APPLICATION INFORMATION

I have never been enrolled in the higher education system:
School Year

General Regime

1. Admissions Conditions:
1.1. To have completed secondary education abroad equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education;
1.2. To have taken, in the current year or two years before school-leaving exams that are equivalent to the Portuguese admission exams required for the undergraduate course to which you are applying.
1.3. To have achieved, in those exams, a minimum of 95 points, in a scale of 0 to 200.

NOTES:
a) If you completed your secondary education over three years ago and are not yet 23 years old or only turned 23 this year, then you will have to take admission exams in a Portuguese secondary education school.
b) If you have not taken, with a positive mark, school-leaving exams that are equivalent to the Portuguese admission exams required for the undergraduate course to which you are applying, then you will have to take admission exams in a Portuguese secondary education school.
c) If you completed your secondary education over three years ago and you are 23 years old or over (until the 31st of December of last year), please follow this link.

2. Admission criteria:
The selection through the General Regime is based on an Application Mark (from the highest to the lowest mark – until the places are filled in).
2.1. The application mark is a classification in a scale of 0 to 200 points and applicants must have a minimum of 100 points to apply.
2.2. It is calculated using the following formula:
classification of secondary education × 0.65 + classification of the school-leaving exam(s)* × 0.35.
* Equivalent to the Portuguese admission exams required for the undergraduate course to which you are applying.

3. Documents for application:
3.1. European Union country identification document;
3.2. Copy of a fiscal identification document (tax number) (for receipt purposes);
3.3. Proof of correspondence of foreign secondary education level, obtained in any secondary education school in Portugal;
3.4. Proof of validation of the school-leaving exams, obtained at the Portuguese Directorate-General for Higher Education;
3.5. UFP’s application form, duly filled out;
3.6. Payment of the Application Fee.

4. Admission calendar for 2020/21

  1st PHASE 2nd PHASE (1) 3rd PHASE (1)

APPLICATIONS

ONLINE/IN PERSON

1st of June to the 20th of August 2020 28th of September to the 19th of October 2020 To be determined
RESULS 27st of August 2020 22th of October 2020 To be determined
(1) IF THERE ARE REMAINING PLACES
REGISTRATIONS 1st PHASE 2nd PHASE 3rd PHASE
ONLINE (for all courses): 28th of August to the 17th of September 2020 23th to the 27th of October 2020 To be determined
IN PERSON
Health Sciences Faculty
Dentistry 28th August to the 3rd of September 2020 23th to the 27th of October 2020 To be determined
Nutrition Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Superior School of Health
Clinical Analysis and Public Health 7th to the 10th of September 2020 23th to the 27th of October 2020 To be determined
Nursing
Physiotherapy
Speech Therapy
Science and Technology Faculty
Architecture and Urbanism 14th to the 17th of September 2020 23th to the 27th of October 2020 To be determined
Civil Engineering
Computer Systems Engineering
Quality, Environment and Safety Management
Human and Social Sciences Faculty
Business Sciences 14th to the 17th of September 2020 23th to the 27th of October 2020 To be determined
Communication Sciences
Criminology
Political Science and International Relations
Psychology
BEGINNING OF SCHOOL YEAR

1stYear: 28th  of September 2020

Remaining Years: 14th  of September 2020

 5. Places and Pre-requisites

6. School fees

7. Application submission:
7.1. Online in http://candidaturas.ufp.pt > Undergraduate and Integrated Masters –Secondary Education in the European Union
7.2. At the University’s Admissions Office.

8. Registration:
Admitted applicants must give in the following documents at the Admissions Office:
8.1. EU identificaton document;
8.2. Coloured photo 3 x 4 cm;
8.3. In the case of applications submitted online: hard copies of the:
8.3.1.  Proof of correspondence of foreign secondary education level, obtained in any secondary education school in Portugal;
8.3.2.  Proof of validation of the school-leaving exams, obtained at the Portuguese Directorate-General for Higher Education;
8.4. Pre-requisites of Group A [link], filled in by a doctor registered in the Portuguese Medical Association, in the case of the health area courses;
8.4.1. For the undergraduate degree in Speech Therapy: students must also give in a Declaration issued by a Speech Therapist registered in the Portuguese Speech Therapists Association, as per model provided by UFP’s Admissions Office [link].
8.5. Proof of proficiency of the Portuguese language for students admitted in the cycles of studies with internships/clinical practices, in UFP’s Pedagogical Clinics, UFP’s Teaching-Hospital or in external Healthcare Units (Clinical Analysis and Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy).
8.5.1. Students that do not give in the proof of proficiency when they register, will mandatorily be enrolled in the “Portuguese for Foreigners” course.
8.5.1.1. The duration of the course is of two school years and students must obtain a positive mark in order to proceed to the clinical training.
8.5.1.2. Students that do not obtain a positive mark in the course at the end of the two years will have to take a 3rd year of the course.
8.5.2. The attendance of the course is subject to the payment of the corresponding fee in force in each school year.

