This section contains the necessary information for application for the Licenciatura em Música (Bachelor Course) - Composition, Conducting and Music Education, Performance and Jazz. Note that there is a different calendar for Jazz, with exams in a slightly different format.
Note: The contents and criteria for the specific tests will be accordingly to the calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions (consultation of the legislation is recommended)

Who can apply to ESML under the normal category?

Candidates who hold a Portuguese secondary education course or a legally equivalent qualification with approval in the national examination may apply for entrance (Local Access Contest).

Who can apply for international student access?

Holders of a qualification legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education. The equivalence must be attributed by a Portuguese secondary school or by the competent services of the Ministry of Education (Decree-Law no. 227/2005, December 28)

I have a higher education course, how can I apply to Licenciatura em Música (bachelor) course?

Through the entrance tests under a special category, on the same dates as the normal tests in the Local Access Contest

Who can compete in the over 23 category?

Candidates who have completed 23 years of age by December 31 of the preceding year and who do not hold a secondary education qualification or equivalent.

Can I apply for a course in ESML, not having the 12th grade and the National Examination of Secondary Education?

If you are 23 years of age or older, you can take the tests at our school to assess the capacity for these specialized higher education courses in music

What is the difference between COURSE CHANGE, RE-ENTRY AND TRANSFER?

COURSE CHANGE allows a student to enrol in a different course than the one in which he last enrolled (at the same or another educational establishment), whether or not the registration has expired. 

RE-ENTRY is the act by which a student enrols in an institution and course in which he / she has already had valid enrolment and registration but which have expired in the meantime. 

TRANSFER is the act by which a student enrols in the same course or equivalent in a different institution of higher education from that in which he or she is, or has been, enrolled, irrespective of interruption.

I interrupted my studies in a higher education course. What can I do to rejoin?

Students who have been enrolled in the same national higher education establishment in the same course, or a preceding course, may apply for re-entry. For this purpose, you must apply for re-entry with the academic services of the higher education institution that you attended.

How can I transfer or change course to a Portuguese higher education institution?

Students who have been enrolled in a Portuguese higher education course without completion may apply for course change or transfer, as can students who have been enrolled in a foreign higher education establishment defined as such by the legislation of the country concerned, whether or not they completed the course.

CALENDAR FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF ACCESS

Composition, Conducting and Musical Education, Performance

Applications:  February 19 - March 9
Publication of exam' contents: March 2nd
Specific exams: April 2-6
Results: April 16
Deadline for appeals: April 20
Deadline for decision: April 27

General music theory and aural tests: June 1 (for candidates approved in the specific tests):
(10.00 h to 12.00 h)- Aural test
(14.30 h to 17.00 h)- Analysis and Music History

Results: June 18
Deadline for appeals: June 25
Deadline for decision: June 29
ENES forms (Secondary Education National Exam) filing deadline: July 31
Final list of admitted candidates: September 5
Deadline for appeals: Septembre 6
Deadline for decision: Septembre 7
Enrollment: Septembre 10-14

Jazz
Applications: February 19 - March 9
Publication of exams contents: March 2
Specific exams: April 2 - 6
Results: April 16
Deadline for appeals: April 20
Deadline for decision: April 27
ENES forms (Secondary Education National Exam) filing deadline: July 31
Final list of admitted candidates: September 5
Deadline for appeals: Septembre 6
Deadline for decision: Septembre 7
Enrollment: Septembre 10 to 14

 

NORMAL CATEGORY (LOCAL ACCESS CONTEST)

1. REQUIREMENTS

Candidates who hold a Secondary Education course (12th Year) with approval in the national examination in one of the following  disciplines: Philosophy, Descriptive Geometry, History of Culture and Arts, English, Mathematics, Portuguese.

Candidates who attend the 12th year in the current school year can also apply to this normal category entrance exam.

N.B.: Students coming from a professional artistic education with a qualification equivalent to secondary education must check with the Secondary School where they will take the national examinations to obtain the ENES form, the only document that certifies the condition of access to higher education.

