Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Lisbon
Portugal

Language of instruction

Portuguese
English

Católica-Lisbon is among the 1 per cent of business schools worldwide to receive the Triple Crown – EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accreditations. It is consistently ranked among the Top European business schools.

The campus is located in the northern area of Lisbon, near Cidade Universitaria. Lisbon is characterised by colourful red-roofed buildings which dot the “seven hills” of the city, long warm summers and proximity to a stunning coastline of sandy beaches.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester February–June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester September–January

View the Catolica Lisbon academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Catolica Lisbon has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

Undergraduate: 30 ECTS credits per semester at Catolica Lisbon is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Postgraduate: 27 ECTS credits per semester at Catolica Lisbon is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Catolica Lisbon.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Catolica Lisbon course catalogue for undergraduate or postgraduate courses if they do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Economics
Finance
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Marketing
Mathematics and statistics
Postgraduate
Advertising
Economics
Finance
Human resources
International business
Marketing

Course restrictions

Exchange students at Catolica Lisbon can study Economics and Management courses only.

Students wishing to study in mainstream courses taught in Portuguese must have a B2 level of proficiency in Portuguese before applying to Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Portuguese Language Course: A Portuguese language course for exchange students is provided in collaboration with the Faculty of Human Sciences. The course is offered every semester, starting at the beginning of September and February. There is an intensive and an extensive course, and full details on costs is sent by email to all students.

 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Catolica-Lisbon does not offer on-campus accommodation. Students will be able to access further information to find private accommodation after applying to Catolica Lisbon, however, some student housing information is provided on the Catolica Lisbon accommodation web page.

Cost of living

Catolica Lisbon provides a guide to average expenses students can expect to encounter while living in Lisbon to help plan a budget during their exchange. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Non-European Union citizens are required to have valid international health insurance to study in Lisbon.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Catolica Lisbon has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Consulate General of Portugal for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.