9. Notes:
9.1. There are no refunds of payments, nor return of documents;
9.2. Incomplete applications or registrations are not considered;
9.2.1. The application is only validated after the payment of the application fee;
9.2.2. The registration is only validated after the payment of the registration fee and the tuition fee.
9.3. The opening of the course requires a minimum number of registrations.

 

School Year

1. Non European Union nationals that have never attended university can apply through the International Students regime.

2. Exceptions:
You do not comply with the the International Student regime if:
2.1. You have been enrolled in higher education;
2.2. You have dual nationality an European Union country;
2.3.You have a direct relative that is a member of a European Union country;
2.4. You are benefiting, on the 1st of January of the year in which you intend to apply, from tjhe equality of rights and duties status, within the international treaty between the Portuguese state and your country;
2.5. You have, until the 1st of January of the year in which you intend to apply, been legally residing continuously in Portugal for more than two years
2.6. Your parents are non European Union nationals that, until 1st of January of the year in which you intend to apply, have been legally residing continuously in Portugal for more than two years, and you are legally living with them.
2.7. You wish to apply through the special regimes: students from African countries of Portuguese official language that have a national scholarship; children of foreign diplomats in Portugal; students that practice high frequency sports; East Timor citizens.
2.8. You intend to acquire an European Union nationality.

3. Admissions Conditions:
3.1. To have completed secondary education abroad equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education.
3.2. To have taken school-leaving exams that are equivalent to the Portuguese admission exams required for the undergraduate course to which you are applying.
3.2.1. To have achieved, in those exams, a minimum of 95 points, in a scale of 0 to 200.
3.3. To be proficient in the language or languages the course is taught in.

4. Admission criteria:
The selection through the International Regime is based on the applicants Application Mark (from the highest to the lowest mark).
4.1. The application mark is a classification in a scale of 0 to 200 points and applicants must have a minimum of 100 points to apply.
4.2. It is calculated using the following formula:
classification of secondary education × 0.65 + classification of the school-leaving exam(s)* × 0.35.
* Equivalent to the Portuguese admission exams required for the undergraduate course to which you are applying.

5. Documents for application: 
– Non EU passport | Students already living in Portugal: Residence Permit issued by the Portuguese Foreigners Services;
– Copy of a fiscal identification document (tax number) (for receipt purposes);
– Proof of correspondence of foreign secondary education level: obtained in any secondary education school in Portugal*;
– Authenticated copy of the Transcript of Records of the secondary education with the school-leaving exams that are equivalent to the Portuguese admission exams (see Notes 11.3 and 11.4)*;
– Proof of proficiency of the language the course is taught in (Portuguese and in some cases: Portuguese+English)*;
Sworn declaration that the applicant complies with the criteria for International Student;
– UFP’s application form, duly filled out;
– Payment of the Application Fee.

* In the case of online application, the document must be sent – within the application deadline – by post to the  Admission Office (address below).

6. Admission calendar 2020/2021

7. Places and Pre-requisites

8. School fees

9. Application submission:
9.1. Online in http://candidaturas.ufp.pt > Undergraduate and Integrated Masters – Secondary Education outside of the European Union
9.2. At the University’s Admissions Office.

10. Admitted applicants must register in person at the Admissions Office:
Necessary documents:
– Student Visa or Residence Permit issued by the Portuguese Foreigners Services;
– Copy of a fiscal identification document (tax number) (for receipt purposes);
– UFP’s registration form, duly filled out;
– One passport 3 x 4 cm colour photo;
– Pre-requisites form duly filled out by a doctor in Portugal (if the course has pre-requisites);
– Payment of the Registration and the Tuition Fee.

11. Notes:
11.1. There are no refunds of payments, nor return of documents.
11.2. The opening of the course requires a minimum number of registrations.
11.3. Transcripts of Records issued by foreign higher education institution must be authenticated by the official education services of country in which the course was taken and recognised by the respective Portuguese diplomatic authorities or bear The Hague Convention stamp.
11.4. Academic documents issued in a language other than Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, must be translated into Portuguese by a translator recognized by the respective Portuguese diplomatic authorities.
11.5. Address for application documents:
University Fernando Pessoa
Admissions Office
Praça 9 de Abril, 349
4249-004 Porto
Portugal

 


I have already been enrolled in the higher education system:
School Year

A. Requisites

1. Applicants to UFP through the transfer/change of course, regulated by Ordinance nr. 181-D/2015, of the 19th of June, in the terms of nr. 2 or Article 9, must have been registered/enrolled in a higher education institution, duly recognized by the respective State, in the previous school year or in other school years, with or without interruption of studies, in a course that they have not finished, defined as a higher education degree by the legislation of that country;

2. In the terms of Article 10 and of paragraphs b) and c) of nr. 1 of Article 9, applicants that have completed a secondary education course legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education, must prove, through their transcripts of records (“Relevé des Notes” or “Pagella Scolastica” or “Transcript” or “Histórico”), with the corresponding marks, that they have been approved in the subject(s) corresponding to the admission exam(s) established in Portugal for application to the cycle of studies they wish to attend in UFP.

