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International Students - Special Call for Applications for International Students

Are you not a Portuguese or EU national and would like to attend a higher education course (a Bachelor's or Integrated Master's degree) at the University of Porto? You can apply to one of the vacancies we have available for you.

The Special Call for Applications for International Students regulates the applications to the University of Porto's 1st cycle courses (Bachelor's Degree) and Integrated Master's Degree for applicants who do not have Portuguese nationality or the nationality of another member state of the European Union. They therefore have the International Student Status (ISS).

Eligible Applicants

You can apply to the Special Call for Applications for International Students if you are a non-EU national and meet one of the following conditions:

  • you have a Portuguese secondary school diploma or an equivalent qualification; 
  • you have a diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority in your country of origin that proves acceptance and entrance into higher education.

Please note that you cannot apply if:

  • you are a beneficiary of the Statute of Equal Rights and Duties as of 1 January of the year in which you wish to enter;
  • you are enrolled at a Portuguese higher education institution under a mobility programme or equivalent;
  • you have dual nationality, of which one is Portuguese;
  • you or your parents have been legal residents in Portugal for more than two continuous years counting backwards from 1 January of the year of entrance into higher education. In this case, time spent residing in Portugal under a student visa is not counted;
  • you are a relative of Portuguese people or people from an EU Member State, irrespective of your nationality.

This list is for information purposes only; the original regulation in Portuguese should be consulted at Regulamento de Aplicação do Estatuto de Estudante Internacional da Universidade do Porto (Regulation on the Application of the International Student Status of the University of Porto).

Applications

Applications to the Special Call for Applications for International Students should be submitted to the academic services of the faculty you wish to enter before the deadlines set out on this page.

The application is submitted online and each U.Porto faculty defines the admission requirements according to the Regulamento de Aplicação do Estatuto de Estudante Internacional da Universidade do Porto (Regulation on the Application of the International Student Status of the University of Porto).


What do you need?

  • The necessary qualification, certified by the submission of application documents, in line with the requirements of the Faculty for the study cycle you wish to attend.
  • You need to speak Portuguese at the independent user level. If you do not have documentation to prove your level of Portuguese, you may be required to take an oral proficiency test via video call.
  • You need to meet the specific prerequisites of each course/study cycle (where applicable).
Prerequisites specific to course/study cycle
Faculty Course Prerequisites

Faculty of Sports

Sport Science

Functional, physical and sport aptitude (C)*

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Archaeology

Eyesight (D)

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Communication Science

Eyesight (D)

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Geography

Eyesight (D)

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

History of Art

Eyesight (D)

Faculty of Dental Medicine

Dental Medicine

Interpersonal Communication (B)

School of Medicine and Biomedical Science

Veterinary Medicine

Interpersonal Communication (A)

Vacancies

For the 2021/2022 academic year, U.Porto has 916 vacancies reserved for applicants with International Student Status.

All the courses/study cycles of the 1st Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) and Integrated Master's Degrees offered by U.Porto, with the exception of Medicine courses from both the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, will open vacancies for this special call for applications.

Vacancies in the Call for Applications for International Students
Faculty Curso Vacancies (Phase 1) Vacancies (Phase 2) Vacancies (Phase 3) Candidatura

Faculty of Architecture

Architecture

15

12

12

Apply

Faculty of Fine Arts

Fine Arts

5

10

5

Apply

Faculty of Fine Arts

Communication Design

3

5

2

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Landscape Architecture

4

4

1

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Biology

22

20

3

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Biochemistry

6

5

2

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Computer Science

5

5

1

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Environmental Sciences and Technology

6

6

2

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Agricultural Engineering

4

4

1

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Engineering Physics

5

5

2

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Geospatial Engineering

2

1

1

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Physics

6

6

2

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Geology

5

4

2

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Mathematics

7

6

2

Apply

Faculty of Sciences

Chemistry

6

6

2

Apply

Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

11

11

2

Apply

Faculty of Sports

Sport Science

24

0

0

Apply

Faculty of Law

Criminology

3

3

1

Apply

Faculty of Law

Law

5

4

3

Apply

Faculty of Economics

Economics

44

30

0

Apply

Faculty of Economics

Management

32

20

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Bioengineering

8

2

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering

4

2

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering

35

15

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Environmental Engineering

9

2

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

22

15

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Industrial Engineering and Management

