Every year ISMT launches a special tender for the international students to apply and entry.

Regulation of the International Student at ISMT [pdf]


  4th Period
Application 10/07/2017 to 24/07/2017
Specific knowledge exam (when applicable) 27/07/2017
Disclosure of results 08/08/2017
Contestation of results 08 & 09/08/2017
Enrollment 08/08/2017 to 01/09/2017
Legislative decree establishing the Statute of the International Student in Portuguese higher education institutions (Decreto-Lei nº 36/2014) [pdf]

1st Cycle Studies ( Bachelor)

Who can apply?

Are eligible to apply to the Special Tender for International Students students of nationalities other than the ones of EU countries, who are not resident in Portugal for two years or more, and who have not entered the Portuguese higher education under other existing special arrangements.

What are the conditions for applying?

Are eligible to apply to the competition international students who:
  • 1. To hold a qualification that gives the candidate the right to apply and access to higher education in the country where it was obtained. The document to be submitted must makes evident that the candidate holds the qualification, must indicate the final classification and must be validated by the competent authority of that country.

  • 2. To hold a diploma of Portuguese secondary education or an equivalent degree, indicating the final classification. The latter case may require the submission of a document that proves the equivalence of the non-Portuguese course to the Portuguese education system (it is not necessary if our services have already such proof form previous cases).”

What are the admission conditions?

The conditions for admission in the bachelor courses at ISMT are:
  • 1. Specific academic qualification

    When the candidate holds a Portuguese secondary education degree, the classifications of the higher education entrance exams from the Portuguese system will be considered.

    When the candidate holds a degree equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education degree it will be used the classification of the exams in the foreign secondary education system considered to be homologous of the entrance exams from the Portuguese system, according to the correspondences annually approved by CNAES.

    In all remaining situations, the candidate can perform the entrance exams from the Portuguese system as a self proposal student, or perform in ISMT a written exam specific for the course he/she is applying, to which can be added an oral examination.

    In case of being difficult to the candidate to be in person for the oral test, this one may happen by teleconference, if the jury allows it.

  • 2. Knowledge of the language

    Currently all the degrees of ISMT are taught in Portuguese.

    The Portuguese language knowledge level required is the independent user (level B2 of the European Framework Common Language for Reference). However, the entry of students with level A2 or B1 Portuguese may be possible (see below).

    Are excused from making documentary evidence of language proficiency the students who:

    • a) Have the nationality of a country where Portuguese is an official language;
    • b) Have lived in a Portuguese-speaking country continuously for the last two years;
    • c) Have attended secondary school in Portuguese language.

    Other candidates must hold an Intermediate Diploma of Portuguese Language Level B2 or any other certificate of knowledge of the Portuguese language level B2 issued by a Portuguese higher education institution.

    Students who have a Portuguese language knowledge level of B1 or A2 can enter the first year of an ISMT course if they commit themselves to attend an annual course of Portuguese language. Subsequently, the transition to the second academic year of the course is conditional upon the acquisition of the B2 Portuguese language knowledge level.

  • 3. The courses currently taught in ISMT do not have specific requirements.

What to do to apply?

Application for the Undergraduate International Students.


Information and Applications:
Office for International Relations
Phone: (+351) 239 488 037
Web page:

Instituto Superior Miguel Torga
Gabinete de Relações de Internacionais
Largo da Cruz de Celas, n.º 1
3000-132 Coimbra

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