Tuition fees and taxes
No tuition fees are payable to the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon for students studying with us within exchange Programmes (Erasmus, bilateral agreements).
Nevertheless, the payment of taxes may be requested for extra services. For example: special examinations, request of extra statements.
Free-movers Students (Free Regime course units)
As there is no agreement between the universities, the student needs to pay a fee.
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Full degree Students
The Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon has fixed tuition fees for all students following a full degree.
Tuition fees vary for each degree.
Please click here for more details about the tuition fees and other applicable taxes that apply to your degree.
Grants and Scholarships
Social Services Scholarships
Students who prove to have financial difficulties can ask the Social Services of the University of Lisbon (Serviços de Acção Social da Universidade de Lisboa – SASUL) for a Social grant. To be considered so, students must earn at least 50% of the annual credits of their course and fit into one of the following cases:
Student Card and online Services
The Faculty of Science does not issue student cards but has a partnership with the bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos. This bank issues FCUL’s student cards and there is also the possibility to open an account associated with that card. In case you are not interested in opening an account, you can request the student card only.
The bank agencies nearer from FCUL are the following:
The student card gives access to several facilities such as libraries, computer rooms, student space, etc,
This card gives also access, outside the University of Lisbon, to several discounts in cultural activities such as cinemas, theatres, exhibitions, etc.
After being registered in at the International Office, you will be given a registration document with your student number. Then you should go to the Informatics Unit (C1 Building, Floor 1) in order to get an username and password for an e-mail account.That account gives access to several informatics facilities such as access to the internet, to Moodle, to several computer rooms, etc.
Exams, grading system and academic calendar
Exams and grading system
The continuum evaluation model method (whether through written and spoken presentations or others) is decided by the course responsible professor. Yet, the enrolment in the first and second calls is mandatory and it is made through the user account.
Students can enroll in both exam dates and if they pass the first call exam, the second call will only be considered as grade improvement. You can also enroll to improve a degree of a course you took last year.
In the winter semester, exams take place between January and February, and in the summer semester, between June and July. For detailed dates and other informations, please check the exams calendar.
The Portuguese grading systems expresses itself in values between 0 and 20, being 10 the minimum grade for approval. Sometimes, tests, essays or exams grades have decimal values, such as 9,5. When such happens, the semester final grade is rounded down if the decimal value is 0,4 or inferior, or rounded up if the decimal value is 0,5 or superior.
Even so, you should have in mind that the professor may contemplate factors like class attendance and participation to add to exams and essays grades, which can affect your final grade.
The academic year is divided into two semesters:
Academic Calendar 2012-2013