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Payment Methods

In order that academic procedures such as an application to a course or a registration may be accepted, it is necessary to pay the corresponding fees and other charges and the tuition fee.

Payment by means of ATM

Payment by means of an ATM can be made at any ATM machine in Portugal (Multibanco) by selecting the "Payments" option and entering the following information:

  • Entity:
University’s unequivocal identification.
  • Reference:
unequivocal identification of the type of payment and who pays.
  • Amount:
amount of the payment in euros.

Payment by means of PayPal

What is PayPal ?

PayPal is a payment method especially designed for making online payments which currently has over 100,000,000 users worldwide and is owned by eBay Company. With PAYPAL you can make payments safely and without extra expenses at home or anywhere else.

In order to make payments by means of PAYPAL, you register on their website and add the details of the card(s) that you want to use to make online payments. Then you can make payments by clicking the PayPal button on any website that offers this type of payment. By using your username and password, you can make and manage payments for purchases at online stores and E-commerce websites worldwide.

How do I pay by means of PayPal?

At UC, this payment method is currently only available by means of Inforestud@nte which is exclusively accessible to students and applicants.

Whenever you need to make a payment, Inforestud@nte offers the PayPal option by means of a specific button. If you choose this payment method, please follow the onscreen instructions.

If you are already a PayPal client, you can simply enter your account information and make the payment. Otherwise, you will be asked for your payment and registration details. The information entered enables you to create a PayPal account that can be used to make payments afterwards by means of our website or any site that offers this payment method.

After making a payment by means of PayPal, you will be automatically notified by email if the payment was successful or not. All your payments can be verified immediately on your PayPal account.

  • PayPal enables you to use Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards, as well as debit in bank account (exclusive of some countries).

  • For further information please visit PayPal's site at

Payments by means of PayPal take place immediately - after confirmation of the process, you can immediately complete the process related to that payment.


Payment by means of Credit Card

In addition, at Inforestud@nte you can make payments safely with a credit card.

As can be seen in the image on the right, you can use a Visa or MasterCard credit card.


Payment at the Cash Office Counter

If you are unable to make a payment using any of the aforementioned methods, please go to the Cash Office Counter at the Academic Centre in Polo 1, and take with you the document/receipt issued during your application or registration. You will be required to provide your Name, Application Number or Student Number, as the case may be.

Always keep the receipt issued by the ATM or the Cash Office Counter as proof of payment.