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Academic Services

Equivalencies and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

Executive Order 283/83 of 21 June

Procedure

The required documents (for diplomas, certificates of qualifications, programs, study load, theses, papers and others) should be submitted to the Academic Management Services support office (you can check hours and locations here) along with a copy of your ID.

Pay the fee at the University of Coimbra finance office, as indicated by the current fee schedule.

PhD Equivalency

  • Under Executive Order no. 283/83 of 21 June, you can request a PhD equivalence upon verification that the same degree is offered at the University of Coimbra.
  • You should submit your request according to nos. 1 and 2 of article 4 of the Executive Order mentioned above.
  • You can obtain the request form on the forms page (in portuguese) of the National Press, making sure to attach a copy of your ID.

Master Equivalency

  • Under Executive Order no. 283/83 of 21 June, you can request a master degree equivalence upon verification that the same degree is offered at the University of Coimbra.
  • You should submit your request according to nos. 1 and 2 of article 8 of the Executive Order mentioned above.
  • You can obtain the request form on the forms page of the National Press, making sure to attach a copy of your ID.

Equivalency for Bachelor degree or a Non-degree program

  • Under terms of Executive Order no. 283/83 of 21 June, you may request Equivalence for a Bachelor Degree or Non-degree program, upon verification that the same degree or program is offered (check bachelor programs/University of Coimbra Programs).
  • You should submit your request using National Press form no. 526, according to nos. 1 and 2 of article 12 of the above mentioned Executive Order, and addressed to the Scientific Counsel President of the respective Organizational Unit.

Recognition of Doctoral Level Qualifications

  • Under terms of Executive Order 283/83 of 21 June, you may request recognition of a foreign degree provided that the same degree isn't offered in the Portuguese Higher Education system at the same level.
  • You should submit your request according to nos. 1 and 2 of article 4 of the Executive Order mentioned above.
  • You can obtain request form no. 527 on the forms page of the National Press, making sure to attach a copy of your ID.

Recognition of Master Level Qualifications

  • Under terms of Executive Order 283/83 of 21 June, you may request recognition of a foreign degree provided that the same degree isn't offered in the Portuguese Higher Education system at the same level.
  • You should submit your request according to no. 2 of article 8 and nos. 2 and 3 of article 16 of the Executive Order mentioned above.
  • You can obtain request form no. 527 on the forms page of the National Press, making sure to attach a copy of your ID.

Recognition of Bachelor Level Qualifications

  • Under terms of Executive Order 283/83 of 21 June, you may request recognition of a foreign degree provided that the same degree isn't offered in the Portuguese Higher Education system at the same level.
  • You should submit your request according to no. 2 of article 12 and nos. 2 and 3 of article 16 of the Executive Order mentioned above.
  • You can obtain request form no. 527 on the forms page of the National Press, making sure to attach a copy of your ID.

Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (Non-degree program)

  • Under terms of Executive Order 283/83 of 21 June, you may request recognition of a foreign degree provided that the same degree isn't offered in the Portuguese Higher Education system at the same level.
  • You should submit your request according to no. 2 of article 12 and nos. 2 and 3 of article 16 of the Executive Order mentioned above.
  • You can obtain request form no. 527 on the forms page of the National Press, making sure to attach a copy of your ID.