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 as holders of these degrees.

It is established by Decree-Law No. 341/2007 of 12 October and regulated by the Ministerial Order no. 227/2017, of 25 July

 

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 to 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

  • Original diploma or original document issued by the competent authorities of the foreign higher education institution unequivocally stating 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 degree of Mestre you must provide a copy of the dissertation in digital format;
  • For the degree of Doutor you must provide a copy of the thesis in digital format and another in paper form;
  • If no dissertation or thesis is provided for Mestre and Doutor degrees, you must submit a document issued by the foreign higher education institution unequivocally stating that no dissertation or thesis was required for the award of the degree.

Note: Theses provided in paper form should be properly bound.

  • Translation of documents written in languages 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 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. Registration is requested by the holder of the diploma or by a legal representative (power of attorney template), accompanied by the documentation identified above and registration form, duly filled and signed.
  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

Note: Please identify the bank transfer with the description "Registo-DL341/2007" (information needed to verify the account statements)

* 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 Processo de Registo de Graus Estrangeiros
Portaria nº 227/2017, de 25 julho 2017
Regulamento do Processo de Registo de Graus Estrangeiros, ao abrigo do Decreto -Lei n.º 341/2007, de 12 de outubro.
State: Vigente
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