Each Higher Education Institution can organize the tests that facilitate access to their cycles of study.
The Polytechnic Institutes of the North (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, and Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo) and the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro constitute the North Network and organize the theoretical or practical tests that facilitate access to their licentiate degree programs.
Those who hold dual certification for secondary education programs and certification for specialized artistic programs, as well as the students in their last year of these programs, must register prior to taking the tests.
Applicants can register for the North Network tests on the website of the Association of Polytechnic Schools of the Northern Region (APNOR). Upon exam registration, a list of the licentiate degree programs that the applicant can apply to is presented.