ERASMUS+ is the European Union's programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for 2021-2027, which promotes, among other activities, the mobility of higher education students between the Member States of the European Union.
The overall objective of this programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in the fields of education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Thus contributing to sustainable growth, quality employment and social cohesion, as well as boosting innovation and strengthening European identity and active citizenship.
Cooperation protocols with several extra-EU higher education institutions, aimed, among other activities, at student exchanges.
HOW TO APPLY: Mobility Step by Step
Please don’t forget that, in both cases, you should previously fulfil all our procedures and application deadlines to be officially considered and recognized by UP/FPCEUP!
Confirm the required documents before leaving for Porto:
- Acceptance letter;
- Confirmation of Accommodation;
- Identification document (ID card/Passport);
- Temporary Residence Permit (residence under 1 year) / Resident Permit (residence over 1 year);
- European Health Insurance Card / Certificate of Entitlement to Healthcare (CDAM/PB4) / Private Insurance;
- Pocket money (cash for current costs);
- Learning Agreement/Internship/Traineeship Contract.
All subjects lectured are taught in Portuguese and the majority of them require fluent verbal interaction in the Portuguese language, therefore International students are advised to learn some Portuguese language before coming to FPCEUP.
Some teachers may allow students to write assignments and take exams in other languages, namely in English, but this situation can only be agreed upon arrival, on a case-by-case basis.
A language certificate is not mandatory, although we recommend a B2 level in English language and a B1 level in Portuguese language knowledge.
We strongly recommend international students the attendance of a Portuguese as a Foreign Language Course offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FLUP).
Please be aware that, the Courses of Portuguese for Foreigners are open/independent language courses, so they are not included in the Learning Agreement.
The credits that you get for attending the CPF course is an extra to the learning agreement.
Students will be given a test at the end of the course to assess their knowledge. If students attend at least 75% of classes and get a positive mark in the last exam, they will get a certificate issued by FLUP at the end, granting them 6 ECTS credits. Please confirm with FLUP the cost of its issue.
Students accepted to do a mobility period at FPCEUP, will receive an official Letter of Acceptance issued by U.Porto's International Relations Office, that should be used to obtain the study visa in the Portuguese Consulate of their area of residence.
Students from EU countries are allowed to enter in Portugal upon the presentation of a valid Identity Card, Citizen Card or Passport. Nevertheless, students that will be staying in the country for longer than 3 months, should apply for your registration certificate at the Porto City Hall at the end of the 3-month period.
All exchange students coming from Non-EU countries should hold a study visa issued by the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in their home country. Nevertheless, if you have not undergone any checks by the immigration service, you should go to the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) within 3 days of your arrival in Portugal to register your entry (Declaration of Entry). This process is mandatory and the deadlines should be met.
If you already have your Residence Visa, you should book your interview with SEF to request your Residence Permit. This permit can be extended until the end of your period of studies, research, internship or professional training.
The Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) considers that a student who does not have a study visa is in an irregular situation and may be prohibited from entering the country.
Students should have their own travel/private Health Insurance or the European Health Insurance Card.
Medical Services of the University are also available for international students.
Now that your mobility adventure is about to begin, don’t forget to:
Schedule the Online Registration Meeting with the International Relations Office of UPorto’s Rectory, located at Praça Gomes Teixeira, in order to be registered (following the e-mail that UP Rectory will send to you about it).
The purpose of this meeting is to carry out your official registration at the University of Porto and allow you to be enrolled at FPCEUP.
Bring the following documents to the Registration Meeting at the Rectory:
- Identification document: Identity Card (for EU students) or Passport;
- Visa: Residence Permit or Temporary Visa (whichever applicable, for non-EU students);
- Health document: European Health Card, Private Insurance or PB4 (for Brazilian students).
All students must ensure that the registration is concluded before the beginning of the classes, therefore please schedule your registration meeting as soon as possible!!!
Before the beginning of the classes, we will send you all the information about how to do your registration/enrollment at FPCEUP.
Please note that, for any reason, if you cannot attend classes from the first day, you should arrive at FPCEUP no later than the end of the first week of classes, otherwise you will miss the first classes that are very important, as teachers will define the activities/tasks to be carried out, including assignment and distribution of working groups and assessment.
In case you cannot arrive on time, please inform us asap, through the email [email protected].
Buddy FPCE.UP is a project created to promote the academic integration of exchange students in FPCEUP with the help of volunteer students. All mobility students coming to FPCEUP will have a Buddy.
If you need any support before your arrival at FPCEUP please send an email to [email protected].
University Halls of Residence
UP’s International Office manages accommodation in the University Halls of Residence in collaboration with the Accommodation Unit of the Social Support Services of the University of Porto (SASUP), and you should express your interest by filling in page 4 of the Application form. The request will be only considered after the approval of the Learning Agreement proposed and by order of the application´s acceptance, however it does not guarantee the attribution of a place in the University of Porto Halls of Residence.
Private Accommodation links (University Residences/flats/rooms):
Please note that the University of Porto is not responsible for this type of accommodation, since the management of these requests is external to the University.
- Busca Quarto
- FAP Alojamento
- Inlife Portugal
- LIV STUDENT
- LIVENSA LIVING PORTO
- Milestone Porto Asprela
- PORTO ALTO STUDENT RESIDENCE
- Pousada de Juventude do Porto (Youth Hostel)
- World SPRU
- Xior Student Housing
FPCEUP is located at Asprela University Campus in Paranhos/Hospital de São João, where you have a METRO station “Pólo Universitário” (Yellow Line) in front of the faculty.
Keep this in mind when looking for accommodation, as the length of this Yellow Line crosses Douro’s River, from Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia, that it is 15/20 minutes away from FPCEUP.
Find out how to get the best experience, inside and outside the classroom, at U.Porto.
Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto
Rua Alfredo Allen, s/n
4200-135 - Porto - Portugal
Responsible: Isabel Neves
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: (+351) 222 400 610