Mobility programmes

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Universidade Católica Portuguesa students have access to various International Mobility Programmes.


The Erasmus + Programme is a European Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport in effect from 2021 to 2027.

The Erasmus Programme enables the mobility of students wishing to undertake a period of studies at another institution with which there is an Erasmus + Bilateral Agreement. The mobility may be of a one-semester duration up to a maximum twelve-month period. 

Erasmus+ also provides higher education students with the opportunity to undertake a curricular, extracurricular, or recent-graduate internship, from two to twelve months, within a working context (SMP mobility). This programme includes specific grants for internships.


Other mobility programmes

Almeida Garrett Programme

The Almeida Garrett Programme is a national mobility Programme for higher education students that seeks to enhance the quality and strengthen the national scope of the Portuguese university education system. The Programme provides the means for undertaking a period of studies with full subsequent academic recognition at one of the higher education institutions represented on the CRUP - Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. You can check the Programme's Guiding Principles and Regulations here.

UCP students interested in taking part in the Almeida Garrett Programme should contact the International Office of their School or Regional Centre.

Students from partner universities wishing to undertake a mobility period at UCP should contact the International Office of their School to formalize their application, in accordance with the requirements set out in the Regulations and considering the following application deadlines:

                1st Semester: 30th April

                2nd Semester: 31st October


Various exchange programmes are established by the respective academic units. Please see the websites of the respective units for further information.

Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics
Faculty of Law – Lisbon School
Institute for Political Studies
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Health Sciences and Nursing - Lisbon (Former Institute of Health Sciences)
School of Arts
Faculty of Law – Porto School
Faculty of Biotechnology
Católica Porto Business School
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Faculty of Health Sciences and Nursing - Porto (Former Institute of Health Sciences)

National Mobility

Faculty of Law – Porto School

National mobility, throughout one semester, at the UCP Lisbon School of the Faculty of Law.


Free Mobility

Mobility without any financing taking place under the auspices of cooperation agreements in which students pay fees at their university of origin. Academic recognition is guaranteed before departure through the drafting of learning agreements. Within the framework of such agreements, there is no scope for the concession of study grants.