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 Tuition Fees

​The frequency of a study cycle from the University of Minho is subject to payment of tuition fees annually established.
 
Tuition fees are paid through ATM (payment services), MB WAY service or credit card, according to the terms set in a Rectoral dispatch published annually.

Contact for inquiries: propinas@uminho.pt

​Frequently Asked Questions

1. I would like to pay the tuition fees but the instalments have not been released in the Academic Portal. What should I do?
The tuition fee instalments are released in the Academic Portal in September. Students can proceed with tuition fee payment after the instalments are released. 
The imperative need to make payment before this deadline must be requested, via email to the address propinas@uminho.pt.

2. How can I pay the tuition fees?
Tuition fees can be paid by ATM (payment of services), MB WAY service or Credit Card.
In order to choose payment, you should access the Academic Portal by using your login and password, and in My Profile area click on Payments.

3. Yesterday, I paid one tuition fee instalment. How can I obtain the payment receipt?
Receipts regarding tuition fee payments are automatically available in the Academic Portal under Payments in My Profile area.

4. I have already payed the tuition fee but the receipt is not on the E-Fatura page of the Autoridade Tributária (Portuguese Tax Authority). How will these expenses be reported to the Autoridade Tributária?
The receipts for payments made in respect to tuition fees will never appear individually on the E-Fatura (Portal das Finanças) website, but only invoices of the total amount of tuition fees to be paid by the student. The invoice for tuition fees is made available on the E-Fatura website shortly after it is issued. Only the invoices for the full amount of the tuition fees to be paid by the student will appear there, and right after they are duly issued.
This means that the total invoice value (which corresponds to the total amount of tuition fees payable by each student) will be deducted in the tax return (IRS) for the calendar year in which the invoice was issued.

5. I lost the ATM references for tuition fee payment. Do I have to generate new ATM references?
If the ATM references are still valid, you can consult them and print them again in the Academic Portal, under the Payments option in the My Profile area.
If the validity of the same has expired - the references have a validity of 4 days – you should generate new references in the Academic Portal.

6. If I pay the tuition fees in full, do I have a discount?
There is no discount for early payment of the total value of tuition fees.

7. I hold a scholarship granted by the Social Action Services. Are tuition fees directly deducted from my scholarship?
No. The scholarship is granted to the student, and therefore he/she must be responsible for the payment of the respective tuition fees.

8. How do I pay the tuition fee instalments that are in arrears? Do I have to generate the ATM references again?
Yes. ATM references have a defined validity period (4 days) and can only be used within it. If the validity of the references has expired or the date of the instalments has expired, you should generate new references for payment of these instalments in the Academic Portal.

9. If I fail to pay the tuition fee instalments within the established deadlines, what kind of penalties may I suffer?
Tuition fee payments after the established deadlines shall bear interest at the legal rate, and any administrative actions will be suspended, such as registration in the examination periods and the issuance of certificates, amongst others. The student will also have limited access to the Academic Portal.

10. I have not paid the tuition fee instalments within the established deadlines. How do I pay the default interest charges?
Default interest on late payment of tuition fees is calculated and released in the Academic Portal after the tuition fees are paid in full.
Interest payments must be performed by Credit Card,  ATM or MB WAY service. Therefore, students should access the Academic Portal and select the desired payment option in Payments in My Profile area.

11. I have a pending request for equivalences/enrolment in a part-time regime. Should I wait for the response to the request before paying the tuition fees?
No. Until you obtain a final response to the request for equivalences or enrolment in a part-time regime, you must pay the overdue tuition fee instalments within the established deadlines. After obtaining the response to the request, and in case the value of the tuition fees has changed, the value of the non-overdue tuition fee instalments will be adjusted.

12. I am an undergraduate student and I am currently enrolled in 30 ECTS, in the part-time regime. How is the tuition fee calculated?
According to the rules in force, "the amount of the tuition fees to be paid by students enrolled in the part-time regime, or by students that require a maximum of 30 ECTS to complete the bachelor's degree or the curricular component of an integrated master's , master's or PhD degrees is determined by the following formula:

​25% of tuition fee×(1+3×(No. of credits (ECTS)  to be completed)/(Credits (ECTS)  of the curricular year of the study plan))"

For example, for a student enrolled in 30 ECTS of a curricular plan of 60 ECTS, based on the reference value of the tuition fees established for the academic year 2018/2019, the amount to be paid would be:
(25%×€1037,20)×(1+3×30/60)=€648,25

13. Under what conditions can I benefit from a reduction in tuition fees?
Only the students enrolled in the part-time regime or those that require a maximum of 30 ECTS to complete the Undergraduate and Integrated Master's degree, or the curricular component of the cycles of studies leading to the Master's and PhD degrees can benefit from a reduction in tuition fees. The part-time regime can only be granted to students enrolled in a minimum of 40% and a maximum of 60% of the credits (ECTS) to which they could have enrolled through the full-time regime.
3rd cycle students who participate in research activities of the units of UMinho, within the scope of their thesis projects, may benefit from a reduction of tuition fees, up to the amount of the basic tuition fee fixed for the academic year 2018/2019 (€1 037, 20), provided that the conditions set out in the Deliberation of the Management Board no.19/2016 are fulfilled.

