Class attendance and changes to the original study plan

UFP uses ECTS as both a credit transfer and accumulation system. 20 point grading system applied for the assessment of examinations, projects, essays, tests and other tasks. Knowledge is assessed through continuous evaluation. In the Portuguese System the marks are expressed out of twenty – the pass mark is 10/20 and the highest is 20/20.

Regarding the teaching hours of the classes, the minimum attendance percentage is as follows: in theoretical, theoretical and practical or non-laboratory practice: 50% of the taught classes; in laboratory practice classes for courses from the health area 80% of the classes, and in courses from other areas 60% of the taught classes; in clinical teaching (including internships) is 90% of the classes.


  • Don’t change the original study plan without first discussing that possibility with your home university and your coordinator at UFP.
  • Changes in your Learning Agreement must be made through an official form, which is delivered at the International Relations Office, after being signed by the Departmental Coordinator.
  • You have two weeks, after the semester begins, to make any changes to your Learning Agreement. Unjustified changes or changes made after this deadline will not be processed.
  • If you do not respect these rules you will be responsible for all consequences, which include:
    • Not being properly registered for the courses you wish to add to the original study plan;
    • Not fulfilling the necessary credits and being in breach of your Erasmus contract;
    • Not being formally evaluated at the classes you have been attending.


The International Relations Office will not issue any grades related to courses that you were not properly registered for.

Don’t forget: UFP has a continuous evaluation system. This means you have to attend the established number of classes and follow the evaluation tasks during the semester in order to be approved at each course. Erasmus+/exchange students have to follow the same evaluation rules as regular students, with no exceptions.