Universities and Courses

Focus on Social Sciences, Humanities and Business feature Lisbons top 4 universities. Students must choose ONE of the partner universities to be their host institution for their semester abroad in Lisbon.

SiPN Partner Universities

The program focused on Social Sciences, Humanities & Business

During the application phase, students should be able to indicate to SiPN which of the following universities is their number one choice. All course work should be chosen from one university system only (except in very exceptional cases).

Take a look on course offerings

Types of courses offered

Please take a moment to explore our partner universities course offerings. These lists are divided all divided by the following sections.


The core curriculum is designed for students who want to assure that their semester is a stress-free as possible. The faculty of the core curriculum are published experts with Ph. Ds in their respective fields, hand-chosen by the academic council of SiPN to teach in our program. Many of them have previously taught or done graduate work in North America or other English-speaking regions. Our core classes also enroll Erasmus and local Portuguese students, for truly international classroom experience, taught in English.

All of SiPN´s partner universities have direct enrollment courses, the courses listed on the catalogues are offered in english, these lists are separated by Fall or Spring accordingly. See full course catalogues below.

Each semester SiPN provides all levels of Portuguese language courses (A1 – C2) for whichever level you test into.

However, all SiPN partner universities offer their own Portuguese Language classes based on the same European A1-C2 levels, and syllabi for these are available upon request.

SiPN also offers semesterly intensive classes of Portuguese for foreigners. These are typically worth 12 ECTS (2 semesters worth of credit), but academic calendars and contact hours for these options vary. For more information on intensive options, contact SiPN.

Other Languages Courses

German, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Spanish, French, Greek, Hindi, Latin, Italian, Japanese, Suaíli, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovenian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish.

These are typically worth 6 ECTS.

For further information, please contact us.

For those who are looking for other choices taught in Portuguese, the SiPN universities provide hundreds of direct-enroll classes each semester in social sciences, business economics, and in many other fields, all of which are taught in Portuguese and open to participants of SiPN. These lists are provided individually to students who contact our office. If you are interested in taking, one course or all of your coursework taught in PT please send an email to semester@studyinportugalnetwork.com with the field/subject of the courses that you are looking for and SiPN will provide you with course lists and respective syllabi.

Nevertheless, for students who need some courses taught in English,