Student Welcome Guide


Student Welcome Guide

We are delighted that you have chosen to study at Politécnico de Leiria.

We’re a youthful and dynamic higher education institution founded in 1980. We’re managed and governed by a multidisciplinary team focused on the development of innovative and high-quality teaching and learning practices.

Outside lectures, we have all the support services and resources needed for your academic success. Our students are encouraged to engage in extracurricular activities that will improve their confidence, expand their professional network, help them develop new skills, and ensure they maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Get yourself ready and prepared for life at Politécnico de Leiria with our helpful Student Welcome Guide.

on arrival

Enrolment and Registration

At Politécnico de Leiria, enrolment and registration processes are all done online, via the Student Portal. When you’ve officially enrolled, you will be able to obtain a proof of enrolment in the Student Portal. This will be necessary to hand over to other entities.

In this platform, you can also check your timetable, make payments, access a wide range of study programme resources, information, and activities, as well as access support.

At this point, you’ll be required to create a student card. This document is sometimes required to access some of our buildings and services.

If you have questions about this process, you can contact our Academic Services. Read more about enrolment and registration at Politécnico de Leiria.

during your first week

Learning Platform and Resources

You’ll get a student email account and access to free Wi-Fi across all campi. Our IT Services will be able to help you setting up your student email account. You’ll find all your curricular units at our students’ online workspace Moodle. But during your first week you’ll discover so much more than learning. Our halls of residence, canteens, cafeterias, and all other facilities will be ready to give you a warm welcome.

throughout your studies

Student Support Services

food services

There are 5 canteens and 8 cafeterias at Politécnico de Leiria.

Health Services

Low-cost medical appointments to all our students and staff.

Sport and fitness

Free sport classes for all abilities and levels of fitness.


Student financial benefits.


Online ibrary resources and 4 physical libraries.


Your student card gives you a wide range of free or low-cost services and benefits.

SAPE – Student Support Services

Individual and social guidance, psychotherapy support services, and career guidance.


Your School and Campus

Visit your school’s website and attend all your induction events and presentation sessions, so you don’t get lost on your first day.


Portugal’s Sunny West Region

With its strategic central location and view for the Atlantic Ocean, the Leiria and west region of Portugal is known for its breathtaking natural landscapes and historical attractions. On your arrival, visit the region and its always-busy cities (Leiria, Caldas da Rainha, Peniche, Marinha Grande, Óbidos, and Torres Vedras). Sunny and known for being the Portuguese commercial and industrial epicentre, here you’ll find amazing conditions to start the best adventure of your life.

Message from the President

throughout your studies

Student Support Services

SAPE is the Portuguese acronym for Student Support Services. We offer:

Individual and social life guidance – We can help you integrate and adapt to this new reality. We understand starting university life can also be stressful and anxious.

Psychological services – If you’re interested in workshop sessions in communication, emotional intelligence, conflict and stress management, time and study management, job searching techniques, building your CV, request one of our free psychological services.

Career guidance – This is an individual service that helps students overcome the difficulties related to academic success and career development and reflect on their career options.