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Lifelong Learning - Applications and Admissions

Designed and built according to the same quality standards that define the rest of U.Porto's training offer, the Continuing Education courses (which do not confer an academic degree) are open to the community in general.

The non-degree formative offer includes post-graduate courses, continuous training courses and free training.

The postgraduate courses include Specialization courses (2nd cycle/Masters level) and Advanced Studies (3rd cycle/PhD level).

Access to Continuous Training Courses (with study plans that include various curricular units) or Continuous Training Units, which do not presuppose initial graduate training, may require the fulfilment of specific conditions for higher education attendance.

The free courses (Free Training Courses or Free Training Units) do not require initial graduate training or attendance conditions and are therefore open to anyone. In this context, UPorto's offer also includes the University Studies Programme for Seniors (PEUS), aimed at graduates over the age of 55.

The U.Porto also allows internal or external candidates interested in deepening their knowledge in the areas of study offered by the University to attend single curricular units of its 1st Cycle Degree Courses, 2nd Cycle Degree Courses and Integrated Master's Degree Courses.

The qualifications and conditions of access to the single curricular units are specified in the Regulation on the Attendance of Single Curricular Units of Courses and Study Cycles of the U.Porto.


The access conditions (access and seriation criteria, necessary documents, deadlines, available places, etc.) to the training programmes at the U.Porto in the Continuing Education area are established by each course director.

In the case of single curricular units, the application should be presented to the faculty of the U.Porto that the student intends to attend. External students - who are not attending a course at the U.Porto - should present a document proving their qualifications. The access to 3rd cycle (Doctoral) courses at U.Porto depends on the conditions defined by its directors.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition fee (and respective mode of payment) for most Continuing Education courses at the U.Porto is defined and approved by each faculty, taking into consideration the educational or professional relevance and financial sustainability of the course.

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The information presented in this page does not dispense with consulting the academic services of the faculty to which you intend to apply

For general enquiries you may contact the Academic Training and Organisation Service (FOA), located at the Rectory of the U.Porto.


Serviço de Formação e Organização Académica (FOA)

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

Tel.: (+351) 220 408 081
E-mail: [email protected]

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