National Admission to Higher Education
Upon completing secondary education, students who wish to obtain a higher education course at IST must apply through the National Admission to higher Education (CNAES – Concurso Nacional de Acesso ao Ensino Superior), in order to register in an undergraduate course (1st study cycle) or in an integrated master’s programme (1st and 2nd study cycle), according to the students’ desired field of study. Applications are through the Central Admission Offices for Portuguese Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Science, taking into account the required access conditions for each course.
For further information contact the Student Support Unit.
Minimum Admission Grades
The entry requirements for the application to the IST Courses are as follows (on a scale of 0 to 200 grade points):
- Minimum grade point of 100 in each of the entrance exams (national exams in secondary education), except for the Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computation where the minimum grade required is 120, and;
- Minimum point of 120 in the admission grade (AG), except for the Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computation where the minimum grade required is 140. The admission grade is calculated using a 50% average of the national exams in secondary education (MS) and another 50% average of the national admission examinations (AE) results.
Calculation Formula for Admission Grade: AG = MS x 50% + AE x 50% (i.e. arithmetic average of the final grade of secondary education and the national admission exams)
Integrated Master’s Programmes:
2 – MGP: Minimum Grade Point (grade of the last student placed by the general quota in the 1st phase of the 2021 National Competition for Access to Higher Education (CNAES))
For further questions please read our FAQ’s page.
For further information consult the Directorate-General for Higher Education’s website.