Applications: 1st Cycle | Specific Access

Specific Access is meant for any person who gathers the following conditions:

1. Age

a) Be at least 21 years old by the 1st of October on the year of sitting for the exam;


b) Have the status of a worker-student and be at least 18 years old by the same date.

2. Have concluded secondary studies or a legally equivalent education.

Specific Access consists on an on-site written test, according to the chosen degree. The approval on this test guarantees admission to Universidade Aberta and formalization of the application on the year of approval and the two subsequent years.

Applications have to be submitted online on the deadlines established on the academic calendar.

The following documents need to be sent digitally:

  • Identification Document (Citizen Card or Passport);
  • Certificate of the level of Education;

If the size of the files exceeds 2Mb, please send the documents to, with the name and number of candidate and/or number of the identification document. Any missing document will be considered an exclusion factor.

Payments are due through a Multibanco reference generated after formalizing the application. Keep the receipts as proof of payment.

For candidates residing abroad, payments can be done via bank transfer:

IBAN – PT50078101120112001298585

1st cycle access examinations are held in Portuguese. Further information on exams, exams calendar and places available at Acesso Específico

Before the beggining of each academic year, students must attend an Online Ambientation Module, that is free and meant to better integrate the students into the virtual pedagogical model of Universidade Aberta.

The list of admitted and excluded candidates is published at

Would you have questions/doubts please use this Form.