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Incoming procedures

Application procedures for incoming students

Before completing the Application Form, gather all information with the responsible person for the mobility at the Home Institution and organize all personal documents and Transcript of Records, mandatory for submission of the application.

Passport photos

ID document

(Passport/ID Card)

Visa for study purposes*

* if applicable (not mandatory at application stage)

Health insurance

European Health Insurance Card/PB4/Private Insurance

(not mandatory at application stage)

  • Please note that U.Porto does not manage, nor has any responsibilities regarding the visa application process in Portugal, as this is the sole responsibility of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ministry of Internal Administrarion (Immigration Office).

    Application steps

    Following procedure:


    Ask for the username and password
    required to access the Application Form.


    Login to the U.Porto website
    and create your online Application Form.


    Read the online Application Guide
    (on the same page, sidebar on the right).


    Submit the online Application Form
    and print the .pdf file


    Collect signature and stamp of mobility coordinator
    at the Home Institution.


    Upload all required documents in ONE .pdf file: Application Form duly signed and stamped by your Home Institution, transcript of records, personal documents, etc.

    Once all these stages are concluded, the application will be analysed by the University of Porto.

    Type of visa

    Recommendations for mobility students

    Students coming to the University of Porto from countries outside of the European Union must travel with a valid visa, according to the purpose and duration of the stay. Students whose nationality requires a visa must apply for it at the competent Portuguese consular office in their home country.

    The recommended type of visa for mobility students is the Temporary Stay Visa, which allows entry and stay in Portugal for up to one year.
    For more information about Temporary Stay Visas:
    (EN) Type of Visas - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    (PT) Tipo de Visto - Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros

  • Please note that whenever students do not pass through immigration control upon entering Portugal, they must present themselves to the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) within 3 days of their arrival to complete a Declaration of Entry (EN) / Declaração de Entrada (PT). This procedure is mandatory and the deadline must be respected, except if staying in a Hotel, Hostel or University Residences.

    For additional information about visas and required documentation, please consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:
    (EN) Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    (PT) Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros

    Deadlines for 2023/2024

    Check below:

    (results during June)

    (results during June)

    (results during November)

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