What qualifications do I need?

To apply to an undergraduate degree through the ISS students must fulfill one of the following requirements:

  • to hold a qualification providing access to higher education, regarded as any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority attesting to a pass in an education programme entitling them to apply for and enter higher education in the country in which it was granted;
  • to hold a Portuguese upper secondary diploma (for instance, obtained in a Portuguese school abroad) or another legally equivalent qualification;
  • to be already enrolled in the first year of a course defined as higher education by the legislation in the country in question, in a foreign higher-education institution with cooperation agreement with ISCTE-IUL.
Language Knowledge

If you are looking for Portuguese taught programmes please be aware that the attendance requires the knowledge of the Portuguese language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages / CEFRL). Students should have an elementary understanding of the language, meaning that they are able to communicate in a simple and coherent way, understanding the main issues behind everyday topics and expressing their ideas in a clear manner.

If you wish to start learning the Portuguese language abroad, you can contact Camões,I.P., which externally promotes the Portuguese language and culture. For information about Language Centers (by country) and other initiatives of learning the Portuguese language abroad, please see the link.

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