Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa  is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Lisbon, Portugal.

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information - Bachelor

Course information - Master

Academic calendar

Semester I: September – January
Semester II: February – June

Academic calendar for undergraduate students

Academic calendar for master students


Language requirement: a minimum of B2 language level (CEFR) in English is required. For Portuguese a a minimum of B2 (CEFR) is recommended.

Course requirement: 51% of ECTS offered by the Faculdade de Ciências/Faculty of Human Sciences.

Portuguese extensive language course available. You can find more information on the website. This language course is free of charge for incoming students. 

Areas of study open to exchange students

Humanities. Subjects taught here include:

  • Communication and Information studies 
  • Media and Culture
  • Culture Studies

The Universidade Católica Portuguesa also offers a Liberal Arts Curriculum in English. Information on this curriculum is available here. This Curriculum allows incoming students to attend some courses taught in English outside the Faculdade de Ciências Humanas. Nonetheless, students should enrol in at least 51% of ECTS offered by the Faculdade de Ciências Humanas.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Portuguese, English

Housing assistance

The university does not have accommodation for students, but can help them find accommodation in Lisbon. The Universidade Católica Portuguesa has a private Female Students’ Residence Hall in Lisbon. Students should contact the Residence Hall for further information.

Recommended sites to find accommodation are:

Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

Living in Lisbon is affordable. Students can spend an average of €700 / €800 per month​.
• Housing (per month): €300 to €400
• Food (per month): €250 to  €350
• Meal in the canteen of the university: €4
• Meal in a restaurant: €8 to €12  
• Coffee (Espresso): €0.65
• Transportation (monthly pass): €30 (Lisbon only), €40 (Greater Lisbon Area)  (25% discount for students aged 23 or under)
• Subway ticket: €1.45 | Bus Ticket: €1.85
• Cinema: € 6-8
• Museum: €10

More information


Normal study load per semester: 30 EC

Number of places available

7 places

Additional information



Social Media

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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).