The new Erasmus+ programme combines all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, including the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig), Youth in Action and five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the programme for cooperation with industrialised countries). This will make it easier for applicants to understand the opportunities available, while other simplifications will also facilitate access.

Athens Programme

The ATHENS network was established in 1986 and currently comprises 15 European universities of science and technology. The main aim of the network is to promote the exchange of students, teachers and researchers between leading European universities of science and technology.

The ATHENS network organizes a programme of intensive courses in two sessions per academic year. The first session takes place in March and the second session in November. The courses have a scientific character structured into 30 teaching hours. There is also a cultural program of 10 to 15 hours called "European Dimension".

At the end of each ATHENS session, the home institution officially recognizes the corresponding credit of the performed work, according to the results of the evaluation organized by the host institution.

Santander Universidades Luso-Brazilian Scholarships Programme

One of the fronts of international mobility is the Luso-Brazilian Scholarships Programme, initiative which promotes exchanges between universities in Brazil and Portugal. Santander Universities offers scholarships for a semester, allowing graduate students to deepen their education in different areas of knowledge and to experience different cultural practices.

Launched in 2007 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Santander, the programme strengthens the bonds of cooperation between Latin American countries, strengthening bilateral relations.

Santander Universidades Luso-Brazilian Scholarships Programme
Santander Universidades Ibero-American Scholarships Programme

Santander Universidades Ibero-American Scholarships Programme

Launched in 2011, the Iberoamerican Scholarships Programme is an initiative created for a period of five years (2011 to 2015) with the aim of promoting the annual academic exchange of graduate students between universities in 10 countries of the Ibero-American region: Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

Mobility Under Protocols

Student mobility contributes to multiculturalism, to the circulation of scientific knowledge, through the sharing of experiences, as well as to the enrichment of the university experience in its multiple aspects (academic, scientific, social and cultural). It also allows for linguistic, cultural and educational enrichment of students.

Students can apply for a mobility period with partner Universities with which there is a cooperation protocol.

Almeida Garrett National Mobility Programme

The Almeida Garrett programme is the national mobility for Higher Education students, which seeks to promote quality and reinforce the national dimension of Higher Education.

It offers the possibility to carry out a period of study at a host national university, with full academic recognition.

It aims to encourage cooperation between national Higher Education Institutions, enhance personal fulfillment, social cohesion and citizenship spirit, promoting creativity, competitiveness and hence employability.


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