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 Request for Public Examination

The request for public master’s or PhD exams must be prepared in advance, in order to ensure that, at the time of submission, your situation is regularized at UMinho and you have all the necessary documents, some of which depend on third parties (e.g., opinion of the (s) supervisors) or take some time to obtain (e.g., statement of academic progress, for PhD candidates only).

This request is submitted through the Electronic Desk of this Portal, option Request for Public Examination.


Request for Public Examination leading to the awarding of the Master’s Degree for students of the University of Minho

After the submission of the request for public examination, such shall be analysed by the Organic Units.The acceptance of the aforementioned request is hereby subjected to verification of its proper instruction and upon all applicable requirements being met by the student.

As the association courses are not fully supported by UMinho's Information Systems, currently, we cannot ensure the feasibility of submitting the request for public examination, by this way, for this type of courses.

Requests for public examinations lacking documentation or containing false statements by the student shall not be followed up on. In this case, the student shall be notified to address any deficiencies potentially attributable to them.

In order to clarify any doubts on the request for public examinations, the student may contact the respective Organic Unit.

Before submitting the Request for Public Examination, the student shall:
1. ensure that the document to be discussed under public examination (dissertation/project/internship report) is formatted and organized in accordance with the terms provided for in Order RT-31/2019;
2. be enrolled in the current academic year (or in a different academic year, as long as duly provided for in the regulations in force);
3. comply with the deadlines established in the regulations in force to request such examinations;
4. stand with their financial situation settled with the University of Minho, namely with regard to emoluments, fees and tuitions (note: tuitions shall be considered settled if in compliance with the tuition settlement plan negotiated with the University of Minho in accordance with the terms of Law No. 75/2019);
5. have been, in due time, admitted to dissertation/project/internship  by the Scientific Board/Technical-Scientific Board of the respective Organic Unit;
6. prepare the uploading of the following documents (note: each document must correspond to a single pdf file.
The sum of the size of all uploaded files cannot exceed a maximum size of 500 MBytes:
     i) Master’s degree Work (dissertation/project/internship report);
     ii) Curriculum Vitae;
     iii) Opinion(s) of the adviser(s);
     iv) Statement relating to the deposit in the RepositóriUM;
     v) Request for exceptional deposit in the RepositóriUM (note: the request must be uploaded in the cases where option 2 or 3 of the statement in the previous line has been selected).


Request for Public Examination leading to the awarding of the Doctorate Degree for students of the University of Minho

After the submission of the request for public examination, such shall be analysed by the Academic Division of the University of Minho. The acceptance of the aforementioned request is hereby subjected to verification of its proper instruction and upon all applicable requirements being met by the student.

As the association courses are not fully supported by UMinho's Information Systems, currently, we cannot ensure the feasibility of submitting the request for public examination, by this way, for this type of courses.

Requests for public examinations lacking documentation or containing false statements by the student shall not be followed up on. In this case, the student shall be notified to address any deficiencies potentially attributable to them.

In order to clarify any doubts on the request for public examinations, the student may contact the Academic Division, via email (da@reitoria.uminho.pt).

Before submitting the Request for Public Examination, the student shall:
1. ensure that the document to be discussed under public examination (thesis/work) is formatted and organized in accordance with the terms provided for in Order RT-31/2019;
2. be enrolled in the current academic year (or in a different academic year, as long as duly provided for in the regulations in force);
3. comply with the deadlines established in the regulations in force to request such examinations;
4. Stand with their financial situation settled with the University of Minho, namely with regard to emoluments, fees and tuitions (note: tuitions shall be considered settled if in compliance with the tuition settlement plan negotiated with the University of Minho in accordance with the terms of Law No. 75/2019);
5. have, in due time, requested the Academic Division to registration of the topics of their thesis on the RENATES platform (https://renates.dgeec.mec.pt/) and hold the respective TID identifier;
6. take responsibility for submitting a paper copy of the thesis/work to the Academic Division, on the 2nd floor of the Pedagogical Complex II in the Campus of Gualtar - Braga, subject to appointment to be scheduled by email.
7. prepare the uploading of the following documents (note: each document must correspond to a single pdf file.
The sum of the size of all uploaded files cannot exceed a maximum size of 500 MBytes):
     i) Doctorate Work (thesis/work);
     ii) Abstract in Portuguese of the Doctorate Work (optional)
     iii) Abstract in English or French of the Doctorate Work (optional)
     iv) Curriculum Vitae;
     v) Opinion(s) of the adviser(s);
     vi) Opinion of the Course Director (when applicable);
     vii) Statement relating to the deposit in the RepositóriUM;
     viii) Request for exceptional deposit in the RepositóriUM (note: the request must be uploaded in the cases where option 2 or 3 of the statement in the previous line has been selected);
     ix) Statement of school transcripts (note: statement issued by the Academic Services of the University of Minho, upon request submitted by the student at Electronic Desk > Requests> New Request> Various);
     x) Proof of payment of the emolument related to the request for public examination (note: the bank transfer, in the amount of €300, must be made to the University of Minho’s IBAN: PT50 0035 0171 00167322630 15).