Mobility Programs

The participation of the Politécnico da Guarda in internationalization programs and activities allows students to benefit from periods of mobility in one of our partners.

In the same context, the Politécnico da Guarda is also a host institution for European and non-European students and teachers, in study or research projects.

To clarify any questions regarding this type of mobility you can contact the Mobility and Cooperation Office.

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Erasmus+ is the European programme for education, training, youth and sports from 2021 to 2027. It’s objective is the personal and professional development of all citizens, strengthening the European identity, sustainable growth, social cohesion and employability.

It promotes the work of organizations within the framework of European or international partnerships with a wide range of public and private actors and encourages knowledge sharing and innovation in the areas of education, training, youth and sport.

The Erasmus Program comprises:

  • Student mobility for study purposes: from two to 12 months* of physical mobility at a partner institution.
  • Student mobility for internship purposes: from two to 12 months* of physical mobility per study cycle.
  • Internships for recent graduates: Must be completed within one year of obtaining the respective diploma.
  • BIP’s mixed intensive mobility: Any period of study or internship abroad, of any duration, including doctoral student mobility, may be carried out in the form of mixed mobility. Mixed mobility is a combination of physical mobility with a virtual component, which promotes learning exchanges and online collaborative teamwork.
    For example, the virtual component can bring together learners from different countries and areas of study online to follow courses or work collectively and simultaneously on activities that are recognized as part of their studies.

Any student can carry out a mixed mobility activity participating in a mixed intensive program according to specific eligibility criteria applicable to mixed intensive programmes, described in the Erasmus+ Program Guide.

Mobility must take place at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) holding an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), with which Politécnico da Guarda has signed an Interinstitutional Agreement.

* total period eligible for Erasmus+ student mobility.



The Mobility and Cooperation Office promotes internationalization activities, accompanying the needs of students, teachers and non-teaching staff in their international relationships.

Students who intend to carry out a period of study in international mobility with full academic recognition must prepare their Study Agreement, together with the Academic Coordinator for Mobility in their area of ​​study and request its approval at the host institution, through the MCO.

At the end of the mobility period, the student receives a certificate of attendance and successful completion of the studies carried out (Transcript of Records).

The status of “student in mobility” allows the student to be exempt from paying fees and other similar payments at the host institution.

Since you remain a student at your home institution, you must maintain your status as an IPG student by registering/enrolling and paying the respective fees at your educational establishment during your period of study abroad.



The AULP Mobility Program is the academic mobility program that aims to cover the exchange of students between institutions in Portuguese-speaking countries and Macau (RAEM, China).

Anticipates that academic mobility, the continuation of studies and the internationalization of higher education, promotes the prestige of the institutions taking part, both within the Portuguese-speaking world and globally.

Institutions with AULP member status are committed to this project and aim to develop the Program, mediating the student-institution relationship and facilitating inter-university cooperation.



The Vasco da Gama Programme is an internal mobility program between polytechnic education institutions launched by the CCISP (Coordinating Council of Polytechnic Institutes).

Created in 2000, the Vasco da Gama Program has similar contours to the Erasmus program, and its objective is to promote student mobility among CCISP members.

This type of mobility can involve studies, internships, final assignments or projects, provided that these activities are part of the curriculum plan of the course at the home school.

It is aimed at national students, or students officially recognized by Portugal as refugees, stateless persons or permanent residents, who are regularly enrolled in a course at the Polytechnic of Guarda.

Applications must be submitted to the Mobility and Cooperation Office by the 30th of May, in order to enrol in mobility during the following academic year, using the appropriate forms, which must be signed by the students and the respective academic coordinator for mobility.



The ERASMUSCENTRO consortium provides professional internships in European countries to students from the Polytechnics of Coimbra, Castelo Branco, Guarda, Leiria, Portalegre, Santarém, Viseu and Tomar, together representing around 46,000 students.

All information about this program at http://erasmuscentro.pt/


Contact the Mobility and Cooperation Office of the Politécnico da Guarda

The service is done by prior appointment, through:

E-mail: gmc@ipg.pt

Phone: 271 220 105


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Mobility Erasmus Incoming

Maria de Lurdes Sequeira Mendes 1

Lurdes Mendes

Mobility Erasmus Outgoing

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Susana Pereira

Non-Erasmus Mobility

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Gina Pinto de Brito

Mobility at the Seia Branch, School of Tourism and Hospitality