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Erasmus Programme at Atlântica Health School for students from other countries:


Erasmus Mobility at Atlântica Health School – Partner Instituitions

All students from Universities with an Erasmus Charter and which have already established Bilateral Agreements with Atlântica Health School can take part in the Erasmus programme.

Students interested in attending a course at Atlântica Health School should first apply to the Erasmus Office at their University. Candidates for the Erasmus programme are first selected at their home university.

Incoming students applying to take courses at Universidade Atlântica:

To complete their application to Atlântica Health School, students should send their Incoming Student Application form to the Erasmus Office. Any questions related to the mobility programme should also be mentioned on this form.

Before starting the mobility period, selected students set a study plan to be completed at Atlântica Health School. The Learning Agreement describes all the courses which the student will take during the mobility period.

Study plans by scientific area:


This Learning Agreement should be approved and signed by Atlântica Health School, by the sending University and by the student.

At the end of the study period, students receive an attendance and the Transcript of records from Atlântica Health School which will allow their studies to be recognised by their home university.

Students applying for mobility to carry out placements:

When the mobility aim is to carry out a work placement, Atlântica Health School can accept applications to carry out work placements at the University.

Before the mobility period begins, selected students sign a Training Agreement. This agreement specifies the activities which the student will carry out at Atlântica Health School and is approved and signed by Atlântica Health School, the sending university and the student before the mobility period begins.

At the end of the training period, students receive an attendance and passing certificate  from Atlântica Health School which will allow their placement to be recognised by their home university.

Students/interns also take back with them a document issued by Atlântica Health School which confirms their stay at the institution.

Study/Placement Period

The Academic Year at Atlântica Health School varies depending on the course and year. The Calendar will be made available in June for all scientific areas.


The Erasmus Office can accept applications from incoming students who wish to take part in courses in the following academic year up to 30th June (first semester) and 15th December (2nd semester).

Learning Agreements are approved and sent to Erasmus Office coordinators at sending universities before the end of July.

During this time, it may be necessary for contacts to be made between incoming students, degree coordinators and Erasmus coordinators. For this reason, we advise students to make these contacts well in advance of deadlines.

In the scope of the Erasmus+ Program, ESSATLA – Escola Superior de Saúde Atlântica guarantees equal access and opportunities to all applicants.

The students with Special Educational Needs Support aims at the inclusion of these students in the academic context, contributing to a quality education, as well as identifying physical, communication and information barriers that hinder the social and school integration of these students. The main objective of the unit is that the members of the university community, students, teachers or administrative and service staff who present any kind of functional diversity or special educational needs, can enjoy the same opportunities as the others for the development of their university studies, or for the performance of their functions, under the prism of equal opportunities.

Applicants with special needs who wish to participate in the Erasmus+ Program are entitled to an Erasmus+ supplementary grant, the amount of which varies according to the degree of disability and the documented costs. Applicants should inform the Mobility Office/ International Relations / Erasmus of their School that they have special needs and that they want to apply for an Erasmus mobility and its Supplementary Grant. This is a specific grant with its own application.

The Erasmus Office/ International Relations will support the whole application process for the Supplementary grant and inform the host institution that a participant with special educational needs has been selected, to confirm that the host institution is able to receive him/her. This exchange of correspondence (e-mail) should be an integral part of your application.

The students have different support infrastructures available: Library, IT Support, Social Support, Students Association, University Clinic.

ERASMUS Office contacts:  gaberasmus@uatlantica.pt   / internationaloffice@uatlantica.pt  – +351 214398220/22

Portuguese Language Course

Atlântica Health School runs Portuguese courses for students taking part in Erasmus mobility programmes. Students who are interested in these courses should fill in a registration form until the end of June and send it together with an official Erasmus mobility document to the Atlântica Health School Erasmus Office. The courses normally start in October and the prices are available by May.

Help with Accomodation

Atlântica Health School does not have accommodation available for international students. However, the Erasmus Office can help students look for accommodation.

Practical Guide (Portugal/Lisbon/Oeiras)

Although the nearest town to the Health School campus is Oeiras – a place with plenty of interest and charm of its own – it is Lisbon which conquers the heart of people visiting this region of Portugal, thanks to its size and long history.

Lisbon, known as the city of the seven hills, is the capital of Portugal, as well as its largest city. Located on the right bank of the River Tagus, it is the westernmost large city in Europe. Lisbon’s legendary history stretches back over twenty centuries, and has seen many civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Carthaginians and the Romans. It is still possible to find traces of these cultures even today. The sea Voyages of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries turned Lisbon into one of the world’s great ports and the centre of an empire that stretched from Brazil in the west to India in the east. On the banks of the river, great monuments are testament to that history.

Lisbon’s exceptional light and particular romantic atmosphere have long enchanted writers, photographers and tourists.

