Apply for a scholarship for higher education

These scholarships aim to co-fund the education costs of students with fewer financial resources. The application for the scholarships is carried out online.

The scholarships are granted annually and paid monthly, by the State, within the scope of the educational social action. To be entitled to one, you must prove that your household is not economically able to pay the studies.

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  • Access the student’s reserved area on the DGES website
  • Free of charge
  • Apply through the 'Apply now' button

Who can Apply for a scholarship for higher education?

  • The public or private higher education students.

Where can you Apply for a scholarship for higher education?

What are the documents and requirements to Apply for a scholarship for higher education?

  • To apply, you shall need to have with you:

    • the Citizen Card or the identification document + the tax payer card + the Segurança Social (Social Security) number of all members of your household
    • the last Personal Income Tax statement of your household
    • your IBAN.

What is the Price to Apply for a scholarship for higher education?

It is free of charge.

How can you Apply for a scholarship for higher education?

Access the student’s reserved area on the DGES website, enter your credentials (user code and password) and submit the application. The application for a scholarship may only be carried out online. During the application, you shall need to load some documents.

If in doubt, consult the applicant’s guide and the frequently asked questions. On the reserved area, you may also consult the applications results.

If you have applied for a scholarship in the past

Use the same credentials you have used on the previous years. If you do not remember them, you may recover them by clicking on I forgot the user code and/or the password.

If you applied for higher education on the same year

If you stated in your application for higher education that you intended to apply for a scholarship, use the link which has been sent by email, on the notification of receipt of application.

If the link is broken or if you did not receive the credentials to apply for a scholarship, you may obtain them by indicating your data.

If you cannot obtain your credentials through any of these ways, go to the Social Action Services (SAS) or to the Social Action Office of the higher education institution you are enrolled in and request the user code and password. You shall need to display your Citizen Card.

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