Polytechnic of Leiria


Immersing in Leiria

Did you know that students from over 70 different countries have chosen Polytechnic of Leiria as their first study option? Learn why Portugal is the perfect destination and why studying at Polytechnic of Leiria might be a real life-changing experience.

Leiria is your destination. Right in the middle of everything, you got plenty of activities to experience nearby. Best surf beach, cycling on Atlantic Road, the largest in the country with 62 km long, hiking, visiting enchanted historical villages… engaging yourself in a new lifestyle, in a new landscape.

Leiria is a combination between past and future. Safety, a high quality-of-life and multicultural environment. Leiria is a lively university town not only to study, but also to live in! Two of the most beautiful Portuguese monuments, the Batalha Monastery and Alcobaça Monastery, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, are located in the region.

In the curves of Lis River are hidden leisure spots like parks and cafes to sit and relax. Go with time to the historical centre, to attend boisterous cafes, bars and contemplate gorgeous terrace views. In the evening step out of the box and mixture yourself with other local and international students in the unique Rodrigues Lobo Square.

About Polytechnic of Leiria

Leiria is also a learning city with a first-rate education institution: the Polytechnic of Leiria. Moreover, the Polytechnic of Leiria has scholarship opportunities for international students.

There are about 11,500 students living in the city, attending the Polytechnic of Leiria headquarters and three of its schools: the School of Education and Social Sciences, the School of Technology and Management . Students from over 70 different countries have chosen the Polytechnic of Leiria as their study destination, thereby choosing both an excellent education and a life-changing experience for themselves.

The Polytechnic of Leiria is a higher education public institution that offers programmes at undergraduate and masters level. Designed for today’s students, the Polytechnic of Leiria offers twenty-first century study facilities: five campuses in four different cities offering exceptional learning facilities, more than 130 high-tech laboratories equipped with the latest technology, an innovative teaching method and a friendly, close atmosphere. Particular mention to the ones that loves cars because the Polytechnic of Leiria has the best engineering automotive laboratory in the nation. The Polytechnic of Leiria has partnerships with several companies, such as Cisco, Phoenix Contact, Oracle and Siemens. These brands, and more, have decided to implement academies at the Polytechnic of Leiria, which can lay the foundations for you to succeed in your career. This also involves traineeships, where students can spend time working and learning in a business environment.

The region is rich in the plastics, ceramics and glass, moulds, engineering, fisheries, tourism, food and biotechnological industries. With this entrepreneurial context, Leiria offers great opportunities to students and researchers. The region in general has a high level of employability.

In the Polytechnic of Leiria you can choose among several areas: from world of business, art, education, tourism, health, sports or social sciences. The Polytechnic of Leiria has first-rate facilities, a close and committed team to help students settle into a new life away from home.

Five schools, in four magnificent cities not just to study in but to live and love.

Future career prospects

The Polytechnic of Leiria is proud to have industry partnerships: Many of our courses have partnerships with leading companies laying the foundations for you to exceed. Cisco, Phoenix Contact, Oracle, Siemens are just some of the major brands who have decided to implement academies at our institution.

We are also located in a region with great economic dynamism: High level of employability in a region rich in plastics, ceramics and glass, moulds, engineering, fisheries, tourism, food and biotechnological industries.

The Polytechnic of Leiria also has an IT platform that aims to promote the employability of its students.

English language support

The English taught masters course requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Facilities and support arrangements

The Polytechnic of Leiria has good facilities and support arrangements to help students settle into a new life away from home.

Twenty-first century study facilities: five campi offering exceptional learning facilities. More than 130 hi-tech laboratories equipped with the latest technology.

Innovative teaching: We’ve invested in advanced student facilities and in the latest technology available, trying to bring our courses to life. ESTM School-Hotel and our Online Learning Unit are just two of them.

ICT services: Free WI-FI at all campuses, residence halls, canteens and other Polytechnic of Leiria spaces.

Medical services: Polytechnic of Leiria provides the conditions that ensure your well-being physically and psychologically, therefore we offer reduced costs, support in specific areas such as diagnosis and prevention, as well as psycho pedagogical counselling.

Sports facilities: Polytechnic of Leiria gives students the opportunity to practice a wide range of sports through the sport sector of Student Support Services.

Canteens: Polytechnic of Leiria offers a number of food units, through its Student Support Services. The options are varied: five canteens, nine bars, two restaurants and a snack bar. Students have access to a meal service, at a very affordable price. In canteens, complete meals are provided at social prices (the complete meal includes: soup, main course, salad, bread, fruit or dessert and juice) and in the bars, there are menus with subsidised prices. There is a permanent desire to diversify meals, trying to assure balanced diet menus and improve the level of student satisfaction.




Ipl - Instituto Politécnico De Leiria

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria,
Rua General Norton de Matos,
Apartado 4133

2411-901 Leiria, Leiria District, Portugal
+351 244 830 010

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