6 July 2020 › 24 July 2020 + Info
Abel Salazar Institute
of Biomedical Sciences
27 July 2020 › 4 August 2020 + Info

Tuition fees

Students who enter the U.Porto through the Special Contest for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees in a Related Field are covered by the general tuition fees regime of the U.Porto.

Informations and Contacts

The general framework of the Special Contest for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees in a Related Field is established by the General regulations of integrated masters courses of the U.Porto. Each school/course of study of the U.Porto may also have their own regulations stipulating the conditions and specific criteria for admission to this course of study..

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
Phone: (+351) 220 408 237
E-mail: acesso.es@reit.up.pt
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