Documents required for the application:

  • Document certifying the qualifications obtained in the national examinations on the specific subjects required to access the course to which you apply (ENES form):
    • For candidates who already have valid examinations from previous years;
    • For candidates who attend the 12th year in the current school year, this document should be presented at the end of the month of July or beginning of August;
  • Declaration of attendance of 12th year (only for candidates presently attending 12th year);
  • Request for exemption from the Music Theory and Aural tests in the case of candidates with musical qualifications; these candidates should please complete the request form.
  • Identity Card (front and back) or Passport;
  • Certificate of attendance or completion of musical qualifications;
  • 1 passport type photo.
  • Payment of the application for the Entrance Examinations:
  • Normal local access - € 82,00 (eighty two euros)

 

This fee is not subject to reimbursement in the event of the candidate's withdrawal.

2. ELEMENTS OF EVALUATION


The evaluation of the candidates is carried out through the following elements:

2.1 Jazz
- Specific Exam (Practical exam on the instrument).

2.2 Performance (all Branches), Composition, Choral Conducting and Musical Education, Wind Orchestra Conducting
- Specific Exam
- Music Theory and Aural tests - Ear Training, Musical Analysis and Music History

The classification of the Music Theory and Aural Tests is the simple arithmetic mean of the two classifications, rounded to a whole integer, and upwards only when not less than five tenths. The candidates who obtain a classification equal or superior to 8 ​​are approved, provided that they do not obtain a mark lower than 5 ​​in either of its parts.

Candidates are exempted from the Music Theory and Ear Training Exam if they have completed or are in a position to complete by the end of this academic year (2016/17):
a) All 3 of the following - 8th Grade Musical Education or equivalent, 3rd Grade Musical Analysis and Techniques of Composition or equivalent, and 3rd Grade History of Music, History of Culture and Arts or equivalent;
or
b) Specialized Secondary Course in Music, Voice, or Gregorian Chant; or a professional course in Music.

These candidates should send the waiver application and are required to present proof of completion of these disciplines or courses. For those attending a specialized secondary music course the deadline for presentation of certifying documents is the same as for the submission of the ENES form (National Examination of Secondary Education).

3. RANKING

The ranking of candidates for enrolment in the study cycle is based on the final classification in the exams.
This final classification is the result of the calculation, to the first decimal place, of the following expression: 0.9xPe + 0.1xHa where:

Pe= classification of the specific exam
Ha= classification of the secondary education qualification with which he / she is applying (as figuring in point 8 of the ENES form)

The allotment of approved candidates in the places available is made in descending order.
The final result is expressed as one of the following: placed, not placed, excluded.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY - INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

1. APPLICATIONS

March 6-24, 2017.

The International Student Statute, approved in March 2014, allows a student who does not have Portuguese or European Union citizenship to be admitted in a Bachelor course in Portuguese public and private institutions.

Who is covered by the International Student Statute?

The International Student Statute covers all students who do not have Portuguese nationality, except:

a) Nationals of a Member State of the European Union;

b) Those who, not being nationals of a Member State of the European Union, have resided lawfully in Portugal for more than two years, without interruption, on 31 August of the year in which they intend to enter a higher education institution, as well as the children living with them legally;

c) Those who require admission to higher education through special categories of access and entry;

d) Foreign students who are attending a Portuguese higher education institution within the framework of an international mobility program as part of a study cycle of a foreign higher education institution (with which the Portuguese institution has established an exchange agreement with this goal)

Who can apply under the International Student Statute?

International students that may apply for enrolment in undergraduate study cycles are:

a) Holders of a Portuguese high school diploma;

b) Holders of a legally equivalent diploma. The equivalence must be attributed by a secondary school or by the competent services of the Ministry of Education, according to the provisions of Decree-Law no. 227/2005, of December 28;

c) Holders of a qualification giving access to higher education, understood as any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority attesting to their completion of a study programme and granting them the right to apply and be able to enter higher education in the country in which it was conferred. Certification of this entitlement should be issued by the competent authority of the country in which the qualification was obtained.

What are the conditions of admission?

Admittance to the entrance exams in this category will only be for those international students who, simultaneously:

a) have specific academic qualification in the subjects required for the cycle of studies to which they apply;

b) have the necessary level of knowledge of Portuguese language or English language in which the teaching is taught;

c) satisfy the prerequisites established for the study cycle concerned under the general regime of access and entry into higher education;

What is the knowledge of Portuguese required?

Attendance of undergraduate study cycles in ESML requires a student to be a user independent of the Portuguese language corresponding to level B2 ", according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CECL), or equivalent proficiency in English language.

