A transfer is the process through which a student who is or has been enrolled in a Law Undergraduate Degree in another university enrols in the same degree programme at the Catholic University.

Students may request a transfer to the Catholic University if:

  1. They have been enrolled in another institution/law degree in Portugal or abroad, in the academic year previous to the year of the request;
     
  2. They have taken the national secondary education examinations (or homologous examinations) which correspond to the entry examinations required for the new course programme.
Schedule | 2nd semester
Applications deadline 17th December to 18th January
Postintg of Results 31st January
Enrolment deadline 4th to 8th February
Transfer from a national higher education institution:

The transfer request is to be made in the Undergraduate Student’s Office, through a request addressed to the Dean of the Católica | Lisbon School of Law and it must include the following documents:

  • Transfer form provided by the Student’s Office (transfer request);
  • Academic certificate issued by the previous higher education institution, with a transcript of subjects for which a pass grade was achieved;
  • Curricula of the degree in which the candidate is or was enrolled;
  • Secondary education certificate or homologous diploma;
  • Copy of the higher education entry grades form (ENES form) regarding the year when the candidate applied to a higher education institution. The student must have taken two of the Católica|Lisbon School of Law compulsory entry examinations, or homologous examinations;
  • Documents providing evidence that the candidate meets the requirements for entering higher education, and the respective transcript (exclusively for candidates that have entered higher education via special entry modes);
  • Photocopy of Identity Card or passport (foreign candidates);
  • Photocopy of tax payer card;
  • Personal statement.

When equivalence is attributed to previously taken courses, the respective ECTS credits are recognised in accordance with the Católica | Lisbon School of Law curricula.

Without prejudice to the provisions in the preceding paragraphs, the award of an undergraduate degree by the Católica | Lisbon School of Law is dependent on obtaining, at least, 120 ECTS credits in courses taken at the Católica | Lisbon School of Law.
 

Transfer from a foreign higher education institution:

The candidate must provide:

  • Photocopy of Identity Card or passport (foreign candidates);
  • Course programme transfer request addressed to the Dean of the Católica|Lisbon School of Law;
  • Curricula of the degree in which the candidate is or was enrolled;
  • Certificate stating the courses for which the candidate obtained a pass grade, including their respective grades, credits and teaching hours.  If the grades mentioned therein are different from the 0-20 grading system, this certificate must be provided alongside a declaration explaining the grades;
  • Course curricula for potential equivalence recognition;
  • Secondary education certificate and transcript. The candidate must have taken two of the Católica|Lisbon School of Law compulsory entry examinations, or homologous examinations;
  • Documents providing evidence that the candidate meets the requirements for entering higher education, and the respective transcript (exclusively for candidates that have entered higher education via special entry modes);
  • Personal statement.

Note: Foreign certificates 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 candidates 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 in the Candidate’s Shop.

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Contacts

Undergraduate Programme - Admissions Office

Ana Sousa Garcia
E-mail: candidaturas@fd.lisboa.ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 21 721 41 57