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 Other Courses and Training Programmes

The University of Minho offers a large number of courses and training programmes that do not provide an academic degree.

Pre-graduate training
Preparation Course for Over 23 Years of Age
Intending to continue to respond to a need of citizens who did not have the opportunity to take, in due course, a normal school path that would allow them to access higher education, UMinho offers, once again, a Preparation Course for Over 23 Years of Age for Access to Higher Education for those who intend to apply to UMinho through the Special Contest for Applicants Holding Exams Over 23 Years. 
Covering the Portuguese language (mandatory) and a specific discipline, the Course dispenses those interested in applying for admission to UMinho through the Special Contest for Applicants Holding Exams Over 23 Years, in the same year in which they obtain approval in the Course, from the Portuguese language exam and the specific exam, required under the aforementioned Contest.
Second-cycle training

​​Specialised Training Course
Organised sets of curricular units structured in accordance with a training objective and pertaining to a training programme at second-cycle level, with a minimum of 15 credits, which may be subject to crediting for the taught
part of study cycles leading to a master’s degree.
For more information please visit the websites of the Institutes and Schools​​ .
In the specific case of the specialized training course in Foundations for Scientific Research, please contact cursofundamentosinvestigacao@reitoria.uminho.pt
Post-Graduate Specialisation Course
Organised sets of curricular units structured in accordance with a training objective that aims to develop scientific, technical, human and cultural competencies in a specific field.
For more information please visit the websites of the Institutes and Schools​​ .
Third-cycle training

Advanced Studies Course
Organised sets of curricular units structured in accordance with a training objective pertaining to a study programme at third-cycle level, with a minimum of 15 credits, which may be recognised for the taught part of study cycles leading to a doctoral degree.
​​For more information please visit the websites of the Institutes and Schools​​ .
Advanced Scientific Placement
Scientific research works designed for doctoral candidates at other higher education institutions in Portugal or abroad, in accordance with a project approved by the Scientific Board of the Institute/School and which is part of one of the fields of knowledge and a specialism thereof, if applicable, for which the organisational unit awards doctoral degrees.
For more information please visit the websites of the Institutes and Schools​​ .
​Post-doctoral training
Post-Doctoral
Advanced scientific research works to be carried out by holders of doctoral degrees completed in Portugal or abroad within the fields of knowledge and a specialism thereof, if applicable, for which the Institute/School awards.
doctoral degrees.
For more information please visit the websites of the Institutes and Schools​​ .
​​Short courses

Credited Short Courses
Courses corresponding to less than 15 credits, approved and certified by UMinho, which may or may not at the same time be recognised and certified by vocational orders or bodies.
For more information please visit the websites of the Institutes and Schools​​ .
Non-Credited Short Courses
Courses with a duration and workload for trainees calculated by analogy with credited courses, approved and certified by the Institute/School’s Scientific Board/Technical-Scientific Board and included in the Institute/School information system, which may or may not, at the same time, be recognised and certified by vocational orders and bodies.
For more information please visit the websites of the Institutes and Schools​​ .
Isolated course units
​Curricular units that are part of a study cycle’s curricular plan, attended by a person not registered for a study cycle at UMinho; although these units may be credited under the terms of the law, those that attend them shall not have
the right to access the study cycle to which the units belong.