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Study History in Portugal

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon
1 semester
Summer / Short course
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Program description

Study History in Portugal

Incoming Students at ISCTE-IUL may enjoy living in one of the most attractive European capitals with an exciting cultural and social life and attend a full semester of the undergraduate program in History.

Major fields of study encompass European and World History along with key issues in Portuguese History.


Information regarding COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Portuguese government has temporarily closed all schools and universities from March 12th 2020.

In light of this, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa will be suspending face-to-face classes and offering all programs remotely instead. For more information about this, please contact the university.

Admission requirements

History courses taught in English are offered in the first semester of each academic year (September to January).

Students may choose between:

  • Make the equivalent to a minor in History, or a full semester of an undergraduate degree, through the enrollment in 5 different courses, each with 6 ECTS Credits of the Bologna System: 6 ECTS X 5 courses = 30 Credit Units.
  • Pick out individual curricular units from History (see below) and complement then with other courses lectured at ISCTE-IUL. See the list of curricular units (enrollment subject to availability).

History courses taught in English are offered in the first semester of each academic year (September to January).


The home Institution is responsible, in cooperation with the International Relations Office (IRO) of ISCTE-IUL, for the administrative aspects of the student’s admission process.

Students will have to be nominated by their home universities within the required deadlines:

  • For 1 full academic year or 1st. Semester: March 1 to June 15;
  • For the 2nd. Semester: September 1 to November 15.

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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Founded in 1972, the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is one of the most prestigious public universities in Portugal, particularly focused on postgraduate studies and scientific research. It is organized in four schools: ISCTE Business School, School of Sociology and...

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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Avenida das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa

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