14. I paid the first tuition fee instalment in another public higher education institution. How should I proceed?
If you have performed the tuition fee payment in another public higher education institution due to placement through the National Competition for Access and, in the same academic year, you enrolled at the University of Minho through the same Competition, you should therefore submit a Request for the amount already paid to be deducted from the tuition fee via the Electronic Desk in the Academic Portal. In this request you must indicate the degree you are attending and the higher education institution in which you performed payment, accompanied with a scan of the respective proof of payment.
Deduction from tuition fee will only take place after the amount paid in the other institution is completely transferred to the University of Minho.
While waiting for the transfer of the amount paid in the other institution, you should proceed with the payment of overdue tuition fee instalments within the established deadlines. 

15. My employer wishes to pay my tuition fees. Can I issue payment receipts on behalf of my employer?
In case you want the tuition fee payment receipts to be issued on behalf of your employer, the latter should request, through the email address propinas@uminho.pt, before the respective payment, the issuance of the corresponding invoice, indicating the full name of the company, the company's address and tax identification number, as well as the full name of the student in question, the degree, academic year and the amount to be paid. In case it is a Portuguese public entity, the request should also indicate the number of the undertaking.
The invoice subsequently issued by the Academic Services will include the available payment methods.
It is worth mentioning that after the tuition fee payments have been performed, no changes to the already issued receipts or invoices can be made.
The student's tuition fees situation before UMinho will only be regularized when UMinho receives the amount from the company.

16. I want the invoice for the tuition fees to be issued on behalf of an external entity that is financing my studies. How should I proceed?
You should submit a request to the following e-mail address propinas@uminho.pt, attaching a document proving the intention of that entity to pay the amount involved, as well as the relevant information (name, address, NIF or NIPC [tax ID number]).
The student's tuition fees situation before UMinho will only be regularized when UMinho receives the amount from the external entity.

17. I have a scholarship contract and it will be a funding entity that will pay for my tuition fee (FCT, NORTE 2020, Marie Curie, among others) and I have an irregular fee situation, how should I proceed?
You shall send the proof of scholarship associated with the academic period in which you observe irregular situations in the academic portal, through the email address propinas@uminho.pt.
In subsequent academic years, you must always send the declaration confirming the renewal of the scholarship, through the email address propinas@uminho.pt.
If the requested complies, the deadline for payment of the fee will be extended until the end of December of the 2nd civil year of the academic year to which you are enrolled (in the case of the 2018/2019 academic year, it will be December 31, 2019). In this sequence, the student will be unblocked, until that date, in all administrative processes.

18. I am an integrated master's student and in this academic year I have only enrolled in the course unit "Dissertation" in order to complete my thesis. Do I have to pay the full value of the tuition fee?
In case a student, for the purpose of completing the Course Unit "Dissertation", "Thesis" or "Project", renews his/her enrolment in the final curricular year of the integrated master's degree only in this course unit, the tuition fee will have a value proportional to the number of terms required for the respective thesis/dissertation completion. Therefore, the Academic Portal will display 4 tuition fee instalments corresponding to the 4 terms of the academic year. The student must pay the necessary terms (counting from the beginning of the academic year) for thesis, dissertation or project completion within the established deadlines. After the dissertation, thesis or project has been submitted, the information will be updated in the Academic Portal, and the tuition fee instalments regarding the remaining terms will be cancelled.
In case the submission of the dissertation, thesis or project does not take place within the established deadline, the student must pay the full value of the tuition fee.​

19. I paid the tuition fees last week but the information on the Academic Portal still shows that the payment is due. How should I proceed?
You should report this issue for analysis. For this purpose, use the following e-mail address propinas@uminho.pt, attaching a document certifying the payment in question.

20. Is there any possibility that, in a situation of illness, I may be exempt from the payment of tuition fees?
The cancelation of the outstanding instalments of tuition fees owed for the enrolment in the academic year is foreseen when a situation of justifiable reason is verified.
A justifiable reason is deemed to exist when a fact arising at the end of the period of cancellation of the applicable enrolment completely prevents the attendance and completion of the academic year to which the debt relates, provided that it is communicated in writing to UMinho within 30 days after the occurrence and duly documented with sufficient evidence.

21. I have tuition debts from academic years prior to 2018/2019, how should I proceed?
Please send questions that you wish to clarify to the email address cobranca.propinas@reitoria.uminho.pt.

22. How to apply for a fee non-debt certificate (including for SEF)?
You must request the certificate, by email, to the address propinas@uminho.pt, indicating its intended purpose, with the identification of the student number. The time of issuance of this certificate will be of up to 10 business days, therefore the requests must be made with the proper advance.