3. In the terms of nr. 3 of Article 9, it is not permitted the change of pair institution/higher technical-professional course, or a foreign course of the same level, to an undergraduate degree or integrated master cycle;

4. In the terms of Article 15, the curricular integration of the students admitted through the transfer/change of course regime is done in the school year in which the students register and enrol in UFP for the first time; it is not possible to suspend the attendance and retain the place for the following school year;

5. In the case of suspension of the attendance, the student will have to go through the application process again, when he/she returns;

6. The admission through the transfer/change of course regime is subject to a ranking and selection process and to quantitative limitations, annually set by the legally competent organ at UFP;

7. The ranking is done through the formula NS = [ (65% X Nes) + (35% X Nde) : 2] in which NS means “ranking mark”; Nes means “secondary education graduation mark”; Nde means “subject(s) corresponding to the Portuguese admission exam(s)”;

8. The ranking mark (NS) is used in the calculation of the application mark (NC) that will be used for the selection of the students to be admitted for registration.

9. For students that have attended a national or foreign higher education degree that is legally recognized in the respective country (the PACES is also considered for this effect), and that have obtained approval in at least 1 curricular unit, the NC (application mark) is obtained by the following formula: NC = [( NS + Md) X 0,8] : 2 + y, in which NS means the “ranking mark”; Md means the “arithmetic average of the mark(s) of the curricular unit(s) attended and approved in the institution of origin” that belong to the dominant scientific area of the cycle of studies to which the student applied; y means “the number of the curricular units attended and approved in the institution of origin”. The value of y will be of 0,75 for the applicant that has obtained approval from 1 to 3 curricular units; it will be of 1,0 if the applicant has obtained approval from 4 to 6 curricular units; and it will be of 1,5 if the applicant has obtained approval in more than 6 curricular units;

10. For applicants that have not obtained approval in any curricular unit, the NC (application mark) is obtained by the following formula: NC = (NS + 5):2 + z, in which NS means the “ranking mark”; 5 means the “correction factor”; z means “the weighting factor”, always equal to 0,5 marks.

11. The application mark must be higher than 9,5 marks in a scale of 0 to 20, to be able to be considered in the ordering, for selection purposes in the terms of the following number.

12. The students to be admitted to registration are ranked in descending order by their application note until the limit of the available places.


B. Places

1. In the 2020/21 school year, the places for the transfer/change of course are as follows, per cycle of studies:

Science and Technology Faculty
  Architecture and Urbanism 7
  Civil Engineering 7
  Computer Systems Engineering 10
  Quality Management, Environment and Safety 4
Health Sciences Faculty
  Dentistry 20
  Nutrition Sciences 10
  Pharmaceutical Sciences 20
Superior School of Health
  Clinical Analysis and Public Health 12
  Nursing 12
  Physiotherapy 20
  Speech Therapy 12
Human and Social Sciences Faculty
  Business Sciences 12
  Communication Sciences 12
  Criminology 12
  Political Science and International Relations 6
  Psychology 12

 

C. Administrative calendar

1. Applications:

1st phase* From the 1st of April to the 30th of June
2nd phase *
(If there are available places)
From the 26th of August to the 8th of September

* Applications can be submitted in person, at the Admissions Office, or online, on University Fernando Pessoa’s website.

2. The results of the admitted students is done on the 6th of July (1st phase) and the 15th of September (2nd phase) in UFP’s website (http://candidaturas.ufp.pt > Verify application);

3. The registration and enrolment in the curricular units and the payment of the corresponding school fees are done during the following period:

1st phase From the 7nd to the 23th of July
2nd phase From the 17th to the 24th of September

4. Between the 7nd to the 23th of July (1st phase) and the 17th and 24th of September (2nd phase), the students that have registered and enrolled can request to the scientific board, if they wish, the creditation of the subjects they successfully attended in the previous course, giving in, for this effect, the corresponding curricular charts, the official programmes of those curricular units – authenticated by the higher education establishment that issued them.
4.1. The creditation analysis request is done in person and entails the payment of an administrative fee.
4.1.1. If there are creditations granted, the students must pay the administrative fee established in the General rules regarding the payment of the school fees.


D. Documentation

D. 1 Documentation for application:
1. Identification document (*);
2. Fiscal/tax identification document;
3. Ficha ENES (Portuguese National Exams Score) (**) or Final Transcript of Records of the Foreign Secondary Education (**);
4. Certificate or Declaration of Registration in a undergraduate degree or integrated cycle(**);
5. Transcript of Records of the undergraduate degree or integrated cycle(**).

(*) European Union Nationals: EU identification document; Non European Union Nationals living in Portugal : Passport with Student Visa for Portugal or Residence permit issued by the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service (SEF); Non European Union Nationals living abroad: Passport.

(**) Certificates of Portuguese education institutions: originals or photocopies authenticated by a public notary, lawyer, Post Office or Junta de Freguesia (Portuguese Parish Council);
Documents of foreign education institutions:
a) Originals or photocopies must be authenticated with the Hague Convention Apostille in the country the course was taken.
b) If the country has not adhered to said Convention, the documents must be authenticated by the respetive official education services and recognised by the respective Portuguese diplomatic authorities.
c) The Transcript of Records must include the respective quantitative grading scale, with the indication of the minim mark for approval, used in the curricular evaluation.
d) In the case of online applications, the authentications must be clearly visible.
e) Academic documents must be issued in Portuguese, English, Spanish or French. If issued in another language, they must be accompanied by a translation into Portuguese, by a translator recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic authorities.

D.2. Documentation for the registration and the inscription:
1. Non European Union Nationals: Passport with Student Visa for Portugal or Residence permit for Portugal, issued by the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service (SEF).
2. Coloured photo 3 x 4 cm;
3. Hard copies of the academic certificates – in the case of applications submitted online;
4. Pre-requisites of Group A [link], filled in by a doctor registered in the Portuguese Medical Association, in the case of the health area courses;
4.1. For the undergraduate degree in Speech Therapy: students must also give in a Declaration issued by a Speech Therapist registered in the Portuguese Speech Therapists Association, as per model provided by UFP’s Admissions Office [link].
5. Proof of proficiency of the Portuguese language for students admitted in the cycles of studies with internships/clinical practices, in UFP’s Pedagogical Clinics, UFP’s Teaching-Hospital or in external Healthcare Units (Clinical Analysis and Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy).
5.1. Students that do not give in the proof of proficiency when they register, will mandatorily be enrolled in the “Portuguese for Foreigners” course.
5.1.1. The duration of the course is of two school years and students must obtain a positive mark in order to proceed to the clinical training.
5.1.2. Students that do not  obtain a positive mark in the course at the end of the two years will have to take a 3rd year of the course.
5.2. The attendance of the course is subject to the payment of the corresponding fee in force in each school year.


E. Notes:
1. There are no refunds of payments, nor return of documents given in;
2. Incomplete applications or registrations are not considered;
2.1. The application is only validated after the payment of the application fee;
2.2. The registration is only validated after the payment of the registration fee and the tuition fee.
3. The opening of the courses requires a minimum number of registrations

School Year

1. Admissions Conditions:
To have completed a three year undergraduate or graduate degree in a Portuguese or a foreign institution of higher education.

2. Admission criteria:
2.1. Having a course in a similar scientific area;
2.2. Having the highest final mark in the previous course.

3. Admission calendar for 2020/21

  1st PHASE 2nd PHASE (1) 3rd PHASE (1)

APPLICATIONS

ONLINE/IN PERSON

1st of April to the 30th of June 2020 26th of August to the 8th of September 2020 To be determined
RESULTS 6th of July 2020 15th of September 2020 To be determined
(1) IF THERE ARE REMAINING PLACES
  1st PHASE 2nd PHASE (1) 3rd PHASE (1)
REGISTRATIONS 7th to the 23th of July 2020 17th to the 24th of September 2020 To be determined
BEGINNING OF SCHOOL YEAR

1st Year: 28th  of September 2020

Remaining Years: 14th  of September 2020

 

NOTE: Applicants with a non EU graduate degree in Dentistry that wish to apply to our Integrated Cycle in Dentistry have a specific application regime and calendar (1st of February to 10th of March) – please see the admission conditions, deadlines and procedures in:Rules for continuation of studies at University Fernando Pessoa (UFP) in the Integrated Master in Dentistry (IMD) by applicants with an undergraduate degree in Dentistry obtained in Non European Union countries


4. Places and Pre-requisites

Course Places PRE-REQUISITES
Science and Technology Faculty
Architecture and Urbanism (IM

2

Not required

Civil Engineering

2

Not required

Computer Systems Engineering

2

Not required

Quality, Environment and Safety Management

2

Not required

Health Sciences Faculty | Superior School of Health
Clinical Analysis and Public Health

