National Contest for Access and Admission to Higher Education
If you come from an EU country and intend to apply for one of our ‘Licenciatura’ Degrees (1st cycle) – Bsc or Integrated Master Degrees (1st and 2nd cycles), you must do it through the National Contest for Access and Admission to Higher Education, which regulates access to public universities in Portugal.
Special Regimes for Access and Admission to Higher Education
In addition to the National Contest for Access and Admission to Higher Education, designed for students having completed secondary education in Portugal, there are a few other quotas and special rules that apply to incoming students from abroad.
The Special Regimes of Access and Admission in Higher Education concern students detaining both the qualifications and a particular personal condition.
Special Admission Contest for International Students
Students whose nationality is not Portuguese, nor that of another European Union country, who intend to apply for a ‘Licenciatura’ Degrees (1st cycle) – Bsc or Integrated Master Degrees (1st and 2nd cycles), must register for the Special Admission Contest for International Students. The procedures and specific conditions are established and regulated by the International Student Statute.
Universidade de Lisboa
| Faculty of Architecture
| Faculty of Fine Arts
| Faculty of Sciences
| School of Law
| Faculty of Pharmacy
| School of Arts and Humanities
| Faculty of Medicine
| Faculty of Dental Medicine
| Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
| Faculty of Human Kinetics
| Faculty of Psychology
| Institute of Social Sciences
| Institute of Education
| Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
| School of Agriculture
| Institute of Social and Political Sciences
| School of Economics and Management
| Técnico Lisboa
- Students whose nationality is not Portuguese, nor that of another European Union country;
- Students who besides not having Portuguese nationality, nor that of another European Union country, have also not been living in Portugal for over 2 years uninterruptedly up to August 31st of the year of application;
- Students holding a secondary education (or equivalent) diploma from their own country of origin.
If you have two or more nationalities and one of them is from the EU, including Portuguese, you can not apply for the Special Admission Contest for International Students.
In order to apply for enrollment and registration in the ‘Licenciatura’ Degrees (1st Cycle) – BSc and Integrated Master Degrees (1st and 2nd Cycles) BSc + MSc, one must:
- Be officially qualified to apply and register for higher education in the country where the qualification was obtained;
- Hold a Portuguese secondary education diploma or an equivalent legal qualification;
- Be enrolled in higher education, whether in Portugal or in another country, and request to be transferred or to change programme (institution/programme pair transfer regime).
To enroll in the ‘Licenciatura’ Degrees (1st Cycle) – BSc and Integrated Master Degrees (1st and 2nd Cycles) BSc + MSc through the Special Admission Contest for International Students, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- Academic qualifications in the knowledgeable areas required for the study cycles intended;
- Knowledge of the Portuguese language level B2 is required to attend the study cycle, or that of the English language, should the programme be taught in this language;
- Meet the study cycle’s pre-requisites, should there be any.
Knowledge of the Portuguese language (B2 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required for attending any of the Licenciatura’ Degrees (1st cycle) – Bsc or Integrated Master Degrees (1st and 2nd cycles) at ULisboa.
International applicants holding the intermediate level of knowledge of Portuguese (level B1, according to the Reference Common European Framework for Languages) can apply for this special access programme, provided that they commit to a one year course of Portuguese Language and Culture.
International candidates must hold a DEPLE (Diploma of Elementary Portuguese as a Foreign Language) or a B1 certificate issued by an ULisboa School; otherwise, they must submit themselves to a Portuguese Language and Culture Course promoted by ULisboa.
International students who have not attended secondary school in the Portuguese language and do not provide enough evidence of having a DIPLE (Portuguese Intermediate Foreign Language Diploma, Level B2), or a B2 certificate issued by an ULisboa School, must enroll to attend an annual course of Portuguese language and culture, during the 1st year of the cycle of studies in which they have enrolled.
While the B2 level is not accomplished, a re-enrollment procedure must be carried out until proficiency at this level is assured.
In the case of cycles of studies taught entirely in English, knowledge of the language at this level must be certified as at least B2 level as well. For more information visit the website of the ULisboa School you intend to study at.
The international student´s tuition fee may be reduced to the same value as the one paid by Portuguese Students.
For detailed information, please get in touch with the ULisboa School where you intend to study at.
If a Programme does not fill all its vacancies during the usual application period (up to the end of 2nd phase), the application’s calendar remains open until its final deadline, October 20th, 2017.
Every selection and registration procedure must be completed by October 31st, 2017.
Applications must be submitted in the Department of Academic Services of the School you intend to study at.
For Further information, visit the website of the the School where you intend to study
Faculdade de Arquitetura
Faculdade de Belas-Artes
Faculdade de Ciências
Faculdade de Direito
Faculdade de Farmácia
Faculdade de Letras
Faculdade de Medicina
Faculdade de Medicina Dentária
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana
Faculdade de Psicologia
Instituto de Ciências Sociais
Instituto de Educação
Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão
Instituto Superior Técnico
ULisboa sets internationalization as one of its main guidelines, bringing the entire academic community and its international partners together in educational and research projects.
ULisboa students have countless international mobility programs available to them and these are open to international students not only from Europe, but from the rest of the World. A good example is the Erasmus+ Program and the many Cooperation Agreements that ULisboa has established with higher education institutions from all over the World.
Students attending foreign higher education institutions and wishing to apply at ULisboa, for one semester or a full academic year, thus taking advantage of an unique international experience, should contact the International Relations Office at their home school to check if there is any kind of partnership with ULisboa or some other available mobility program and confirm how they can apply for a mobility experience at ULisboa.
International Mobility Contacts
The 18 Schools that make up ULisboa also provide diploma programmes, which do not grant academic degrees – such as post-graduate programmes, specialization programmes, free courses, and language courses, which are also available to international students.