The Faculdade de Medicina Dentária was the first Portuguese University to teach Dental Medicine in Portugal.

Currently, besides the integrated master’s degree in Dental Medicine, it offers undergraduate degrees in Dental Hygiene and Dental Prosthesis, a master’s degree in Dental Hygiene and doctoral degrees in Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences and Technology.

It encourages and conducts scientific research in the area of oral health sciences..

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CourseDegreeDuration SemestersVacanciesTuition Fees/Year (indicative)
Dental Hygiene 1BSc667.000€
Dental Laboratory Techonoly1BSc667.000€
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If you are citizen of an European Union country, you must apply through the Special Admission Contest for International Students (CEI).

>> Students of a foreign nationality, different from that of an European Union member country, who:

a) have not been living in Portugal for over 2 years, uninterruptedly, up to January 1st of the year of application (same rule applies for children legally residing with them), unless that time was for the purpose of studying;

b) are not, by definition of the Law, related to Portuguese citizens, or to citizens of other European Union countries;

c) by January 1st of the year of application, do not benefit from a statute of equal rights and duties under an international treaty celebrated between Portugal and their country of origin;

d)are not applying for Higher Education through a special regime.

>> Students who hold a secondary education diploma or an equivalent certificate, which, in their country of origin, allows them to apply for Higher Education.


Requirements for application to enroll in the 1st cycle of studies (‘Licenciatura’ Degree and Integrated Master’s Degree) at FMDUL, through the Special Admission Competition for International Students (CEI):

a) to be officially qualified to apply and register for Higher Education in the country where the qualification was obtained. (Proof must be provided.);

 b) to hold a Portuguese secondary education diploma, or a legally equivalent qualification;

c) to be an international student who has already attended Higher Education, in Portugal or in another country, through a program transfer or change (institution/program pair transfer regime).


To be admitted in a Licenciatura or Integrated Master’s Degree program (1st cycle of studies) through the CEI, students must provide cumulative proof of:
· Academic qualifications in the fields required for the cycle of studies they are applying for;
· Knowledge of the Portuguese language level required to attend the cycle of studies
· Meeting the cycle of study’s pre-requisites.


Applicants must hold qualifications that would enable them to access Higher education in their country of origin. In any case, they must prove that they got passing grades in the specific classes required for each program, whether through national final exams, should they exist, or through passing grades. For the specific classes/subjects demanded and the selection criteria for each program contact

STUDENTS WHOSE NATIONALITY IS PORTUGUESE OR OF ANOTHER EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRY you must apply through the National Contest for Access and Admission to Higher Education.

MASTER’S (2nd Cycle) – MSc AND DOCTORAL DEGREES (3rd Cycle)

CourseDegreeDuration SemestersTuition Fees/1st Year (indicative)Tuition Fees/others (indicative)
Dental HygieneMSc46.000€3.000€
Oral Health Sciences and TechnologyPhD82.750€2.750€


In order to apply for enrollment and registration in the Master’s Degree (2nd Cycle) – MSc, one must:

· Hold a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene or legal equivalent
· Hold a foreign higher academic degree in Dental Hygiene, <following a 1st study cycle organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process;
· Hold a foreign higher academic degree in Dental Hygiene that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of Licenciado in Dental Hygiene by the Scientific Council of the FMDUL.
· Hold an academic, scientific, or professional curriculum in Dental Hygiene that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the FMDUL.


Postgraduate Program in Periodontology

The Postgraduate Specialization Program in Periodontology aims to train oral health professionals, enabling them to fully address the needs of the target population that suffers from periodontal disease, namely in its prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance, as well as the surgical approach to oral rehabilitation using dental implantology. As part of the Specialization Program in Periodontology, there is also the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge for the elaboration of a research thesis, both in the clinical area and in the basic sciences.
The Specialization Program in Periodontology is currently being evaluated by the European Federation of Periodontology, to obtain accreditation from this international institution.

Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics

The postgraduate specialization course in Advanced Prosthodontics, is a full-time curriculum that aims to train health professionals to enable them to fully address the oral rehabilitation needs of the population. The curriculum of this course follows a vision of the Current Global Tendencies in Oral Rehabilitation, following the rules outlined by most of the European and North American prosthodontics specialty associations, and complies with the communitarian directives that regulate the Dental Doctor profession and its specializations (2005/36/EC directive of the European Parliament and Council, of 7 September 2005), the latter of which must have a full-time duration of 3 years.

Postgraduate Program in Endodontics

The Specialization Course in Endodontics is aimed at training health professionals to enable them to take a comprehensive approach to the endodontic treatment needs of the population.
The program of this course obeys the rules outlined by most European and North American associations specialities in the field of Endodontics and complies with the Community Directive that regulates the profession of dentist and its specialties (Council Directive 78/686/EEC of 25 July 1978), namely in terms of the mandatory duration of 3 years full-time. This is one of the very few post-graduations programs accredited by the European Society of Endodontology, leading to automatic recognition as specialist by the ESE.

