Direct route – Bachelor’s Degree in Music


Candidates may apply to the Bachelor’s degree in Music if:

  • They hold a secondary education course or legal equivalent;
  • They have obtained a grade of at least 95 in one of the following admission exams in higher education: Portuguese, History, History of Culture and the Fine Arts, English, Mathematics or Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences;
  • They do not hold a higher education course.

Candidates must pass the Vocational Aptitude Test (PAVE) .


Applications must be submitted online using the appropriate form. You will, however, first be required to register on the website.

Step 1:  Register here .
Step 2:  Fill in the application form here .

If you are applying for a degree in Music, you must register in advance for the Vocational Aptitude Test (PAVE) , indicating the route through which you wish to apply and the branch and instrument in which you with to take the PAVE. You can register in up to three branches/instruments.
When you register for the PAVE, you must submit the following documents  in electronic format:

  • A document that demonstrates that the candidate has registered in or passed at least one of the following national exams: Portuguese, History, History of Culture and Fine Arts, Mathematics, Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences, or English;
  • A document confirming that you have attended or completed secondary education or legal equivalent qualification;
  • If you are a national of a non-EU country, a document confirming that you do not have international student status, but fall under one of the criteria to which such status does not apply.

If you are applying for the direct route for a degree in Music, you must register in advance and pass the Vocational Aptitude Test (PAVE) . You will automatically be considered for this route if you have indicated this in your PAVE application. However, the application must be validated and you must submit the ENES form within the time frame for applying through the Direct Route.

The validation of the authenticated application documents and of identification documents must take place by 31 December of the year of enrolment. Foreign diplomas and certificates must be legalised by the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate  in the country in which they were issued or by endorsement with the Hague Apostille .

The information on this page does not replace the need to read the regulations in force  on this matter.



Single Phase

  • Registration for the PAVE (irrespective of the route through which the candidate wishes to apply): 18/Mar/2021 to 20/May/2021
  • Test dates: 14/jun/2021 to 19/jun/2021
  • Test results: by 12/jul/2021


Single Phase

  • Applications: 2/ago/2021 to 13/ago/202
  • Results: Until 24/ago/2021
  • Enrollment: 24/aug/2021 to 27/aug/2021
  • Results after redistribution of vacancies by instrument, if applicable: Until 7/Sep/2021
  • Enrollment after redistribution of vacancies by instrument, if applicable: 7/Sep/2021 to 10/Sep/2021



See course details for information on places available .


You must have registered in and passed the Vocational Aptitude Test (PAVE) .



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