School Social Action Service (SASE)

The School Social Action Service is the service responsible for awarding scholarships, educational benefits and training incentives to higher education students, through the application of Regulations.

The objective of Ação Social Escola is that no student is excluded from higher education due to financial incapacity.

The main function of the SASE office is to ensure the management, implementation and support functionality for economically disadvantaged students.

Main Social Support
  • Reduction of tuition fees under the UAL regulation
  • Scholarships from DGES - General Directorate of Higher Education
  • Merit Scholarships
  • disability grants
  • Santander Scholarships – Futuro 22/23


Table of Social Benefits and other fee reductions approved by the founding Entity of the Autonomous University for the academic year 2022/2023

Other Social Benefits

Reduction of tuition fees for economically disadvantaged students, provided they have previously applied for a DGES scholarship and have not been awarded.

– International students whose socio-economic situation changes throughout the school year

Application deadlines:

International students – up to 15 days after registration

Others (students who applied for the DGES scholarship and did not receive support) – 15 days after the announcement of the final result


Table applied by SASE of UAL

Per capita income and respective reduction:

< 50% IAS (443.20€) – Unclear economic situation

From 50% to 75% IAS (443.20€) – 20%

From 75% up to the IAS limit (443.20€) – 10%

> IAS (€443.20) – Rejected due to income