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Learning Opportunity: Public Administration - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão

Public Administration - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão

Course Information

The Degree in Public Administration trains qualified specialists to cater for the needs of to the new challenges in the public services: modernisation and dynamics. The degree provides knowledge in areas such as: law, social sciences, management and accountancy.

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The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) is present in the cities of Leiria (campi 1, 2 and 5), Caldas da Rainha (campus 3) and Peniche (campus 4), its mission is to promote knowledge, create, transmit and disseminate culture, science, technology and arts, guided research and experimental development. IPL is a national organization and a committed partner in the dynamics of the development of the Leiria and West region in which it is located.

The School of Technology and Management (ESTG/IPL) trains professionals in the areas of engineering, technology, health technology, management, marketing, accounting and legal studies. Within cooperation, the School is recognized for its strong connection to the entrepreneurial world, resulting from partnerships with companies, both in the Leiria region and nationwide, which enable the development of projects, provision of services and teaching of classes in a business environment. Currently ESTG/IPL is recognized as Cisco Academy, Microsoft and Oracle Academy and it also has a diverse set of protocols established with other companies and institutions.

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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): Economy; or Applied Mathematics for the Social Sciences; 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.


1040 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Public Administration

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Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão

Campus 2

Morro do Lena - Alto do Vieiro

Apartado 4163

2411-901 Leiria – Portugal

Tel.: +351 244 820 300 – Fax: +351 244 820 310

E-Mail: estg@estg.ipleiria.pt

URL: http://www.estg.ipleiria.pt/

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In an effort to provide the best teaching and learning conditions to its students, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria has invested in modern, well-equipped facilities. It also provides a range of support services of excellent quality at the level of basic social support (scholarships, canteens, restaurants, student halls of residence, medical services, a camping site and a leisure park), psychological and psycho-pedagogical support and furthermore, it also allows access to a variety of documentary and bibliographical resources (libraries, B-on – Digital Scientific Library).

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