The non-degree awarding list of courses includes postgraduate courses, continuing education units and courses, as well as free training.
Postgraduate training includes Specialisation courses (2nd cycle / Master's Degree) and Advanced Studies (3rd cycle / Doctorate).
Applications to Continuing Education Units or to Continuing Education Courses (with study plans which include several training units) may require meeting specific conditions in case they do not presuppose initial training at university level.
Free training (Free Training Courses or Free Training Units) does not require initial training at university level, nor higher education attendance conditions, so it is available to everyone. U.Porto also offers a Programme for University Studies for Seniors (PEUS), aimed at graduates over 55 years old.
U.Porto students or external applicants can attend single course units from study cycles in all training levels if they are interested in improving their knowledge in the study fields offered by the University.
Qualifications and application requirements for single course units are specified in the Regulamento de Frequência de Unidades Curriculares Singulares dos Cursos e Ciclos de Estudos da U.Porto (Regulation on the Attendance of Single Course Units of U.Porto Courses and Study Cycles).