Application for students outside EU

Only for European and other non-Portuguese students with permanent address in Portugal for the last two years, who are not, and have never been, enrolled in a higher education institution. They can access the Bachelor Programmes via the Portuguese National Admission Procedure, organised by the Directorate-General of Higher Education (DGES, To apply to 1st cycle courses at the IPCB, you must comply with the exact same conditions as those required for Portuguese students. Hence, you must:

a) Hold a certificate confirming the approval in a secondary education course or in a legally equivalent course. This certificate must contain all the grades obtained in the last three years of the secondary level;

b) Have completed the access exams required for the course you intend to apply for, with final mark equal to or greater than the minimum mark (95/200).

Holders of foreign certificates should request their equivalence to the Portuguese secondary course at a Portuguese secondary school (1st step);

For students holding a certificate confirming the approval in a non-Portuguese legally equivalent secondary education course, the admission exams may be replaced by final exams on specific subjects of those courses, provided certain conditions are met: foreign final exams should be of national scope in your country and correspond to Portuguese homologous exams, i.e., the Portuguese exam of Mathematics A can be replaced by the foreign national exam of Mathematics;

c) Meet the prerequisites, if required. At the IPCB, only the courses taught at the School of Health and the Music and Sport degrees require prerequisites. These prerequisites will depend on the selected course. For all the other courses, prerequisites are not necessary.

Only for international students who are, or have been, enrolled in a higher education institution legally recognized at the country of origin, can request for course transfer and enrol in a Bachelor programme of IPCB.

Important Dates - The application process is online and starts in July/August.