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Learning Opportunity: Cultural Animation - Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Educação de Viseu

Cultural Animation - Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Educação de Viseu

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From all general objectives of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, we should stress the cooperation with the surround community, on a reciprocal basis, aimed at promoting awareness of regional problems and the implementation of proper solutions. Furthermore, there are other objectives to be considered: technical, humanistic and personal training of its students, in order to make them capable of contributing to the development of the Portuguese society; development of research activities, having in mind the needs of the surrounding context; and cultural exchange and cooperation with other state/private institutions, at the national and international levels.

In the last two decades, the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu has grown continuously and it now includes 6 units: 5 higher schools - The School of Education, The School of Technology, The Agrarian School, The School of Technology and Management (in the city of Lamego), The Health School; and The Welfare Services.

The School of Education (ESEV) develops its training activity in the areas of Teacher Training, Social Education, Environmental Education, Artistic and Cultural Animation, Sport and Physical Activity, Art and Multimedia and Media and Advertising and Public Relations. It also develops a broad and diverse set of research activities and community-related activities.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Descriptive Geometry; or History of Arts and Culture; or Portuguese Language

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Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests.

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There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Foundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.


900 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Instituto Politécnico de Viseu
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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Cultural Animation

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Escola Superior de Educação de Viseu

Rua Maximiano Aragão

3504-501 Viseu – Portugal

Tel.: +351 232 419 000 – Fax: +351 232 419 002

E-Mail: esev@esev.ipv.pt

URL: http://www.esev.ipv.pt

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Three student halls of residence are currently available. They include 52 single rooms, 132 double rooms and 4 rooms for students with disabilities, having a total capacity for 320 residents.

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 - Viseu and Lamego;

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