Grants & Scholarships


All students/graduates leaving in Learning Mobility, Traineeship/Internships for graduates, maintain their financial commitments towards Ensino Lusófona. Students must not be required to pay fees (for tuition, exams, access to laboratories and others) at the host HEI, for the agreed-upon mobility period.

Information regarding the awarding of grants will be disseminated after they have been awarded by the Erasmus+ National Agency, usually in the months of June/July. Therefore, applicants must not make their application contingent on the grant being awarded.

Erasmus+ grants shall be awarded to:

  • Study period integrated in undergraduate or graduate programmes, including the preparation of thesis leading to obtaining a diploma or degree;
  • Period of professional internship, whereupon the professional internship shall be recognized as integral part of the student’s curricular programme;
  • Combined study period with professional internship; and
    Internships for recent graduates.

Note: When the participants do not perform mobility in the agreed manner, they may have to repay the financial support they has received.

“Zero Grant” students – Erasmus+ mobility admits Erasmus+ “zero grant”, for the study period, academic internship period and for Internships for recent graduates. Students who meet all the criteria for participating in a mobility period and benefit from all its advantages, but are not awarded an Erasmus+ mobility grant. These students are obliged to comply with the Erasmus+ mobility rules, just like the students receiving mobility grants, and the period is recognized as Erasmus+ Mobility period, i.e. the months are accredited.

In the Universities / Institutes of Ensino Lusófona, Erasmus+ Student Grants are awarded in compliance with the following guidelines:

The total amount awarded each year by the Erasmus+ National Agency for Student Mobility will be divided into two parts:

  1. 50% of the amount will be distributed by the grants to be awarded to the Applicants with the best academic results (according to the evaluations available at the time of application);
  2. 50% of the amount will be distributed by the grants to be awarded to the Applicants with the greatest financial difficulties, according to the following procedures:
    • Based on the documentation on household income (IRS/IRC/Proof of Settlement), a study is conducted to ascertain who needs the grant the most and who needs it the least.
    • Those who need the grant the most (lower income) receive the grant. Those who need the grant the least, will receive a grant until the allocated amount runs out.

All the students will have to achieve a minimum of 20 (twenty) ECTS per semester and 40 (forty) ECTS per academic year. Failure to comply with this requirement will entail the return of the grant in full.

Failure to comply with the defined mobility period will entail the return of the grant in full. Exception is made to reasons of “force majeure” (situation validated by the National Agency) in the event of: natural disasters, serious health problems that objectively prevent the students from returning home.

ISEP Programme

For the specific conditions of this Programme please visit

AULP Mobility Programme

For the specific conditions of the Programme in AULP please visit

Grants for students from CPLP countries – Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries

The educational benefits given to the students originating from the CPLP countries are part of the University administration’s project to support the countries of the Lusophone Community to train their senior staff so as to contribute to their development.


  • 1st phase: from 12 July to 13 August 
  • 2nd phase: from 16 August to 29 October 

Documents to be submitted to access the application form:

PhD Scholarships

Please see available regulation. To apply for a scholarship, apply to the PhD programme and fill in the field on Scholarships.

ULHT Lusofóna University ULP Lusófona University Porto

Brazilian students

Several entities and institutions offer scholarships to Brazilian students for university studies in Portugal. Thus, the following may be considered:

  • CAPES and CNPq – The main funding agencies in Brazil are CAPES and CNPq.
  • In some cases, the Fundações de Amparo à Pesquisa Estaduais (State Research Support Foundations) also award research or study scholarships abroad (ex.: FAPESP, FAPERJ, FAPESB)
  • Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF – Science without Borders) programme. Please visit the website of CNPq.
  • Santander Totta Bank has a scholarship programme which may be used by Brazilian students who wihs to attend Lusófona University for a semester. Interested applicants should contact their universities in Brazil.

European Union grants

The European Funding Guide works by an algorithm which presents only the grants, funding and award that actually correspond to each student’s individual profile. The 12,000 support programmes available cover a wide range of fields for which university students may request (financial) support. This support covers daily expenses, tuition fees and internships at extra cost for semesters abroad, language courses as well as costs associated with scientific projects.

Further information at

Mobility benefits

All participating students, in any of the Mobility Programmed promoted by the institutions of Ensino Lusófona, benefit from:

  • Study Mobility (in all the Study Cycles)
    30% reduction in fees during the mobility period
  • Mobility for Curricular Internships (in all Study Cycles)
    25% reduction in fees during the Mobility period