How can I apply?

The application for entry under the International Student Statute is carried out through the special access exams for international students.

2. REQUIREMENTS

Documents required for the application:

- Portuguese high school diploma (document certifying the qualifications obtained in the national examinations on the specific subjects required to access the course - ENES form;

- Qualification diploma legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education. The equivalence must be attributed by a secondary school or by the competent services of the Ministry of Education, according to the provisions of Decree-Law no. 227/2005, of December 28;

- Qualification certificate giving access to higher education, understood as any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority attesting to their completion of a study programme and granting them the right to apply and be able to enter higher education in the country in which it was conferred. Certification of this entitlement should be issued by the competent authority of the country in which the qualification was obtained.

- Request for exemption from the Music Theory and Aural Test in the case of candidates with sufficient musical qualifications; for this please complete the request form;

- Citizen Identity Card (front and back) or Passport;

- Certificate of attendance or completion of musical qualifications;

- 1 passport type photo.

Payment of the application for the admission exams:

- International Student Application fee- 102,50 €

This fee is not subject to reimbursement in the event of the candidate's withdrawal.

3. ELEMENTS OF EVALUATION

- Specific Exam (Practical exam on the instrument).

3.2 Performance (all Branches), Composition, Choral Conducting and Musical Education, Wind Orchestra Conducting

- Specific Exam

- Music Theory and Aural tests - Ear Training, Musical Analysis e Music History

The classification of the Music Theory and Aural tests is the simple arithmetic mean of the two classifications, rounded to a whole integer, and upwards only when not less than five tenths. The candidates who obtain a classification equal or superior to 8 ​​are approved, provided that they do not obtain a mark lower than 5 ​​in either of its parts.

Candidates are exempted from the Music Theory and Aural test if they have completed or are in a position to complete by the end of this academic year (2016/17):

a) All 3 of the following - 8th Grade Musical Education or equivalent, 3rd Grade Musical Analysis and Techniques of Composition or equivalent, and 3rd Grade History of Music, History of Culture and Arts or equivalent;

or

b) Specialized Secondary Course in Music, Voice, or Gregorian chant; or a Professional Course in Music.

These candidates should send the waiver application and are required to present proof of completion of these disciplines or courses. For those attending a specialized secondary music course the deadline for presentation of certifying documents is the same as for the submission of the ENES form (National Examination of Secondary Education).

School fees for international students:

Tuition fee for undergraduate courses (1st cycle): € 6.900 / year

Application fee: € 102.50

School Insurance: € 1.75

Enrolment Fee: € 30

Related documents:

SPECIAL ACCESS CATEGORY - CANDIDATES WITH 23 YEARS OR OLDER

This special category covers students who, simultaneously:
- are 23 years old or older;
- do not hold a qualification for access to higher education;
- were approved in the specific tests designed to assess their ability to attend higher education courses;
- satisfy the preconditions required by the intended institution and course;

Legislation:

. Concursos Especiais DL 113-2014

. Maiores de 23 anos DL_64

1. REQUIREMENTS

Candidates over the age of 23 may submit themselves to the entrance exam for Bachelor in Music, in accordance with the specific regulation for these exams published by the Decree-Law n.º 64/2006, of March 21

The exam for this special category enables entry to Higher Education to all those who have completed 23 years until December 31 of the preceding year.

This category includes candidates for higher education, over 23 years of age, regardless of the academic qualifications they hold, provided they have not completed a Secondary Education course, i.e. 12th Grade, or equivalent.

Documents required for the application:

- Document certifying the qualification with which the student is applying;
- Identity Card (front and back) or passport;
- Professional and Academic Curriculum;
- Letter of motivation for attendance of the course (1 page A4)
- 1 passport type photo;

Payment of the application for the entrance examination:

- Candidates 23 years and older - 102,50 € (one hundred and two euros and fifty cents).

This fee is not subject to reimbursement in the event of the candidate's withdrawal.