12

2

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Informatics and Computing Engineering

20

8

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

20

12

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

7

1

0

Apply

Faculty of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

10

4

0

Apply

Faculty of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

15

3

2

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Archaeology

10

3

3

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Information Science

5

5

0

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Communication Science: Journalism, Public Relations, Multimedia

10

3

3

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Language Sciences

3

3

0

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Portuguese Studies

1

1

1

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Philosophy

6

4

0

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Geography

10

7

0

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

History

10

5

5

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

History of Art

5

4

0

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Applied Languages

6

8

0

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Languages and International Relations

10

4

0

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

12

5

7

Apply

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Sociology

5

3

3

Apply

Faculty of Dental Medicine

Dental Medicine

5

5

6

Apply

Faculty of Psychology and Education Science

Educational Sciences

8

4

2

Apply

Faculty of Psychology and Education Science

Psychology

22

12

7

Apply

School of Medicine and Biomedical Science

Aquatic Sciences

3

3

1

Apply

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Veterinary Medicine

2

2

1

Apply

Deadlines

General Calendar for Applications
Procedures Deadlines (1st Phase) Deadlines (2nd Phase) Deadlines (3rd Phase)

Submission of applications

2 January › 1 March 2021

2 March › 20 May 2021

19 July › 20 August 2021

Review of Applications

2 March › 12 March 2021

21 May › 2 June 2021

30 August › 3 September 2021

Publication of provisional results

15 March 2021

4 June 2021

6 September 2021

Period to contest the decision

16 March › 29 March 2021

7 June › 21 June 2021

7 September › 20 September 2021

Publication of final results

30 March 2021

22 June 2021

21 September 2021

Submission of appeals

31 March › 21 April 2021

23 June › 14 July 2021

22 September › 13 October 2021

Publication of the ruling on appeals

28 April 2021

21 July 2021

18 October 2021

Registrations

31 March › 12 April 2021

23 June › 5 July 2021

21 September › 24 September 2021

Possible placement of substitutes

13 April › 26 April 2021

6 July › 16 July 2021

26 September › 01 October 2021

Publication of unfilled vacancies

27 April 2021

19 July 2021

Please consult the information provided by each Faculty on the respective website and do not rely solely on the General Calendar for Applications. The faculties of Sport, Economics and Engineering have their own calendars.

Tuition Fees / Rates

Attending a 1st cycle (Bachelor's Degree) or Integrated Master's Degree course at U.Porto is subject to the payment of a tuition fee / annual charge. For students covered by the International Student Status, it can vary between 3500 euros and 8000 euros. To learn more about the exact values for each course/faculty, see our List of courses.

If you are a national of a country included in the CPLP – Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and East Timor), you may benefit from a fee reduction of up to 45% of the annual rate / tuition fee.

Visit the section on Scholarships and Funding to learn about the financial support available to students attending U.Porto.

Additional information

Visit the Directorate-General of Higher Education (DGES) website for general legislation regarding the Special Call for Applications for International Students. For more information, consult the original regulation in Portuguese: Regulamento de Aplicação do Estatuto de Estudante Internacional da Universidade do Porto (Regulation on the Application of the International Student Statute of the University of Porto).

Should you have any further questions, get in touch with U.Porto's Office for Access to Higher Education (GAES-UP) or the academic services of the Faculty you are interested in.

Gabinete de Acesso ao Ensino Superior da U.Porto (GAES-UP)

Contacts

Gabinete de Acesso ao Ensino Superior (GAES-UP)

Reitoria da Universidade do Porto
Praça de Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto, Portugal

Tel.: (+351) 220 408 053
E-mail: [email protected]
WhatsApp: (+351) 967 180 457

Mais informações sobre o GAES-UP / More information about GAES-UP