Exchange Students

Erasmus+ and Exchange Mobility for Students

Before deciding to apply to our faculty, make sure we have either an Inter-Institutional Agreement with your university (Erasmus+/EU) or an International Cooperation Agreement (Exchange Students from non-EU countries).

Inter-Institutional Agreements (Erasmus+)

International Cooperation Agreements (Exchange Students from non-EU countries) 


Before Your Mobility


During Your Mobility


After Your Mobility

Before Your Mobility

We advocate that everything should be prepared with enough time so that you may be able to anticipate and resolve any difficulties that appear along the way. In order to do so, information is your best friend.

Deadlines, Nomination and Application Procedures

The nominations and applications must be done by email to  until 30th June, for both 1st and 2nd semester students.If you wish to study with us, follow these steps:

  • Get nominated by your home university;
  • Submit your application, filling all the forms that were sent to you by email and sending them back to us;
  • Wait for the final decision (until 5 weeks after returning the documents).

For your nomination
we need your university
to send us the following data:

  • Name of the Institution
  • Erasmus Code
  • Family name
  • Given names
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Valid e-mail address
  • Name of course
  • Level of Study
  • Period of stay (Autumn semester, Spring semester, Academic Year)

For your application
we need you to send us
the following documents:

  • Application Form
  • Learning Agreement (LA)
  • One passport size photo
  • Copy of your National Identity Card for European Union (EU) citizens or Passport (non-EU citizens)
  • Copy of the European Health Insurance Card*
  • Indicate if you wish to be considered for the University Residence (more information here)

* International Erasmus exchange students who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Liechstenstein, Norway or Switzerland or Erasmus students from non-EU countries who are legally residing in the EU and are covered by a state social security programme will be able to benefit from the European Health Insurance Card, which we strongly suggest obtaining before the mobility period.

When planning what to study here, you may consider all the courses of the Integrated Masters in Psychology with the following exceptions that, due to the language requirements, are not available to Erasmus students:

  • Avaliação Psicológica da Criança e do Adolescente
  • Avaliação Psicológica do Adulto

You can find the available courses’ Syllabus here  and the correspondent Timetables here (1st cycle / 2nd cycle). Look out for possible conflicting timetables when making your choice of courses. Good planning is essential because when your classes start you only have 2 weeks to decide if you want to make any changes to the Learning Agreement.

Please keep in mind that your proposed plan may not be approved by our office because we are only able to enroll 5 Erasmus students in each course. Also, every course has an overall limit of vacancies available. Both aspects are determined on a first come, first served basis.

The sending institutions are responsible for providing support to its nominated candidates so that they can have the recommended language skills (B2 Portuguese recommended, not required) at the start of the study period. Please be aware that our classes are taught in Portuguese so a basic understanding of the language is crucial.

There’s a Portuguese Language Course for Erasmus Students available at our university (which also gives you 6 ECTS). You can find more information about it here:

We have very limited vacancies on the Student Housing Residence for each semester. In order to apply, please indicate the following information when sending your application:

  • Date of Arrival*
  • Date of Departure*
  • Phone number (include country code)
  • Home address (include postal code)

*These dates must be an accurate estimate because you only have one week of tolerance if you wish to arrive earlier/leave later than you stated at first.

If you cannot get a place in the Student Housing Residence, you may look for information regarding accommodation on several websites (contact us for more information on that).

The Office of Psychopedagogic Support for the Student (GAPE in Portuguese) in cooperation with the International Relations Office offers you a Mentorship Programme, which is very useful for your adaptation and integration in this new environment.

Portuguese students volunteer to be your Mentors, meaning that they are available to help incoming exchange students with administrative matters related to the Faculty and with integration issues such as finding accommodation, understanding the transports’ network in Lisbon, tips on how to study and suggest some leisure activities, for instance.

You may also have access to a Facebook group for exchange students called “Erasmus na FPIE-UL” where you can exchange information on interesting events happening in the city and the University and also count on your colleagues (Portuguese and Erasmus) to help you with your problems or doubts. To enter the group go to this link and request to join it.

As soon as your application is accepted you can apply to this programme. Just send an e-mail to   with “Mentor request” in the subject field and your name, age, gender, nationality and major in the text.

During Your Mobility

Once you get here, you may start enjoying your stay. We will welcome you in the best possible way and make sure your educational needs are met. You can always go to the International Relations Office if you have any question.

Life in Lisbon

Lisbon is considered one of the best cities in the world to live. That is due to this amazing climate (yes, we have a lot of sunny days!) and also to the fact that we are located by the sea, providing you with lots of opportunities to play sports and have some drinks with a view to the ocean. Pretty soon you’ll discover that we have a very busy nightlife with lots of places to go like Cais do Sodré or Bairro Alto. If you wish for quieter places we have lots of urban gardens, beaches and natural reserves like Sintra and Monsanto. Also, we have lots of museums and cultural events going on all year round. You’ll discover that you can get from one part of the city to another in a very short time if you take the train, the subway or if you rent a bike or an electric scooter.

When using public transportation, beware of pickpockets that are always searching for distracted people to steal from. Lock your bike really well, if you have one (bike theft is on the rise) and don’t leave your belongings unattended anywhere. Other than that, Lisbon is a very safe city with low rates of violent crime.

The International Relations Office

The International Relations Office schedule is Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., still usually it’s preferable to make an appointment. When you arrive in Lisbon, book an appointment with the International Relations Office in order to get all the information needed for your first weeks on campus. That is also the moment when your Certificate of Arrival is issued, which is a document that proves that you are studying at our university.

Welcome Day

During the first weeks of classes there’s a Welcome Day organized by the Office of Psychopedagogic Support for the Student (GAPE in Portuguese) in cooperation with the International Relations Office. That is a reception to all the mobility students held together by Faculdade de Psicologia and Instituto de Educação. It’s a good moment to get information about Lisbon, about our school and about several Erasmus associations that provide services to help you fit in. Also it is a perfect moment to get to know new people and enjoy being here!

Changes to the Learning Agreement

You have 2 weeks to go to your classes and decide if you want to change any of them. In order to do so, book an appointment (or send an email) to the International Relations Office.

Transportation Card with Student Discount

If you wish to have a monthly paid transportation card (we call it “Passe” in Portuguese) with a student discount (and you’re under 23 years old), you just come by our office and fill a form. Then you have to take the form to the Subway Office to subscribe the “Passe” with the discount.

After Your Mobility

So now you have a better outlook on what awaits you. We hope you decide to join us on the forthcoming year. We’re sure you’ll enjoy staying with us and hope that this opportunity serves your educational and personal purposes!

Transcript of Records

After receiving all the grades, the Transcript of Records is issued (approximately 6 weeks). We send it by email to every student and also by post to each university.

 Certificate of Departure

Usually every university has a Certificate of Departure that needs to be signed at the end of the mobility period. Don’t forget to get it signed by us before leaving!