Incoming Students

Welcome to Universidade Lusíada!

We are happy to welcome you as a mobility student

You are invited to visite us in our campi in Lisboa or in Oporto to do your mobility.

As learning doesn't stop at the classroom door at Lusíada, and the university experience is not reduced to technical instruction targeting profession, the Universidades Lusíada cares about university education addresses the humanistic side of life´s larger issues, and the spur the student towards social consciousness, through the values of Portuguese tradition, history and culture.

Acquiring ethical and social conscience that will serve as the benchmark for behavior in one´s later years is the ultimate goal of Lusíada's overall education. It is our earnest hope that the members of our university community go forth to earn distinction by virtue of the human qualities gained at Lusiada, along with their professional preparation.

We want you to become one of us!

Universidade Lusíada offers studies in the three cycle degrees: graduation, master and doctoral.

Please see the ECTS package for information about the courses' outline and it´s contents, however coordinators and students must be aware that small changes can happen, due to unforeseen circumstances  arising at the start of each semester.

All incoming students must submit their application online. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be accepted.

After receiving application, official acceptance letter will be sent.

Deadlines for submission:
Winter semester: 15th June, 2018
Spring semester: 30th November, 2018

Before submitting the application form, please prepare the followwing documents:

  1. Learning Agreement
    Learning Agreement must be sent correctly filled.
    For completing Table A, "Proposed mobility programme before the mobility" please see our ECTS package; for completing Universidade Lusíada's institutional data please see here.

Please follow the instructions for a correct filling:

  • Computer filling only: handwritten documents shall not be accepted;
  • Titles of courses written in Portuguese;
  • Ammend documents shall not be considered valid;
  • Total amount of credits allowed: 60 ECTS per entire academic year; 30 ECTS per semester;
    1. Duration of studies;
    2. September 2018 to July 2019 - full academic year(11 months);
    3. September 2018 to February 2019 - winter semester (6 months).
    4. February 2019 to July 2019 - spring semester (6 months).
  • Signatures for commitment are absolutely required: unsigned and unsealed documents shall not be accepted.

Note: Incoming students coming only for semester cannot follow annual courses and those who enroll only in the second semester are not allowed to register for or take first semester examinations.

A scanned copy of the Learning Agreement will be returned to both International Office of the Home University and student together with the acceptance letter.

  1. Identification card
  2. Insurance card - incoming European Union - citizens/students need to have European Health Insurance Card, (EHIC) valid for Portugal and for the time of their temporary stay. European Health Insurance Card should be issued by a health insurance agency of your home country. If the student has also a private medical and personal accident insurance, we advise, before leaving the home country, to check its coverage.

Incoming students out of Europe, a private Health Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance are compulsory and must be purchased in home country before arrival to Portugal.

Incoming students shall register during Registration Day and not before.

    1st semester Registration Day

  • 13th September.2018 - students whose first name starts from A to L;
  • 14th September.2018 - students whose first name starts from M to Z;
  • Time: 09H00 to 12H30 / 13H30 to 17H30;
  • Place: Room 1F - ULL

    2nd semester Registration Day

  • 9th February.2019
  • Time: 09H00 to 12H30 / 13H30 to 17H30
  • Place: Room 1F - ULL

During the registration act, students must give the following original documents, compulsory:

  • Erasmus credential, duly signed by the official academic authorities and sealed with the official stamp from the Home University;
  • Learning Agreement of Studies before mobility, duly signed by both official academic authorities and the student with official stamp from the Home University;
  • 2 color photos (passport size).

During registration, incoming students will be given a student card and a login to access its personal webpage at the Secretaria Online.

At Universidade Lusíada, classes are taught in Portuguese, so we highly recommend applicants to have at least a basic level of Portuguese before coming to our University, although this is not a requirement. Those willing to learn or improve their language skills, are encouraged to take the Intensive Portuguese Language and Culture Course.

The aim of this course is to give participants the minimum of competence in terms of communication skills and to introduce them into the Portuguese culture in a perspective of the most relevant examples of our country's history as well as its artistic manifestations such as literature, painting, sculpture, music, cinema, architecture, among others.

Themes will be selected based on the human, social, political, economic and citizenship circumstances of daily life and top news events will be highlighted, with emphasis on the oral discussion of opinions.

In literature, selected paragraphs of classic texts from our famous writers will be used to provide the participants with an image of our literary output, not excessively detailed but consistent. These high moments will be highlighted and contextually inserted in the historical events from which they originated. Prose or verse examples of these texts will be read, interpreted and commented upon.

The gramatical studies will be based on Gramática Ativa1 and eventually on Gramática Ativa2 authored by Isabel Coimbra and Olga Mata Coimbra (Lidel - Edições Técnicas, Lda. - ISBN 978-972-757-638-8).

This is an intensive course of 72 teaching hours, distributed in 4 weeks. At the end, participants attending 68 hours minimum, will be granted an assistance certificate. This course is not a certified one thus it does not give any ECTS credit points.

This is not a compulsory course and its participation is free of charge for all participants that are doing a mobility period in Universidades Lusíada.

Detailed Information

  • Calendar: 3rd to 28th September, 2018
    Schedule: to be defined
    Place: Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa

Event / Date

  • Registration day for incoming students whose first name starts on A to L | 13.09.2018, 09H00 - 12H30 | 14H30 - 17H30, Room 1F
  • Registration day for incoming students whose first name starts on M to Z | 14.09.2018, 09H00 - 12H30 | 14H30 - 17H30, Room 1F
  • Winter semester, beggining of term | 17.09.2019
  • Welcome Day for incoming students | 00.09.2018, to be defined, Auditorium 1
  • Presentation of the Evaluation System | 10.10.2018, 11H00, Auditorium 1
  • Deadline for Change Forms 1st semester | 15.10.2018
  • Christmas holidays | 22.12.2018 to 02.01.2019
  • 1st semester examination period | 07.01.2019 to 08.02.2019

  • Spring semester, beggining of term | 11.02.2019
  • Deadline for Change Forms for the 2nd semester | 15.03.2019
  • Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa celebration day | 22.03.2019
  • Easter holidays | 15.04.2019 to 22.04.2019
  • 2nd semester examination period | 03.06.2019 to 28.06.2019
  • Graduation Day | 29.06.2019
  • Supplementary examination period | 01.07.2019 to 31.07.2019
  • End of the academic year | 31.08.2019


National Holidays Calendar


Holiday Date
New Year's Day 1st January 2019
Holy Friday 19th April 2019
Easter Sunday Day 21st April 2019
Revolution Day 25th April 2019
Labor´s Day 1st May 2019
Corpus Christi´s Day 20th June 2019
National Day 10th June 2019
Santo Antonio's Day 13th June 2019
São Pedro's Day (Oporto holiday) 24th June 2019
The Our Lady's Assumption Day 15th August 2019
Founding of the Republic's Day 5th October  2018
Immaculate Conception Day 8th  December 2018
Christmas Day 25th December 2018

Welcome to the Erasmus Buddy Programme at the Lusíada University of Lisbon!

This is a programme organized by the students and for the students.

We nominate buddies on yearly basis as a way of fostering integration and creating strong ties between the Erasmus student body and the Lusíada community!

If there's anything you need, please let us know!


Universidade Lusíada does not have on-campus accommodation, however our Students Association can provide a list of private flats/rooms nearby the campus:

The following agencies are reliable and they will help incoming students to find their place. Please specify you are a ULL student: