BA holders

This access regime is intended for applicants with a secondary or higher education degree, whether Portuguese or foreign, who have attended Higher Education.


Applications 2021/2022


1st Phase

2nd Phase

Last Round*

  • Applications: April 6 (starting at 09:00:00) to May 14 (until 23:59:59)
  • Results: May 20
  • Registration: May 21 to 28
  • Applications: May 21 to July 2
  • Results: July 9
  • Registration: July 12 to 16
  • Applications: July 21 to August 9
  • Results: August 12
  • Registration: August 30 and 31

*Only accepting applications to the Applied Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Philosophy and Social Work Undergraduate Degree Programs.


Required Documentation
  • Portuguese ID card;
  • Motivation Letter;
  • Qualifications certificate (if admitted, you must submit an original or certified photocopy during enrolment).

Note: Original documentation must be duly certified by the Portuguese consular services or embassies based in the country in which the qualification was obtained, or by the consular services or embassies of these foreign countries in Portugal, or bear the Hague Apostille, in the case of countries which joined the Hague Convention. Where the application is submitted by e-mail, any documents bearing the Apostille will have to be submitted during enrolment.


The subjects to which equivalence is granted will receive the ECTS credits provided for in the curricular plan of the Faculty of Human Sciences of Universidade Católica Portuguesa.


Application Process

Step 1 – Start your online application selecting "BA Degree Holder" (HERE)

Please fill in your personal details, select the degree you wish to apply for, and attach all required documentation.*

The original document or a certified copy must be submitted to the Secretaria Escolar (Administrative Office) during enrolment.

* Please note that all documents must be submitted in PDF format.


Step 2 – Payment of application fee

After completing your application and attaching the required documentation, you must complete payment of the application fee (200.00€ - which is non-refundable). Please note that your application will only be considered complete after payment of this fee.

Step 3 – Application Results

Results will be made available in the Candidate Area on the scheduled date, with the indication of “Admitted” or “Not admitted”. You can access this area using the login details you will receive at the end of your application.

After results are released, you will receive an email with instructions on how to enrol.





Joana Barata Lopes

“In the course of our lives, there is always one subject that we fell in love with and, blaming time or lack thereof, we left behind. With me, this happened with Philosophy."