CESAP — Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Artístico do Porto: non-profit entity of public utility, which serves as the holder entity for two private higher educational institutions:
Anyone can be a cooperative member by voluntarily declaring they assume such quality, in the following conditions: fulfilling the legal requirements stipulated in the Cooperative Code, in the complementary legislation which is applicable to cooperative educational institutions, and in the Statuses.
For one’s admission to be effective, it is required that two members in the full use of their own rights propose it, and that the board accepts it.

The cooperative members can be full, charitable or honorary:
Full Members: The teachers, students with at least two approved subjects of one of the given courses tutored by the cooperative, and workers, who are active within the Cooperative, according to the applicable legal framework, and have a regular situation as a cooperative member.

Charitable Members: Those who are no longer teachers, students or workers, but keep financially providing for the Cooperative’s activities, as well as people who in a direct or indirect manner contribute for the Cooperative’s financial or patrimonial growth, being invested by the board with that function.

Honorary Members: One is considered an honorary member when his/her merit or activities made on the behalf of the Cooperative justify it.
The admission of Honorary Members is made by the General Assembly, under the Board’s proposal.

The Charitable or Honorary Members are allowed to participate in the general assemblies, albeit not being entitled to vote.

Losing the quality of being a student, a teacher or a worker means losing the quality of being a Cooperative’s full member.

Important: Under the Código Cooperativo, Section Cooperativas de Ensino, article 13 (Cooperativas de Ensino Superior): in the cooperatives which hold institutions of higher education, only the students who have been approved in two subjects of a single course held by such institution are allowed to admitted as full members, besides what is referenced in the article 10 of the present document.

Statutes of CESAP
CESAP is a cooperative founded upon the Cooperative Code’s Constituting of Board Members Model:
  • General Assembly;
  • Board;
  • Fiscal Council.
The cooperative sector’s tutelage is assigned to the Instituto António Sérgio do Sector Cooperativo, having the new denomination of Cooperativa António Sérgio para a Economia Social (www.cases.pt).
General Assemblies are made, being scheduled by General Assembly’s members, which must be done one month in advance.
Annually (per school year), the Plans of Activity and Budgets, and the Statement of Accounts are considered by the General Assembly for a vote and approval.
Both of these documents are fundamental to the Cooperative’s functioning and the schools of Porto and Guimarães count on their contribution.
The CESAP is part of APESP [the Portuguese Association of Private Higher Education], also being a member.
The APESP is an association of non-state higher education institutions, officially recognised in the Private and Cooperative Higher Education Statutes’ terms.

APESP’s website: http://www.apesp.pt/
If you wish to become a CESAP’s associate or cooperative member, you must fill the document below and deliver it to the CESAP board’s office, then waiting for the Board’s decision.


It must be delivered, duly completed, at the following address:
Edifício CESAP
Largo São Domingos nº 80,
4050-545 Porto - Portugal

Afterwards, the proponent will be contacted and informed about the process.
Yes, it is possible to fill out these documents. Just print the following PDF files and deliver them directly to the treasury or send them by mail, to CESAP’s address:

Application for Exam

CESAP’s address:
Edifício CESAP
Largo São Domingos nº 80,
4050-545 Porto - Portugal
To check the course list, please refer to the following:

ESAP – Porto

ESAG – Guimarães
You may apply under the regimes of Over 23 Years Old, General Regime and Special Regime.
Under the Special Regime: Special Tender, Course Change, Readmittance, and Course Transfer.

Application Process

The candidate should complete the application process according to the regime defined by the Academic Board for that school year.

The applications are always made through the School’s office, within the specified deadline. The applications are processed during annually established periods, however, by request and exceptionally, it is possible to go beyond these dates, until 48 hours prior to the examinations. All applications have a fee which is annually defined in the Board’s budget, approved in General Assembly.
The Directive on course fees and attending ESAP, Porto’s courses define the rules and conditions associated to the institution’s functioning.

The document of the last directive DIRECTIVA DE 2017-18, approved and into force, may be downloaded for further consulting and clarification.
Yes. In an off-hours type regime, the available courses are:

Integrated Master’s Degree in Architecture

Mondays to Fridays, from 6:00 p.m to 12:00 a.m.
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Master’s Degrees:
ESAP Porto
ESAG Guimarães
After graduation, the ESAP and the ESAG students may continue their studies through the Masters provided:

Master’s Degree at ESAG (Polytechnic):

Master’s Degrees ESAP (Ensino Universitário):
Visual Arts and Intermedia
Directing: Cinema and Television
It’s possible to apply for a scholarship through the Direcção Geral do Ensino Superior, which is involved in a social action which fosters the enrolment in an institute of higher education, as well as promoting the success in its attendance.
Online, at ESAP’s website, the information regarding applications for Scholarships concerning Private Institutions of Higher Education will be made available.
The students’ preregistration is made by the educational institution.

For more clarification or any other information, please contact:

ESAP Porto
Gabinete de Bolsas SAS da ESAP:
D. Soledade Almeida
Tlf. 22 339 21 30
Fax. 22 339 21 39
E-mail: soledade.almeida@esap.pt
Largo S. Domingos nº 80 Porto (Edif. Mouzinho – 3º andar)

DGES webpage concerning scholarships: www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Estudantes/Bolsas
ESAP website: www.esap.pt
Both institutions, ESAP and ESAG, have been assigned with the EUC — Erasmus University Charter — in order to promote the exchange and the mobility of students and teachers, at a European level, among various existing school systems.

The EUC — Erasmus University Charter — allows for an institution of higher education to participate in the Erasmus program.
ESAP has been selected with the granting of a Standard ECU 2007-2013 which enables the mobility of students, teachers and non-teachers.

Reference number:

Every kind of Erasmus mobility among Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) must come from an inter-institutional agreement between the interested IHE, in which each one of them must be recipient of a valid EUC. At the moment, ESAP has 31Erasmus bilateral agreements with IHE of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Spain, and Turkey.

Erasmus Information
Granting of the Erasmus University Charter to ESAG

Following an application made by the School to the European Commission, under the Programa Aprendizagem ao Longo da Vida [Lifelong Learning Programme], the ESAG was granted with a EUC, valid until the school year of 2013/2014.
In exchange of a commitment to fulfill certain principles and to implement particular procedures established in the Erasmus Policy Statement, the granting of the EUC allows for the participation in the Erasmus Programme, the European Union’s programme of teaching and training which refers to the mobility of teachers and students, cooperating in the field of higher education throughout Europe.

Erasmus Information
For more clarification or any other information, please contact:

ESAP - Porto

ESAP – Guimarães
Administrative Services: sadm@esap-gmr.com
Telephone: 253 410235

Source: ESAP’s and ESAG’s websites
The Leonardo da Vinci Programme (LdVP) intends to respond to the needs of learning and teaching: to finance transnational internships in institutions or companies, for people within the labour market (LM), namely graduates who are available for a working activity and that are willing to acquire skills which are necessary for their integration in the LM itself, in the context of international competitiveness, among other measures.

Since 2010 and annually, ESAP submits to the National Agency PROALV (AN) an application to the LdVP. The transnational internships that ESAP foresees in its annual application are destined to ESAP graduates already in the LM, including unemployed ones, who want to make a professional internship in an eligible country.

According to the information by the AN, the applications must be submitted to the referred agency in early February. In the case of approval, the mobilities must last for a minimum of two weeks, and a maximum of 26 weeks (six months), preferentially starting in the beginning of September, the same year the application is submitted.

The period for preregistrations at ESAP for application to a LdVP internship in 2012, ends December 22, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.

Source: ESAP’s websites