Higher Education 2022: Applications start today! What do you need?

Deepak Gupta July 25, 2022
Updated 2022/07/25 at 12:41 PM

Applications for Higher Education began today with almost 53 thousand vacancies and 600 vacancies (1,400 more compared to 2021). There are institutions that have increased the number of courses and vacancies, but there are also others that have reduced the number of vacancies.

It is in the interior that there is the greatest growth in the number of available seats. In Lisbon, there are still more vacancies in faculties and polytechnics. What do you need to do to apply?

Higher Education: 53640 places for the national competition

This Monday, the 25th of July, the application for the 1st phase of the national competition for access to public higher education begins. The contest will 53640 vacancies for the national competition and 721 places for local competitions, out of a total number of 54,361 places, which represents an increase of 2.6% compared to the number of places initially made available in the previous year.

The vacancies now available for the national access competition have the following variations in the face of vacancies initially set in 2021:

  • The) The number of places available in institutions located in regions with lower demographic pressure grows 3.8% when compared to the vacancies initially set for the academic year previous year, while the number of vacancies in the others regions grows 2.5% ;
  • B) Checks-if one reinforcement of 3.6% of vacancies in study cycles aimed at training in digital skills compared to the initial vacancies of the previous year, with 8903 vacancies available (Annex 2);
  • รง) are made available 22 new courses supported by the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), aimed at reinforcing initial higher education and the increase in the number of graduates in areas STEAM- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and achieve the goals of graduation fixed by the PRR until 2026. The new courses financeattended by the PRR represent 642 vacancies, 365 of which are available in Lisbon and Porto and 277 in the rest of the country;
  • d) Fare fixed 153 more places in the study cycles with the highest concentration of best students (Annex 3);
  • and) O number of vacancies in Medicine grows again, with 1534 vacancies available at the CNA. In the last three years, the total number of vacancies in Medicine, considered all avenues of ticket (contest national in acethat, contest for ticket in graduates and contest institutional for admission to the UCP, grew 5% (1782 vacancies in 2019 and 1873 vacancies in 2022);
  • f) The number of vacancies in degrees in Basic Education grows 7%, being made available 56 more vacancies.

In the accounting of new students in the initial training courses that confer a degreetwo in higher education public, those who enter must also be considered:

  • i. At the Open University;
  • ii. In higher education institutionsor military and police;
  • iii. Through special access regimes;
  • iv. Through special competitions organized by higher education institutions to:
    • a) Students who have passed tests especially suited to assessing the ability to attend higher education for those over 23 years of age;
    • b) Students holding a technological specialization diploma;
    • c) Students holding a higher professional technician diploma;
    • d) Students holding other higher education courses;
    • e) Access to the Medicine course by graduates;
    • f) International students;
    • g) Holders of secondary-level double certification courses and specialized artistic courses.

The application deadline for the 1st phase of the national competition for access to public higher education is in between 25 of july and 8 from totasteowing the application must be submitted through the online system, at the Director's website-General of Higher Education (DGES) on Internet.

for access to application system, candidates can use authentication with the Lettercitizen or key digital mobile.

Application Guide 2022

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