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

Student experiences

Read about the student experiences

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.


Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can take courses in Communication at the Faculdade de Ciências Humanas. If any places are available, students are also allowed to take some courses at the Institute of Political Sciences and the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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 ECTS

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

Additional information


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

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

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

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046


  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.