International Students Scholarships
Politécnico de Leiria is committed to ensuring every student is motivated. We want you to focus on your studies without having to worry about financial issues.
That’s why we offer you a set of different scholarships that can help you have the best student life experience.
What types of scholarships are available?
You can apply to:
- Merit Awards
- Incentives for Development Cooperation
- AUIP Scholarship Programme
A Merit Award is a financial award that Politécnico de Leiria gives to international students based on academic records meaning that students will only have to pay 50% of their tuition fees.
In the first phase of applications and after the selection process, the Merit Award is given in descending order to those who present an application classification equal or greater than 14 (on a scale from 0 to 20) and who have applied using the form.
Conditions for granting
Students who beneficiate from a Merit Award should perform the enrolment and pay for the first part of the tuition fees in accordance with the deadlines defined. If the student does not enrol loses the right to the Merit Award and the grant will be awarded to the next applicant on the list.
- Completed application form.
- Application to bachelor’s programme TeSP | You must submit certified academic transcripts with final GPA;
- Application to master’s programme | You must submit certified academic transcripts of your bachelor with final GPA;
Number of scholarships available
For each program is set a number of scholarships to be given accordingly to the table below.
How can I apply?
You need to submit an application form by the end of the first phase.
|ESECS||Number of awards|
|Human Relations and Organisational Communication||2|
|Human Relations and Organisational Communication (EaD)||2|
|Communication and Media||2|
|Sports and Well-Being||2|
|Applied Portuguese Language||2|
|Translation and Interpretation Portuguese/Chinese – Chinese/Portuguese||1|
|ESTG||Number of awards|
|Accountancy and Finance||2|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||2|
|Energy and Environmental Engineering||2|
|Industrial Engineering and Management||2|
|Games and Multimedia||1|
|ESAD.CR||Number of awards|
|Product Design – Ceramic and Glass||2|
|Interior and Spatial Design||2|
|Graphic Design and Multimedia Design||2|
|Cultural Programming and Production||2|
|Som e Imagem||2|
|ESTM||Number of awards|
|Tourism and Recreation||2|
|Marketing for Tourism||2|
|Tourism and Hotel Management||2|
|Restaurant and Catering Management||2|
|Marine Biology and Biotechnology||2|
|ESSLei||Number of awards|
|Dietetics and Nutrition||1|
For each programme of Master’s studies, there will be 2 Merit Awards available.
For each TeSP, there will be 2 Merit Awards available.
Incentives for Development Cooperation
Incentive for Development Cooperation is a financial scholarship that Politécnico de Leiria gives to international students meaning that students will only have to pay 50% of tuition fees and the exemption from payment of enrolment fee, maintaining this incentive throughout the programme.
Who can apply?
Incentive for Development Cooperation may be awarded to students from Portuguese-speaking countries in a situation of continuing studies (different cycles) at Politécnico de Leiria or have submitted applications under a specific collaboration agreement.
AUIP Scholarship Programme
The AUIP Scholarship Programme is destined for students coming from associated institutions. There are 12 scholarships that cover 50% of master tuition fees as well as enrolment fee exemption for international students. This incentive will continue throughout the course of the study programme.
How can I apply for a scholarship?
More information available on the website of Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado.