Portugal

Recognised School Leaving Qualification(s)

  • Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários (previously Certidão do Décimo Segundo Ano)
  • Diploma Nivel Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nivel Secundário de Educação

 

Eligibility Requirements

Subject pass mark for University purposes:

12 (on a scale of 10-20 where 20 is best)

Minimum Entry Requirements/Matriculation:

The minimum eligibility criteria follow. Proof of English proficiency is required in all cases. There may also be specific subject requirements for courses.

Level 8    2 H5 required     6 distinct recognised subjects which must include 2 subjects grade 14 and 4 subjects grade 12      

English Language Competence:

The minimum acceptable level of English is 16 in the Certificado/Diploma or equivalent English Language competence. Note applicants whose school-leaving examinations are more than two years old should present additional proof of English.

 

Specific Subject Requirements:

To compare the subject requirements in terms of Irish Leaving Certificate as specified on the UCC website, use the following table:

 

                              Subject Grade Comparison:

    NB NOT for points conversion - for this see separate table below

LC Higher Portuguese exam LC Ordinary Portuguese Exam
H1 20 O1 15
H2 19 O2 13
H3 18 O3 13
H4 17 O4 12
H5 15 O5 11
H6 13 O6 10
H7 10    

 

 

Agreed Entry Requirements for EU/EFTA

Points Comparison

Guideline Indicative Points Score (IPS) equivalence with Irish Leaving Certificate points:

 

Points Comparison

Points

Portuguese Exam

600

20

570

19

540

18

500

17

460

16

420

15

380

14

340

13

300

12

Single Sitting: All subjects are examined at the same time and points are calculated based on a single sitting.

Bonus points for maths: 25 bonus points will be awarded for Mathematics A if examined in final year where mathematics is one of the subjects counted for points.

Admissions Office

Iontrálacha

1st floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, T12 K8AF

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