Bachelor Degree


In polytechnic higher education, the cycle of studies leading to a bachelor’s degree corresponds to the 1st degree of higher education and lasts six semesters, equivalent to 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) or, exceptionally, seven or eight semesters, which are equivalent to 240 ECTS credits.

The bachelor’s degree is awarded to those who, by passing all the curricular units that make up the study plan of the degree course, have obtained the established number of credits.

Admission to degree courses at the Polytechnic of Viseu presupposes that candidates meet the general requirements for access to public higher education through different routes: national competition, special competitions, special regimes, change of institution/course pair and re-entry.

How to apply

The DGES (Direção Geral do Ensino Superior) provides a summary diagram of the forms of access to Portuguese higher education.

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You can also visit our INTERNATIONAL information to know how to apply.

National Acess Contest (CNA)

Contest held annually for holders of a secondary education course or legally equivalent qualification.

Applications through the National Access Contest are made on the portal of the (DGES). This competition takes place at the end of the school year in accordance with the calendar annually approved by the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.


Be the holder of a secondary education course, or legally equivalent qualification;
Take, or have taken in the last two years, the national exams corresponding to the admission tests required for the different courses;
Not be covered by the international student status regulated by Decree-Law n.º 36/2014, of March 10th, amended and republished by Decree-Law n.º 62/2018, of August 6th.

Candidates for the national competition for access to higher education who wish to submit their application in the Viseu area can go to the Higher Education Access Office (GAES) located at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu.



Veterinary Nursing Biology and Geology (02) or Biology and Geology (02) + Physics and Chemistry (07) or Biology and Geology (02) + Mathmatics (16)
Agronomic Engineering Physics and Chemistry (07) + Mathmatics (16) or Biology and Geology (02) + Mathmatics (16)
Food Engineering Mathmatics (16) + Physics and Chemistry (07) or Mathmatics (16) + Biology and Geology (702)
Zootechnic Engineering Physics and Chemistry (07) + Mathmatics (16) or Biology and Geology (02) + Mathmatics (16)

Rates and Tuition

Rates and Tuition VALUE
Application fee 25 EUR
Enrollment/enrolment fee (academic year) 20 EUR
School Insurance (annual) 4,36 EUR
International full-time student 900 EUR

Acceptance letter (for International Students who request it)

10 EUR

Payment methods – (academic year)

full or in 10 installments 


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