1 - WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT STATUTE?
The International Student Statute is available for all students who:
a) are not Portuguese nationals,
b) are not nationals of an EU country (see Member States)
c) are not nationals of an EU country and who, on 31 August of the year they intend to apply for ESEnfC, have legally resided* in Portugal for more than two uninterrupted years, including children legally living with them;
d) have not applied for entry through the special regimes for access and admission of the DGES of the Portuguese government (ruled by Decree-Law no. 393-A/99 of 2 October, amended by Decree-Law no. 272/2009 of 1 October);
e) are not attending the ESEnfC through an international mobility programme to conduct a cycle of studies of a foreign higher education institution with which the ESEnfC has an established exchange protocol;
f) If you have two or more foreign nationalities but are national of an EU country, you can only apply to this statute if your usual residence is not in that European country.
* The time of the residence permit for studies does not account for the time of legal residence in Portugal.
2 - WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS FOR ACCESS AND ADMISSION?
Secondary education diploma or equivalent
The following students can apply for admission and enrollment in the cycle of studies of the Undergraduate Nursing Degree of the ESEnfC:
a) Holders of qualifications granting access to higher education in the country of origin (the validation of those qualifications are a responsibility of the competent authority of the country where the qualification was obtained);
b) Holders of a Portuguese secondary education diploma or legally equivalent (the equivalence of qualifications is established by Order no. 224/2006, of 8 March and Order no. 699/2006, of 12 July)
Exams and grades required
If the applicant has completed the Portuguese secondary education or has taken the exams as self-proposed student, the following weighting is applied:
Biology and Geology – 100%
Biology and Geology and Physics and Chemistry – 50% / 50%
Biology and Geology and Mathematics – 50% / 50%
- If the applicant has completed the secondary education in the Brazilian system and has taken the Exames Nacionais do Ensino Médio (ENEM), the following weighting is applied:
Writing – 30%
Mathematics and its Technologies – 35%
Natural Sciences and its Technologies – 35%
- If the applicants have taken admission exams in other education systems, a Jury will be appointed to conduct a curricular evaluation, adapting the requirements foreseen in the previous paragraphs.
The Portuguese admission exams can be made in Portugal or in a Portuguese school abroad. The deadlines for registration in those exams are published annually by the Directorate-General for Higher Education in Portugal (DGES)..
The eligible grades of the admission exams are the ones obtained in 2016 or in the three previous civil years (2015, 2014 ou 2013).
The grades for admission must be expressed in a 0-200 scale.
The minimum admission score is 100.
Knowledge of the Portuguese language
1. The enrollment in the Undergraduate Nursing Degree requires independent proficiency in the Portuguese level (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
2. The international applicants who have only an intermediate level of proficiency in Portuguese (B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) may apply to this special competition as long as they agree to enrol in an Annual Portuguese Language Course as specified in point 5 below.
3. Exceptionally, international applicants without B1 level proficiency in Portuguese, may also apply as long as they agree to enroll in an intensive Portuguese language course before they enroll in the degree programme to which they applied:
a) If the applicant is selected, he/she has to enrol, make a pre-registration and pay an initial fee associated with the registration, in accordance with the list of tuition fees and other costs;
b) The confirmation of registration at the ESEnfC is dependent on the achievement of the B1 level of proficiency in Portuguese;
c) If the confirmation referred to in the sub-paragraph b) does not occur, the placement of the applicant is delayed one year, during which the applicant has to enroll in an Annual Portuguese Language Course and the payment referred to in sub-paragraph a) is transferred to the student’s account and its reimbursement is not applicable. The actual registration in the degree programme is always subject to the approval of the applicants in the language course;
d) The balance of the student account can be used by them to make any necessary payments to the ESEnfC within a maximum period of 3 years;
e) The applicants who are not able to have their registration confirmed must make a new application to a new special competition in case they are still interested in enrolling in the degree programme.
4. The applicants who have not followed their secondary education in Portuguese language must:
a) Declare that they have B1 level proficiency in Portuguese or higher;
b) Present a DEPLE (Elementary Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language) or a B1 level certificate issued by a Language School accredited in Portugal.
5. The applicants who have not followed their secondary education in Portuguese and do not present a "DIPLE" (Intermediate Diploma of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, B2 level), or a B2 level certificate issued by a Language School accredited in Portugal must agree to enroll in an Annual Portuguese Language Course:
a) This course can be attended during the first year of the degree programme;
b) All grades will remain provisional until a B1 level certificate is issued by a Language School accredited in Portugal.
1. The required pre-requisite is part of Group B - Interpersonal Communication: Lack of psychic, sensory or motor disabilities, which interfere severely with their functional and communicative capacities, thus impeding self-learning or the learning of third-parties. A Medical declaration must be delivered at the moment of enrolment in higher education.
The medical declaration is issued by a physician registered in the Portuguese Medical Association or by a physician of the health service of the Nursing School of Coimbra.
2. The applicants who are not able to present a proof of pre-requisites in the moment of the application must self-declare that they have no psychic, sensory or motor disabilities, which interfere severely with their functional and communicative capacities, thus impeding self-learning or the learning of third-parties. The confirmation of those pre-requisites is done after the arrival of the students after delivery of the medical declaration in the academic services of the ESEnfC within the maximum time limit of three months after the start of the classes:
a) The non-confirmation of the pre-requisites implies the cancellation of their registration;
b) The initial payment associated with the enrolment and registration of the students (as according to the established tuitions and fees) is not reimbursed in the cases in which the registration is cancelled, under the terms of the sub-paragraph a), and that amount is transferred to the student account at the ESEnfC;
c) The balance of the student account can be used by them to make any necessary payments to the ESEnfC within a maximum time limit of 3 years.
3 - APPLICANTS FROM PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING COUNTRIES
- These applicants require no confirmation of their mastery of the Portuguese language;
- Applicants from Brazil need the ENEM with a weighing higher than 500 (Writing: 30% + Mathematics and its Technologies: 35% + Natural Sciences and its Technologies: 35%);
- Applicants from Brazil, Cape Verde and Angola may conduct at least a semester of mobility in the country of origin, integrated in an international mobility programme with Universities of that country.