International Mobility: discovering new worlds


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.

Erasmus +

It’s the most important exchange program covering a wide range of opportunities for students and teaching and non-teaching staff to study, to do teaching assignments or training abroad. It provides also additional opportunities under the previous Erasmus Mundus Program for full master’s degrees through scholarships for Joint Master Degrees. The program is covering now not only the EU countries, and a number of partner countries to regular Erasmus mobility or under ICM (International Credit Mobility).

Erasmus+ is the EU’s new programme for education, training, youth and sport, designed to be more global and more integrated than ever before. It brings together seven EU programmes and offers more opportunities for cooperation than its predecessors. For more information on the priorities of the programme, the actions supported, the funding available and the modalities of participation, please have a look at the Erasmus+ Programme Guide, which you can find here

If you are a student of Polytechnic of Leiria and you want to benefit of a European programme of mobility, this is your opportunity. 

New Year, new opportunities!

Apply here until the February 11th, 2021.

Erasmus Testemony


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Erasmus+ Documents


Programa Vasco da Gama

The Vasco da Gama program is a program created by Coordeador Council of Polytechnic Institutes and its main objective to promote and enhance the mobility of students between national institutes polytechnics (Read Program Regulation).

Students participating in the program will undertake a period of mobility in any Polytechnic Institute National studies or internships for a period of three months to one year.

The deadline for applications is renewed annually applications being accepted until May 30 for mobilities carried out the following school year.

Applicants must complete and submit an Application Form and Studies Program in GMCI , duly signed by the entities indicated in the latter document ( course coordinator and management schools). The GMCI in turn transmit the documents to the Polytechnic partner for mobility confirmation.


Note: the fact that an institution integrate the Vasco da Gama program does not oblige to receive students from other institutions . Acceptance is always on time , checked case by case basis and depends on the disponibiliade the receiving institution. Because there is no money channeled to the program there is no financial support beyond that of the student already receiving through the SAS .


Exchange with Brasil

As the internationalization of the strategic objectives of Polytechnic of Leiria in recent years has sought to enhance the cooperation with several higher education institutions in Brazil , not only for reasons related to the existing linguistic affinities but also because Brazil is now a countries with economies in most important development in the international arena .

Thus, the Polytechnic of Leiria currently offers diferente possibilities for higher education institutions to their students to participate in an exchange program with Brazil.