CTeSP – Higher Technical Professional Courses

Organic Farming

Gastronomy, Tourism and Welfare

Animal Production

Civil Protection

Viticulture and Oenology


The Higher Professional Technical Courses (CTeSP) are a new training offer offered within the scope of Polytechnic higher education with 120 ECTS and the duration of four academic semesters. These study cycles have components of general and scientific training, technical training and on-the-job training, which takes place through an internship at the end of the course, and aim to establish a bridge between the academic and business worlds.

They award a Higher Professional Technician Diploma, level 5 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning, and allow students direct access, through a special competition, to degrees in the same area of study and institution where they completed their degree.

Can i apply?

Anyone who meets the conditions defined in article 40º-E of Decree-Law no.63/2016, september 13th

a) Holders of a secondary education course or legally equivalent qualification;

b) Those who have been approved in the specially appropriate tests designed to assess the ability to attend higher education for those over 23 years old, for the course in question, under the terms of Decree-Law no. 64/2006, of 21 of March, amended by Decree-Laws nº 113/2014, of July 16th, and 63/2016, of September 13th.

Holders of a technological specialization diploma, a professional higher technician diploma or a higher education degree, who wish to re-qualify themselves professionally, may also apply for access to professional higher technical courses.

Students enrolled in CTeSP are covered by direct and indirect social action (scholarships, accommodation, food), under the same terms as other higher education students.

Applications for a CTeSP are made by interested parties, by filling in the appropriate form within the deadlines defined in the public notice.



Application 28APR a 19MAY
Posting of the provisional list of admitted/excluded candidates 24MAY
Claims 26MAY
Decision on complaints and posting of the final list of candidates 28MAY
Posting of the provisional ranking list of candidates 31MAY
Claims 02JUN
Decision on complaints and posting of the final ranking list 04JUN
Enrollment and registration 07JUN a 18 JUN
Organic Farming 25 Mathmatics or Biology and Geology or Physics-Chemistry
Gastronomia, Turismo e Bem-Estar 25 Biology e Geology ou Physics-Chemistry or Português
Produção Animal 20 Mathmatics or Biology e Geology or Physics-Chemistry
Proteção Civil 23 Mathmatics or Biology and Geology or Portuguese
Viticultura e Enologia 25 Mathmatics or Biology and Geology or Physics-Chemistry
Rates and Tuition


Application fee 25 EUR
Enrollment fee (for academic year) 20 EUR
School Insurance (annual) 4,36 EUR
International full-time student 900 EUR

Acceptance letter (for International Students who request it)

10 EUR

Payment methods

full or in 10 installments



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