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Merit Scholarships
Are eligible for the merit scholarship students who, in the academic year to which the scholarship award refers, have obtained approval in all curricular units that are part of the study plan of the curricular year in which they were enrolled and who present a weighted average grade equal to or higher than 16 values in the set of the curricular units that constitute the course year in question. Merit scholarships are awarded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education to students from different Higher Education institutions and have an annual value equal to five times the amount of 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, the amendment to the Regulation for Awarding Merit Scholarships to Students in Higher Education and the Regulation for Awarding Merit Scholarships at University of Minho.

Excellence Scholarships
The Excellence Scholarship prize is annually granted by the University of Minho (UMinho) to students of undergraduate and integrated master’s degrees, enrolled full-time and with regular enrollment at the UMinho, who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement in the academic year of entry, after completing a curricular year or upon completion of the degree, without having ever failed or left curricular units in arrears, and who present, respectively, the highest application grade for the course, the best performance in the previous curricular year or the highest classification final course, as long as it is equal to or greater than 17.00 points.
The scholarships have a monetary value equal to the annually defined tuition fee set for national students in the academic year in which they are granted .

UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research
The UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research aims to provide an opportunity to bring 1st cycle students (including the first three years of integrated study cycles leading to a master's degree) closer to real contexts of scientific research and integration into research teams that work on creating new and relevant knowledge. In pursuit of this objective, it is intended that students applying for the Prize have the possibility of engaging in supervised research activities that foster their interest in science. The Prize also intends to contribute to guiding students towards a conscious and successful involvement in subsequent study cycles, in which carrying out research has a great central role. This annual initiative, promoted by the Rectory along with research centers, aims to allow UMinho 1st cycle students to get involved in real research contexts, work in teams that deal with new and relevant knowledge, have the supervision of recognized scientists and also deepen their interest in science.
The prize includes a certificate and a monetary value of 500 euros.

For more information, see the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research Regulation and respective annexes.