The first phase of applications for Higher Education is open

7 September, 2021

The first phase of the National Competition for Access to Public Higher Education (CNAES) has been underway since 6 August. This is a phase awaited at the end of each academic year for 12th grade students and other people who wish to pursue studies in higher education. At the University of Porto, there are a total of 4406 for bachelor’s degrees and integrated master’s degrees waiting to be filled.

There are 4406 vacancies for 52 bachelor’s degree courses (46) and integrated master’s degree courses (6). Compared to last year, there are 233 more vacancies, which, according to the University of Porto News portal, represents the repetition of the “status of public higher education institution that registers a greater increase of vacancies”, followed by the New University of Lisbon, with 146 more vacancies, and the University of Lisbon and the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, both with 56 more vacancies.

The first phase of applications runs from 6 to 20 August, using as platform the already customary online system of the Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES). This will be followed by the second phase, from 27 September to 8 October, and the third phase, from 21 to 25 October.

According to TSF, this year the averages in the national exams fell in most subjects. In the same news they give data that are relevant so that there is a real notion of the panorama of access to higher education: “this year the exams were held in 647 schools throughout the national territory and in schools abroad with Portuguese curriculum, with 248,136 registrations in the first phase of national exams (less 9,194 in relation to 2020) and 204,368 tests performed (less 23,594)”.

According to Notícias Universidade do Porto, the creation of a new degree in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science stands out this year, joining the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, moderated by professors Rita Ribeiro and Luís Paulo Reis, from the respective institutions. You can find out more about the vacancies and news at the University of Porto, this year, here.