The International Office (Gabinete de Relações Internacionais) of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL) informs that the nomination and application period for the Erasmus+ programme for the academic year 2018-19 is now closed.
The nomination and application period for the academic year 2019-2020 will be as follows:
- Nominations: partner institutions should send their student nominations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 May (for semester 1 and entire academic year) and by 30 November for semester 2
- Application Forms: should be sent by email to email@example.com by 30 June (for semester 1 and entire academic year), and by 30 December for semester 2.
Note 1: There is some degree of flexibility, time and number of vacancies allowing.
incoming students should fill in and send the following documents:
UAL does not provide accommodation for students, but we try to compile information about residences, flats, and hostels. You will find a list here.
The Erasmus Students Associations will also help you find accommodation (see below).
Students coming from the EU do not require a visa. Other international students will be sent an acceptance letter, which they should take to the nearest Portuguese Embassy or Consulate to apply for a visa. For additional information please check here.
Students coming from the EU should obtain the European Health Insurance Card.
For additional information on how to obtain it please check here.
Please note that this card is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover private healthcare or lost or stolen property. It does not guarantee free services. Each country’s health system is different and in Portugal, you will be required to pay 20 Euros if you go to a hospital for emergency treatment.
Non-EU students are strongly advised to take health and general travel insurance prior to coming to Portugal.
In addition, all registered students are covered by the University’s personal accidents policy.
Portuguese Language Courses
Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa provides free Portuguese classes to International students. For students coming to study in the 1 st semester or the whole academic year, we offer a two week intensive course, which typically starts in the middle of September. There are also extensive courses in both semesters. Students have a choice of attending one course in just one semester (6 ECTS) or two courses, one per semester, thus gaining 12 ECTS if they complete the courses successfully.
If you are interested in attending a course, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your level in Portuguese to help us plan the class numbers. Please be aware that students are expected to have a B1 level in Portuguese prior to starting their classes with us. We do not require a certificate.
Useful contacts and websites
The associations listed below offer extremely useful assistance in all sorts of practical matters and will help you settle in Lisbon. They organize many activities and assist international students upon their arrival in Lisbon, including providing buddy systems and assistance with housing.
We look forward to receiving your applications and to welcome you to Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL). The International Office is at your disposal should you need assistance or further information.
Though we welcome visitors, we are a small office with limited resources. Thus, and due to the high number of requests for incoming staff mobility, we are forced to limit the number of representatives (2) per academic year, per partner institution. This does not apply to Staff Mobility for Teaching, whose acceptance depends on the decision of the individual departments.
We will not issue invitation letters to incoming staff on Erasmus+ mobility with the exception of those coming from countries in which visa for short stays is required.