General Admissions – Foreign Secondary Education

Applicants with Foreign Secondary Education, with European Union nationality



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On this page, you will find the necessary requirements to apply to the Integrated Masters in Medicine and other information regarding the application steps.


Conditions for Application

The Application implies the reading of the Regulation for Access and Admission to the Integrated Master’s in Medicine of the Católica Medical School at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. 

Check here for The Regulation for Access and Admission


Applicants should read the Terms of Confidentiality and Processing of Personal Data.

All contacts and/or clarifications of information should be made by email to


Access Qualifications 

- Be the holder of a secondary school qualification or be a final year student;
- Having sat the previous two years, or due to sit this year, the entrance exams - Portuguese National Exams - set for the integrated master's degree that you wish to apply for.

Please note: If you are currently finishing secondary education, you can apply with predicted grades. You will need to fill in the full name of the secondary education institution where you obtained or will obtain your qualification and the average grade achieved (final or predicted).


Entrance Exams 

- Exams from International Diplomas

Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma

Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia Biology or Biology + Environmental Management
07 Física e Química Chemistry AS level or Chemistry A level and Physics AS level or Physics A level
16 Matemática Mathematics-Further or Mathematics AS level or Mathematics A level

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma)

Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia Biology SL/HL

07 Física e Química

Chemistry SL/HL and Physics SL/HL

16 Matemática

Further Mathematics or Mathematics or Mathematics Analysis and Aproaches - SL/HL or Mathematics Applications and Interpretations - SL/HL

Baccalauréat Européen (BAC Europeu)

Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia Biologie

07 Física e Química

Chimie and Physique

16 Matemática

Mathématiques - BAC ES or Mathématiques - BAC S or Mathématiques 3 or Mathématiques 5

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia Biology Ecological (SAT Exams) or Biology Molecular (SAT Exams)
07 Física e Química Chemistry (SAT Exams) and Physics (SAT Exams)
16 Matemática Mathematics Level 2  (SAT Exams)

Advanced Placement Exam (AP Exams)

Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia AP Biology (AP Exam) or AP Biology (AP Exam) + Environmental Science (AP Exam)
07 Física e Química AP Physics 1: Algebra Based  (AP Exam) and AP Chemistry (AP Exam)
16 Matemática

AP Calculus AB (AP Exam) or AP Calculus BC (AP Exam)

- Equivalent Exams from other countries


Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia

Sciences de La Vie et de La Terre or Biologie-Ecologie or Écologie Agronomie et Territoires

07 Física e Química Sciences Physiques et Chimie
16 Matemática Mathématique Complémentaire or Mathematiques - BAC général
Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia Biologie Klass 12 (Abitur)
07 Física e Química Chemie Klass 12 (Abitur) and Physik Klass 12 (Abitur)
16 Matemática Mathematik Klass 12 (Abitur)


Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia Ciencias de La Terra y Medioambientales (EBAU) or Biología (EBAU)
07 Física e Química Química (EBAU) and Física (EBAU)
16 Matemática Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales II (EBAU) or Matemáticas II (EBAU)


Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia Sciences Naturelles (Maturité Fédéral Suisse) or Biologie
07 Física e Química Chimie (Maturité Fédéral Suisse) and Physique (Maturité Fédéral Suisse)
16 Matemática Mathématiques (Maturité Fédérale Suisse) or Mathématiques (Maturité Gymnasiale Suisse)

United Kingdom // General Certificate of Education (GCE)

Portuguese National Exams Equivalent Exams
02 Biologia e Geologia Biology or Biology + Environmental Science
07 Física e Química Chemistry and Physics
16 Matemática Mathematics: Further Pure or Mathematics A - Level or Further Mathematics

The required entrance exams are considered equivalent to the corresponding Portuguese national exams in accordance to the Deliberation No. 491/2023.

A successful applicant must score a minimum of 140 (0 of 200) in each of the entrance exams, when translated to the Portuguese National grading system.

