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Merit Scholarships
Any student that has successfully moved onto the following academic year, and has completed all the course units of his/her study plan in the academic year prior to the awarding of the merit scholarships, obtaining a weighted average grade equal to or higher than 16 is eligible for the merit scholarship. The merit scholarship has an annual value equal to or five times greater than the minimum monthly wage in force at the beginning of the academic year in which it is granted.

For more information see the Regulation for Awarding Merit Scholarships to Students in Higher Education.


Excellence Scholarships
The Excellence Scholarship prize is annually granted by the University of Minho to students of undergraduate and integrated master’s degrees, and it aims to honour: the best student that applies to each of the degrees mentioned; the student that is registered and enrolled at the University of Minho at the time of the awarding of the prize and had the best academic performance in the previous academic year; and the student that completed the degree with the best academic results in the last curricular year. The scholarships have a monetary value equal to the annually defined tuition fee. 

For more information see the Regulation for Awarding Excellence Scholarships of the University of Minho.


Almedina Prize
Within the existing Protocol between the Almedina Bookshop and the University of Minho, the former annually grants 11 prizes to students most in need of the Univeristy of Minho with a view to promoting academic merit. The prizes are granted as scholarships in the form of an Almedina Gift Voucher, which is valid for one academic year. Each voucher has a value of 455 euros in books, and is accompanied by a book published by the Almedina Bookshop relevant to each awarded student’s field. 

For more information see the Regulation of the Almedina Prize.