15 Quick  Tips

your daily routine

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.



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). 

Classes and calendar4 links that you can’t miss

4Email Account

As an IPLeiria student you will have an email account.

Username: student_number@my.ipleiria.pt.


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 suporte.dsi@ipleiria.pt.

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 estudante.internacional@ipleiria.pt


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.

scholarships and social supportOpportunities

9Merit-based scholarship

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: estudante.internacional@ipleiria.pt

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 desporto@ipleiria.pt!

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 gmci@ipleiria.pt !

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 gmci@ipleiria.pt!