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 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:

 

How to apply for the conversion of the final classification at DGES

  1. In person, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 and 12:30 (by appointment), or by mailing all the documentation to the following address:

Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior
Av. Duque de Ávila, 137
1069-016 LISBOA

  1. The conversion is requested by the holder of the diploma or by a legal representative (power of attorney template), accompanied by the documentation below and registration form, duly filled and signed.
  • Original diploma or original document issued by the competent authorities of the foreign higher education institution unequivocally stating 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 12 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 written in languages other than Portuguese, Spanish, French, English or Italian, duly certified by the competent authorities.
  1. Payment of € 27,30*, which can be made in either of the following ways:
  • In person, at Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior;
  • By cheque (foreign cheques are not accepted) addressed to Agência de Gestão da Tesouraria e da Dívida Pública - IGCP, E.P.E.
  • By bank transfer to the following account (please provide/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 on the 1st of March each year, based on the variation of the average index of consumer prices in mainland Portugal for the previous year, excluding housing, published by Instituto Nacional de Estatística, as provided in paragraph 2 of Article 9 of the Ministerial Order 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