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Master’s Degrees - Applications and Admissions

Have you completed your Bachelor's Degree and would now like to take your education to the next level? Are you already in the labour market and would like to boost your professional prospects? Let us show you the way...

More and more students who finish a 1st cycle course (Bachelor's Degree) choose to pursue a Master’s degree as a way to enhance their skills before venturing into the labour market. There are also those who, having completed their undergraduate degree years ago, choose to further their education at U.Porto’s faculties, where they can enrich their training in an environment of academic and scientific excellence.

Whatever your case, this is what you need to know to study with us:

Applications and Admission to Master’s Degrees at the University of Porto

Eligible Applicants

To apply to U.Porto's 2nd cycle courses (Master’s degree courses), you must meet the following conditions:

  • hold a Bachelor's degree or a legal equivalent in the fields specified by the school/faculty;
  • hold a foreign higher education academic degree which is in compliance with the Bologna process or recognised by U.Porto as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor's degree;
  • have an academic or professional career recognised by the University, which proves the applicant’s capability to enter the study cycle.


Application procedures (required documents, ranking criteria, available vacancies, etc.) to enter a U.Porto master’s degree are established by each U.Porto faculty. Faculties announce application procedures on their respective web pages.

For more information, contact the academic services of the faculty you wish to enter.


Every year, each faculty establishes the deadlines for calls for application and enrolment in its Master’s degree courses.

For more information, contact the academic services of the faculty you wish to enter.

Additional information

Additional information

The information provided on this page does not replace getting in touch directly with the academic services of the faculty you wish to enter.

For general information, you can also contact the Office for Access to Higher Education (GAES-UP), located in the Rectory building. GAES-UP offers assistance in applications to the Portuguese higher education system by providing information and answering candidates’ questions.


Gabinete de Acesso ao Ensino Superior (GAES-UP)

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

Tel.: (+351) 22 040 82 37
E-mail: [email protected]
WhatsApp (só por mensagem): +351 967 180 416

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