Access and Admission in ULisboa - 1st and 2nd Cycles
Access and Admission in ULisboa - 1st and 2nd Cycles
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.
ULisboa sets internationalization as one of its main guidelines, bringing the entire academic community and its international partners together in educational and research projects. Every year, a large number of in-coming international students, from several countries, carry out mobility programs at ULisboa, for studying or research. 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
All incoming international students, either from an EU country or a non EU country, may apply to a Master’s Degree (2nd cycle) MSc or a MA or a Doctoral Degree (3rd Cycle) at ULisboa. 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.
| Lisbon School 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 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.
Access 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).
Admission 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 B1 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 (B1 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 DEPLE (Portuguese Intermediate Foreign Language Diploma, Level B1), or a B1 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 B1 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 B1 level as well.
For more information visit the website of the ULisboa School you intend to study at.
Prerequisites 2021/22 (Available soon)
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.
SCHOOL YEAR 2023/24
Applications submited from 2nd of January until 15th of February 2023
Validation and ranking of applications: until March 3rd, 2023
Disclosure of results: until March 6th, 2023
Pre-registration or reservation of vacancy a): March 7th to 21st, 2023
Possible placement of alternates/substitutes: from March 22nd to 29th, 2023
Disclosure of remaining vacancies: until March 31st, 2023
Applications submited from 3rd of April until 31st of May 2023
Validation and ranking of applications: until June 16th, 2023
Disclosure of results: 19th June 2023
Pre-registration or vacancy reservation a): from June 20th to 30th, 2023
Possible placement of alternates/substitutes: from July 3rd to 7th, 2023
Disclosure of remaining vacancies: until July 14th, 2023
3rd Phase: If there are any vacancies left after the second phase, Schools may make these vacancies available for a third round of applications if they consider it is necessary. These applications may be considered in order of entry, until completion, or may be considered by a deadline set by the School. All selection and enrolment process must be completed by September 29th 2023.
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