With numerous public and private higher education institutions, Lisbon offers a great variety of university courses in multiple fields and study levels. Due to the Bologna system, the degrees that are available – bachelor, master, and PhD – are aligned with the European and international education. This means that education degrees are validated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), a common system, therefore facilitating student mobility.

The bachelor’s degree corresponds to the 1st cycle and takes three years. The master’s degree corresponds to the 2nd cycle and has two years. The PhD takes three years and corresponds to the 3rd cycle. There are also postgraduate programmes with one year, and other programmes that do not grant any degree.


The information provided by this search engine includes the educational offer of the following higher education institutions: ISCTE-IUL, University of Lisbon, Universidade Aberta, NOVA University Lisbon, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Universidade Lusíada, Universidade Lusófona, Universidade Europeia, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa and ISEC Lisboa – Higher Institute of Education and Sciences..

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