Holders of the Secondary Level professional pathways courses


These special competitions are aimed at students who have completed the secondary level through vocational paths or in specialized artistic courses. They apply to holders of the following educational and training offers of double certification at secondary level, conferring the level 4 qualification of the National Qualifications Framework  :

  • Professional courses;
  • Learning courses;
  • Education and training courses for young people;
  • Sector-wide courses related with the schools’ network of Portugal Tourism, I. P. (Turismo de Portugal, I.P).;
  • Specialized artistic courses;
  • Professional training courses under the Youth Inclusion Training Program (Programa Formativo de Inserção de Jovens) from the Autonomous Region of the Azores;
  • Specialized artistic courses of secondary level in the music field;
  • Courses of the European Union Member States, legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education, granting a double certification, school and professional; and granting the qualification level 4 from the European Qualifications Framework;
  • Other non-Portuguese courses, legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education, granting a double certification, school and professional.

To apply for the special competition (on the DGES platform) you must

  • Hold a secondary level double degree course or a specialized artistic course, or legally equivalent qualification.
  • Perform and pass the assessment tests of knowledge and competences required for the different courses and institutions to which he is going to apply (see information on access requirements ).
  • Present the pre-requirements  if they are required by the institution for the course they are applying for.
  • Take the Specific Vocational Evaluation Test (PAVE) to access the degree in Music (see registration deadline in the PAVE  to be held in the UÉ before the Exam of evaluation of knowledge and skills).


The tests of knowledge and skills evaluation have a weight of 30% in the classification of candidates, being necessary in the candidature to present the certificate to be issued by the institution where the tests were performed.


Applications for the 1st Cycle Courses (bachelor's degree courses)  or Integrated Masters are made through an online platform, provided by the Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior (Directorate-General for Higher Education).

The information available on this Portal does not replace the necessary knowledge and reading of DGES website .


See HERE  the information regarding the submission of applications for the 1st phase 

For more information consult the   DGES website.

1st Cycle Courses and Integrated Masters


The courses you can apply for depend on the area of training of the double degree course at the secondary level or the specialized artistic course of which you are a holder. If you are interested in a 1st Cycle Course or an Integrated Master at the University of Évora, check if you are able to apply looking at this table , which relates the CNAEF areas of professional courses and specialized artistic courses with the 1st Cycles and Integrated Masters, as well as the places available for each course  at Evora's University.

ACCESS REQUIREMENTS - Knowledge and Skills Assessment Tests

In order to apply for the special competition provided for holders of professional courses in secondary education and specialized artistic courses, the registration and approval in the knowledge and skills assessment tests are preconditions . Those are required along the different courses and by the several institutions to which the candidate will apply.

Timetable and location of the assessment tests

The University of Évora is part of a network of Higher Education Institutions of the South and Islands, which decided to jointly organize the test assessment of knowledge and skills. The tests are held on the same day and at the same time in the various institutions of the network:

  • Nautical School (Escola Náutica)
  • Estoril Higher School of Hotel and Tourism (Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril)
  • Polytechnic Institute of Beja (Instituto Politécnico de Beja)
  • Portalegre Polytechnic Institute (Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre)
  • Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (Instituto Politécnico de Santarém)
  • Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal)
  • University of the Azores (Universidade dos Açores)
  • University of Algarve (Universidade do Algarve)
  • Évora University (Universidade de Évora)
  • University of Madeira (Universidade da Madeira)

The candidate can take the test at any of the network institutions, regardless of the course / institution of the network he intends to apply. The student must register for the test at the institution where he intends to take it.

The timeline is as follows:

Room 295 at the Colégio do Espírito Santo of the University of Évora - exams of: Biology; Mathematics; Mathematics Social Sciences and Education

Room 296 at the Colégio do Espírito Santo of the University of Évora - exams of: History of Culture and Arts; Economics; Psychology

  • Submission of proof of justification for missing the exams*: From 16 to 23 June 2023 (to address inscricaoexames@sac.uevora.pt  )
  • Examination date*: 3 July 2023, 3 p.m. (mainland Portugal and Madeira Island) 2 p.m. (Açores Island)
  • Display of the marks: 7 July 2023 (see Exam Results )
  • Test Consultation: 10 and 11 July 2023
  • Submission of application for exam review: 10-12 July 2023 (to inscricaoexames@sac.uevora.pt  )
  • Display of final marks: Until 27 July 2023 (see Test Results )


*Applicable in duly justified situations, namely infectious and contagious diseases, hospitalisation, death of a family member or fulfilment of legal obligations and official service.

How to register for the assessment tests

Anyone desiring to take the exams at the University of Évora must send the registration by email to the address inscricaoexames@sac.uevora.pt , fill the form provided hereinafter and attach the following documentation:

  • Qualification certificate related to the double certification course of secondary level or specialized artistic course; or the Document attesting the attendance of the 12th year of a double certification course at a secondary level or specialized artistic course;
  • Completed form available at UÉ Portal;
  • Payment proof of the exchange fee.

After submitting the application with the above-mentioned documentation, you will receive a notification, by email, with confirmation of the submission. Enrollment will only be considered if the payment has been made on time.

Enrollment in the assessment test is subject to the payment of emoluments in the amount of € 25.00. The payment is made by bank transfer using the following data:

NAME: Universidade de Évora Propinas
ACCOUNT: 0003 39840269020
NIB: 0018 0003 39840269020 81
IBAN: PT50 0018 0003 39840269020 81

Which assessment tests do you have to perform

Each test of knowledge and skills assessment is composed of two parts. The first part focuses on Portuguese Language and Culture and the second part evaluates the knowledge in the specific area of the test in which you are applying (Biology, Economics, History of Culture and Arts, Mathematics for Social Sciences and Education, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology). The test to be taken depends on the course you want to apply to, as you can see in this table  . In case you want to apply to a course of another institution of the Consórcio Sul e Ilhas, please check in that institution the available places and the exams you have to take. You should confirm if your degree (CNAEF area) allows you to apply to the degree or integrated master you want.


Information About the Assessment Tests


Regulation and Guides

  • Decree-Law No. 11/2020 , of 2 April - Creates special contests for holders of dual certification courses in secondary education and specialized artistic courses
  • Ordinance No. 150/2020 , of 22 June - Application rules for holders of dual certification courses at secondary level and specialized artistic courses
  • Resolution No. 558/2020 , of 15 May - List of education and training areas
  • Fee Schedule


 The University of Évora's Office of Access to Higher Education  supports the online submission of the application.

Edifício Santo Agostinho
Rua dos Duques de Cadaval
7000-883 Évora
phone: +351 266 760 220

Opening hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: from 9:30 to 16:00

Tuesdays and Thursdays: from 9:30 to 13:00

 For more information access SAC.ONLINE , the Online Services Desk for Academic Services.