15 Quick Tips
1Where to find a place to stay
IPLeiria has seven student residences in the cities of Leiria, Caldas da Rainha and Peniche. Any student can be lodged in the residences, although they are destined, preferably, to the scholarship students of IPLeiria’s Social Services. According to your profile and budget you have also available, private rooms and hostels. Check all the available accomodation options.
2From home to school
In Leiria you may use small buses – Mobilis – tour through the city with a frequency of every 30 min (approx.). Some of the buses companies have special students price. Ask the bus station.
Public Transports – Rede de Expressos – is the biggest bus company and connects almost every city all over the country. However for short distances, smaller companies like – Tejo Buses – might be cheaper.
3Where to save money on meals
You may use all the 5 canteens and 8 snacks in all campi. If you buy the ticket meal in advance you’ll pay less for it. All them are open during all academic year (except on Sundays and Public Holidays).
As an IPLeiria student you will have an email account.
You have free WI-FI in all campi, residence halls, canteens and other IPLeiria spaces. You may find how to configure it at www.ipleiria.pt/dsi and ask for support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6Registration and academic information
Students access to all academic records (calendar, evaluations, school schedule) at the Student Portal Registration http://estudantes.ipleiria.pt/ and/or ask for support at email@example.com
All the subjects (curricular units) can be found at the Moodle platform. Why don’t you visit the webpage www.ead.ipleiria.pt to check if your teachers already gave you all the information and documents you are going to need?
8Key dates of the academic calendar
Take note of the academic calendar for the year of 2016-2017.
Warning: this information does not replace the necessary knowledge of the official academic calendar of your school.
Students with exceptional academic records applying to IPLeiria are eligible for a scholarship.
Eligibility Criteria – These scholarships are offered to international student on the basis of academic achievement (score equal or higher than 14 out of 20) worth a reduction up to 50% off the cost of tuition fees for each year. Ask us more details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
10Keep in shape
If you like sports, you have a wide range of sports through the sport sector of the Student Support Services. This sector is organized in 2 areas: Leisure and Competition
Leisure: Handballl, Athleticism, Football, Futsal, Hockey, Rugby.
Competition: Badminton, Bodyboard, Climbing, Football 7, Judo
Ask us how in email@example.com!
11Keep up to date
If you want to know which books are available in the IPLeiria libraries you don’t need to leave home. You may visit the online library catalogue at http://www.sdoc.ipleiria.pt.
12If you need to see a doctor
IPLeiria provides you with conditions that ensure your well-being physically and psychologically, therefore we offer reduced costs, support in specific areas such as diagnosis and prevention, as well as psycho pedagogical counseling. Student Support Services put at the disposal of the entire academic community consultations in General Medicine, Obstetrics / Gynaecology, Dental Medicine, Sports Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Ophthalmology. Find more here: http://www.ipleiria.pt/sas/medical-services/
13Helping you to succeed
The Student Support Service (SAPE) provides you with qualified professional support at a personal, social, psychological and vocational training level. Visit their website on http://sape.ipleiria.pt/sss-english/
14Broaden your horizons
If you dream with an international experience, you’ve come to the right place! The IPLeiria Internacional Office will help you to find your way! Please find us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
We are waiting for you!
Your student card allows you to have discounts in bookshops, restaurants, gyms and many other services. Ask us how at email@example.com!