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The Special Contest for Graduates of Other Higher Education Courses is for candidates who hold a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree, and who meet the established requirements for the U.Porto faculty that they wish to apply for.

Who can apply?

This special contest applies to students who,  cumulatively: 

  • Hold a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree;
  • • Satisfy the prerequisites, when required by the desired course [see Prerequisits]

Note: Graduates of the now-defunct degrees in Primary Education (Magistério Primário), Pre-school Teachers (Educadores de Infância), and General Nursing (Enfermagem Geral) who can prove that they also have a secondary school diploma, complementary to secondary education or the 10th/11th grade, can apply under this special contest.

How does it work?

The application to the Special Contest for Graduates of Other Higher Education Courses must be completed at the U.Porto faculty that you wish to apply for. It is the responsibility of the applicant to complete all the necessary steps required for admission to their courses, as established by law, namely, verifying the number of vacancies available for each of the desired courses and the respective placement criteria.

Candidates will be placed based on criteria such as the compatibility of their curriculum with the course of study they wish to pursue, an evaluation of their professional curriculum and an evaluation – by means of an interview – of their behavioural and interpersonal abilities.

Vacancies

For the 2016/2017 academic year, the U.Porto has 132 vacancies in the 1st cycle (bachelors degree) and integrated masters courses available for applicants of the Special Contest for Graduates of Other Higher Education Degrees. Check the vacancy map (in portuguese).

Tuition fees

Students who enter the U.Porto through the Special Contest for Graduates of Other Higher Education Degrees are covered by the general tuition fees regime of the U.Porto.

Useful Legislation

The generic legislation for the Special Contest for Graduates of Other Higher Education Courses can be found (Portuguese only) in the Directorate General for Higher Education - Direção Geral do Ensino Superior DGES website.

Contacts and useful information

On the DGES website, you can find all the relevant information (in portuguese) about the Special Contest for Graduates of Other Higher Education Courses and other 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
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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