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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.

How does it work?

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.

Vacancies

For the 2016/2017 academic year, the faculties of Architecture, Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy, Psychology and Education Sciences, and the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences have 2672 vacancies  in their courses of Integrated Masters specifically for the Special Contest for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees in a Related Field. Check the vacancy map (in Portuguese).

Tuition fees

Students who are admitted to 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.

Useful legislation

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.

Contacts and useful information

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
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:
09h30 › 15h30 (Monday to Friday)
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