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What childcare options are available for children who are not yet school-aged?

Children from Ukraine will be integrated into Portuguese schools and will have the same rights as Portuguese.

Pre-schools are available both in public and private types. They admit children between three and six years of age, until primary school. Public pre-schools in Portugal mostly free. Please contact your local kindergarten to get more information about admission conditions.

Pre-school children can also maintain classes in Ukrainian, through the โ€˜NUMOโ€™ mceclip0.png program of the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science, with โ€˜onlineโ€™ resources for kindergarten.

How do I enroll my child(ren) into school?

You must contact school in your area of residency or governmental entity responsible for the education area (dgeste.mec.pt mceclip0.png).

Typically you will need the following documents for application:

  • Identification documents;
  • School certificate or any other document proving child's qualification degree;
  • Vaccination certificate (all vaccines).

Please confirm with your local school the full list of the necessary documents.

Public schools in Portugal are state-subsidized, that means they are free for residents.

Also, please check this online hub mceclip0.png for children in 7-11 grades for home studies and additional resources. It does not replace the official school curriculum.

You can check the school network here.

How can I enroll my child in a Ukrainian school in first grade if we are abroad?

Documents for admission to the school can be submitted online on the website "Electronic registration in institutions of general secondary education" at the link mceclip0.png. To do this, you need to register on the site, choose an institution of general secondary education, create an application and confirm it with documents in the institution

Electronic registration is not available in Kyiv, but it is possible to submit an application online to the school's e-mail address (at the applicant's choice). Enrollment will be carried out on the basis of the application of one of the parents, submitted in person or scanned copies or photocopies. Documents must confirm the place of residence of the child, one of his parents (or people who replace them) in the territory of the institution. If parents do not have the opportunity to obtain a medical certificate for their child by May 31, this is not a reason to refuse enrollment. Original documents and medical certificates must be submitted to the educational institution no later than August 18, 2023 inclusive. More details at the link mceclip0.png.

What happens if my kid gets sick?

When your child gets a registration in Portugal, general healthcare treatments will be free. These include the following:

  • Pediatric appointments until age 18 through a GP;
  • Free vaccinations;
  • Preventive dental care, excluding orthodontic treatments like braces.

Most Spanish hospitals have pediatric wards where you can get treatment by a specialist for your child.

Here mceclip0.png is list of pediatric centers in Portugal.

Can I continue my university studies at another university? What documents do I need?

All citizens who are granted temporary protection may apply for emergency student status for humanitarian reasons, regardless of the nationality of the applicant or of his/her family members. Please note that the application must be accompanied by the document from the Aliens and Borders Service granting the temporary protection (not the proof of application but only the proof of granting). The application may be submitted directly to the higher education institution at any time.

Students in an emergency situation for humanitarian reasons may apply for a scholarship.

The application is submitted online using the form accessible here mceclip0.png, with the use of credentials previously obtained from any Higher Education Institution. The deadline for submission of the scholarship application for a full academic year is, as a rule, until September 30th or, 20 days after registration. But it can also be submitted until May 31st of the academic year itself.

General information can be found on this link mceclip0.png, and more specific information can be found on the FAQ mceclip0.png page.

You can use the list of universities that help Ukrainian students and scientists on the English-language educational search platform Erudera mceclip0.png. The platform contains 70 offers from universities around the world, including the USA, Australia and Canada. In addition to the country and the name of the university, the table indicates the type of aid and a link mceclip0.png to the university's website.

Science For Ukraine mceclip0.png is a public group of volunteer researchers and students from academic institutions in Europe and around the world who help Ukrainians. You can apply for help through the website, and you can view the entire list of institutions that agree to cooperate with Ukrainian scientists by following the link mceclip0.png.

Useful Telegram channel "Nonformal O" mceclip0.png - scholarships, grants, courses, volunteer projects in all countries for Ukrainians.

Useful Telegram channel "Opportunities" mceclip0.png, where the latest volunteer, educational, career projects in Ukraine and various countries are published. Link to backup channel mceclip0.png.

What languages do I need to speak to be able to study?

Most of degrees are taught in Portuguese.

However, some public universities also offer studies for English speakers:

  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa;
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico;
  • Catholic University of Portugal;
  • University of Lisbon;
  • University of Porto;
  • Catรณlica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.

New residents can get free Portuguese lessons through IEFP (Instituto de Emprego e Formaรงรฃo Profissional). There are also a number of Portuguese language courses and online resources. Most courses are paid, but the following article lists free resources for learning Portuguese mceclip0.png.

Practice Portuguese mceclip0.png, one of the most popular language learning programs, offers free premium access for Ukrainians moving to Portugal. Just contact them for more information.

Where can I pass my related language exams (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS)?

Here you can find dates and locations for TOEFL exam mceclip0.png and for IELTS exam mceclip0.png in Portugal.