Grants

The allocation of education grants takes into account the needs and development priorities of partner countries and the strengthening of scientific and technological systems based on a process of opportunities and selection.

New rules for face-to-face appointments for scholarship students under the Scholarship Programmes of Camões, I.P.

A new face-to-face service was launched on 6th November 2017.

Please be advised that face-to-face appointments must be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please state the matter you wish to discuss. A day and time for your face-to-face appointment shall be scheduled by reply email.

You may also contact Camões, I.P. by telephone during office hours. The telephone number remains unaltered.

 

Education in Portugal

Under the co-operation programmes established with each of the countries with Portuguese as the official language, grants are awarded annually for university and polytechnic education.

Objectives

To train young professionals in areas which are a priority for the development of their country of origin.

Recipients

Students who are nationals and residents in Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor (not Portuguese citizens) but wish to attend higher education courses in Portugal.

Application form – Undergraduate (first enrolment and renewal)

Download the form here. After completing it, please send it to the appropriate authority in each respective country.

 
Application form – Graduate studies (first enrolment and renewal)

Download the form here. After completing it, please send it to the appropriate authority in each respective country.

 

Training in Portuguese language countries (PLOP)

Objectives

To train young professionals in areas considered priorities for the development of their country, contributing to the sustainable development of local education and helping to solve the ‘brain drain’ problem.

Recipients

Students who are PLOP nationals looking to access higher education or the final years of secondary school education in their own country of origin.

Application and renewal form

Download the form here. After completing it, please send it to the appropriate authority in each respective country.

 

Studying in Portugal

University and polytechnic education

Objectives

Training young professionals in priority areas regarding development in their native countries.

Recipients

Students who are natives of and resident in PALOP countries and East Timor who are not Portuguese nationals but who wish to access higher education courses in Portugal.

How to apply

In each country, the number of grants available, the documents required and the deadlines for submitting the necessary documentation is the responsibility of the respective local authority.

Camões, I.P. will only consider applications received through its official channels.

 

Grant renewals

Undergraduate studies

Scholarships that are valid for one academic year are renewable for an equal period until the course finishes.

The grant renewal process requires the submission of all the necessary documents by the 31st of December each year. In cases where the student is sitting exams in December, the time limit may be extended until the 31st of January of the same academic year in which the renewal request is being made.

Graduate and post-graduate studies

Post-graduate scholarships are for the duration of the course and cannot be renewed.

Masters scholarships are valid for one year and can be renewed for a further 6 months, if applicable, after which another 6 months can be awarded to complete a thesis.

PhD scholarships are valid for one year and renewable for the same period up to a maximum of two renewals. This period may be increased by 1 year for completion of the course.

The Masters and PhD scholarship renewal process requires all the necessary documents, which must be submitted up to 60 days after the end of the grant.

Grant payments

Monthly payments are made to the student by bank transfer in the last 10 days of each month. Time limits may not apply to payments in the month of January, as well as in the first month of the course or in the case of scholarship renewals due to administrative reasons.

It should be emphasised that, in the case of allocating grants, the first month’s payment is subject to the start date of each respective course and depends on whether or not the student is already in Portugal and has successfully completed the application process. In the case of late arrivals, the payment relates to the date of arrival in Portugal.

 

Grants

Studying in Portugal
 
Teaching/Training Grant allowances Amount (€)
State education PhD Monthly expense allowance 870,00
Settling allowance 275,00
Tuition fee allowance Up to 1 650,00
Masters Monthly expense allowance 710,00
Settling allowance 275,00
Tuition fee allowance Up to 1 100,00
Undergraduate/ Secondary Ed.[1] Monthly expense allowance 380,00
Monthly accommodation allowance 50,00[2]
Yearly tuition allowance 930,00[3]
Yearly equipment allowance 165,00
Settling allowance 275,00

 

[1] As a way of accessing higher education when there is no such educational option in the country of origin;

[2] If accommodation is available at university halls of residence, then the value will be that of the monthly rent;

[3] The cost of tuition is paid in full depending on the course and university, averaging at 930.00€ as shown in the chart

 

Studying in PLOP (National grants)

 

 

Country

Type of education

Monthly Allowance(€)

 

Angola

Undergraduate

240,00 

 

Cape Verde

Undergraduate

150,00 

 

Guinea-Bissau

Undergraduate

100,00

 

Secondary

50,00

 

Mozambique

Undergraduate and Secondary

200,00

 

S. Tomé e Príncipe

Undergraduate

100,00

 

Secondary and Professional

50,00

 

East Timor

Undergraduate

50,00

 

 

Rights and Regulations

Students Rights

Students will regularly and punctually receive the various payments they are entitled to and get all the information they need about their grant from Camões, I.P.;

They will receive a declaration to be submitted to Serviços de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF) regarding the renewal of their visa;

They will get a declaration to be submitted to the respective health services in their area of residence, which will entitle them to medical assistance. 

