Change of course, Reentry and Transfers

Re-admission is when, after having interrupted their studies in a higher education institution/course pair a student, enrolls in the same institution and the same course or in a course that has succeeded it.

Change of institution/course pair is when a student enrolls in a different institution/course pair from the one(s) in which they enrolled in previous academic years.
Changing institution/course pair can occur with or without interrupting enrollment and registration at a higher education institution.

Students may request to change to a different institution/course pair if they:

(a) Have been enrolled and registered in another institution/course pair and have not completed it;

b) Have passed the national secondary school exams corresponding to the entrance examinations set for that pair, for that year, under the general regime of access.

c) Have, in these exams, the minimum classification required by the higher education institution for that year, under the general regime of access.

The regime of change of institution/course pair also applies to students who have been enrolled and registered in a foreign higher education institution in a course defined as higher education by the country's legislation and have not completed it.


General Regulation on Re-Entry Regimes and Change of Institution/Course Pair in Higher Education (Ministerial Order no. 181-D/2015, of 19 June)

Decree-Law no. 113/2014, of 16 July (about the articulation of the vacancy fixing process)

Republishing of Decree-Law no. 113/2014, of 16 July (Decree-Law no. 11/2020, of 2 April)

Ministerial Order no. 249-A/2019, of 5 August (2nd amendment to Ministerial Order no. 181-D/2015, of 19 June)

Regulation on Regimes of Re-admission, Change of Institution/Course Pair and Special Competitions of the Nursing School of Coimbra (Regulation no. 385/2016, of 15 April)

Regulation on the Crediting of Previous Training for Academic Degree or Diploma at the ESEnfC - version 2.1 (Regulation no. 278/2019, of 27 March)


Application Forms for the Re-admission Regime (pdf)

Application Forms for Change of Pair Institution/Course (pdf)

Group A Prerequisite (pdf)

Information for the 2022/2023 academic year

Submission of applications: from 2 May to 30 June 2022

Calendar of the regimes of Re-admission, Change of Pair Institution/Course, and Special Competitions for admission into higher education (pdf)

Calendar of the Re-admission Regime for Nursing Master's and Postgraduate Courses (pdf)

Vacancies to be allocated to the Regimes of Change of Institution/Course Pair: 16 vacancies



Study | Candidates | Readmission, Change of Pair Institution/Course