European Exchange

Admissions and registration
Students, who wish to attend Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, in the next academic years, should:
– Fill in the application form, available in the International Offices of their own home institutions. Their home institution will contact with the host institution in order to decide about the number of students and define exchange programme procedures.
– After the approval from the home institution, the student will be advised on the availability of grant support and may make travel arrangements.
– As soon as they arrive at Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, they should contact the International Office in order to enrol.

Exchange students, under LLP/Erasmus programmes pay their fees at their home institutions. Hence they are not charged fees in the host institution.

Orientation programme
On arrival at Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, international students should present themselves at the International Office and also contact the International Coordinator in the Department to which they have applied for.

Documents required for registration at ESCS
– I.D. Card or Passport
– International Health Card
– 2 photographs (Passport size)
– Academic transcript of records from the students’ home university
– Learning agreement

Language requirements and portuguese language courses
All classes are taught in Portuguese, and students are expected to be able to follow them. Assessments (examination questions and examination scripts, etc.) can be conducted in another language, depending on prior agreement between the student and the lecturer concerned.
Note: Any foreign student, who is interested in attending a Portuguese language course during his study period, is requested to mention it on the application form.


Academic Year 2019-2020


WINTER SEMESTER (1st Semester) 23rd September to 21st February
Classes (14 weeks) 23rd September to 10th January
Intercalary Week (clarification classes) 13th to 17th January
Exams – Normal Season (1st Semester) 20th to 31st January
Exams – Recourse Season (1st Semester) 10th to 21st February
SUMMER SEMESTER (2nd Semester) 24th February to 17th July
Classes (14 weeks) 24th February to 5th June
Intercalary Week (clarification classes) 8th to 12th June
Exams – Normal Season (2nd Semester) 15th to 26th June
Exams – Recourse Season (2nd Semester) 6th to 17th July
Exams – Special Season
(Finalists and Students-Workers)
1st to 12th September
Christmas Holidays 23rd December to 3rd January
Easter Holidays 6th to 9th April