To apply for higher education by special competition, the student must cumulatively:
-Be over 23 years of age;
-Not be the holder of a qualification for access to higher education;
-Have passed the especially adequate exams aimed at assessing the capacity to attend higher education, carried out in the Higher Education Institutions;
-Fulfill the prerequisites, when required by the institution/course pair intended.
See the Conditions of elegibility.
Vacancies | For information about the number of vacancies, contact the Academic Services of the school of interest.
The application process to the special competition for candidates who pass the specially adapted tests designed to assess the capacity of the Over 23 year olds to attend takes place in two stages:
1st stage: assessment of the candidate’s abilities, which must include:
- a) The completion of specific test(s) for assessing the knowledge and competences considered indispensable for the entry and progression in the course that is the object of application;
- b) The analysis of the Curriculum Vitae, in order to assess the educational and professional background of the candidate;
- c) An interview.
Registration for the tests for those aged 23 and over runs from 01 to 15 April 2021.
Registration should be done here.
2nd stage: application for the special competition
Once you have passed the specially adapted tests for Over 23 year olds, you should apply to the special competitions for students who have passed the specially adapted tests designed to assess the capacity of Over 23 year olds to attend.
The deadlines for application to the special competitions are as follows:
1st phase – from July 1st to August 31st, 2021
2nd phase – from October 1st to October 6th, 2021
The application should be made here.
For more information about the application process, please consult the websites of the Schools/Institutes of the Polytechnic of Coimbra through the following links:
– Coimbra Agriculture School (ESAC)
– Coimbra Education School (ESEC)
– Coimbra Health School (ESTeSC)
– Coimbra Business School (ISCAC)
– Coimbra Institute of Engineering (ISEC)
Despacho (extrato) n.º4683/2017 | Amendment to the Regulation of the Assessment Tests of Ability to Attend Higher Education Courses of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra for People over 23 years of age
Despacho n.º 7334/2012 | Alteration and Republication of the Regulation of the Assessment Tests of Ability to Attend Higher Education Courses at IPC for People over 23 Years of Age.
Regulamento n.º 89/2006 | Regulation on the Assessment Tests of Ability to Attend Higher Education Courses at IPC for People over 23 years of age.