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Diplomas and Formal Diplomas

How to request a Diploma or Formal Diploma?

As per articles 39 and 40 of the Decree Law no. 74/2006 from 24th March, and the subsequent republications, a higher education diploma may be granted for:

a) completion of a bachelor’s degree course with a minimum of 120 credits;
b) completion of a master’s degree course with a minimum of 60 credits;
c) completion of a PhD course;
d) completion of other non-degree course.

Note: In order to ensure the validation of the identification of the Graduate according to the official documents (for example ID Card, Citizen Card), after 1st January 2016, the given names are written in Portuguese.

The diplomas mentioned above are represented by a document issued by the legal and competent authority of the higher education institution. The document mentioned above is issued along with the diploma supplement.

Article 49 of the same Decree-Law also states that the degrees and diplomas are attested by a certificate of registration of the degree that is generically called diploma, and, for students, who also request them, they are called:

a) Diploma (Carta de Curso), for bachelor and master’s degrees;

b) Formal PhD Diploma, (Carta doutoral), for a PhD degree.

To sum up, a student who completed a higher education degree, and after paying the corresponding fees established by the Table of Fees and other Charges of the UC, may request the following documents:

Diploma - document attesting a degree or completion of a course, written in Portuguese, on letter-headed paper of the UC, A4 size and with the University’s embossed seal on the printed version. 
20€
 This diploma may include the list of the accomplished Curricular Units.50€

Formal Diploma (basic version) - document attesting a bachelor or master’s degree:

  1. Written in Latin, excepting given names, and in Portuguese;
  2. Special paper with the UC insignia, the Rector's seal and signature of the UC’s administrator;
  3. Delivered inside a metal tube with the engraved UC’s logo.   
150€

Formal Diploma (traditional version) - document attesting a bachelor or master’s degree:

  1. Written in Latin, excepting given names, and in Portuguese;
  2. Special paper with the UC insignia, the Rector's seal and signature of the UC’s administrator;
  3. A silver foil seal affixed to the diploma along with a ribbon of the colour of the respective Organisational Unit(1);
  4. Delivered inside a metal tube with the engraved UC’s logo.   
300€

Formal PhD/Doctoral Diploma (basic version) - document attesting a PhD degree:

  1. Written in Latin, excepting given names, and in Portuguese;
  2. Special paper with the UC insignia, the Rector's seal and signature of the UC’s administrator;
  3. Delivered inside a metal tube with the engraved UC’s logo.   
150€

Formal PhD/Doctoral Diploma (traditional version) - document attesting a PhD degree:

  1. Written in Latin, excepting given names, and in Portuguese;
  2. Special paper with the UC insignia, the Rector's seal and signature of the UC’s administrator;
  3. A silver foil seal affixed to the diploma along with a ribbon of the colour of the respective Organisational Unit(1);
  4. Delivered inside a metal tube with the engraved UC’s logo.  
300€

Formal Tenure Diploma (basic version) - document attesting Tenure:

  1. Written in Latin, excepting given names, and in Portuguese;
  2. Special paper with the UC insignia, the Rector's seal and signature of the UC’s administrator;
  3. Delivered inside a metal tube with the engraved UC’s logo.   
150€

Formal Tenure Diploma (traditional version) - document attesting Tenure:

  1. Written in Latin, excepting given names, and in Portuguese;
  2. Special paper with the UC insignia, the Rector's seal and signature of the UC’s administrator;
  3. A silver foil seal affixed to the diploma along with a ribbon of the colour of the respective Organisational Unit.
  4. Delivered inside a metal tube with the engraved UC’s logo.  
300€

(1) For all Bachelor, Master and PhD Degrees’ Courses carried out in association in the UC that involve different Organisational Units, the ribbon is green.