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Bachelor Programmes

Implementing Regulation of the International Student’s Statute 

Pedagogical Regulation

1. Admission to the Bachelor’s degree

  1. General conditions for applicants:
    • do not have Portuguese nationality;
    • are not nationals of the European Union Member-States;
    • are not enrolled as exchange students in Erasmus + programs.
  2. Students wishing to apply to the Bachelor’s degree, must fulfil the two following conditions:

Secondary education diploma or equivalent qualification:

Click in the name of the country to find the comparative grids of the Portuguese education and the country chosen; For any other country contact – inquiries@upt.pt, for further information.

Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Popular Republic of China, Russian Federation, United States of America, Ukraine, Tunisia, Turkey, Zimbabwe


Recognition of Portuguese qualifications – guide for foreigner


National Higher Education entrance exams required

For Brazilian students: the National Secondary Education Exams (ENEM)

For Continental China students: the National Secondary Education Exams (Gaokao)

For Macao, Hong Kong or Taiwan students: the National Secondary Education Exams (Liankao)


The Portuguese admission exams can be made in UPT -  Oporto Global University according to the defined rules.


2. Knowledge of the language

If you wish to attend the courses in Portuguese please visit this page

1. The enrolment in any 1st cycle requires independent proficiency in English (for English lectured programmes) or Portuguese (for Portuguese lectured programmes) (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

2. 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


3. Application Materials

a) Application form, duly completed

b) Declaration, on oath, that the candidate does not hold the Portuguese nationality;

c)Higher secondary Examination certificate, including grades (Document certifying the holder of a qualification obtained in the origin country, may entitle the candidate to apply for admission in that country’s Higher Education, with classifications). This document must be recognized by a Public Portuguese High School

d) Document certifying the completion of the exams equivalents to students admitted under the general regime of admission and accession in terms of their level and contents tested, as well as with the respective classification;

e) Document certifying the level of knowledge of Portuguese or English according to the language used in the course the applicant is applying for;

f) Copy of the passport or another legally equivalent document;

g) Passport-type photography;


The diplomas referred above in c) and d) 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.

4. Fees

Tuition fees:

Bachelor programmes: 4975 euros per annum (academic year)


5. Application deadlines


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. Refer to the academic calendar for additional details. 

Calendar 2022/2023 



Application to the 1st phase

February 21st

May 31st

Posting of results

June 15th


Submission of complaints

June 15th

June 17th

Enrolment and registration

August 24th

September 9th

Application to the 2nd phase

June 17th

August 10'th

Posting of results

August 23rd


Submission of complaints

August 23rd

August 24th

Enrolment and registration

August 24th

September 9th
3rd PHASE (PLACES REMAINING) - to be defined in case of remaining vacancies


Assessment Exams 2022/2023 


Informatics Mathematics
Informatics Engineering Mathematics or Mathematics and English
Management Mathematics or Economics
Marketing Economics
International Relations History or English
Tourism Geography or Economics
Psychology History or Geography


Entrance tests/exams calendar 2022/2023

Test dates February 21st May 31st
Posting of results June 8th  
Test dates June 1st July 22nd
Posting of results July 29th  
to be defined in case of remaining vacancies


Please contact the admission office to schedule assessment exams: international@upt.pt

6. Resident permit@Portugal

6.1 General visa & Entry Requirements in Portugal

Schengen Area

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.

Other Countries

For short stays (up to 90 days) visitors from the following countries can enter Portugal with Passport Only:

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.

Visa request

·         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.


6.2 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.

Documents requested at the Portuguese embassy in Pakistan

  1. Application form (of each embassy), with photo, dully filled and signed;
  2. Original passport;
  3. Birth certificate, character certificate and Nikah Nama of applicant;
  4. 5 recent photographs of applicant in white background;
  5. Copy of National Identity card of applicant;
  6. Authorization statement to consult the Portuguese criminal record (only above 16 years old, document provided at the Embassy);
  7. Health insurance, according to Schengen rules;
  8. Medical Certificate issued by District Headquarter Hospital of the concerned district;
  9. Police Character / Clearance Certificate issued by National Police Bureau, Ministry of Interior;
  10. Proof of high studies admission in a accredited academic institution in Portugal;
  11. All educational documents (original and one attested copies);
  12. Bank statement showing sufficient money to afford the expenses of study in Portugal;
  13. Other financial documents (property documents, tax documents, proof of family business, etc) to show the financial means to study in Portugal;
  14. Sponsorship Letter / Affidavit (in case of applicants financed by third party);
  15. Proof of residence conditions;
  16. Marriage Certificate (in case of married applicant) or marital status certificate issued by concerned Union Council, etc (in case of unmarried applicant);
  17. Marriage Registration Certificate of applicant issued by NADRA (in case of married applicant);
  18. Family Registration Certificate of applicant, issued by NADRA (in case of married applicant);
  19. Travel booking on any airline;

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.


7. 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 ri@upt.pt 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.

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