2. ELEMENTS OF EVALUATION

2.1 Jazz

a) Assessment of knowledge and competence (Specific Exam)
b) Assessment of the candidate's academic and professional curriculum
c) Interview

2.2 Performance (all branches), Composition, Choral Conducting and Musical Education, Wind Orchestra Conducting

a) Assessment of knowledge and competence (Specific Exam + Music Theory and Aural tests)
b) Assessment of the candidate's academic and professional curriculum
c) Interview

The classification of the Music Theory and Aural Tests is the simple arithmetic mean of the two classifications, rounded to a whole integer, and upwards only when not less than five tenths. The candidates who obtain a classification equal or superior to 8 ​​are approved, provided that they do not obtain a mark lower than 5 ​​in either of its parts.

The purpose of the interview is:

  • to clarify questions relating to the applicants' curriculum and professional experience, as well as their willingness to comply with school obligations;
  • to evaluate the motivations presented by the candidate for the choice of higher education.

3. RANKING

In these special contests, the ranking of the candidates for enrolment in the Bachelor course is based on the final classification in the exams.

This final classification is the result of the calculation, up to tenths, of the following expression:

NC = 0.8 x PE + 0.15 CV + 0.05 x E where:
NC = Final classification;
PE = Specific Exam;
CV = Curricular evaluation;
E = Interview evaluation.
The allotment of approved candidates in the places available is made in descending order.

The final result is expressed as one of the following: placed, not placed, excluded.

 

SPECIAL ACCESS CATEGORY - CANDIDATES HOLDING A HIGHER EDUCATION COURSE

1. REQUIREMENTS

All candidates who hold a Higher Education Course may apply to take the entrance exams for the Bachelor course in Music.

Documents required for the application:

- Certificate of the higher education course;
- Identity card (front and back) or passport;
- Request for exemption from the realization of the Music Theory and Aural tests in the case of candidates with musical qualification; for those in a position to be exempted from these tests, please complete the request form;
- 1 passport type photo.

Payment of the application for the entrance examination:

- Higher Education Courses Holders - 102,50 € (one hundred and two euros and fifty cents)

This fee is not subject to reimbursement in the event of the candidate's withdrawal.

2. ELEMENTS OF EVALUATION

2.1 Jazz

a) Assessment of knowledge and competence (Specific Exam)
b) Assessment of the candidate's academic and professional curriculum
c) Interview

2.2 Performance (all branches), Composition, Choral Conducting and Musical Education, Wind Orchestra Conducting

a) Assessment of knowledge and competence (Specific Exam + Music Theory and Aural tests)
b) Assessment of the candidate's academic and professional curriculum
c) Interview

The classification of the Music Theory and Aural Tests is the simple arithmetic mean of the two classifications, rounded to a whole integer, and upwards only when not less than five tenths. The candidates who obtain a classification equal or superior to 8 ​​are approved, provided that they do not obtain a mark lower than 5 ​​in either of its parts.

The purpose of the interview is:

  • to clarify questions relating to the applicants' curriculum and professional experience, as well as their willingness to comply with school obligations;
  • to evaluate the motivations presented by the candidate for the choice of higher education.

3. RANKING

In these special contests, the ranking of the candidates for enrolment in the Bachelor course is based on the final classification in the exams.

This final classification is the result of the calculation, up to tenths, of the following expression:

NC = 0.8 x PE + 0.15 CV + 0.05 x E where:
NC = Final classification;
PE = Specific Exam;
CV = Curricular evaluation;
E = Interview evaluation.

The allotment of approved candidates in the places available is made in descending order.
The final result is expressed as one of the following: placed, not placed, excluded.

 

SPECIAL ACCESS CATEGORIES - CHANGE OF INSTITUTION / COURSE AND RE-ENTRY 

1. CHANGE OF INSTITUTION / COURSE

The change of institution/course is the act by which a student enrols in an institution and course other than those in which, in previous school years, he/she was enrolled, with or without an interval between the two.

The Order no. 181-D/2015, of June 19, approves the Regulation of both categories of Re-Entry and Simultaneous Institution/Course change in Higher Education, covering the applications for eventual enrolment in the academic year 2017-18.

Simultaneous change of institution/course, may be applied for by candidates who:

a) have been enrolled in another institution for a course which they have not completed;

b) have completed the national secondary education exams corresponding to the entrance exams established for the course and for that year under the general access category – and which may have been completed in any school year;

c) obtained the minimum classification in these exams required to access a higher education institution, in that year, under the general access category.

This category of institution/course change applies equally to students who have been enrolled in a course of a foreign higher education institution, defined as such by the legislation of the country concerned, and have not completed it.

