General Regime - via 12th Year

Application requirements:

  • Candidates that have completed the 12th grade of Portuguese high school or hold a legally recognised equivalent qualification;
  • Candidates that have completed high school or 12th grade internationally. To this end, they are to obtain recognition of legal equivalence with the Portuguese secondary school system.

As regards admission requirements, candidates are admitted if they take the Portuguese National Exams or request the acceptance of the equivalent final examination completed on a foreign educational system. *

In order to find out about equivalent subjects to the university admissions, please contact Católica-Human Sciences.

* NOTE: The hard copies of all final Secondary Education documents must be certified by the Portuguese Consulate in the study location, by the Student's Country consulate in Portugal, or have Apostille.


Candidates are accepted according to the following entrance required exams:

Undergraduate Degress

Required Exams

Social and Cultural Communication Studies Portuguese or History or English
Applied Foreign Languages: Portuguese or English

Portuguese or Biology and Geology or Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences, Math A or B

Social Work Portuguese or History or Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences, Math A or B
Philosophy Portuguese or History or Philosophy


The application grade is calculated as follows:

  • Final Secondary School grade: 60%
  • Result of the Required Exams: 40%


Applications Calendar 2020/2021


1st Phase

2nd Phase

  • Applications: July 27 to August 10
  • Results: August 12
  • Registration: August 14 to 21
  • Applications: September 16 to 24 
  • Results: September 25
  • Registration: September 28 and 29


Applications - How to apply:

Candidates may submit their applications as from the month of July within the deadlines set by the calendar available on the Universidade Católica Portuguesa website by any one of the following means:

  • In person, at Loja do Candidato on the UCP Campus in Lisbon;
  • Online, via the UCP website or through the following link.

In either situation, the application is only accepted following the delivery of all of the necessary documentation and the payment of the non-refundable application fee.


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