At the University of Madeira, the academic year starts in September and ends in June. The first semester begins in mid-September and ends in the beginning of February; the second semester starts in early February and ends at the end of June. During this period there are three (3) holiday periods: Christmas, Easter and summer (full month of August). The academic calendar can be found at http://www.uma.pt.
There are several enrolment deadlines when applying to the University of Madeira. Each period has a number assigned. For example, the first enrolment period is called the 1st phase and any vacancies not filled in this 1st phase are made available in the second enrolment period, which is called the 2nd phase and so on.
Each enrolment request is an independent process and the candidate can apply for either or both. If one applied for the first phase and was successful, you do not need to apply again. If you did not succeed in the 1st phase you could try another course in the 2nd phase. Each enrolment is subject to a fee of € 20.00.
Infoalunos is a digital platform for students, where all the data and documents of each student are inserted, from enrolment to the conclusion of the course, registering the history of the academic path of each student at the UnvInfoalunos is a digital platform for students, where all the data and documents of each student are inserted, from enrolment to the conclusion of the course, registering the history of the academic path of each student at the University of Madeira. The platform is also used as an interaction tool between the student and the university’s Academic Affairs.versity of Madeira. The platform is also used as an interaction tool between the student and the university’s Academic Affairs.
In the Infoalunos application platform there is a field referring to "Higher Literary Qualification". What does that mean?
The undergraduate courses at the University of Madeira are equivalent to the Bacharelato in Brazil.
This level of studies provides students with basic knowledge in the scientific field of study, as well as, instrumental and systemic competences important for their immediate employability, or in the pursuit of higher-level studies, specifically master’s degree (2nd Cycle).
To learn about UMa’s masters and doctoral courses, go to the Available Degrees (Student’s Guide).
Infoalunos asks for an expiration date and the Identity Card has no expiration date to register, how should I proceed?
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I have no means of subsistence to study in Portugal, how can I obtain subsidies or other financial aid?
The University of Madeira recommends that students come to Portugal with financial autonomy, as there is no grants/scholarships for international students, as is the case with Brazilian students. However, students may benefit from indirect social support in respect to accommodation and food. On the other hand, students should check annually, the existence of grants/scholarships for the desired course.
The University of Madeira is a public institution. However, as in many other countries, even though it is a public institution, studies are not free and students are required to pay tuition/annuities fees to attend available courses.
At the University of Madeira, Portuguese students as well as students from European Union countries have part of their studies subsidized by the Portuguese State. International students (nationals of countries outside the European Union) do not benefit from these subsidies; the amount will differ from national and EU students.