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Why choose the Polytechnic of Leiria?

Innovation . Dynamism . Quality . Employability . Applied Research

desc12.000 StudentsESECS, ESTG, ESAD.CR, ESTM, ESSLei
desc900 Teachers350 Staff
desc5 CitiesLeiria, Caldas da Rainha, Peniche, Marinha Grande and Torres Vedras


I still keep my memory chest from the time I was an IPLeiria student and remember all the lessons that made me what I am today.

Joana Antunes Physiotherapy . ESSlei . 2013

Although it seemed like there wouldn’t be a lot of job offerings at first, I was never more than a month without a job. I worked for almost a year in aquaculture in Portugal. Then I decided to expand my horizons and went to Florida.

Daniel Rodrigues Marine Biology and Biotechnology . ESTM . 2006

I still keep the memories and friends that I made back when I was a student, the teachers that made me who I am today and the sleepless nights trying to finish assignments to deliver the next day.

Catarina Militão Industrial Design . . 2009

IPLeiria played a fundamental role in my professional evolution, allowing me to be sure what ICT area to go for.

António Martins Computer Engineering . ESTG . 2004

…IPLeiria gave me the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus Program. I lived in Alicante, Spain, for about a month.
That opportunity allowed me to add spanish to my language portfolio and it was one of my various adventures abroad.

Isabel Matos Translation & Interpretation Portuguese/Chinese - Chinese/Portuguese . ESECS . 2011
Academic offering
A wide offer in Undergradute, Graduate, Professional Studies and other courses including professional training and massive open courses on our own platform.
An international experience allows you to improve language and social skills, be independent, confident and improve your self-estime. We prepare you for a global world.
IPLeiria develops its R&D activities through 13 research units and 5 other organizations conducting applied research in various different scientific areas (funded research projects)
Life in IPLeiria
At IPLeiria we value a solid scientific and technical preparation, but also cultural and social development and a healthy lifestyle