Conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese scale

Conversion of the final classification of a foreign higher education course to the Portuguese scale (0 to 20) is possible, in some cases, after:
 

 

In which cases is the conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese scale possible

The conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese scale is possible after the diploma registration or after a professional recognition, for the following cases, according to the legislation in force:
 
- Spain;
- Italy;
- Malta;
- Foreign classifications expressed on a scale from 0 to 10;
- Foreign classifications expressed on a scale with 1 to 6 positive ranks.

 

How to apply for the conversion of the classification at Directorate-General of Higher Education

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. The conversion is requested by the holder of the diploma or by a legal representative (procuration template), accompanied by the following documentation:
 
- Request form duly filled in and signed;
 
-Original diploma or original document issued by the competent authorities of the foreign higher education institution stating, unequivocally, that the degree has been awarded;
 
For conversions after a professional recognition, you should deliver the original document issued by the competent authority referred to in Article 23 of Decree-Law No. 341/2007 of 12th October, certifying the professional recognition;
 
- Original or certified copy of a document proving the final classification, issued by the competent authorities of the foreign higher education institution;
 
- Translation of documents that are written in a language other than Portuguese, Spanish, French, English or Italian, duly certified by the competent authorities.
 
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
 
* Value automatically updated, every year, on 1 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 number 2 of Article 9 of Portaria No. 29/2008 of 10 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