Preparation Course

Preparation Course


The CPIES – Preparation Course for Admission to Higher Education aims at consolidating pre-university programme contents, with a view to taking the specific exams to enter higher education. The duration of the course is of one academic year (8 modules/semestre) and it covers a broad range of fields of knowledge, enabling candidates to choose which specific Curricular units (UC) to attend in order to take the entrance exams of the course for which they wish to apply, in any higher education establishment.


Final year high-school students  who wish to enter higher education in the following academic year, especially in courses for which at least one of the subjects – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Biology and Geology, Economics, Descriptive Geometry – is required as specific exam or is part of the basic training subjects;

Students who have completed Year 12 , did not enter higher education, and are cut out for Exact Sciences and/or Engineering Sciences or Social Sciences;

Over 23 years of age  who wish to enter higher education through the special entrance route for over 23;

Vocational training students  who wish to enter higher education;

International students  who wish to apply for the international student entrance exam and improve their Portuguese language skills.

Students who wish to take some standalone modules .



  1. Register in the SIIUE    
  2. Confirm the registration through the link sent to your e-mail;
  3. Login in the SIIUE     and register for the Preparation Course    


1st Phase:

Applications: from April 6 to July 15, 2022

Results Announcement: until July 28, 2022

Enrollment: from July 28 to August 2, 2022


2nd Phase

Applications: August 3 - September 19, 2022

Results Announcement: until September 30th, 2022

Enrollment: from September 30th to October 34th, 2022


Course Start: October 6, 2022



For more information, visit the online desk