Recognition of Diplomas

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Overview of the Recognition of Foreign Diplomas Process In Portugal 

Find DGES brochure

Find the Guide for foreigners: Recognition of Qualifications (EN version and PT version)


The registry/recognition of degrees in Portugal, is regulated by the Decree-Law nr. 283/83 (and consequent changes of Decree-Law nr. 341/2007, see consolidated Decree-Law nr. 283/83, PT version only) , which establish a new regime of recognition of foreign academic degrees that present identical level, nature and objectives to those of the degrees of licenciado, mestre and doutor awarded by Portuguese higher education institutions, and therefore attributing the same legal rights as the Portuguese degrees .


How to apply for diploma registry / recognition


Contact the General Direction of the Higher Education (DGES)

Direct phone: +351 213 126 000 (mondays, wednesdays and fridays 9:30 - 12:30)

or the DGES E-Desk 




Some Reference Documents