The merit scholarship is a cash benefit with fixed value. It is applied to outstanding academic achievement. The merit scholarship is an annual amount equal to five times the value of the minimum guaranteed return in force at the beginning of the academic year in which it is assigned. The merit scholarship study is fully supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education budget. The scholarship is paid by the Autónoma University of Lisbon.
To apply the student interested must attend an undergraduate or graduate program of Autónoma University of Lisbon. Not fail any course. Have grade 16 or higher. All contemplated students will receive a diploma of a merit scholarship.