University Name

Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon


We are a public higher education institution that develops its activity through six Schools and two Institutes with a diversified training offer covering the arts, business sciences, health sciences, communication, education and engineering.

We are a space of freedom and responsibility where teachers, non-teaching staff and students work with the aim of increasing scientific, technological and artistic knowledge.

We give our contribution to the country through the training of professionals of recognized competence and wide employability in the national and international space.

We practice teaching that favours the integral formation of the individual, promoting citizenship, encouraging the active participation of students in the institution and in the community.

We stimulate and respond to requests from the community in the field of services, research, development, culture and artistic creation.

We are committed to strengthening our international relations, in particular with our partners in the European Union and Portuguese-speaking countries.

We have skills and a highly qualified teaching staff that allows us to offer 3rd cycle training in several areas, demanding general and universal criteria for the two higher education subsystems.

Institutional Information

Located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon and composed of eight schools of higher education, IPL- Politécnico de Lisboa is a public institution with a long history in the field of higher education.

IPL is composed of the following schools:

School of Communication and Media Studies;
School of Dance;
Lisbon School of Education;
Lisbon School of Music;
Lisbon Theatre and Film School;
Lisbon School of Health Technology;
Lisbon Accounting and Business School;
Lisbon Engineering School.
PL provides Undergraduate, Masters, Postgraduate and doctoral programs (in partnership with universities); it offers a diversified range of courses in Arts, Business Sciences, Health Sciences, Communication, Education and Engineering.

IPL’s primary objective has always been to provide academic instruction for employability and for continued professional development, founded on a secure knowledge of science, arts and culture.

Our Institution contributes to national development by educating professionals whose abilities and value as employees have been nationally and internationally recognized.

IPL provides an education that develops the whole person by promoting citizenship and encouraging the active participation of our students in their institution and in their community.

We are committed to strengthening international relationships, especially with our partners in the European Union and in Portuguese - speaking countries.
IPL- Politécnico de Lisboa promotes the following institutional values:

1.    academic excellence;
2.    excellence in research and development;
3.    openness and engagement with society;
4.    social commitment;
5.    a merit-based culture;
6.    strengthening international ties through cooperation and scientific exchange with European and Portuguese-speaking countries


Necessary documents for the application (all courses) *

When filling out your application you will need to upload the following documents:

  • Copy of passport or Foreign Identity document ;
  • Declaration on honour, that the candidate does not have Portuguese nationality and is not covered by any of the defined exceptions
  • Diploma demonstrating knowledge of the language in which the teaching will be given corresponding to level B2 in accordance with the CEFR or declaration issued if they are going to attend the Portuguese as a foreign language course (students native to Portuguese speaking countries are exempted);
  • Other documents may be requested by the organic units.

Undergraduate courses:

  • Document proving the completion of Portuguese secondary education or equivalent or, the necessary and sufficient qualification for access to higher education in the country of origin, duly certified by the competent authorities;

Master Courses:

  • Document proving a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent or with a school, scientific or professional curriculum, depending on the condition of access by the international student
  • Discrimination of subjects, credits or workloads and respective grades
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae ;
  • Motivation letter and recommendation letters when they exist.
University Name in Local Language

Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Student Life

Studying at IPL-Politécnico de Lisboa will be a lifetime experience!

IPL - Politécnico de Lisboa will welcome all the international students with arms wide open! They will have the opportunity to get knowledge and practices and to create friendships for the rest of their lives

Lisbon is an unforgettable destination for all students who want a unique experience in terms of academic lifestyle, hospitality, gastronomy, culture, and leisure. Geographical location, weather conditions, safety and the entire culture will be a plus. Offer walk hand in hand which will undoubtedly enrich each academic achievement and also each personal aspect.

Come live this experience!

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