2

Group A

Dentistry (MI)

5

Group A

Nursing

3

Group A

Nutrition Sciences

2

Group A

Pharmaceutical Sciences (IM)

5

Group A

Physiotherapy

4

Group A

Speech Therapy

2

Group A

(See Information 2)

Human and Social Sciences Faculty

Business Sciences

2

Not required

Political Science and International Relations

1

Not required

Communication Sciences

4

Not required

Criminology

4

Not required

Psychology

4

Not required

Information:
1. The pre-requisites are evidence of physical, functional or vocational skills that are required for some of UFP’s undergraduate and integrated master courses.
1.1. This evidence is given through a form that must be filled in by a doctor registered in the Portuguese Medical Association.
1.2. The pre-requisites form is given in when registering.
2. Students admitted in the Speech Therapy undergraduate must also give in a declaration that proves the absence of language or speech impediments and is proficient in the Portuguese language as it is written and spoken in Portugal (the form is provided by the Admissions Office at UFP and signed by a Speech Therapist registered in the Portuguese Speech Therapists Association).
2.1. The Speech Therapist declaration is given in when registering.

5. School fees

6. Application submission:

6.1. Online in: http://candidaturas.ufp.pt > Undergraduate and Integrated Masters – Other Regimes
6.2. At the University’s Admissions Office

Necessary documents:
– Copy of European Union country identification document; Non European Union nationals: copy of Passport OR, if already living in Porugal: Student Visa or Residence Permit issued by the Portuguese Foreigners Services;
– Copy of a fiscal identification document (tax number) (for receipt purposes);
– Authenticated copy of the Diploma or Certificate of undergraduate or graduate degree (see Notes 8.3 and 8.4);
– Online application form or UFP’s application form, for in person applications;
– Payment of the Application Fee.

 

7. Admitted applicants must register in person at the Admissions Office:
Necessary documents
:
7.1. Non European Union Nationals: Passport with Student Visa for Portugal or Residence permit for Portugal, issued by the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service (SEF).
7.2. Coloured photo 3 x 4 cm;
7.3. Hard copies of the academic certificates – in the case of applications submitted online;
7.4. Pre-requisites of Group A [link], filled in by a doctor registered in the Portuguese Medical Association, in the case of the health area courses;
7.4.1. For the undergraduate degree in Speech Therapy: students must also give in a Declaration issued by a Speech Therapist registered in the Portuguese Speech Therapists Association, as per model provided by UFP’s Admissions Office [link].
7.5. Proof of proficiency of the Portuguese language for students admitted in the cycles of studies with internships/clinical practices, in UFP’s Pedagogical Clinics, UFP’s Teaching-Hospital or in external Healthcare Units (Clinical Analysis and Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy).
7.5.1. Students that do not give in the proof of proficiency when they register, will mandatorily be enrolled in the “Portuguese for Foreigners” course.
7.5.1.1. The duration of the course is of two school years and students must obtain a positive mark in order to proceed to the clinical training.
7.5.1.2. Students that do not obtain a positive mark in the course at the end of the two years will have to take a 3rd year of the course.
7.5.2. The attendance of the course is subject to the payment of the corresponding fee in force in each school year.

8. Notes:
8.1. There are no refunds of payments, nor return of documents;
8.2. Incomplete applications or registrations are not considered;
8.2.1. The application is only validated after the payment of the application fee;
8.2.2. The registration is only validated after the payment of the registration fee and the tuition fee.
8.3. Declarations and transcripts issued by foreign institutions of education must:
– Be authenticated by the official education services of country in which the course was taken and recognised by the respective Portuguese diplomatic authorities or bear The Hague Apostille;
– The authentication must be clearly visible in the copy submitted in the online application;
– Contain the grading scale used in the institution (quantitative grades, with the minimum mark necessary for approval).
8.4. Academic or professional documents issued in a language other than Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, must be translated into Portuguese by a translator recognized by the respective Portuguese diplomatic authorities.
8.5. The opening of the course requires a minimum number of registrations.

 

School Year

Rules for continuation of studies at University Fernando Pessoa (UFP) in the Integrated Master in Dentistry (IMD) by applicants with an undergraduate degree in Dentistry obtained in Non European Union countries

A. Legal context

1. The recognition of academic degrees and diplomas granted by foreign higher education institutions has a specific legal frame in Portugal, defined by Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of the 16th of August.

2. In the terms of this decree, only public higher education institutions can grant a direct recognition of foreign academic degrees.

