Portugal has been a full member of the Bologna Process / European Higher Education Area since 1999.


National Report


Information for international students and scholars

Study and Research in Portugal



Responsible national authority

Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education



Recognised higher education institutions

Directorate General for Higher Education - University

Directorate General for Higher Education - Polytechnic



Quality assurance

Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES



Academic recognition body / bodies

NARIC Portugal



Qualifications framework

Directorate General for Higher Education



National students' organisation

The link provides several recognized student bodies



National Rectors' Conference

Conselho de Reitores das Universivdades Portuguesas



National Higher Education Polytechnic Institutions Conference

Conselho Coordenador dos Institutos Superiores Politécnicos



National Private Higher Education Institutions Conference

Associação Portuguesa de Ensino Superior Privado



Trade union 





National Employers' representatives organisation

Direção Geral do Emprego e das Relações de Trabalho



EU education programmes' contact person

Erasmus + Education and Training National Agency