The Catholic University of Portugal, under Decree-Law no. 64/2006, of March 21, and by order NR/R/0108/2006, admits access to its degree courses to those over 23 years of age who, without being holders of qualifications for access to higher education, have turned 23 years old by December 31 of the year preceding the ability tests for their attendance and obtain approval in them.

You can consult the general regulations for the especially adequate tests aimed at assessing the capacity to attend Higher Education for people over 23 years of age here.

The application can be made here, within the stipulated deadlines.


Documents required for application
  • Application Form;
  • Declaration under oath that you do not hold a higher education qualification;
  • Secondary School Certificate and Diploma or the last degree obtained
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Photocopy of the Identification Document;
  • Photocopy of Taxpayer Number;
  • 1 Photograph.
  • Certificate of Equivalence to the 12th year of Portuguese (Students with Foreign Secondary Qualifications).
Application Period April 26th to August 26th
Posting of the List of Qualified Candidates August 30th
Written Test September 6th
Interview September 9th
Results posting September 12th
Registration September 12, 13 and 16
Classes start (expected) September 16th

Valuation Components

The assessment of candidates' ability to attend FFCS degree programs is done through the following components:

  • Evaluation of the educational and professional curriculum;
  • Explanation of the candidate's motivations for entering higher education and interview;
  • Written test to evaluate the knowledge and skills considered essential for entry and progression in the course for which they are applying.

Preparation Course
Class Schedule for the Preparation Course September 2nd to 5th
Preparation Course Schedule

18h30 to 21h00
Total = 10 hours
Rooms to be designated

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