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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary to validate/apostille documents?

It is not necessary to validate/apostille documents for the online applications to Técnico Lisboa. This will only be necessary for enrollment purposes. In case of acceptance it will be necessary present the original validated or certified documents, as this is the only way the documents become legal in Portuguese territory. Please note that your enrollment will only be valid upon arrival and validation of your documents by Técnico Lisboa’s officers.

Documents may be certified or validated through:

Can I use the ENEM score in my application? (Brazilian applicants)

The Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (Enem) is an annual exam that aims to assess the quality of secondary education in Brazil, and is also the main method of access to higher education institutions. Brazilian 1st cycle/Bachelor degree candidates apply with ENEM. The minimum score is 500 out of 1000. Técnico Lisboa accepts ENEM from the last 4 years.

What is the minimum grade for ENEM to be able to apply /be admitted?

The minimum grade is 500 points, being considered for all courses the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, that is, the CNAT and MAT test. The exception is the Bologna Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering (LEIC) in which only the MAT exam is considered.

Are there any discounts or scholarships available?

Técnico Lisboa offers the possibility, after finishing the first semester, to request a curricular evaluation and, by means of your academic success, you may be granted a reduction of up to 50% in the annual tuition fee. This review of the reduction will be evaluated and requested annually.

Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.

How many intakes exist?

There is only one intake per academic year. Always in September, for the Fall/Autum intake.

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How does the school/academic year work at Técnico Lisboa?

The school year in Portugal is divided in 2 semesters. The first semester begins in September and ends in January. The second semester starts in February and ends in July. The school calendar is available HERE.

How much is the tuition for International Students and what options are available for payment?

The tuition for international students is 7,000 euros per academic year. The payment can be made in installments, being that 2,000 euros are paid in the pre-registration, if accepted, and correspond to the first two installments. The remaining 5,000 euros can be paid in 10 installments, 500 euros each, paid until the 8th of each month. For more information consult the Tuition Regulation for 1st, 2nd and Integrated Cycles.

What are the necessary documents to enroll in this regime being an international student?

In addition to the documents referring to external students, international students have to present a document that proves they qualify for access to higher education (ENEM for Brazilian candidates), a document that proves the conclusion of Portuguese secondary education (12th grade) or equivalent in their country of origin (high school transcript), certificate of completion, with discriminated classifications (Transcript of Records, school history of the current course), a document that Grading Scheme (specifies the scale of the academic classifications), Declaration, under commitment of honor, that the candidate does not have Portuguese nationality or that of an EU member country and meets the conditions to benefit from the status of International Student and a photocopy of the passport.

To how many degrees can I apply to through this contest?

In this entry regime it is possible to apply for one degree only.

I have a technological specialization diploma, can I apply?

You may apply if vacancies are defined for this purpose. Holders of a technological specialization diploma or holders of a professional higher education diploma must, cumulatively, hold the required specific – need to undertake the national secondary school exams corresponding to the required for entry to be admitted in the cycle of studies in question.

What are the selection criteria for this regime?

The selection criteria consist of the similarity between the course you have graduated from and the course to which you intend to apply, the type of degree you have and the final grade of the course.

Técnico Lisboa 1st Cycle Admission Regulation.

What are the selection criteria for this regime?

The selection criteria are a positive evaluation of the candidate’s professional and academic curriculum, two written tests, one to evaluate scientific capacity and the other to evaluate knowledge in interpretation and written expression, and finally an interview to evaluate the candidate’s motives.

More information.

Do I need to have valid national/final Highschool exams to apply?

No, it is not necessary, and one of the characteristics for the candidate to be able to apply for this regime is that he/she does not hold a higher education qualification.

What exams do I have to take to get into Técnico Lisboa through this regim?

For the Architecture course (Integrated Master) it is necessary to take the Math and Geometry exam. For the other courses, it is necessary to take the Math and Physics and Chemistry exam.

What are the selection criteria?

“Affinity” is a coefficient between 0 and 1 that weighs comparatively the scientific coherence between the course that the candidate attends or attended and the one to which is applying. The values to be attributed in this parameter will take into account the assessment made by the Scientific Coordination of the course in relation to the course held by the candidate;
“Nature” is a coefficient that weighs the quality of the original higher education course / institution,for example, based on relevant international rankings, defined annually and which by default are those of Shanghai and / or Webometrics, and which can take the values of 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, or 5.The values to be assigned in this parameter will take into account the assessment made by the Scientific Coordination of the course in relation to the educational establishment where the course held by the candidate;
“MFC” is the Final Average of the course completed by the candidate, on a scale of 0 to 200.

More information about this topic here.

To apply for a Master’s Degree (2nd cycle) in Architecture, I need to have the following training of the 1st cycle in the same area?

Yes, it is a requirement that the candidate holds a 1st cycle education in the same area. More information here.

I am finishing my degree, can I still submit my application?

The 1st call of applications is opened to applicants who have finished the 1st cycle of studies (Undergraduate Programme) proven by official documents.
The 2nd call of applications is opened to applicants who prove to have finished a minimum of 155 ECTS through official documents. The admission will be conditional until the enrollment process in which the applicant has to present the final 1st cycle (Undergraduate Programme) certificate/Diploma. Applicants who have not graduated at the time of the application, will have to sign a Declaration under Oath attesting their 1st cycle (Undergraduate Programme) average grade at the time of application.

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