University Fernando Pessoa
Admission conditions: master programmes

 

1. Admissions conditions

 1.1. Specific conditions:

Master degree Specific requirements of the applicants
Business Sciences

    Have an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent in areas related to the master’s programme;

Have a scholarly, scientific and/or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Cycle Coordination and by the Direction of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University.

Civil Engineering     Have an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent in Engineering, preferably in Civil Engineering.
Clinical and Health Psychology

    Have an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent in Psychology;

Have of a scholarly, scientific and/or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Cycle Coordination and by the Direction of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the Fernando Pessoa University.

Communication Sciences

    Have an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent in areas related to the master’s programme;

Have a scholarly, scientific and/or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Cycle Coordination and by the Direction of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University.

Computer Systems Engineering     Have an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent in Engineering, preferably in Computer Engineering.
Criminology

    Have an academic education (undergraduate degree or legal equivalent), according to the legislation in force, in the area of Criminology or similar scientific areas (example: Law, Psychology, Economy, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Police Science, Biological Sciences);

Alternatively, have a scholarly, scientific and/or professional curriculum which is recognized as relevant in the area of criminology or similar areas, and which attests to the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body of UFP.

Education Sciences: Special Education

    Have an academic education (undergraduate degree or legal equivalent), in accordance with the legislation in force, in Educational Sciences or in a scientific area that allows the application to any of the recruitment groups in teacher contests;

Have an academic education (undergraduate degree or legal equivalent), according to the legislation in force, in other specialties such as Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, or others that interact with Education;

Alternatively, have a scholarly, scientific and/or professional curriculum which is recognized as relevant in the area and which attests to the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body of UFP.

Humanitarian Action, Cooperation and Development

    Have an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent in areas related to the master’s programme;

Have a scholarly, scientific and/or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Cycle Coordination and by the Direction of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University.

Justice Psychology: Victims of Violence and Crime

    Have an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent in Psychology;

Have a scholarly, scientific and/or professional curriculum which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Cycle Coordination and by the Direction of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the Fernando Pessoa University.

Physiotherapy

    Have an academic training (undergraduate degree or legal equivalent), according to the legislation in force, in the area of Physiotherapy;

Alternatively, have a scholarly, scientific and/or professional curriculum which is recognized as relevant in the area of Physiotherapy or similar areas, and which attests to the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body of the Higher School of Health of FFP.

Specialized Laboratorial Analysis

    Have an academic education (undergraduate degree or legal equivalent), according to the legislation in force, in the area of Clinical Analysis and Public Health, Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Environmental Health or in a related scientific area;

Alternatively, have a scholarly, scientific and/or professional curriculum which is recognized as relevant in the area, and which attests to the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body of the Higher School of Health of FFP.


1.2. Finalists:
Exceptionally, finalists can also apply to a master degree in the continuity regime, provided they are finalists of undergraduate degrees indicated in the specific conditions in paragraph 1.1..
3. Admission to the 2nd Cycles is subject to the general and specific conditions, the selection and ranking criteria and the limit number of authorized places.
3. The selection and ranking criteria respect the established in paragraph 2 of article 3, of regulation nr. 557/2018, of the 17th of August.
a) Affinity of the scientific area of the undergraduate degree, or legal equivalent, to the scientific area of the 2nd Cycle of studies to which the application is submitted;
b) Final classification of the undergraduate degree, or legal equivalent;
c) Academic, scientific and professional curriculum;

Observation: In cases where the candidate does not hold an undergraduate degree, the provision in subparagraph b) will correspond to the average, rounded to the units, of the completed curricular units (UC), that appear in the certificate accompanying the application.


4. Documentation for application:

4.1. Documentation for candidates applying as HOLDERS OF AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE:
a) Transcript of Records or Diploma Supplement;
b) Diploma or Certificate of completion of the undergraduate degree, with the final grade of the course;
Notes: In the case of foreign qualifications:
i. Applicants must submit an official declaration, issued by the Higher Education Institution that confers the academic degree, in which the final classification of the course is indicated (if it is not included in any of the documents indicated above) and the respective quantitative classification scale used, including the minimum mark for approval (example: 0 to 100; minimum mark for approval: 50). If this statement is not submitted, the minimum approval rating on the Portuguese scale (10 marks) will be considered. The same applies to any other qualification certificates or diplomas submitted in the application;
ii. Diplomas/certificates that are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish must be accompanied by a translation into Portuguese, which must be legalized by the Portuguese consular agent in the country of origin of the diploma / certificate or legalized by the Hague Apostille.
c) CV in Europass template;
d) Documentation proving the activities mentioned in the CV, relevant to the cycle of studies to which the application is submitted;
e) Motivation letter (free format text);
f) Tax identification document (for issuing receipts);
g) Identification document:
i. European Union (EU) nationals: Citizen Card/Identity Card or Passport;
ii. Non EU nationals: residing in Portugal: Residence Permit issued by SEF (Portuguese Immigration and Border Service) or Student Visa for Portugal; residing abroad: Passport.
Notes:
– European Union nationals who do not wish to insert a copy of their identification document must go in person to the Admissions Office of Fernando Pessoa University | Higher School of Health of FFP, during office hours and within the deadline set for applications, provided with the original of the document;
– Non EU nationals residing abroad who are admitted will be able to pre-register online, but will need to present a Student Visa to Portugal to validate their registration within the deadline set in the admissions calendar.

 4.2. Documentation for candidates applying as FINALISTS:
a) Transcripts of Records of the curricular units completed until the date of the application;
b) Updated certificate, issued by the Higher Education Institution attended with:
– Name of the undergraduate degree and the curricular year in which the student is enrolled in 2020/2021;
– The respective current average in the undergraduate degree – if this information is not included, the classification of 10 values (in a scale of 0-20) will be considered;
– List of curricular units that must be completed for the conclusion of the Degree. This document can be replaced by the Official State Gazette, which approves the course and which contains the study plan for the undergraduate degree;
Notes: In the case of foreign qualifications:
i. Applicants must submit an official declaration, issued by the Higher Education Institution that confers the academic degree, in which the final classification of the course is indicated (if it is not included in any of the documents indicated above) and the respective quantitative classification scale used (example: 0 to 100; minimum mark for approval: 50.). If this statement is not submitted, the minimum approval rating on the Portuguese scale (10 marks) will be considered.    i. The same applies to any other qualification certificates or diplomas submitted in the application;
Certificates that are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish must be accompanied by a translation into Portuguese, which must be legalized by the Portuguese consular agent in the country of origin of the diploma / certificate or legalized by the Hague Apostille.
c) CV in Europass template;
d) Documentation proving the activities mentioned in the CV, relevant to the cycle of studies to which the application is submitted;
e) Motivation letter (free format text);
f) Tax identification document (for issuing receipts)
g) Identification document:
i. European Union (EU) nationals: Citizen Card / Identity Card or Passport;
ii. Non EU nationals: residing in Portugal: Residence Permit issued by SEF (Portuguese Immigration and Border Service) or Student Visa for Portugal; residing abroad: Passport.
Notes:
– European Union nationals who do not wish to insert a copy of their identification document must go in person to the Admissions Office of Fernando Pessoa University | Higher School of Health of FFP, during office hours and within the deadline set for applications, provided with the original of the document;
– Non EU nationals residing abroad who are admitted will be able to pre-register online, but will need to present a Student Visa to Portugal to validate their registration within the deadline set in the admissions calendar.

Exception:
Students finalists of UFP and Higher School of Health FFP are exempted from giving in certificate of UC and of inscription in the current academic year, the average of the UC so far and the UC missing for completion of the cycle of studies.


5. Additional rules
:

5.1. Applications are submitted exclusively online at the UFP website and within the application period stipulated in the admission calendar.
5.1.1. The documents must be scanned in order to allow a correct visualization, with the white seals or stamps of the academic diplomas/certificates and the documents evidencing the activities mentioned in the CV must be clearly visible.
5.2. For applicants with certificates from European Union education institutions: The Academic Services may require the presentation of the originals of the certificates and their translation, authenticated in the terms previously stipulated.
5.3. For applicants with certificates from Non EU education institutions: the pre-registration done online will only be validated, for the purposes of attending the course, upon delivery, within the deadline indicated in the admission calendar, of copies or originals of the foreign diplomas/certificates submitted in the application duly authenticated with the Hague Apostille in the country of issue of the documents. If the country has not adhered to the Convention, the documents will have to be legalized by the official education services of that country and by the respective Portuguese diplomatic authority
5.3.1. Failure to deliver the documents within the deadline indicated in the admission calendar, implies the cancellation of the registration, however it does not exempt from the payment of school fees due until the date of cancellation.
5.4. For Non EU nationals residing abroad: the pre-registration made online will only be validated, for the purposes of attending the course, upon presentation of a Student Visa for Portugal in person at the Admissions Office of Fernando Pessoa University | Higher School of Health of FFP.
5.4.1. Failure to deliver this document within the period indicated in the admission calendar, implies the cancellation of registration, however it does not exempt from the payment of school fees due until the date of cancellation.
5.5. For “finalist” applicants: when filling in the online application form, in the field reserved for the indication of the final classification of the undergraduate degree, they must indicate the average that appears in the declaration described in line a) of paragraph 4.2..


6. Other provisions:
6.1.
The results of the applications will be communicated by email, sent to the email address submitted by the applicant in the online application, but the applicants are considered informed by the results available on the website of the online application, within the deadlines indicated in the admissions calendar.
6.2. Requests for information about applications must be made by email to ingresso@fundacaofernandopessoa.pt until 14h00 (local time) on the penultimate day for application submission.
6.3. The classes of the intensive regime(starting on the end of June) are taught exclusively in the Portuguese edition; the language of instruction of the continuity (starting in September) is to be determined.

7. Important observations:
7.1.
There is no refund of payments made;
7.2. The documentation given in is not returned;
7.3. Applications that are not properly instructed, as defined in paragraph 4, will be outright rejected;
7.4.
The opening of courses is subject to a minimum number of registrations.

School fees:
School Fees ESS 2nd Cycle 2021.22 – Continuity
School Fees ESS 2nd Cycle 2021.22 – External and part-time
School Fees ESS 2nd Cycle 2021.22 – Intensive July
School Fees UFP 2nd Cycle 2021.22 – Continuity
School Fees UFP 2nd Cycle 2021.22 – External and part-time
School Fees UFP 2nd Cycle 2021.22 – Intensive July