Diploma Registration

What is the diploma registration

The diploma registration is a system of recognition of foreign academic degrees with identical level, objectives and nature to the Portuguese degrees of Licenciado, Mestre and Doutor, entitling their holders to the same rights of the holders of these degrees.
 

 

Which foreign degrees does the diploma registration apply to

The diploma registration applies exclusively to the higher education degrees set out in the list of degrees issued by the Foreign Degrees Recognition Commission, that are awarded by higher education institutions recognized by the competent authorities of the country of origin of the diploma.The diploma registration applies exclusively to the higher education degrees set out in the list of degrees issued by the Foreign Degrees Recognition Commission, that are awarded by higher education institutions recognized by the competent authorities of the country of origin of the diploma.

 

Where can I apply for the diploma registration

For the Doutor degree:
 
- Portuguese public university
- Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES)
 
For the Licenciado and Mestre degrees:
 
- Portuguese public university
- Portuguese public Polytechnic Institute
- Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES)

 

Documents needed for the diploma registration

The request for registration must be accompanied by the following documents:
 
 - Original diploma or original document issued by the competent authorities of the foreign higher education institution stating, unequivocally, that the degree has been awarded;
 
- If you want to convert the final classification to the Portuguese scale, and if it is possible, you must also provide an original or certified copy of a document proving the final classification, issued by the competent authorities of the foreign higher education institution;
 
- For the degrees of Mestre and Doutor you must provide a copy of the dissertation/thesis (CD/DVD, or paper format);
 
Note:
 
  1. Dissertations/theses provided in paper format should be properly bound;
  2. If they are provided in CD/DVD format, they must be properly identified with the name of the degree holder and the title of the dissertation/thesis.
 
- Translation of documents that are written in a language other than Portuguese, Spanish, French, English or Italian, duly certified by the competent authorities.
 
Note: For the dissertation/thesis only the translation of the cover page is required.

 

How to apply for the diploma registration at Directorate-General of Higher Education (DGES)

1. In person, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30h and 12:30h, or by mailing all the documents to the following address:
 
Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior
Av. Duque de Ávila, 137
1069-016 LISBOA
 
2. Registration is requested by the holder of the diploma or by a legal representative (procuration template), accompanied by the documentation identified above and registration form, duly filled and signed.
 
3. Payment of € 26,90*:
 
a) In person, at DGES;
 
b) Check (foreign checks are not accepted):
   - Check "à ordem" - addressed to Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior
   - Check "não à ordem" - addressed to Agência de Gestão da Tesouraria e da Dívida Pública - IGCP, E.P.E
 
c) Bank transfer to the following account (please deliver/send a copy of the transfer receipt):
 
  - Banking Institution: Agência de Gestão da Tesouraria e da Dívida Pública - IGCP, E.P.E
  - NIB: 0781 0112 00000007851 89
  - IBAN: PT50078101120000000785189
  - SWIFT: IGCPPTPL
 
Note: When possible, identify the bank transfer with the description "Registo-DL341/2007" (information needed to verify the account statements)
 
* Value automatically updated, on 1st March, based on the variation of the average index of consumer prices on the continent for the previous year, excluding housing, published by Instituto Nacional de Estatística, as provided in paragraph 2 of Article 9 of Decree No. 29/2008 of 10th January.

Legislation

Registo de Diplomas estrangeiros de nível superior
Decreto-Lei nº 341/2007, de 12 outubro 2007
Regime jurídico do reconhecimento de graus académicos estrangeiros de nível, objectivos e natureza idênticos aos dos graus de licenciado, mestre e doutor atribuídos por instituições de ensino superior portuguesas.
State: Vigente
Graus, Títulos e Equivalências
Regulamento do Registo de Diplomas estrangeiros
Portaria nº 29/2008, de 10 janeiro 2008
Aprova o regulamento de Registo de Diplomas Estrangeiros ao abrigo do Decreto-Lei n.º 341/2007, de 12 de Outubro.
State: Vigente
Graus, Títulos e Equivalências