Universidade Católica Portuguesa is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of Governance

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester 1: September up to and including January

Semester 2: February up to and including June


Language of instruction: Portuguese & English

Language requirement: B2
UU students do not need to provide proof of their English proficiency

Areas of study open for exchange students


Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month

The following information is based on inquiries to International students who studied at Católica.

- Meals: 300 - 400€ / month

- Monthly ticket for public transportation: 37€ - Coffee: 0,6€


- Renting a room: 300 - 600€ / month 


- Renting an apartment: 800 - 1200€ / month


Lisbon is a populair city and the demand is high therefor it would be a good idea to anticipate the time and effort it may take you to find a room, and start your search well in advance, even prior to your exchange to see and check housing.  

This way you can see the flats, negotiate the rent and talk with the landlord before committing to a permanent house. As a reference, a 3 bedroom apartment in Lisbon can range from 800€ to 1200€ per month and a room in a shared flat may vary from 300€ to 600€, depending on the quality, size and location. 


European universities use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and normally, you obtain 30 ECTS per semester

Study load per semester 22,5 ECTS (minimum) - 30 ECTS credits

See ‘keuzecursussen in het buitenland’ under Studeren in het Buitenland.

Additional information

4 places, for one semester (full year is also possible) 

Erasmus code: P LISBOA01

Studeren in het buitenland voor USBO studenten

More information

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

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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