Who can apply?

Students who are eligible to be considered international students may apply for Special Competitions for International Students (enrollment and enrollment in undergraduate study cycles) provided they are:

  • Holders of a Portuguese high school diploma; 
  • Holders of a qualification diploma legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education. The equivalence of qualification must be attributed to a secondary school or by the competent departments of the Ministry of Education, according to the provisions of Decree-Law no. 227/2005, on December 28; 
  • Holders of a qualification giving access to higher education understood as any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority attesting to their approval in a teaching program and granting them the right to apply and be able to enter higher education in the country in which they were conferred. The validation of this entitlement shall be issued by the competent authority of the country in which the qualification was obtained.