Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon) is an exchange destination for bachelor and master students of Utrecht University School of Law.


Programmes School of Law

Law in a European and Global Context - courses

International Business Law - courses

Transnational Law Curriculum (TLC): there are no entrance requirements as it is part of the undergraduate programme. It's available for both regular and Exchange students. Nonetheless, please note that these seminars are quite demanding and even though these do not correspond to 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year courses, the TLC is not available to 1st year students.This said, there are obviously more introductory courses like Federalism and the European Union and more advanced ones like International law of the Sea - courses


Academic calendar

Semester 1: 2nd week of September – late December: classes

                      Early January – 1st week of February: exams 

Semester 2: 2nd week of February – late May: classes 

                      Early June – mid July: written and oral exams


Language of instruction: Portuguese & English

Language requirements: B2  -> UU bachelor students do not need to provide proof of their English proficiency

The seminars in English are demanding and require a strong command of the language.

Master’s students interested in the LL.M. courses must show proof of their English proficiency, by having one of the following certificates:

- Proficiency in English by the University of Cambridge;
- TOEFL at least 100 (IBT);
- IELTS at least 7;

Areas of study open for exchange students


Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month


Additional information

Number of students: 2-4 (max semester each)

Universidad Católica Portuguesa recommends International Students to start looking for housing once they get in Lisbon. 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 750€ to 1200€ per month and a room in a shared flat may vary from 200€ to 400€, depending on the quality, size and location.

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 in advance, even prior to your exchange.





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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Contact International Exchange Office Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

Need to have your STUDY PLAN signed? Contact the study advisor at your School (department). 

For general questions and handing in or picking up Erasmus documents, you can visit the International Exchange Office at the Student Desk (you do not have to make an appointment).
We are located at Janskerkhof 3, Utrecht (at the School of Law)

Walk-in hours: Monday and Wednesday from 3 PM until 4:30 PM

Telephone / Email

+31 (0)30 253 7289

Email: ieo.leg@uu.nl


You can make an appointment by sending an email. Don't forget mention your student number. You can also call +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Please note that Utrecht University offices will be closed during the December holidays from 23rd of December 2019 untill the 6th of January 2020. We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer!

Postal address

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands