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Mobility programmes

IPAM encourages the entire community of students, teachers and staff to undertake a period of international mobility, as we consider this activity fundamental to the institution’s internationalisation and also for the personal and professional development of its students and employees.

To this end, it offers more than 60 international partnerships in the area of Marketing and Management with university institutions around the globe.

International mobility partnerships

Experiencing international mobility is key to the development of global professionals. IPAM encourages periods of mobility throughout students’ academic careers through an extensive network of international partnerships. The List of partnerships by field of study is updated every six months and can be consulted on the International Office page on the Student Portal.

Students will be able to study at prestigious international universities through different international mobility agreements:

ERASMUS + agreements
The Erasmus+ programme allows students to travel within Europe, thus gaining a cultural, social, academic and professional perspective regarding the participating countries. This mobility programme is funded by the European Commission under bilateral agreements. A very significant number of Erasmus scholarships are awarded and all students are recognised for their period of study abroad.
Bilateral agreements
IPAM has signed about 100 cooperation agreements with higher education institutions from several other countries including Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, South Korea, Japan, U.S.A., Mexico, Mozambique, Peru and Thailand. IPAM's extensive network of international partnerships allows not only the exchange of students, teachers and staff, but also other types of initiatives at the level of teaching and research.
International semesters (Global Degrees)
IPAM's Global Degrees include an international semester at prestigious international institutions. The partnerships for each programme can be found on the specific pages of each programme.

Incoming mobility

IPAM is proud to be able to state that it has a long tradition of exchange with several educational institutions, annually welcoming about half a hundred students from various countries such as Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, and the United Kingdom, among many others.

The global programmes allow us to offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees taught entirely in English, which has allowed us to establish new partnerships for international cooperation around the world.

If you are interested in spending a semester or academic year at IPAM as an exchange student (Erasmus or other program), the first step is to consult the International Relations Office of your university to confirm if there is a partnership between the two institutions.

Here's what you should know to study with us:

Live in Portugal
Portugal has a wide range of cultural activities and a public transport network that makes easy to travel around the city.
Educational offering
Lists of curricular units available for exchange students can be found in this catalogue.
Programas de mobilidade IPAM
Study Portuguese
IPAM Lisboa offers a Portuguese Language and Culture Course which confers 3 ECTS at the end of the semester. During the course you will have the opportunity to obtain the A1 level of Portuguese language and make some cultural visits.

Nomination and application deadlines

Duration of mobility programmes Nomination/application deadlines Application deadline
One academic year Until 31 MayDuring the month of June
1st semestreUntil 31 MayDuring the month of June
2nd semestreUntil 30 OctoberDuring the month of November

Educational offering

Lists of curricular units available for exchange students can be found in this catalogue.

Application process

The application for study mobility at IPAM should only be made after the official nomination from your university. After this step is completed, you can complete the entire process online. We suggest that you prepare all the documentation in a timely manner so that you have everything ready when you submit the form. Only applications submitted within the deadline will be accepted.

  1. Application: go to the application page

  2. Fill in the Application form: with your personal data, mobility semester, area of study and course units agreed with your course coordinator.

  3. Upload the documentation: photo for the student card; copy of ID, proof of health insurance, transcript of records/academic history from the university of origin and the learning agreement signed by you and your coordinator. A letter of motivation, CV and portfolio may also be requested.

  4. Submit the application form: note that submitting your application does not guarantee you a place at IPAM. You should always wait for an email or acceptance letter.

Welcome Week

IPAM’s International Office organizes the Welcome Week every six months, an initiative dedicated to the integration of new incoming students, which usually takes place the week before the start of classes. Participation in this activity is highly recommended, as it offers new students the opportunity to:

Meet other foreign students

Take part in mobility programmes as well as members of the local community, through various group activities (dinners, guided tours, parties).

Receive information and support

About accommodation, transport, bank accounts, visas and other social and cultural activities.

Explore Lisbon

With our regular students and get into the academic spirit and life.

Receive personalized support

From the International Office in handling all the necessary documentation (academic, social and personal) for the duration of the mobility programme.

Outgoing mobility

Every year the International Office organizes a competition for all students wishing to undertake international mobility at one of IPAM's partner institutions. During the competition, information sessions which cover the application process are organised and, whenever possible, students who have already taken part in mobility programmes are present to give their testimony.

This contest takes place in 2 phases:

  • 1st phase - February/March - applications for the 1st and 2nd semester of the following academic year:
  • 2nd phase - September/October - applications for the 2nd semester of the current year (only the remaining vacancies of the first phase are available).

Detailed information about the competition as well as the listing of partner institutions are updated every six months on the International Office page on the Student Portal.

There is a limited number of Erasmus scholarships. Even if the student does not obtain a grant from the European Commission or other party, he/she can enjoy Erasmus student status. In this way you have all the advantages of the status, except not benefiting from a monetary scholarship. The processing of the scholarships is carried out by the International Office. The selection criteria are the same as those that are used in the selection of destinations.
Credit recognition pocess
Upon returning, the student must submit a request for accreditation of the courses taken in international mobility by opening a specific form at the Secretary Online/Student Portal. You must attach a Study Recognition Proposal validated by the Course Coordinator and the Certificate issued by the Host University.

Critérios de seriação

  • Média do estudante: em relação à média do curso.
  • Número de ECTS já realizado no curso: a dividir pelo número total de ECTS possíveis de serem realizados até final do semestre anterior ao momento da candidatura (nº de semestres x 30 ECTS).
  • Fator de ponderação: 55% (a) + 45% (b)Detail text

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