Note: The final exams are valid as entrance examinations in the year it is sat and in the two following years, according to the Deliberation No. 1233/2014 of the Comissão Nacional de Acesso ao Ensino Superior.

For the purposes of replacing Portuguese entrance tests, the following tests are not accepted in accordance with article 20.º-A of Decree-Law no. 296-A/98, of 25 September: Angola, Brazil, Bangladesh, Colombia and Sweden.




- Of Selection

  • English Proficiency

Minimum English level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), attested by one of the following certificates:

(a) Cambridge English Exams - Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - minimum score of 180;

b) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic - minimum score of 7;

c) Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) - a minimum score of 94;

d) Satisfaction test carried out at Católica Languages & Translation - level C1 of CEFR;

e) Applicants who provide proof that they have English as their first language or have attended secondary school exclusively in English.

 *Note: You should pay attention to the recommendations for the validity of the exams.


  • Group A - Interpersonal Communication

This prerequisite aims to prove the applicants' interpersonal communication skills.

The medical declaration, attained by completing the form in the following regulation, shall prove the absence of any mental, sensory or motor deficiency that seriously interferes with the functional capacity and interpersonal communication to the point of impairing the applicant's own learning or that of others.

The respective result, expressed as Apt or Not Apt, does not influence the calculation of the application score.


- Of Ranking

  • Motivation Letter / Portfolio

After completing the 1st step of the application (the online application data), all applicants must duly fill in all the mandatory fields of the Portfolio online.

The portfolio consists of a set of questions related to the following themes: Reasons for choosing FM-UCP; Knowledge about PBL (Problem-based Learning) methodology; Voluntary work; Importance of volunteer work.

  • Mini-Interviews

After the 2nd step of the applications (the online portfolio), all applicants will participate in mandatory face-to-face mini-interviews of equal duration in English at the Católica Medical School.

These mini-interviews aim to assess whether the applicants have the essential skills required for a medical student and a future doctor.


Required Documentation for the Application 

If the applicant is no longer in secondary education, the following documentation is required:

- Photograph (passport type);
- Identification Document - Citizen Card or Passport;
- Qualifications Certificate (Final or Provisional): Foreign Secondary School certificate/ diploma (obtained abroad or in Portugal), legally equivalent the Portuguese Diploma. The applicants will need to require a Certification of Equivalence at Direção Geral de Educação here.
- Proof of the successful realization of the required entrance exams, considered equivalent to the corresponding Portuguese national exams  (Final or Provisional). This document (equivalent to Portuguese ENES file - Exames Nacionais do Ensino Secundário) needs to be compulsorily issued in the year of the application.;
- Proof of English Language Proficiency (Final or Provisional);
- Special Quotas - Applicants who wish to apply for these special vacancies should indicate so upon applying. Supporting documentation of the respective conditions will be asked during the application.

If the applicant is finishing secondary school, he/she must submit provisional documents, i.e. the grades obtained so far, as well as a prediction of the final grades.

In the 4th step of the application (submission of final documents), there will be the possibility to insert the final grades and documents.


Application Calendar: 1st phase


from 21st February (from 09:00 a.m.) to 31st May 2024 (until 11:59 p.m.)

Motivation Letter / Portfolio 

from 21st February (from 09:00 a.m.) to 2nd June 2024 (until 11:59 p.m.), 48 hours to complete the portfolio, after validation of the application

Mini Multiple Interviews 
(in person)

from 11th June to 6th July 2024

Submission of Documents and Final Grades

from 15th to 19th July 2024

Publication of Results (online)

26th July 2024


26th to 30th July 2024

First Day of Classes
(in person)

10th September 2024


There are 45 vacancies for the General Competition, for the 2024/25 academic year, of wich 2 are for the Special Quota: High performance athletes.

Application Fee

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

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The submission of the application implies the reading of the Regulation.

In order to start their application, applicants must:

Register here 

After creating the account, applicants will receive the access data in their email. Once they have access data, applicants may proceed to formalise their application on .

If you do not remember your username or password, you should access the email address and follow the instructions to recover your username or password.