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Prime International College is the first Private Institution offering HND (Higher Nationals Diploma) to its students in Portugal, and also in both languages, English and Portuguese.
Higher Nationals provided by Prime International College are internationally-recognised higher education qualifications at level 4 and 5 that are equivalent to the first and second years of a university degree, providing progression to both university and employment. 

We provide:

  • Well-designed courses that meet recognised standards.

  • A high-quality academic experience for all students.

  • Students support from admission through to completion.

  • Ensure students’ achievements are valued by employers.

  • Enable further study.

  • Award qualifications which hold their value over time and are in line with internationally recognised standards.  

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) provides its learner with realistic and appropriate career-related opportunities worldwide for 21st-century employment markets.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Prime College is a trusted, recognized brand in the educational ecosystem.

  • Cost-effective, online, and mobile-ready programs, providing meaningful opportunities to education attainment year-round.

  • One-on-one support, encouragement, and advisement for employees throughout their educational journey from experienced, bilingual coaches.

  • Consultative, agnostic solution design approach with expertise for better learning outcomes, thought leadership, and portfolio of services.

  • Mobile-first foundational education for those learners who are the hardest to reach.

Admission Process

Prime International College follows the Higher National Diploma (HND), which is accredited by Pearson and is internationally recognized. 

During your first year, you will study a Level 4 Higher Nationals Certificate (HNC). Upon successful completion of the first year, you will progress onto the second year to study, which is the Level 5 of Higher Nationals Diploma (HND), which will then enable you to progress onto the Level 6 Degree Top-Up programme at many renowned Universities of your choice.

The courses will take place either at our Estoril (English taught courses) or Sintra (Portuguese taught courses) campus or online after working hours from the beginning of February 22 for Business and Sports & Exercise Science, and September 22 for the remaining courses.

The fees are 420€ per month (10 installments per year). This amount however excludes the registration fee of 490€, which is made yearly. 

INFORMATION/ENROLMENT PROCESS

Please send us the following students details (in photos), in order for us to start your enrolment process:

  • Name and Surname

  • Date of Birth

  • Complete Address

  • School Diploma

  • Your full telephone number and country code

FAQ's

What is a Higher National Diploma (HND)?

The HND is a higher education qualification that enables students to receive a second undergraduate degree from the UK and selected other countries’ universities. Students who hold an HND diploma can get a second bachelor’s degree diploma from recognized universities by only studying for one more year.
Higher National Diploma (HND) aims to provide students with a comprehensive and insightful program that brings them together with higher-level skills and competencies in their chosen discipline.

How do students apply to HND?

Students need to apply by email (info@primecollege.pt) with our Admissions Office or fill the form on the Contact Us page.

Which universities accept HND around the world?

See the list of Higher Education institutions that recognize BTEC Higher National qualifications.

Do students need to pay tuition fees for their second university?

Students who have successfully completed Prime International College courses and receive an HND diploma will be eligible to start in their 3rd year at other universities. Students need to pay for their 3rd-year tuition fee for their second university.

Do students need to pay tuition fees for their second university?

Students who have successfully completed Prime International College courses and receive an HND diploma will be eligible to start in their 3rd year at other universities. Students need to pay for their 3rd-year tuition fee for their second university.

The internship is mandatory?

To graduate from Prime International College, students have to have a minimum of 20 days of internship experience in a company approved by the Internship Committee from the other graduation requirements. 


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Students who successfully completed Level 5 Higher National Diploma qualification can progress onto Degree
Top-Up programme at many Universities.