Student grants can be need or merit based.
Eligibility for need-based scholarships is determined by the income of the student and his family. Need-based grant amounts depend on the fee levels and vary between EUR 1 063 and EUR 5 675.
Merit-based grants are set at EUR 2 525.00. There are several criteria, namely:
- Completed with success all enrolled disciplines on previous year;
- All assessed course work is marked over 16 [grading system 0-20].
Additional grants are provided for the first time in 2014/15 to a maximum of 1 000 students who move to study in regions of Portugal where there is less pressure on the population. The annual amount is EUR 1 500.