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Portugal

National Information Centres

NARIC Portugal - Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior
NARIC Portugal - Directorate-General for Higher Education

Av. Duque d’Ávila, 137
1069-016 Lisboa,
Portugal

Phone: +351 21 312 6000
Fax: +351 21 312 6020
E-mail: info.naric@dges.gov.pt
Website: http://www.naricportugal.pt
Head of Centre: Ângela Noiva Gonçalves, Head of the NARIC

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior

Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education
Palácio das Laranjeiras
Estrada das Laranjeiras, 197-205
1649-018 Lisboa


Link(s): Portuguese
Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior
Directorate-General for Higher Education
Av. Duque d’Ávila, 137
1069-016 Lisboa, Portugal

Link(s): Portuguese, English

This site provides information on the Portuguese education system from pre-school to higher education

Link(s): Portuguese, English

Information on public and private higher education institutions.

Link(s): Portuguese, English

Framework

National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

The National System of Qualifications was implemented in January 2008 by Decree-Law n. º 396/2007, 31 December, to cover educational qualifications at all levels, divided into eight levels.


Link(s): Portuguese (Diagram), Portuguese (Description)

Self-Certification

The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in Portugal (FHEQ)

The FHEQ-Portugal is established in accordance with the overarching qualifications framework and in alignement with the Framework of Qualifications for the European Higher Education Area.


Link(s): Portuguese

Following the recent developments of quality assurance systems the Portuguese State established the Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES) with the aim to promote and guarantee the quality of higher education.


Link(s): Portuguese, English

The NARIC site provides information on the procedures about recognition of foreign higher education qualifications


Link(s): Portuguese, English
The Direção-Geral da Educação (Directorate-General for Education) site provides information on recognition of foreign non-higher education qualifications.


Link(s): Portuguese

Responsible organisation

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education
Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior
Directorate-General for Higher Education
Av. Duque D’Ávila, 137
1069 -016 Lisboa
Portugal
Phone: +351 213126000
Fax: +351 213126020

Link(s): Portuguese, English

Additional information:
The Diploma Supplement is issued automatically from 2006/2007 onwards, to all students and Portuguese and English and free of charge. The Portuguese Diploma Supplement is issued according to the template recommended by the UNESCO, Council of Europe and European Commission.

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Process of Implementation of the Diploma Supplement

This site provides information on the structure of the DS, a short description of the Portuguese higher education system as well as a diagram according to the new degree structure, in alignment with the European Qualifications Framework.


Link(s): Portuguese, English
Chart of national higher education structure
This page will be updated regularly with more detailed information on the implementation of the Diploma Supplement


Link(s): Portuguese, English

Detailed information on CET (Cursos de Especialização Tecnológica) – Technological Specialization Courses.

ANQEP - Agência Nacional para a Qualificação e o Ensino Profissional (National Agency for Qualifcation and Vocational Education and Training)


Link(s): Portuguese

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