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The award
Bachelor Degree

How long you will study
6 semester

Domestic course fees
EUR 1040 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
EUR 3000 per year

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About Social Work at Politécnico de Leiria

To train professionals with the capacity to act at the level of realities and social problems, developing a preventive or therapeutic role, having as privileged universe the individual / group at risk.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBachelor DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 semester
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesEUR 1040 per yearInternational course feesEUR 3000 per year

Entry requirements

Academic Qualifications

Applicants should demonstrate knowledge in the subjects covered by the national entrance exams, and their level and content should be equivalent to those of the exams of students admitted through the general access and entrance regime to the concerned study cycle.

When the applicant holds a Portuguese secondary school certificate diploma or a legally equivalent qualification, the qualifications to apply to a study cycle are checked based on the Portuguese general access regime final scores established to the concerned study cycle.

The entrance exams and their corresponding weight concerning applicants coming from foreign educational systems who took exams – National Secondary Education Exam (ENEM) or other assigning similar qualifications – are announced by order of the President of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.

If the applicants coming from foreign educational systems do not fit in any of the foreseen situations, the qualifications will be verified based on documentary evidence of:

– educational achievement in exams of similar level and content than those of the students admitted through the general access regime for the study cycle, including the corresponding final scores and rating scales; and/or

– educational achievement in a level of education that provides acquisition of knowledge in subjects of similar level and content than those of the students admitted through the general access regime for the study cycle, including the corresponding final scores and rating scales.

In every situation, the applicants may propose themselves to take the Portuguese national entrance exams or to take, at IPLeiria, exams similar to the Portuguese national entrance exams according to the course they want to apply to.

Knowledge of the Portuguese language

Attendance of any of the IPLeiria’s first study cycles requires an independent mastery of the language in which the course is held (B2 level), in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

International students with no B2 level may apply as long as they attend a training at IPLeiria, in the language in which the course is taught, that will enable them to achieve the above-mentioned level.

Students who have attended secondary school in the language in which the course they apply to is taught, are not required to comply with the above rules.

What students think about Politécnico de Leiria

    Portugal played a vital part in my life!

    Learning (Education) is a never ending process and Portugal played a vital part in my life. 

    After my Bachelor degree I was looking forward to do my masters in Europe, where I found that IPLeiria was my best choice. The first year of study has 2 cycle with practical and theoretical assessments but the second year has its best advantage. For instance, the student has the option to do internship for 9 months to complete the course and of course I took internship. Many of tech companies were showed up during the time so that I could chose the one to do my internship. I was taken into one of the IT giants , learnt a lot and also it was a kick start to my career.

    Viswesvar Sekar | índia

    Masters in Computer Engineering majored Mobile Computing 

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    I loved all the lectures of my Professors.

    I very much enjoyed doing all the university projects I collaborated on with my classmates. I loved all the lectures of my Professors. Also due to the late arrival of my visa I began my classes at the end of November and I had to cover my semester curriculum in one and a half month. I managed to complete the entire curriculum in a short span of time, through the support of professors, who were very helpful and always gave me extra classes so that I may be able to cover my curriculum in time. I also got a chance to do my Erasmus in Brussels and my coordinator was very accommodating all throughout that process. The hospitality of the Portuguese people is amazing. 

    Baber Mirza | Paquistão

    Masters in “International Business

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    Friends I have found in this journey of my life inside and outside university

    “My best memories are the times spent with my Professors, the discussion I have had with them and the friendship I built with them at the end. Moreover the time I spend with my international and Portuguese classmates and the friends I have found in this journey of my life inside and outside university.”

    Pooria Zarrabi | Irão

    Master in Civil Engineering – Building Construction

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