Study Abroad

International mobility

Study Abroad

A period of mobility, apart of being in Europe or any other continent and being for studies or internships, improve the language and social skills as well as independence, confidence and self-esteem.

Having an international experience, on the other hand, has a positive impact on careers and opens the mind to an increasingly global world.

Here are some benefits of international mobility:

  • development of language skills
  • knowledge of new cultures
  • personal development


Undergraduate and master degree Students of Polytechnic of Leiria

Students with an ongoing or already finished disciplinary atatement;  

Students with delayed tuition fees.

You can do the exchange between 3 months and 12 months in each study cycle (TeSP, Bachelor and Master).

Please find here acordos bilaterais our partners institutions.

The application should be sent to the International cooperation and Mobility Office of Polytechnic of Leiria. Students who wish to pursue with mobility , either during the programme must fill in the Learning Agreement together with the course coordinator. Once the student confirms the intention to participate in the mobility programme, he/she will receive a GMCI e-mail with the list of documents to deliver as well as the procedures to follow to formalize the process. Be aware that partner institutions have a nomination deadline. Please visit the host institution’s website.

The Learning Agreement (LA), or study plan is a document that identifies the curricular units that the student intends to pursue in the partner institution and that will have equivalence once the mobility is concluded. The document in available online, The LA must be completed with guidance of the course coordinator and subsequently signed by both parties and delivered to the GMCI: If the students wants to change the initial LA, he/she must do so by following the right documents available online. These changes should occur under the coordinator’s knowledge and within 30 days of the start date of classes at the host institution.

Learning Agreement; Copy of the Identification Card (ID) Bank account identification number (IBAN); Copy of the Health Insurance Card. All Students who travel abroad should apply for the European Health Insurance Card, at your home town Social Security office, at “Loja do Cidadão” or online. This card is free of charge and can be used for medical assistance in cases of accident or sudden illness. You can get more information here It is recommended but not required, that Students acquire travel insurance in addition to the document indicated above, should they need continued medical care. The student must sign a contract that allows him/her to enjoy the Erasmus student status , and this independently on whether the scholarship is granted. Il this document is not available before the student leaves, should be signed after his/her returns with the date of transfer of the grant (when applicable). At the end of the mobility programme, the student must present a Letter of Confirmation, a document showing the start and end dates of the mobility programme. This should be signed and stamped by the International relation office of the host institution.

Upon reception of the Transcript of Records, the GMCI sends it to the home institution, along with a copy of the LA, or in some cases, with the documents with the changes to the LA. The School sends to the GMCI a statement with the final grades obtained by equivalence. Any claim in assigning final grades, when they concern the transposition of grades between two countries should l be addressed to the academic services of the respective School. Il the students receives the Transcript of Records directly, he /she should always deliver it at the GMCI. If the Transcript of Records is delivered directly to the student upon his/her return, he/she should hand it to the GMCI which will then forward it to the appropriate School. The Student Erasmus Final Report tis required , through purely for statistical purposes , and is made available online to the student by the National Agency.

Being an Erasmus + student does not necessarily means that you will receive a mobility grant. Nevertheless, if the student is selected he/she can receive an Erasmus scholarship that will cover the difference of level of life between his/her country and the host country.

The value of the scholarship varies with the host country and the length of the stay. All practical matters such as travel and accommodation, are the student’s responsibility. The Erasmus + mobility programme is funded by the European Commission and by the National Agency. The GMCI has 30 days to issue the Erasmus grants, once the contract is signed; however, the payment of scholarships depends on the transfer of funds by the National Agency. An initial transfer of 80% will be made and at the end of the mobility programme and upon delivery of the final documents, Letter of Confirmation and Student Report, the payment of the remaining 20% will be made. The number of scholarships to be awarded is not known from the outset, and funds assigned vary from year to year. In any case, each course of Polytechnic of Leiria will have at least 2 scholarships.. However, during the financial year, funds may be redistributed and channeled to the Erasmus + scholarships. Hence, more students may end up receiving scholarships in the case of funds redistribution, an addendum to the Erasmus contract with the respective amount is issued, which must be signed by the student and the Institutional Coordinator.

Yes. In case of drop out due to reasons of the student responsibility. If He/ She behaves badly and doesn’t honor the name of Polytechnic of Leiria. If any curricular unit is completed with success.

While at the host institution, the student should strive to develop their education, attend all classes and seminars, be motivated and have knowledge of the languages needed for mobility, besides behaving in a way that honors the Polytechnic of Leiria.

Erasmus+ Legislation and Documents

More information

Contact us

International Mobility and Cooperation Office . Headquarters . Leiria 

School of Social Sciences and Education . ESECS . Leiria

School of Technology and Management . ESTG . Leiria

School of Arts and Design . ESAD.CR . Caldas da Rainha

School of Tourism and Maritime Technology . ESTM . Peniche

School of Health Sciences . ESSLei . Leiria