Welcome to our global campus!

Did you know that students from over 60 different countries have chosen Polytechnic of Leiria’s (IPLeiria) as their first study option?

Learn why Portugal is the perfect destination and why studying at IPLeiria might be a real life-changing experience.

5 Campi in 4 different cities 700+ International Students 250+ On International Mobility 60+ Different Nationalities 350+ International Cooperation Agreements
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Reasons why you should choose IPLeiria

  • Region with great economic dynamism: High level of employability in a region rich in plastics, ceramics and glass, moulds, engineering, fisheries, tourism, food and biotechnological industries. 
  • Twenty-first century study facilities: 5 campi offering exceptional learning facilities. More than 130 hi-tech laboratories equipped with the latest technology.
  • Innovative teaching: We’ve invested in advanced student facilities and in the latest technology available trying to bring our courses to life. ESTM School-Hotel and our Online Learning Unit are just two of them. 
  • Recognised for research: Hi-tech research units like CETEMARES or CDRS’p are part of our strategy where work and science go hand in hand to invent new solutions.
  • Industry partnerships: Many of our courses have partnership with leading companies instigate you to exceed. Cisco,Phoenix Contact, Oracle, Siemens are just some of the major brands who decide to implement academies in our institution.
  • Right in the middle of everything: 3 great city campus location: Leiria, Caldas da Rainha or Peniche. These are wonderful cities not just to study but to live in.
  • Friendly and close atmosphere: We’re proud of our friendly environment among students, teachers and technicians which help students settle into a new life away from home. 
  • Designed for today’s students: Discover the variety of activities and experiences available at any of IPLeiria campus. Everything from sports to guidance and counselling, medical and psychological support services. While studying is a key part of university life you must not forget to seize opportunities like, scholarships and of course leisure activities including music, theatre, exhibition and conferences. What more could you wish for? 

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