General Regime - via 12th Year

 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

 

Application requirements:
 

  • Candidates that have completed the 12th grade of Portuguese high school or hold a legally recognised equivalent qualification;
  • Candidates that have completed high school or 12th grade internationally. To this end, they are to obtain recognition of legal equivalence with the Portuguese secondary school system.

As regards admission requirements, candidates are admitted if they take the Portuguese National Exams or request the acceptance of the equivalent final examination completed on a foreign educational system. *

In order to find out about equivalent subjects to the university admissions, please contact FCH-Católica.

* NOTE: The hard copies of all final Secondary Education documents must be certified by the Portuguese Consulate in the study location, by the Student's Country consulate in Portugal, or have Apostille.

 

For the academic year of 2024/2025, candidates are accepted according to the following entrance required exams:
 

Undergraduate Degrees

Required Exams

Communication and Cultural Sciences Portuguese or History or English
Applied Foreign Languages Portuguese or English
Psychology

Portuguese or Biology and Geology or Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences*

Social Work Portuguese or History or Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences*
Philosophy Portuguese or History or Philosophy
NEW | Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Math A (100%) or
Math A (50%) and Portuguese (50%) or
Math A (50%) and Philosophy (50%)

*can be replaced by Math A or B

The application grade for 2024/2025 is calculated as follows:

  • Final Secondary School grade: 60%
  • Result of the Required Exams: 40%

 



For the academic year of 2025/2026, candidates are accepted according to the following entrance required exams:
 

Undergraduate Degrees

Required Exams

Communication and Cultural Sciences

(18) Portuguese and (11) History or
(18) Portuguese and (13) English or
(18) Portuguese and (17) Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences

Applied Foreign Languages

(18) Portuguese and (13) English or
(13) English and (15) Portuguese Literature or
(18) Portuguese and (11) History

Psychology

(18) Portuguese and (04) Biology and Geology or
(18) Portuguese and (17) Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences or
(18) Portuguese and (06) Philosophy

Social Work

(18) Portuguese and (06) Philosophy or
(18) Portuguese and (17) Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences or
(18) Portuguese and (11) History

Philosophy

(18) Portuguese and (06) Philosophy or
(06) Philosophy and (11) History

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

(18) Portuguese and (16) Mathematics or
(06) Philosophy and (16) Mathematics or
(13) English and (16) Mathematics

 

The application grade for 2025/2026 is calculated as follows:

  • Final Secondary School grade: 50%
  • Result of the Required Exams: 50%

 


 

Applications Calendar 2024/2025

 

 

1st Phase

2nd Phase

Applications

June 3 to July 19

July 20 to August 7

Results

July 26

August 13

Registration
(payment of enrolment
and first tuition fee)
July 26 to 30

August 13 to 15

 

Applications - How to apply:
 

Candidates may submit their applications as from the month of June within the deadlines set by the calendar available on the Universidade Católica Portuguesa website by any one of the following means:

  • Online, via the UCP website or through the following link.

In either situation, the application is only accepted following the delivery of all of the necessary documentation and the payment of the non-refundable application fee (165.00€).
 

START YOUR APPLICATION HERE

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