Change of Degree

A change of degree is the act by which a student enrols and/or joins a different institution and degree from the one in which, in previous academic years, they were enrolled (Ordinance no. 181-D/2015 of 19 June).

Students can request a change of degree if they:

1.       Have been enrolled in another institution/degree pair and have not completed their degree, whether in Portugal or abroad;

2.       Have taken the Portuguese higher education entrance exams corresponding to the entrance exams set by the Faculty of Human Sciences for the year in which they request a Change of Institution/Degree Pair (these national exams may have been taken in any previous academic year) or equivalent exams;

3.       Have obtained, in these exams, the minimum mark set by Universidade Católica Portuguesa that year.

 

Applications 2021/2022

 

1st Phase

2nd Phase

  • Applications: April 6 to May 14
  • Results: May 20
  • Registration: May 21 to 28
  • Applications: May 24 to July 2
  • Results: July 9
  • Registration: July 12 to 16


Should there be any vacancies left after the second phase of admissions, the Faculty of Human Sciences may make these vacancies available for a third phase. These applications may either be assessed in order of submission, until vacancies are filled, or be ranked, within a schedule to be set by the Faculty.

 

Change of degree from a national Higher Education Institution
 

The change of degree request can be made in person at UCP’s Secretaria Escolar (Administrative Office)  or sent by email (max. 10MB) tosecretariaescolar@lisboa.ucp.pt and fchcomunicacao@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt within the set deadlines.

Required Documentation
  • Portuguese ID card;
  • Application addressed to the Director of the Faculty of Human Sciences, requesting the transfer;
  • Curricular plan of the degree you are currently attending or have previously attended;
  • Certificate listing the subjects that were successfully completed, with the corresponding marks, credits and workload or ECTS; 
  • List of subjects for possible receipt of equivalences;
  • ENES file;
  • Motivation letter.

 

Change of degree from a foreign Higher Education Institution

The change of degree request can be made in person at UCP’s Secretaria Escolar (Administrative Office)  or sent by email (max. 10MB) tosecretariaescolar@lisboa.ucp.pt and fchcomunicacao@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt within the set deadlines.

Required Documentation
  • Passport;
  • Application addressed to the Director of the Faculty, requesting the transfer;
  • Curricular plan of the degree you are currently attending or have previously attended;
  • Certificate listing the subjects that were successfully completed, with the corresponding marks, credits and workload or ECTS; The certificate must be accompanied by a statement explaining the marks contained therein, should these differ from the zero to twenty grading scale;
  • List of subjects for possible receipt of equivalences;
  • Certificate of completion of secondary education with itemised marks by subject;
  • Motivation letter.


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.

 

Change of degree – within UCP


Candidates for a change of degree within UCP need simply submit an application addressed to the Director of the Faculty, requesting a change of degree, since the necessary documentation will be forwarded by School Services, which already have the student’s file. This request will be reviewed by the Board of the Faculty of Human Sciences.

 

Application for Equivalence
 

Candidates who are admitted may request the attribution of equivalences and respective ECTS credits, corresponding to the curricular units that they successfully completed at their original institution.

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