The simultaneous change of professional higher technical institution/course, or foreign course of the corresponding level is not permitted for undergraduate study cycles or integrated masters study cycles.

The simultaneous change of institution/course is not permitted in the same academic year in which the student has been placed in an institution/course of higher education under any category and has enrolled.

Legislation:

Portaria nº 181-D/2015, de 19 junho

Documents required for the application:

- Certificate of curricular units from the course and establishment of provenance, indicating their respective classifications and number of ECTS;
- Document certifying the qualifications obtained in the national examinations of the specific subjects required to access the course to which it is applying (ENES form);
- Identity card (front and back);
- Request for exemption from the Music Theory and Aural tests in the case of candidates with musical qualifications;
- 1 Photo (passport type)

Payment of the application for the entrance exam:
- Change of institution/course - € 61,50 (sixty-one euros and fifty cents)

The payment of the application is not subject to reimbursement in the event of the candidate's withdrawal

2. RE-ENTRY

 (For students who attended ESML)

Re-entry is the act by which a student, after interruption of a certain course in an institution of higher education, enrols again in the same institution and the same course.

"Same course" means a course with the same designation and leading to the same degree or a course with a different designation but from the same scientific area, having similar objectives, and providing a similar scientific training, and leading:

- To the same degree;
- The attribution of a different degree, where this results from a process of modification or adjustment between a cycle of studies leading to the degree of Bachelor (bacharel) and Bachelor (licenciatura) or between this last and an integrated master's degree.

Re-entry is not subject to a limited number of places (numerus clausus).

Documents required for the application for re-entry:
- Identity card (front and back)
- 1 passport type photo

Payment of the application for the entrance examination:
- Re-entry - 51,25 € (fifty one euros, twenty five cents

This fee is not subject to reimbursement in the event of the candidate's withdrawal.

3. ELEMENTS OF EVALUATION

3.1 Change of Institution/Course and Re-entry
 

3.1.1 Jazz

- Specific Exam

3.1.2 Performance (all branches), Composition, Choral Conducting and Musical Education, Wind Orchestra Conducting

- Specific Exam

- Music Theory and Aural tests

The classification of the Music Theory and Aural tests is the simple arithmetic mean of the two classifications, rounded to a whole integer, and upwards only when not less than five tenths. The candidates who obtain a classification equal or superior to 8 ​​are approved, provided that they do not obtain a mark lower than 5 ​​in either of its parts.

Candidates are exempted from the Music Theory and Aural test if they have completed or are in a position to complete by the end of this academic year (2016/17):

a) All 3 of the following - 8th Grade Musical Education or equivalent, 3rd Grade Musical Analysis and Techniques of Composition or equivalent, and 3rd Grade History of Music, History of Culture and Arts or equivalent;
or
b) Specialized Secondary Course in Music, Voice, or Gregorian chant; or a Professional Course in Music.

These candidates should send the waiver application and are required to present proof of completion of these disciplines or courses. For those attending a specialized secondary music course the deadline for presentation of certifying documents is the same as for the submission of the ENES form (National Examination of Secondary Education).

The ranking of candidates for admission is based on their classification in the specific exam (this does not apply to candidates for re-entry).

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 To apply the candidate must access the CSSnet platform, available at this address: https://portal.ipl.pt/esmlcssnet and click on the "candidaturas" (applications) menu.

 Note: This link will be made available soon

To initiate the process it is necessary to click in the CSSnet login page on the required category. All applicants must register as users of the online application platform.

In order to facilitate the online application process, please refer to the User Manual.

ATTENTION: Before proceeding with the application, check which access category you want. In case of doubt send email to - Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.

Those who are in a position to be exempted from the Music Theory and Aural tests, should fill this request form and send it.

The choice of the access category, provided that the conditions are met, is the responsibility of the candidate. Applications for change of category will not be accepted after the application has been formalized.

It is not legally permissible to apply for more than one category. Payment of the application fee must be made through the Multibanco ATM network, selecting the payment / service payment operation in euros. Enter the entity in the indicated table, the reference MB (automatically generated at the end of the application process) and the amount.

ATTENTION: The mentioned ATM references will only be available for payment from 24 to 48 business hours from the moment the application is formalized.

For any questions, please contact the academic services by email or telephone.

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