Appplicants whose nationality is from outside the EU

The admission of candidates who do not hold Portuguese or other EU-member nationality is dependent on a number of factors under the International Student Statute.

Number of places: 8

Entry Requirements
  • Having completed secondary education, including having had a pass grade for Portuguese Language
  • Having taken the ENEM, with a transcript regarding grades obtained in each area. For entry purposes, the following areas are valid: 

Human Sciences and Their Technologies | Languages, Codes and Their Technologies | Mathematics and Their Technologies

Application Grade

Your secondary education final grade or the grade of a legally equivalent diploma carries a weighting of 60% of your application grade + Writing carries a weighting of 20% + One of the above mentioned ENEM areas carries a weighting of 20%.

Minimum Entry Grade (0 to 200 scale):

  • Secondary education final grade equal to or greater than 100.
  • Entry examinations score equal to or greater than 95.
  • Minimum entry grade: 120 (secondary education 60% + writing (“redação”) 20% + one of the above mentioned ENEM areas 20%). Applications with an application grade lower than 120 will be excluded.


Where to make your application

Candidates that have completed secondary education in Portugal or abroad may apply in person, in Lisbon, at the Catholic University premises, or online, within the time limits set for that purpose.

For any other cases, the application must be made in person at the Catholic University premises in Lisbon.

 Documents needed:

Note: for candidates from foreign secondary education systems outside Portugal the documents required for applying must be authenticated by the official Education entities of the respective country. They must also be authenticated by the Portuguese diplomatic or consular authority; alternatively, the candidate must bring along the Hague Convention Apostille.

Candidates from countries outside the EU who may need a declaration in order to obtain a student visa  may request it at "Espaço do Candidato".

Application Deadline (2019/2020)
  1st Period 2nd Period

Applications deadlines

to be defined to be defined
Posting of Results to be defined to be defined
Enrolment deadlines to be defined to be defined
  • In the first period, all candidates that meet the admissions conditions will be ranked.
  • In the second period, a) and b) below will be ranked together and under the same circumstances:
    a) candidates excluded from the 1st application period because their grade fell below the minimum grade needed to be admitted at that time;
    b) new candidates.

Candidates who may wish to visit the University and the Campus, either in group or individually, may arrange a visit with the Undergraduate Admissions Office.


Undergraduate Programme - Admissions Office

Ana Sousa Garcia
Phone: (+351) 21 721 41 57