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Learning Opportunity: Restaurant Industry and Catering - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar de Peniche

Restaurant Industry and Catering - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar de Peniche

Course Information

The goals of the Restaurant Industry and Catering degree are:

 - the qualification of professionals who master the techniques of organisation, management and direction of units of food production, in hotels and social or commercial and collective restaurant contexts;

 - the control of edible goods, to the level of their cooking and service;

 - promotion of a culture of rigour, motivation and discipline, contributing towards quality in all domains.

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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 Tourism and Maritime Technology (ESTM/IPL) was created in 1999 and has since adopted the sea as a reference and support of its identity. The training offer of this school includes courses like Marine Biology and Biotechnology, Tourism Marketing, Tourism, Food Engineering.

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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 Geography; 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 Restaurant Industry and Catering

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Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar

Campus 4

Santuário Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

Estrada dos Remédios

2520-641 Peniche – Portugal

Tel.: +351 262 783 607 – Fax: +351 262 783 088

E-Mail: estm@ipleiria.pt

URL: http://www.estm.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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