Almost 12 thousand students were left out in the first phase of candidacies in the National Access Contest, and to this number are added those who waited for the marks of the second phase of the exams.
But there are only 6 thousand vacancies, due to the accounts shared by the Ministry of Technology, Science and Higher Education, the smallest number in the last 10 years.
Between public and private education, it is expected to enroll in the academic year, which now begins about 95 thousand new students, including about 73 thousand students in undergraduate courses and integrated master’s degrees and more than 9,500 students in short training courses higher scope (the TeSP).
The values are estimated by the Directorate-General for Higher Education based on the results of the 1st phase of the National Access Competition (CNA) and on the estimates of higher education institutions for the other entry routes.
In the most sought after courses, and where the average admission rate has risen in most cases, there are no more vacancies, although drop-outs or changes of course may still occur, freeing up places for students applying in the 2nd phase.
The ministry also notes that, following the increase in the number of vacancies in the general system of access to higher education, Higher Education Institutions can also increase this number of vacancies through the transfer of fixed and unoccupied vacancies in special access competitions and entry into higher education if new vacancies are not filled in special competitions at higher education institutions by the beginning of October.