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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
1. Application fee
(includes creditation analysis)
|2. Annual registration
· Paid when 1st registering;
· Renewed for the next school year in July.
|3. Annual Tuition Fee(60 ECTS)
|3.1. Paid in 1 instalment
· Paid in full when enrolling in the curricular
· 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
· 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
|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
|6. Tuition Fee of Portuguese for
· 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
||· Paid in full when enrolling in the
|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.
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