Media & Public

a. What did the works on the building of the Medical School? (what was remodeled, etc)

The building, located on the Sintra campus, was rehabilitated to welcome the Católica Medical School and had the main intervention in the creation of three spaces: an anatomy laboratory, skills laboratory and research laboratories

Additionally, all the other spaces in the building will be modernized, such as, the classrooms, the auditorium and lecture halls, the cafeteria, the library, the study spaces among many others.

More information at Sintra Campus Building and Facilities and Equipment.

b. What does the Católica Medical School building have after rehabilitation?

The Católica Medical School building adaptation has been completed and it is already it has all the necessary infrastructure to carry out the Integrated Master in Medicine.

For more information see Facilities and Equipment.

c. When was the Católica Medical School be inaugurated?

The Catolica Medical School has been in open since September 13, 2021, with the Inauguration Ceremony taking place on September 14, at 2:00pm.

This session, chaired by the High Chancellor of the University, D. Manuel Clemente, had the participation of the Rector of UCP, Isabel Capeloa Gil, the Dean of the Católica Medical School, António Medina de Almeida, Isabel Vaz, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Luz-Saúde, SA, and Alexandre Castro Caldas, Dean of the Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, who gave the Sapience Prayer. The ceremony was closed with the interventions of Basílio Horta, Mayor of Sintra, and the Prime Minister, António Costa.

More information at

d. Where is the Medical School located?

The Católica Medical School is located on the Sintra campus.

For more information see Sintra Campus Building.

e. How many vacancies are there in the Medical course?

For the academic year 2023/2024, the number of vacancies for the Integrated Masters in Medicine is available in the Call for Applications Notice.

More information in Applications.

f. When was the course start to be taught?

The first curricular year of the Integrated Master in Medicine course started on September 13, 2021.

g. Who be part of the Governance of the Católica Medical School?

The constitution of the Governance of the Católica Medical School can be found on our page in Governance.

h. Who can I contact for more information about the Católica Medical School?

The preferred contact is the email address of the Católica Medical School.


Note: You must put in the subject of the email "Media" followed by "institution's name" and "subject".

i. Will Católica medical students be able to practice their profession with the same preparation as public school students?

The Integrated Master in Medicine at the Católica Medical School follows all national and European guidelines, more information in the Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior.

Higher education in Medicine is regulated at European level, with a view to the professional recognition among the Member States.

j. In what aspects is the medicine course of Católica different from the others?

The Integrated Master in Medicine at the Católica Medical School offers several differentiating features that make it unique and innovative.

More information in Differentiating features.

k. Knowing that the Order of Doctors believes that UCP students will not be equally prepared because the socio-economic conditions of NHS patients are different from those of public hospitals, how will UCP prepare students for this situation?

The students of the Integrated Masted in Medicine of Católica Medical School, in addition to clinical rotations and interships healthcare units in Grupo Luz Saúde, they will also have access to different hospital environments, including:

The Católica Medical School will enter into cooperation agreements with other hospitals and health units of the National Health Service (SNS) and/or that cooperate with it, to ensure that its students are exposed to a wide range of environments and clinical pathologies.

More information at Clinical Partnership – Grupo Luz Saúde.

l. There is currently talk about the lack of doctors in Portugal. Does the medical course at Católica appear with the aim of making up for this need?

The Católica Medical School, with the Integrated Master in Medicine, proposes to offer high-quality medical education, expanding the training offered in Portugal and contributing to the quality of medicine in our country.

More information at Mission, Vision and General Objectives.

m. What is the reason for the course to be taught in English?

The Universidade Católica Portuguesa offers 21 diploma awarding degrees  in English, distributed among Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees.

It should be noted that the fact that the study cycle will be taught in English will contribute to the internationalization of Portuguese medical education, which is another distinguishing aspect of this study cycle and an asset for Portuguese higher education.

More information at Teaching Methods.

n. What is the tuition fee?

The value of tuition reflect the estimated real cost of training a doctor in Portugal, the monthly tuition fee will be € 1.795,00, with 10 monthly fees per academic year.

The annual registration fee is € 1.650,00.

The application fee for the Integrated Master in Medicine will be € 400.00. This amount is not refundable.

More information at Scholarships and Tuition fee.