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The Special Contest for Admissions to Medical School for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees is for healthcare professionals who hold a bachelors degree and who intend to continue their training with an integrated masters in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine (FMUP) and the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS). This is what you need to know:

Who can apply?

This special contest applies to students who  cumulatively:

  • Have a bachelors degree in one of the areas approved by the responsible scientific authority of FMUP and ICBAS
  • Satisfy the necessary prerequisites to enter medical school at FMUP and ICBAS [see Prerequisits]
  • Satisfy the specific admissions requirements established by FMUP and ICBAS
  • Are not covered by the International Student Statute (applicable to those who are not nationals of Portugal or another European Union country,

To what courses?

For the 2018/2019 academic year, FMUP and ICBAS have 60 vacancies in their Medicine courses available for applicants of the Special Contest for Admissions to Medical School for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees.

Faculty Course Vacancies    
Faculty of Medicine Medicine 37 Application + info
Abel Salazar Institute
of Biomedical Sciences
Medicine 23 Application + info

How to apply?

Applications to the Special Contest for Admissions to Medical School for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees 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 number of vacancies available and the placement criteria.

All the deadlines of the application process are posted by FMUP and ICBAS on their websites.

When to apply?

In the table below you can find the Applications Calendar for the academic year 2018/2019.

Faculty Applications  
Faculty of Medicine 23 April 2018 › 30 April 2018 + Info
Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences 18 June 2018 › 22 June 2018 + 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

On the Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES) website, you can find all the relevant information about the Special Contest for Admissions to Medical School for Candidates with Bachelors Degrees 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)

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
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)
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