Erasmus Students: please refer to this page for the information that's relevant to you.
1. Admission to Master’s and MPhil’s
1. Students wishing to apply to the Master’s degree, must fulfil the following condition:
- Holders of a University degree, recognized at the State of origin and accepted by the UPT Scientific Board
2. Knowledge of the language
- The enrolment requires independent proficiency in the English or Portuguese language (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
- The international applicants who have only an intermediate level of proficiency in English or Portuguese, may also apply as long as they agree to enroll in an Language Course
2. Application Materials
a) Application form, duly completed
b) Document certifying the ownership of a Higher Education qualification, together with final classification
c) Detailed description of the curricular plan of the Higher Education qualification
d) Document certifying the level of knowledge of Portuguese or English according to the language used in the course the applicant is applying for;
e) Copy of the passport or another legally equivalent document;
f) Passport-type photography;
g) Curriculum Vitae
The document referred above in b) must be validated by the Consular Service or presented with the apostille of the Hague Convention affixed by the competent authority of the State that issued the document.
If the diploma’s language is not Portuguese nor English, an official translation into one of these languages must be offered as well.
3. Application deadlines
Payment: Until the first of September.
Interviews (live or Skype) for the short listed applicants will take place during the first week after the submission deadline. Places will be offered to the successful candidates the following week.
The academic year stars the 1st of September each year and ends the 15 of July.
4. Resident permit@Portugal
4.1 General visa & Entry Requirements in Portugal
Portugal is part of the Schengen Area, a group of 26 European Countries which have abolished all border controls between each other. Hence, most citizens of the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA – Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) as well as Switzerland need only an identity card in order to enter Portugal.
For short stays (up to 90 days) visitors from the following countries can enter Portugal with Passport Only:
- Costa Rica,
- El Salvador,
- New Zealand,
- San Marino,
- South Korea,
- United States of America,
- Uruguay, Vatican,
- Venezuela and
- Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao.
Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a VISA to enter Portugal.
This list may change, so you should confirm with your local Portuguese Embassy or Consulate.
· Apply for the Visa as soon as possible! Visa issues demand some time and attention.
· Check with the relevant Embassies/Consulates regarding which documents you need to obtain a visa.
· Double check all forms and the information you fill in. Sometimes small mistakes may result in the refusal of the visa request.
· Always keep copies of the originals you submit! You may need them.
4.2 Student & Researcher Visa
As a general rule, the necessary documents for student visa applications for entry in Portugal are:
· Passport or other travelling document (Expiration date not less than three months later than visa’s)
· Three passport size photos
· Criminal register
· Health insurance certificate
· Lodging certificate in Portugal
· Proof of funds upon arrival in Portugal
· Academic registration document
· Vaccines bulletin
· Academic qualifications document (certified by the local Portuguese Embassy/Consulate)
Additional documents may be required, so this information should be confirmed when requesting a Visa.
As non-EU nationals, third countries students can enter any other Schengen State, for a short stay without a visa simply by showing their passport and the Portuguese-issued residence permit. This is NOT the case when studying in Ireland or the United Kingdom, who are not part of the Schengen Area.
Please refer to the International Relations Office if you require visa and residence permit assistance or check the Board of education website or the online visa application page.
Please refer to the International Relations Office if you require visa and residence permit assistance.
5. Cost of living and bursary schemes
Students moving to Oporto must consider a monthly living expense of, at least, 600 euros (including lodging and meals). Although the UPT has no student`s accommodation, rooms and furnished apartments are easily available in Porto. The international Relations Office firstname.lastname@example.org will be happy to assist the candidates in finding suitable accommodation.
Although the cost of living has risen considerably in the last decade, Portugal remains less expensive than most other Western & Northern European countries. In particular, rents, food & primary goods, and entertainment are reasonably cheap: you can eat out for around 5€ at lunch time and have good meat or fish dish at a restaurant for less than 10€ for dinner. A full meal at the university canteen costs around 2,50€ and alcoholic drinks vary roughly from 0,80€ for a beer up to 5€ for a cocktail. A theatre ticket rarely costs more than 30€ and going to the cinema is rather inexpensive.
Candidates may apply and be eligible for financial assistance. Please fill in the Funding section in the application form.