Mobility Programmes

International Cooperation Agreements and Mobility Programmes

International students will be able to perform a study period at ISCTE-IUL in the scheme of cooperation protocols and mobility programmes signed with third country universities:

International Cooperation Agreements

International students will be able to perform a study period at ISCTE-IUL in the scheme of cooperation protocols signed with third country universities. Third countries for this purpose means all countries not eligible under the LLP/Erasmus Programme.

ISCTE-IUL participates in a considerable range of international links and cooperation agreements: around 150 university's partner institutions worldwide in Africa, America, Asia and Australia.

If you would like to participate in an exchange at ISCTE-IUL your first point of contact will be your home university’s International or Student Exchange Office. ISCTE-IUL will only review student exchange applications that are formally submitted by the university.

If your home university does not have an exchange agreement with ISCTE-IUL, or if you have not been selected by your home university to study abroad under an exchange agreement, you may apply to ISCTE-IUL as a visiting student. Please e-mail us for more information to

Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) 

The Study in Portugal Network study abroad programme is the only programme of its kind in Portugal, fully designed for North-American students.

SiPN study abroad programme is managed by the non-profit Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD), with the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science, the US Embassy in Lisbon, the Fulbright Commission in PortugalAICEP, and the Lisbon City Municipality, among others. It offers North American students the opportunity to spend a semester, year or a summer in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, Portugal.

SiPN provides an academically rigorous but flexible study abroad programme that is designed to meet the needs of undergraduates from a variety of majors. Its core curriculum is focused on Portugal’s place in Europe and Lisbon as a safe and attractive cosmopolitan hub from which to explore themes related to the larger Lusophone community of some 260 million people.

The programme also includes a portfolio of internship options for credit, a range of cultural immersion tours and the option for students to connect with a Portuguese family through our Visiting Family Programme.

It's a network! 

What makes SiPN unique is the fact that students can choose classes from any of the 4 member universities in Lisbon.

SiPN is designed to serve many different kinds of students. For those who are not yet ready to take all of their coursework in Portuguese, they can still cover their major or general education-type requirements through a wide array of offerings taught in English. Consequently there are two main types of classes: core curriculum (taught in English) and direct enrollment classes in our partner universities.

Every semester the host-university of SiPN rotates between the 4 member universities. During Summer and Fall 2015 SiPN will take place in ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon.

To start building your semester please go here:

To have an idea of how close each school is to one another and the SiPN student residence please consult:

Get to know more about the other SiPN member Universities:

University of Lisbon 

Catholic University of Portugal

NOVA University of Lisbon

UMass in Lisbon

UMass in Lisbon

UMass in Lisbon, sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth, Center for Portuguese Studies with the support of the Luso- American Foundation, Saab Family Foundation and TAP Air Portugal, offers American students and ISCTE-IUL community the opportunity to spend a semester or one academic year in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon learning about the vast Portuguese-speaking world and European Union.

As the only residential study abroad program in Portugal managed directly by a major public American university, UMass in Lisbon provides unrivaled access to one of the world's most strategic centers of language and culture: the city of Lisbon. Through our partnerships with the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), students will have a wide array of curricular choices in English, including UMass Courses taught on site by both UMass and Portuguese faculty.

The UMass in Lisbon generated classes are open to the ISCTE-IUL community (including Erasmus) at no cost. Therefore, Erasmus and Portuguese students are more than welcome to take these classes. Students  include them on their Learning Agreements for proper certification!

If you decide to take UMass in Lisbon classes don't forget to stop by at the International Relations office to include these courses on your learning agreement.

A significant number of field trips will complement classroom learning!

For more information check:





Science without Borders Programme (PCsF)

The Science without Borders Program is a program of the Federative Republic of Brazil to assist in the training of highly qualified human resources in the best universities and foreign research institutions, to promote the internationalization of science and technology in Brazil. The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) participates in this program, but it is up to CRUP (Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities) to act as a partner of the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES/ Brazil) and the National Development Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq/Brazil) in the implementation of the program in Portugal.

Scholarships for Portugal

Under this Programme Portuguese universities only offer degrees that are associated with research units and associated laboratories with a grade "Very Good" or "Excellent". Until the present date it was not open any public call for scholarships for "Doutorado Sanduíche", "Doutorado Pleno" and "Pós-Doutorado" in Portugal. However, Brazilian students wishing to enter the ISCTE-IUL, may do so by responding the general calls for scholarships for "Doutorado Sanduíche", "Doutorado Pleno" and "Pós-Doutorado"

Follows the list of available learning offers in ISCTE-IUL for "Doutorado Sanduíche" and "Doutorado Pleno" here.

All issues related to "Postgraduate" are provided by ISCTE-IUL. To find your thesis supervisor or answers for any doubts you may have please do it via e-mail to

Note that the offer of a place at ISCTE-IUL does not guarantee the approval of the grant by CNPq/ CAPES. The candidate must always take into account all requirements of the Science without Borders Programmme, as well as the suitability of the selected course to the priority areas of the funding programme.

Useful Information

If you want to get useful information about the preparation of your stay in Portugal (documentation, visas, legal obligations, cost of living, etc.), you must click here. For further information please contact

When in Portugal, Brazilian students get all the support from the International Relations Office at ISCTE-IUL.


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