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

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. 


Additional information

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

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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