I am a Portuguese Descent

A study opportunity for Portuguese American Students was created with 7% of the vacancies of each public Portuguese university.

Do I qualify as a Portuguese Descendent Candidate?

In order to qualify you have to:

  • Be a Portuguese emigrant, which is a national who has resided for at least two years, permanently, in a foreign country.
  • There he or she must have been employed for his or her own account or for hire or reward. 


  • Be Family of Portuguese Descent  (The spouse or a relative in any degree of the straight line, and up to the third degree of the collateral line)
  • Live in a foreign country permanently for a period of not less than two years
  • Be no older than 25 years on 31 December of the year of the application. 

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I am an International Student

International students who want to access to the degree of licenciado: 1st cycle or an integrated master's degree must fullfil the following conditions:
  1. If you do not have Portuguese nationality;
  2. If you are not a national from a Member State of the European Union;
  3. If you are not legally residing in Portugal until the 31st of August of the year in which you intend to enroll in higher education for more than two years, continuously, and if you are not family of foreign citizens that hold a resident permit for more than two years;
  4. If you don’t intend to enroll in Higher Education through special regimes;
  5. If you Hold:
    A Qualification giving access to Higher Education, meaning any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority in the country in which it was awarded; or
    A Diploma of Portuguese secondary school or equivalent degree.

Applications for undergraduation programs under the International Student Statutehere

Admission requirements:

  1. Personal identification document/passport
  2. Certificate of conclusion of the 12th school year
  3. Document with the test results of access to higher education

(Documents 2 and 3 must be certified with the Apostille of the Hague or authenticated by an Embassy or Consulate of Portugal)


Application deadlines for next academic year 2021/2022: 

1st Call - 2 March to 4 April 2021

2nd Call - 1 June to 9 July 2021

3rd Call - 4 August to 31 August 2021


Application Calendar 2021/2022

Academic Calendar 2021/2022



1. The application submission costs 30 euros. There is no reimbursement of this fee, even in the cases of invalid applications or non-admission. 


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