3. As a private higher education institution, UFP can not grant this direct recognition. However, for the purpose of continuing studies in the IMD in compliance with paragraph a) of nr. 1 of Article 45th of Decree-Law nr. 74/2006, of the 22nd of March, in its last redaction given by the Decree-Law nr. 65/2018, of the 16th of August, UFP grants credits (ECTS) to undergraduate degrees in Dentistry obtained in duly authorized higher education institutions of countries that do not belong to the European Union.

4. UFP can also grant credits to other studies taken after the undergraduate degree and to proven professional experience, provided these are directly related to the IMD, observing the terms regarding creditations stipulated in Article 45th-A of the decree-law mentioned in the previous number.
4.1. The amount of ECTS that can be granted to the undergraduate degree, after the Health Faculty’s scientific board’s report, is between a minimum of 180 (for applicants with 3,5 to 4 years an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 4250 teaching hours and a maximum of 210 (for applicants with an undergraduate degree with more than 4 years and a minimum of 4950 teaching hours. The total number of teaching hours of the undergraduate degree must be confirmed in the transcript of records and/or in a certificate with the marks obtained in the subjects or curricular units of the degree.
4.2. The ECTS (up to a maximum of 30) of other studies taken after the undergraduate degree (maximum of 15) and of proven professional experience (maximum of 15) in the Dentistry area, can only be granted after approval in summative exams, to assess the knowledge and skills related to the subjects indicated with (*) in the list of curricular units necessary to take to complete the IMD.

5. The summative exam(s) necessary to credit curricular units based on other studies, can only be requested by admitted applicants after they have registered and have proven that they have completed post-degree course(s) that have a minimum of 225 hours.

6. The summative exam(s) necessary to credit curricular units based on professional experience, can only be requested by admitted applicants after they have registered and proven that they have a minimum of 6 years of clinical practice.

7. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in Dentistry, or with another legally equivalent name, obtained in a recognized higher education institution of a Non European Union country that apply to UFP and are admitted in the university for the purpose of continuing studies to obtain the integrated master degree in Dentistry, must be aware that the academic education of Dentists in the European Union obeys the rules of Directive nr. 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of the 7th of September 2005, amended by Directive nr. 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the 20th of November 2013, of which mandatory full time attendance of Dentistry courses is emphasized.

8. The admission for attendance of the curricular units (UC) of the studies complement, necessary for the completion of the IMD, requires, as well as the observance of the rules of the above indicated Directives, the compliance of the pedagogical and administrative rules in force at UFP at the time of the student’s admission.
8.1. The studies complement of the IMD, particularly the curricular units of clinical practice, are taught exclusively in the Portuguese language.
8.2. Applicants that are not proficient in the Portuguese language will have to attend UFP’s Portuguese for Foreigners course, that is specifically designed for the acquisition of the communication skills necessary for interaction with patients that only speak Portuguese, either at the Pedagogical Clinics or at the School-Hospital.

9. The admission of these applicants with a non EU diploma obeys an administrative-pedagogical application process that is comprised by two distinctive but complementary phases.

 

B. Administrative-pedagogical process

B.1. First phase: Administrative eligibility of the application

1. The application to the complement of education and training necessary for the completion of the IMD at UFP by applicants with an undergraduate degree in Dentistry obtained in countries that do not belong to the European Union, is submitted at the Admissions Office, until the 10th of March of each year. Before submitting the application, as per the following paragraphs, we recommend that the applicants read the information regarding the administrative and scientific requirements necessary for the admission to the IMD.
1.1. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Dentistry with a proven minimum of 4250 hours in the course. Applicants that have an undergraduate degree in Dentistry with less than 4250 hours do not comply with the administrative condition to submit an application to the IMD studies complement.

2. The application is submitted solely and exclusively in UFP’s website in https://candidaturas.ufp.pt/.

3. Applicants must, mandatorily, fill in the application form available online and attach the diplomas and transcripts of records. The official syllabi (programmes) must be sent by post.
3.1. Proof of the undergraduate degree and other courses is done by attaching the following documents:
a) Digital version of the authenticated diploma of completion of the undergraduate degree in Dentistry and of [authenticated] diplomas or certificates of other courses, specializations or post-graduations, lato sensu or stricto sensu, in the scientific and professional field of dental sciences.
b) Digital version of the authenticated transcripts of records or descriptive certificate of the graduate degree and of other course(s), specializations or post-graduations (the transcripts or certificate must contain the total of hours of each course, the marks obtained in each subject, the total hours of each subject and the grading scale used at the institution).
c) The official programmes and contents of each subject (syllabi) must be sent by Post and received at UFP’s Admission Office until the 10th of March latest.
d) Curriculum vitae (in Europass template), describing the professional experience as a Dentist and the corresponding documents proving that experience.
3.2. In this first phase of the application, the authentication of the diplomas and of the transcripts of records can be done by the academic authorities of the institution in which the degree was obtained or by a recognized public notary;
3.2.1. If admitted, the applicant must give in a copy of the academic certificates authenticated with the Hague Convention Apostille (in the country where the degree was obtained).
3.2.2. If the country has not adhered to the Hague Convention, the authentication must be done by the country’s official education services and the Portuguese diplomatic authorities.
3.3. UFP will only consider applications that cumulatively have the online application form completely filled in and that the documents indicated in item 3.1. of B.1. First phase: Administrative eligibility of the application have been received at the Admissions Office until the 10th of March.
3.4. Documents that are not issued in the Portuguese language, the English language, the Spanish language or the French language, will only be accepted if accompanied by a certified translation into the Portuguese language.

4. The application has an administrative fee of 350 € (three hundred and fifty Euros, non refundable) and pertains to the verification of the legal compliance of the documentation and the analysis of the transcript, curriculum vitae, certification of the specialization courses and/or graduate in education and training of the candidate and his/her professional experience;
4.1. When filling in the online application, applicants must choose the PayPal payment option. After submitting the online application in UFP’s website, applicants will be redirected to the PayPal site to pay the administrative fee. If they do not pay the fee at that moment, they will not be able to do it later and will have to resubmit the application in UFP’s website.
4.2. The application is only validated after receiving the payment of the application fee and the documents indicated in item 3.1. of B.1. First phase: Administrative eligibility of the application, until the 10th of March.

5. The deadline of 15 (fifteen) working days foreseen for the analysis of the application and the verification that it complies with the legal and administrative requisites set in the present rules and for the communication of the result, are counted from the date the documentation indicated in item 3.1. of B.1. First phase: Administrative eligibility of the application is received at UFP.

6. Applicants will be informed by email if they have passed, or not, to the second phase of the application and of their administrative placement in the group eligible for creditation of a minimum of 180 ECTS or in the group eligible for creditation of a minimum of 210 ECTS.
6.1. At this phase, the information about the number of ECTS to carry out, if the applicant is admitted in the complement of education and training necessary for the completion of the IMD, is merely indicative, as the official confirmation of that number depends on the ranking and selection of the applicants, that is done by the Direction of the Health Sciences Faculty, after hearing out the Scientific Board and the integrated cycle’s Coordination.

 

B.2. Second phase: Ranking and selection of the applicants

1. The second phase of application takes place between the 1st and 30th of April and it will be during this period that the ranking and selection of the administratively eligible applicants will be done, according to the available number of places set for each school year.

2. The ranking is the process during which the applicants are sorted in descending order, according to the following formula: [(65% X Ng) + (35% X Nag)]: 2 = NS, in which Ng means “Undergraduate mark” – in a scale of 0 – 20”, Nag means “Duration of the undergraduate degree in number of academic year”; NS means “ranking mark”.

3. The selection process aims to fill the number of places defined for the registration at UFP and enrolment in the IMD studies complement, based on the application mark (NC), that is obtained from the following formula:
3.1. [(NS + Pec + Pls + Pss)]: 4 = NC; in which: NC means Ranking mark, Pec means “Points awarded for years of clinical experience”; Pls means “Points awarded for lato sensu graduate courses”; Pss means “Points awarded for stricto sensu graduate courses (master or doctoral degree)”; NC means “Application mark”;
3.2. The scoring to be awarded by the clinical experience is as follows: up to 5 years of clinical experience: 0 point; more than 5 years and less than 10 years of clinical experience: 1 point; 10 or more years of clinical experience: 3 points;
3.3. The scoring to be awarded by graduate studies is as follows: 2 points for lato sensu courses (only courses with a minimum of 225 hours will be considered); 3 points for stricto sensu courses (master degrees); 4 points for stricto sensu courses (doctoral degrees).

4. Once the list of selected applicants is disclosed, they must register at UFP and pay the registration fee until the 15th of May. The registration is the procedure necessary for the registered students to be informed of the number of ECTS credited by their previous undergraduate degree, of the curricular units they must enrol in the studies complement, to complete the IMD, of the curricular units they can request summative exams of and to access the link for consultation of the respective programmes.
4.1. When registering, applicants must give in the academic certificates authenticated according to point 3.2.1. or 3.2.2. of B.1: First phase: Administrative eligibility of the application – if they have previously only send copies authenticated by the academic authorities of the institution in which the degree was obtained or by a recognized public notary.
4.1.1. Applicants that pre-register online, will have to give in the above indicated documents in person or send them by Post until the 15th of June (deadline to receive the documents at the Admissions Office).
4.2. Applicants will have to present a European Union identification document or a Residence Permit issued by SEF – the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service.
4.2.1. Non European Union applicants that are living abroad can pre-register online, giving in the Student Visa until the beginning of the classes, in September.

