Every year, the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo [IPVC] opens a special competition for the access and admission of international students.

According to the International Student Charter, which regulates the access and admission of foreign students to Portuguese higher education institutions, this competition applies to first cycle (undergraduate) and master’s degrees and takes place within specific time limits.

Please check the information available for each School and Course, specifically for the number of vacancies available within the scope of this special admission competition, its regulation, calendar, among other information, as follows:

- Study in Portugal
About Portugal, why study in portuguese, living in Portugal, application and other informations

- Your way to Portugal:  A guide for international students
Arriving in a new country to live and study is always a challenge. The purpose of this guide is to make this challenge easier for students wishing to study in Portugal. It provides practical information about life in Portugal and about procedures that students will have to carry out before and upon arrival, as well as tips provided by students that had this experience.

- International Student Charter

Decree Law 36/2014 of March 10th: Regulates the status of international students

- Competition Regulation

IPVC Resolution n.º 10649/2014: Regulates the access and admission of international students to the IPVC

- Calendar and vacancies for 2017/18

IPVC Resolution : Calendar and vacancies for 2017/18 within this special competition for the access and admission of foreign students to the IPVC

- Information from the General-Directorate of Higher Education

Information about the Portuguese higher education system

- Enrolment fees

An enrolment fee is payable by bank transfer to the IPVC’s IBAN and BIC, with reference to the application number.

- IPVC Online Applications

The application is exclusively made online, within a time interval to be defined.


-Portuguese Language Examinations (Contents available)

- IPVC Schools

| ESE - School of Education
| ESA - Agrarian School
| ESTG - School of Technology and Management
| ESCE - School of Business Sciences
| ESS - School of Health
| ESDL - School of Sport and Leisure


 Updated 07.04.2017