Main legislation published in the field of tertiary education, 2005-2009
Law 49/2005 of 30 August
Basic Law on the Education System (amendment)
Decree-Law 64/2006 of 21 March
Access to tertiary education by students over 23 years of age.
Decree-Law 74/2006 of 24 March
Legal system of tertiary education degrees and diplomas.
Decree-Law 88/2006 of 23 May
Regulation of technological specialisation courses (CETs).
Decree-Law 40/2007 of 20 February
Regulations for special entrance tests for admission to Medicine degree programs.
Decree-Law 396/2007 of 31 December
Ministerial Order 401/2007 of 5 April
Regulation for program change, transfer and re-entry into Tertiary Education.
Decree-Law 239/2007 of 19 June
Academic title of professor with aggregation.
Law 38/2007 of 16 August
Legal framework for quality assurance of tertiary education (RJAES).
Law 62/2007 of 10 September
Legal framework of Tertiary Education Institutions (RJIES).
Decree-Law 341/2007 of 12 October
Legal arrangements for the recognition of foreign tertiary degrees.
Decree-Law 369/2007 of 5 November
Tertiary Education Evaluation and Accreditation Agency.
Ministerial Order 29/2008 of 10 January
Regulations regarding procedures for the register of foreign diplomas.
Ministerial Order 30/2008 of 10 January
Supplement to the diploma.
Decree-Law 107/2008 of 25 June
New mechanisms for monitoring the Bologna process and simplification of procedures and flexibility in the access to tertiary education.
Ministerial Order 781/2009 of 23 June
Establishes the structure and organization of the national qualifications catalogue and the model of qualifications based on competences.
Ministerial Order 782/2009 of 23 June
Regulates the national qualification framework and defines the descriptors for the national qualification levels
Glossary of Portuguese Terms