This course is taught in exclusively Portuguese

Full Accreditation, for 6 years, by A3ES (Portuguese Accreditation Agency), 15-01-2016 (link)
The course is taught in exclusively Portuguese

Admission Exams: Biology and Geology
Pre-requisites: Group A (PDF)

Nursing graduates can work in public or private institutions, including general and specialized hospitals, health centers, clinics, companies and elderly care homes.

Why choose nursing at ESS- FP?

Our teachers keep close and supportive throughout your course.

Highly qualified, differentiated and experienced faculty, nationally and internationally recognized.

Nursing Center and laboratories equipped with the most advanced technologies and equipments, providing learning in real practice context.

FP’s Hospital, provider of general and specialized healthcare, provides internships and excellent clinical hospital training for its students

Your support team

Educational success is achieved through teamwork. During your application process, and whenever you need it, you will have the support and advice of a team of professionals.


In addition to being academically qualified, our teaching staff is known to be very open and available to clarify your questions.

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team, created with UFP collaborators who are mostly alumni of the university, aims to facilitate the integration of the new students.


In-person (during office hours) or a click away, our staff is professional and willing to help.

Study plan

1st Cycle – Licenciatura (BSc)* · Duration: 8 Semesters · 240 ECTS
According to Dispatch no. 7090/2019, DR 2nd series no. 151, of 8 August 2019.

* Successful completion of all curricular units and the approval at 240 ECTS confers a Licenciado (BSc) degree.
SCHOOL OF HEALTH (polytechnic education)

Program coordinator

Francisco Sampaio, PhD
João Faria, PhD

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Dates and costs

Applications and School Fees
Academic Year 2022/23

Application info

Exchange program / study abroad

Higher School of Health Fernando Pessoa’s students (ESS-FP) who meet the eligibility criteria have the possibility of studying and/or doing internship periods in international mobility.

Study periods in international mobility of students are carried out in higher education institutions outside Portugal, with which ESS-FP maintains student exchange agreements under the Erasmus + Program (in the European area) or other existing bilateral exchange agreements.

Information about mobility/exchange programs is available through the International Relations Office (link).