Due to its especially rich history, Lisbon is a city of many contrasts, combining tradition and modernity to fascinate its visitors. The traditional city districts show its cultural variety, history, architecture and people, examples being: Castelo, where visitors can find the beautiful Castelo de São Jorge; Alfama and Madragoa, where you can hear typical Fado music; Mouraria, the most multicultural district; Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré, home to Lisbon’s nightlife; and Baixa-Chiado, where you can go shopping or relax while enjoying a cup of coffee side by side with the one of the greatest Portuguese poets, Fernando Pessoa.

Twenty minutes away by car there are beautiful sandy Atlantic beaches, and the coast is ideal for swimming, surfing, windsurfing or sailing in Cascais, Estoril and Guincho – host to numerous international surfing championships.

In Lisbon visitors will find a charming city, described by many as monumental, exquisite, classic, traditional, frenetic, modern, cosmopolitan, and romantic all at once!




Visitors arrive by plane at Lisbon Airport (Aeroporto da Portela), located just a few kilometres from the city centre (the national airline is TAP Portugal). Regular and express buses serve the airport and taxis are not too expensive.

Atlântica Health School is located in an accessible area.

By car: 
IC19 (Exit Tercena/Barcarena/Massamá)
CREL (Exit Sintra/Cacém/Amadora, and IC19 towards Sintra/Cacém)
A5 (Exit Oeiras, towards Porto Salvo, and follow the signs)

By train (from Rossio station, in Lisbon city center): 
Sintra Line: Barcarena-Massamá Station (10 minutes’ walk) or Monte Abraão Station (then bus 117 to university).
Cascais Line: Caxias Station – then bus to the university (number 117).

By bus (from Caxias or Massamá, both reachable by train from Lisbon):
117 Lisboa Transportes (LT) – Information line: (+351) 21435 74 72

Check the link on google maps:


In Lisbon there are three types of public transport: buses and trams (Carris) and the subway/underground (Metro). Bus fares are 1.75€ and Metro fares are 1.25€. Tram tickets cost 2.85€. If you wish, you can buy monthly tickets which are usually less expensive.
You can find full information about prices and possible discounts (for those under 23 years old, Sub23) here: www.carris.pt or http://metro.transporteslisboa.pt/

Most taxis are painted cream with a roof-light to identify them. However, some taxis still have the old colours: green and black. Within the city, taxis use taximeters but outside the city limits the service is charged by the kilometre and includes the price for the driver’s return to his starting point. The minimum charge is always 2.50€. The final fare is calculated based on the distance travelled and the time taken. If the visitor has luggage, it will cost an extra 1.60€ to put it in the car trunk. You can check a taxi fare simulator here, based on distance: www.antral.pt

Trains bring visitors to Santa Apolónia Station in Lisbon, which has metro station with the same name (blue line), or to Gare do Oriente (near Parque das Nações), which has metro station as well (Oriente, red line). Several buses run just outside the station and taxis are also available. At Rossio Train Station and Cais do Sodré Train Station, visitors can take trains to the outskirts of the city, to places such as Oeiras, Sintra, Massamá and Cacém. To get to Rossio Train Sation there are two metro stops (Restauradores, blue line and Rossio, green line). To get to Cais do Sodré Train Station the metro station is Cais do Sodré (green line). www.cp.pt

The Lisbon metro has four lines known by their colours on the metro map. Here visitors can find more information about Lisbon metro:




There are many different and special places to be enjoyed in Lisbon, amongst which the typical neighbourhoods of Baixa, Bairro Alto and Chiado, Cais do Sodré, Belém and Alfama.

However, if you want to experience a more modern Lisbon, you should visit the Parque das Nações where you can find the most modern buildings while also enjoying a meal overlooking the River Tagus or going for a bike ride on a Sunday morning.

You should also visit the several stunning viewpoints around Lisbon, such as the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, Portas do Sol, Nossa Senhora do Monte, Miradouro da Graça, Santa Catarina and the amazing view from the Castelo de São Jorge.

Several different museums and churches can also be visited around the city.

In Lisbon there are several places where visitors can enjoy concerts, theatre, cinema, art exhibitions and many street events, among other cosmopolitan activities. Cinemas are mostly found at shopping centres, such as Colombo, Vasco da Gama, Alvaláxia, Campo Pequeno Shopping Centre, El Corte Inglés, Amoreiras Shopping Centre, Monumental Saldanha, and some other old cinemas in the city such as Cinema São Jorge, Cinema Londres or Cinema King. All movies are in the original language and have subtitles in Portuguese.

Visitors can also find opera at São Carlos and very important theatres like Dona Maria II, Camões and Chapitô.

There is also a special type of Portuguese musical at Villaret or Politeama.

Visitors can attend concerts (national and international) at Coliseu dos Recreios, CCB, Campo Pequeno or Pavilhão Atlântico as well as several music festivals: Super Bock Super Rock, Rock in Rio Lisboa and Optimus Alive.

Erasmus students will particularly enjoy Lisbon’s night life in Bairro Alto, Bica, Cais do Sodré, Alcântara or Santos.
Most cultural activities offer discounts for students.

For more information: www.lisboacultural.pt


Oeiras also has an interesting array of cinema, theatre, art exhibitions, urban parks and cultural events. Information is available on Oeiras council’s website in Portuguese, Spanish and English: