Recognition of foreign training

The recognition of foreign higher education degrees and diplomas in Portugal is regulated since 1 January 2019 by the following:

Decree-law no. 66/2018, of 16 August (pdf)

Ministerial order no. 33/2019, of 25 January (pdf)

Recognition jury (Order)

 

All nurses with a higher education diploma issued from the country of origin may require the recognition of their academic degree in Portugal, in the terms of the current legislation. For more detailed information, go to https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/node/94.

 

The Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC) accepts applications for Specific Recognition submitted by those willing to practise nursing under the Portuguese law. 

 

Specific Recognition

 

  • What is it?

It is the recognition of a foreign higher education degree or diploma as equivalent to a Portuguese higher education diploma or academic degree, resulting from a case-by-case analysis of its level, duration, and syllabus, in a specific area of study, knowledge field, or expertise.

 

  • Application instructions/documents required

 

To obtain specific recognition, you should submit a form on the website of the Directorate General of Higher Education (https://www.dges.gov.pt/recon/formulario), selecting the Nursing School of Coimbra. The following documents are required:

 

- Copy of your diploma in nursing or document issued by the foreign higher education institution, as proof of ownership of the degree or diploma whose recognition is sought;

- Copy of document issued by the foreign higher education institution indicating the degree/diploma registration number, in the case of foreign higher education institutions with centralised registers subject to public consultation through unique identifier;

- Original diploma or certificate issued by the foreign higher education institution, as proof  of ownership of the degree or diploma whose recognition is sought;

- Copy of a document issued by the foreign higher education institution indicating the final classification awarded to the academic degree or diploma whose recognition is sought;

- Document issued by the foreign higher education institution including the course units of the completed degree or diploma whose recognition is sought, as well as the respective syllabuses, the duration of the studies leading to the completion of the degree, and its final classification.

 

Note:

All documents should be submitted in digital form and may only be considered valid if authenticated by the competent authorities, and with unequivocal authenticity, non-editable format, and electronic signature affixed by the competent authorities of the issuing institution. 

 

Please notice:

All documents must be authenticated by the competent authorities:

  • Portuguese embassy or consulate in the country of origin, or
  • Hague Apostille

 

After the submission of documents, the ESEnfC requires a €300 fee for the case analysis conducted by a recognition jury.

 

 

Level Recognition

  • What is it

It is the recognition, by case-by-case comparative analysis, of a foreign higher education degree or diploma as of an equivalent level to a Portuguese higher education degree or diploma. This recognition does not allow practising nursing.

 

  • Application instructions/documents required

To obtain level recognition, you should submit a form on the website of the Directorate General of Higher Education (https://www.dges.gov.pt/recon/formulario)selecting the Nursing School of Coimbra. The following documents are required:

 

- Copy of your diploma in nursing or document issued by the foreign higher education institution, as proof of ownership of the degree or diploma whose recognition is sought;

- Copy of document issued by the foreign higher education institution indicating the degree/diploma registration number, in the case of foreign higher education institutions with centralised registers subject to public consultation through unique identifier;

- Original diploma or certificate issued by the foreign higher education institution, as proof  of ownership of the degree or diploma whose recognition is sought;

- Copy of a document issued by the foreign higher education institution indicating the final classification awarded to the academic degree or diploma whose recognition is sought;

- Document issued by the foreign higher education institution including the course units of the completed degree or diploma whose recognition is sought, as well as the respective syllabuses, the duration of the studies leading to the completion of the degree, and its final classification.

 

Note:

All documents should be submitted in digital form and may only be considered valid if authenticated by the competent authorities, and with unequivocal authenticity, non-editable format, and electronic signature affixed by the competent authorities of the issuing institution. 

Please notice:

All documents must be authenticated by the competent authorities:

  • Portuguese embassy or consulate in the country of origin, or
  • Hague Apostille

 

After the submission of documents, the ESEnfC requires a €300 fee for the case analysis conducted by a recognition jury.