 

Students Obligations

To have an exemplary moral, civic and academic conduct;

To inform Camões, I.P. of any changes to their address and contact details (telephone and email);

To refrain from any paid activities;

To avoid accumulating grants from any other institutions;

To report to Camões, I.P. whenever necessary;

To request authorisation from Camões, I.P. prior to leaving the country;

To return home once the scholarship is over.

 

Student Support

There’s a commitment to providing well-structured and ongoing support for students receiving Portuguese co-operation scholarships. For this purpose, Camões, I.P. has qualified personnel who are able to provide this kind of support in the following ways:

Personal assistance from the Co-operation Services is available at Rua Rodrigues Sampaio, 113;   

Telephone assistance is available by calling 21 310 9100

 

Other areas of education

Besides university and polytechnic scholarships, Portuguese co-operation offers grants in the following areas: 

Military Education

As part of the co-operation programmes established with each of the Portuguese-speaking countries, the Ministry of Defence (through the Armed Forces and in association with Camões, I.P.) offers annual course placements and training at military installations for recruits and young people from Portuguese-speaking African countries. 

 

Police Training

For training of this sort, Camões, I.P. provides the Instituto Superior de Ciências Policiais with annual funding for students from Portuguese-speaking countries applying for scholarships to attend the Higher Education Police Course, organised and managed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

 

Training in PLOP countries

Objectives

To train young professionals in areas considered priorities for the development of their country;

To contribute to the sustainable development of local education;

To help solving the ‘brain drain’ problem.

 

Recipients

Students who are PLOP nationals looking to access higher education or the final years of secondary school education in their own country of origin.

 

How to apply

Applications can only be made from the student’s homeland and the outcome of such applications will be transmitted by the appropriate channels of the respective local authorities.

Decisions are made by a local jury comprising representatives of each of the two countries involved.

Documents required 

 

Grant renewals

Scholarships are valid for 11 months and renewable for the same period until the course is finished.

Renewal applications must be made up to a maximum of 60 days after the beginning of the school year to which it relates.

Documents required

 

Grant payments

Despite the fact that internal scholarships are adapted to local conditions, certain standards and procedures have been established. Thus, as a general rule, grant payments are made by the Portuguese Embassy on a monthly or quarterly basis via bank transfer to the student’s account.

Chart - Grants 

 

Rights and Regulations

 

Students’ Rights

Students will receive grant payments regularly and punctually;

They will receive all necessary declarations, information and other kinds of service relating to the scholarship in accordance with the applicable regulation.

 

Students Obligations

To have an exemplary moral, civic and academic conduct;

To be of good academic conduct, with particular emphasis on educational achievement and attendance;

To annually submit all the documentation required for renewing the grant;

To provide all necessary declarations and information requested by the respective authorities;

To never change course without prior authorisation from the respective authorities;

To refrain from any activities that prevent regular attendance of their course;

To avoid accumulating grants from any other institutions.

 

Applicable legislation (Portuguese) 

Education in Portugal

Regulation on the Granting of IPAD Subsidies.
 
Regulation for Law no. 23/2007, of 4 July.
 
Approves the legal regime of entry, stay, departure and removal of foreigners from the national territory.
 
Establishes the legal context for the attribution of master and doctoral degrees by university teaching institutions.
 
Regulates the granting of scholarships to citizens from developing countries.
 
Regulates the special regimes of access and entrance to higher education.
 
Regulates special competitions for access and entrance to higher education.
 
Approves the Regulation of the Special Regimes of Access to Higher Education.
 
Regulates the equivalence and recognition of foreign higher-level qualifications and below.
 
(Revokes Decree-Law No 216/92 of 13 October, with the exception of article 4 (4), 30 and 31). Approves the legal regime of degrees and diplomas in higher education.
 
Granting of residence permit to a foreign citizen identified as a victim of the crime of trafficking in persons.
 
Selection and transfer of scholarship holders.
 
Defines mechanisms of an exceptional nature and a specific regime for the application to Timorese subjects and residents of East Timor who intend to apply for scholarships granted in this context by the Portuguese State.
 
Co-operation agreement in the fields of Vocational Education and Training, concluded between Portugal and Cape Verde.
 
Co-operation agreement in the fields of Education, Teaching, Scientific Research and Training, concluded between Portugal and Angola.
 
Co-operation agreement in the fields of Vocational Education and Training, concluded between Portugal and Guinea-Bissau.
 
Co-operation agreement in the field of research, teaching and training of personnel, concluded between Portugal and Mozambique.
 
Cultural Agreement between Portugal and Sao Tomé and Príncipe.

 

Education in PLOPs

Internal Scholarships – Regulations

Portugal-Angola Co-operation

Portugal-Cabo Verde Co-operation

Portugal-Guinea Bissau Co-operation

Portugal-Mozambique Co-operation

Portugal-Sao Tome & Principe Co-operation

 

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