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Learning Opportunity: Economics - ISCTE-IUL, ISCTE Business School

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Economics - ISCTE-IUL, ISCTE Business School

Course Information

The undergraduate in Economics aims to provide a basic education in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, this degree offers a balanced learning in other complimentary areas that are essential for economists, such as Management, Mathematics, History Sociology and Law. This way, in a propinquity environment between students and teachers, the high-level teaching, properly adjusts its contents to the demands of the present-day complex job market.

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ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level. The strategic objectives of ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon are: innovation, quality, internationalization and development of an entrepreneurial culture.

ISCTE Business School plays a decisive role in preparing highly qualified managers for the local industry. As the School looks to its future in contributing to management knowledge and practice, and preparing ethically responsible managers and leaders to impact organizations in a globalised world, I feel privileged to have set in motion several changes that build on previous achievements and will allow IBS to deliver graduates consistent with its mission.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Students applying for the undergraduate course on Economics must have successfully completed the 12th year of high school (or legal equivalent degree), and the following national entrance examinations: Mathematics; or Mathematics and Economy; or Mathematics and Geography

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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. For more informations please check DGES website (in Portuguese).


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 FoundationFoundation for the Sciences and Technology;Fulbright CommissionInstituto CamõesLuso-American Development FoundationFundação Oriente.


1065,72 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Bachelor in Economics
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Therefore the general objectives of the undergraduate programme in Economics are:

 - to provide students with knowledge of theoretical and empirical constructs in the main fields within Economics;

 - to stimulate the development of capabilities in autonomous and original work, promoting excellence in thought and action;

 - to develop the students’ ability to summarize and communicate their work.

Course Locations

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ISCTE Business School

Edifício ISCTE-IUL - Edifício 1

Av. das Forças Armadas 

1649-026 Lisboa

Tel.: +351 210 464 014 - Fax: +351 217 964 710

E-Mail: ibs@iscte.pt

Course location information:

Located: Near Entrecampos.

By Train:

 - Exit the station Entrecampos on Av. da República;

 - Walk approximately 250m towards the Entre Campos roundabout;

 - At the roundabout, turn left (Av. das Forças Armadas), go up approximately 150m in the Sete Rios direction and you will find the entrance to the ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon on your right.

By Carris bus:

 - Take the bus number 32, 54 or 55;

 - Get off at the stop on the Av. das Forças Armadas, opposite to the "castle" of the Faculty of Pharmacy;

 - Descend the avenue approximately 50m. The entrance to the ISCTE-IUL is located on your left.

By Subway:

 - Exit the station Entrecampos on Av. da República;

 - Walk approximately 150m towards the Entre Campos roundabout;

 - At the roundabout, turn left (Av. das Forças Armadas), go up approximately 150m in the Sete Rios direction and you will find the entrance to the ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon on your right.

Special arrangements:

The ISCTE-IUL University Residence meets some of the accommodation needs of its visiting students and teachers who have so far only been served by the private accommodation market all over Lisbon. The residence is located at Pátio das Comendadeiras, Calçada das Lages, Santos-o-Novo. This area is served by buses that travel around a large city area, and go to important central areas, such as Terreiro do PaçoMarquês de PombalRatoSaldanha, etc.

For more information about the residence and the application process check the link or download the brochure.

There is a study centre for students in Lisbon, Ágora, near the Tagus River and not far from de Cais do Sodré railway station. This centre has study rooms, graphic design services, computers and a bar.