University Name

Higher Technical Institute



Instituto Superior Técnico was created in 1911 following the division of Lisbon Industrial and Commercial Institute. The first director was engineer Alfredo Bensaude, who promoted a profound renewal in engineering teaching methods by creating the first engineer courses: Mining, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical-Industrial.


Instituto Superior Técnico offers a wide range of academic programmes (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles), attempting to respond to market changes and investing in continuous training.

Técnico has increased its innovation capacity over the past years, namely through the development of new technologies that will bring added value and generate economic development.

In this context, postgraduate training appears as an experimental field on technological innovation and scientific research. Técnico has had a prominent role in this area, standing out from other higher education institutions.


Research at IST is organised in 23 Centres and Institutes that pursue challenging research programmes with a strong social impact in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology.

These Centres and Institutes address multidisciplinary research in an international and multicultural atmosphere.


The placement of graduate students in the labour market is one of the priorities at Técnico. Students and recruiters have at their disposal several programmes and activities that improve job matching, internships and summer jobs, among others.

Técnico has created the Técnico’s Students’ Career Discovery Program aiming to provide its graduates with the best options within their professional area and provide companies with the opportunity to know suitable high-potential employees.

Several initiatives have been implemented within Career [email protected]écnico, such as the IST Career Weeks, the AEIST Jobshop and the IST Summer Internships. Companies can manage and disclose job offers through the IST Job Bank.


 The applicant must provide all the documents mentioned in the Regulation, as well as a motivation letter referring to the selected course or study cycle. To complete the application process it is necessary to submit the following scanned documents as PDF files:

  • Recent photo;
  • Up-to-date CV;
  • Identification document/passport;
  • An official academic transcript that you have completed secondary education or equivalent in the country of origin, with final average and proof of access to higher education exams;
  • Official academic transcript records of bachelor degree and Diploma with final average;
  • Document certifying the applicant’s Portuguese language level: B1 level in Portuguese Language and complete the B2 level until the end of the first year of the degree (only applicable to 1st cycle candidates);
  • Statement Under Oath191.4KB, that the applicant does not have Portuguese nationality nor any other country nationality that is member of the EU and fulfils the requirements needed for the Access and Admission category for International Students;
  • Bank transfer slip of the payment for the application fee.
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Instituto Superior Técnico

Student Life

Campus life

  • Alameda

Located in one of Lisbon’s most central areas, the Alameda campus is surrounded by a wide range of public transportation network, allowing easy access to all points of the city.

  • Taguspark

Located in Oeiras, this modern campus was inaugurated in 2000, and it’s part of Taguspark – Science and Technology Park, one of the most important technological parks across the country, namely in the area of information and communication technologies.

  • Tecnológico e Nuclear

Located in Loures, CTN – Tecnológico e Nuclear Campus is one of the most important technology parks across the country, namely in areas related to nuclear sciences, as well as in the field of radiological protection and nuclear safety.

Sports facilities

Técnico promotes academic spirit through a set of extracurricular activities in a multicultural atmosphere, fostering interaction among students, faculty, researchers and staff.

Student clubs

  • Student groups at Técnico play an important role in school’s life, contributing to full academic integration and supporting students throughout their academic journey.
  • Student groups develop a set of activities that enhance students’ academic career, providing them with distinctive skills that will enable a successful entry into the labour market.
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