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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1 – I completed/did not complete a bachelor’s degree (pre-Bologna) at ESTC, what can I do to complete my degree?

You can re-enter the school though a curricular integration (a set curricular programme designed for the continuation of one’s studies) and by requesting an accreditation of the previously obtained qualifications, in order to proceed with your studies in the chosen degree.

More info (crediting and continuing studies) >


2 – I have a degree; how can I apply to the Theatre or Cinema degree courses?

The applications of holders of a graduate degree are integrated into the local access competition, with a specific number of vacancies exclusive to these candidates.


3 – Can I apply to a degree course at ESTC if I don’t meet the access criteria, namely the conclusion of secondary education and the entrance exam (national exam)?

If your age is 23 or over, as of December 31st of the year prior to that of your application, you may take exams which are specifically tailored to evaluate your ability to attend higher education, in our school, as a person aged over 23 years old. You can only register to the local access competition after approval in these exams.


4 – What are the exams for the Students Over 23 regime?

These exams take place at ESTC, before the local access competition, and enable any candidates without the necessary qualifications to apply to higher education, provided they are over 23 years old as of December 31st in the year prior to that of the application.


5 – What are the necessary national exams (entrance exams for higher education) to access a degree course in ESTC?

The entrance exams required of the students from the normal access regime are taken as part of the national exams. To access any of the degrees offered by ESTC it is necessary to obtain approval (a minimum of 95 on a scale of 0 to 200) in at least one of the following entrance exams: Portuguese, English, Culture and Art History, Descriptive Geometry, Mathematics, or Portuguese Literature. National exams, as entrance exams, are valid for the year in which they were taken and the two subsequent years.

Proof of completion of an entrance exam is guaranteed exclusively through the ENES form (Secondary Education National Exams) dated the year of the application, issued by the secondary school where the student took the exam. It may be requested that the student take more than one national exams, for the purposes of serving as an entrance exam, in order to obtain this form.


6 – Can I register to any curricular units if I am not a student at ESTC?

Yes, as an extraordinary student, provided the request is authorised and there is payment of the required fees.

More info (extraordinary student regulation >


7 – I’m not Portuguese, I haven’t resided in Portugal for more than two years, nor am I a citizen of a European Union member state. How can I access the degree courses that ESTC offers?

There is an international student statute which implies specific access and attendance conditions, different from the other students.


8- Doubts about Candidacies and access to the courses / Matricles, enrollment, receipt of documents, certificates and diplomas

Tiago Ferrolho

Sílvia Noura   |


9- Doubts about payments, tuition and emoluments

Fernanda Lopes   |


10- Other important contacts





SERVICES DIRECTOR | Maria Carlos Galheto


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