5. Registered students must pay the registration of the granted creditations until the 15th of June, so that they can, until the 31st of July, enrol in the curricular units they must attend and, if they are eligible, request summative exams for the creditation of ECTS from other studies and/or professional experience.

6. The summative exams mentioned in item 5., will take place during the month of September, in dates set in the administrative calendar that the students with a non European Union dentistry degree admitted in the IMD studies complement must follow.

7. The students that could have requested summative exam(s), but did not do so, or that took exam(s), but did not obtain a positive mark, cannot request later on to take them or request to retake the exam(s) they failed.

8. Once the results of the summative exams are disclosed, the students with positive marks must go to the Admissions Office within 5 working days, to rectify their inscriptions and regularize the administrative situation for attendance of classes.

 

C. Information concerning admissions in the 2020/2021 school year:

1. The application is only valid for the school year it is submitted for. The process of administrative and scientific eligibility and the ranking and selection of applicants is not transferable to the following school years.

2. There is no refund of any payments, done regarding school fees for application, ranking and selection, registration of creditation of previous studies, registration and inscription and attendance of classes.

3. There is no return of documents delivered.

4. Students can only attend classes after regularizing their administrative situation.
D. Administrative calendar for the 2020/2021 school year for students with a non European Union Dentistry degree admitted in the IMD studies complement:

DATE DESCRIPTION OBSERVATIONS

Until the 10th of March 2020

 

Period for the administrative application

(For the 2020-2021 school year, there are 40 places available)

Fill in the all the fields of the online application form. All fields that are not filled in will be considered absent, not being accepted any addition of information or documents after the validation of the online application.  Any missing documents will be the responsibility of the applicant and will not be considered in the application file, thus invalidating the eligibility of the application
Until the 31st of March 2020 Communication, by UFP’s Admissions Office, of the eligible/validated applications
Until the 15th of May 2020 Registration in the course and payment of the registration fee  
Until the 15th of June 2020 Communication in person, at the Admissions Office, to the registered students, of the creditations granted and of the curricular units they must to carry out to complete the studies complement; payment of the fee to register the creditations.
Until the 31st of July 2020 Inscription in the curricular units, payment of the tuition fee and request of the summative exams (if applicable)
From the 1st to the 15th of September 2020 Period to take the summative exams of evaluation of competences (if applicable)
Until the 30th of September 2020 Information of the results of the summative exams
Until the 6th of October 2020 Deadline for the rectification of the inscription in the curricular units, according to the results of the summative exams

 

Fees Amount 2020/21 Observations

1.        Application fee

(includes creditation analysis)

350 €
2.        Annual registration 360 €

·         Paid when 1st registering;

·         Renewed for the next school year in July.

3.        Annual Tuition Fee(60 ECTS)
3.1.   Paid in 1 instalment 6150 €

·         Paid in full when enrolling in the curricular units;

·         The next school years, the instalment is paid until the 15th of September.

3.2.   Paid in 4 instalments 4 x 1600 € (6400 €)

·         1st instalment paid when enrolling in the curricular units; remaining 3 instalments paid until the 10th day of December, March and June;

·         In the next school years, the 1st instalment is paid until the 15th of September; the remaining 3 instalments paid until the 10th day of December, March and June

4.        Registration of Creditation Fee See Observations

·         The Registration of Creditation Fee is paid when the student is informed of the creditations and the UCs he/she must complete at UFP;

·         The fee is obtained by multiplying the number of ECTS to register by an amount per ECTS;

·         The amount per ECTS depends on the origin of the creditations as per the specific chart.

5.        Use and Wear and Tear of Instruments in UFP’s Dentistry Clinic 2 x 50 € ·         Payment until the 10th of September and the 10th of February for each year the student is enrolled in clinical UCs.
6.        Tuition Fee of Portuguese for Foreigners Course

·         For students of non Portuguese speaking countries that do not prove proficiency of the Portuguese language.

·         Fee per school year.

6.1.   Paid in 1 instalment 1000 € ·         Paid in full when enrolling in the curricular units.
6.2.   Paid in 10 instalments 10 x 120 € ·         1st instalment paid when enrolling in the curricular units; remaining instalments paid until the 10th day of the months between October and June.

Notes:

a)       The fees above indicate are for the 2020/21 school year and are subject to updates in the following school years;

b)       The registration fee includes student insurance, free access to the Internet and UFP’s Intranet;

c)        Payments forms, infractions and discounts duly identified in the General Rules Regarding the Payment of School Fees at UFP.

d)       Fees for declarations, diplomas and other documents are available in the general school fee chart for the Undergraduate Degrees and Integrated Master Degrees.