National Programmes

Almeida Garrett Programme

The Almeida Garrett Programme is the National Students Mobility Program for Higher Education, and aims to promote and reinforce the National Higher Education quality and dimension.

It offers the possibility of making a period of studies at a National , with full academic recognition. The studies period at a partner University, will be only 1 semester.

The exchange of students under the programme involves the prior agreement between the ISCTE-IUL and the host institution.

The mobility of students includes internships or final projects as long as these activities integrate the curriculum of the course at ISCTE-IUL.

The universities that integrate this mobility programme are the following:

  • Azores University
  • University of Algarve
  • University of Beira Interior
  • University of Coimbra
  • Lisbon University
  • Madeira University
  • Minho University
  • New University of Lisbon
  • Oporto University
  • Technical University of Lisbon
  • Catholic University
  • Aveiro University
  • University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro


  • Encourage cooperation between national institutions of higher education;
  • Promote the national mobility in higher education;
  • Improve transparency and academic recognition of studies and qualifications in Portugal;
  • Contribute to the development of a quality learning throughout life and the possibilities afforded by it;
  • Enhance personal fulfillment, social cohesion, active citizenship and national citizenship;
  • Promote creativity, competitiveness and employability;increase participation in lifelong learning;
  • Seek to promote learning and culture;
  • Explore the results, innovative products and processes.

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