Postgraduate Program in Oral Surgery

The Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, describes a minimum study program length leading to a complete training in Dentistry. According to this Directive, Oral Surgery is the area of Dentistry related to the diagnosis, surgical and adjuvant treatments of congenital and acquired pathologies of the oral cavity, including the functional and aesthetic aspects of the soft and hard tissues involved.

Postgraduate Program in Paediatric Dentistry

The Specialization Course in Paediatric Dentistry has as general objective to educate and train dentists in the speciality of paediatric dentistry. It aims to:
a) To train professionals with specific skills in the treatment of children, adolescents and patients with special needs, allowing the performance of the specialty with high professional and ethical standards;
b) Give students the knowledge to understand the scientific and clinical foundations of paediatric dentistry;
c)Train professionals with the capacity to participate in or to carry out scientific research in areas of basic or clinical sciences related to pediatric dentistry;
d) Train professionals with the ability to integrate multidisciplinary professional groups aimed at the well-being of children;
e) Encourage research and motivate the student to the need for continuous training throughout life.

Postgraduate Program in Implantology

The Specialization Course in Implantology aims to train health professionals, enabling them to fully address the population’s oral rehabilitation needs. The program of this course complies with the rules outlined by most European and North American associations of specialties for the area of Implantology, and complies with the Community Directive that regulates the profession of Dentist and its specialties (directive 78/686/EEC of the of July 25, 1978), namely in the obligation of 3 years full time.

Postgraduate Program in General Dental Practice

This postgraduate course aims to improve the clinical practice of the general dentist, namely through the integration of different skills acquired in the different areas of Dental Medicine, under a supervised environment. During the course, training in planning will be given, with the discussion and resolution of clinical cases of different complexities. In the end, the dentist must have the knowledge and skills for the multidisciplinary treatment of diseases of the oral cavity.

Postgraduate Program in B-Learning in Endodontics

The Postgraduate B-Learning Course in Endodontics is a blended-learning part-time non-degree course offered by the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Lisbon.
Its aim is to train health professionals to enable them to fully address the endodontic treatment needs of the population. A major part of this program works by videoconferencing, webinars and other distance media, and periodically students have practical and clinical activities at FMDUL.

Postgraduate Program in Dental Hygiene for People with Special Needs

The postgraduate course in Dental hygiene for people with special needs is directed to oral health professionals. Its objectives are to train these professionals in promoting health education, disease prevention and oral hygiene intervention in people with special needs.

Postgraduate Program in Forensic Odontology Specialization Course

The specialization in Forensic Odontology is designed to provide practicing health professionals and all the professionals related with skills and experience in the field of forensic odontology. A forensic odontology qualification allows dentists to perform forensic examinations as required by law enforcement agencies, courts, or medical examiners (coroner). The specialization offers an emphasis on practical aspects of forensic odontology and an in-depth understanding of the correct professional handling, examination, interpretation, and presentation of dental and oral evidence which may come before the legal authorities. Forensic Odontologists provide an important service to the community in both civil and criminal jurisdictions. Before applying, prospective students should consider that the nature of the concepts and casework required are often confronting and may be distressing to some people.

This specialization is designed for practicing dentists who wish to gain experience in the professional field of forensic odontology, and for all professionals who are somehow related to the different areas of intervention of forensic odontology. They are professionals in the field of law, medicine, nursing, oral hygiene, and other areas that intervene in an interdisciplinary way. This specialization in the field of forensic odontology is designed with a specified component for those professionals, and will provide a technical-scientific training that allows them, within each professional area, to perform more appropriately in the field of forensic odontology.

With this specialization in Forensic Odontology, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dental Medicine thus continue their function of qualifying graduates and promoting research and specialized intervention in this area of knowledge, privileging interdisciplinary and bio-social intervention.

Postgraduate Program in Digital Technologies for Dental Technicians

The aim of this Post-Graduate Course is to train dental technicians enabling them to have a comprehensive approach to different types of prosthesis, fixed and removable, using different CAD/CAM systems.

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Foreign Languages Courses

The Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) offers various foreign languages courses, as well as Portuguese Language Courses for foreigners.
The focus on integration and promotion of cultural diversity is an important aspect of the education at ULisboa. That is why language courses are structured to promote learning that includes a cultural dimension.
Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world, the 3rd European language of global expression and the 1st language of the Southern hemisphere. It is spoken by 250 million people (3.7% of world population) in 8 countries where it has the status of an official language. It is the most spoken language in the Southern hemisphere with a total of 217,341 million speakers.
It is the 6th most used language in the business world (Bloomberg ranking) and has a web presence of about 82 million users, It is the 3rd most spoken language on Facebook and the 4th on Twitter.

Useful Links:

Portuguese Foreign Language at Instituto de Cultura e Língua Portuguesa of the School of Arts and Humanities
Portuguese Intensive Language Course (PILC)