Thank you for choosing the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (FMH – Faculty of Human Kinetics), of the Universidade de Lisboa (ULISBOA) for your ERASMUS + exchange program.
As a student from one of our partner institutions, you have the incredible opportunity to study in one of the most exciting European ERASMUS+ cities – Lisboa.
When you become an ERASMUS+ student with us you will be given access to all our facilities, and will become part of a lively community of international students. We hope that you will find your time at FMH enriching both academically and personally.
Through these pages we will guide you through the process and the steps you will need to take to make your mobility a success.
Read through the FAQs below to guide you through both the application process and your preparations for coming to Lisboa.
We hope you find this information useful. In case you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ERASMUS Office.
We look forward to welcoming you to the FMH.
The ERASMUS Team
- How do I apply to study as an Erasmus student?
Your application will not be considered if we do not receive these documents.
- Are there any important deadlines?
Yes. You must send your application by the following dates:
- 1st semester applications – June, 15
- 2nd semester applications – November, 15
Applications and Tentative Learning Agreements must be sent to our Erasmus Office either by email or post
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana
c/o Isabel Morais
Estrada da Costa
1499-002 CRUZ QUEBRADA DAFUNDO
- Which courses can I take?
Information on the Courses offered by FMH may be found in English here or in Portuguese in our website.
Please note that there might be some slight changes regarding the allocation of subjects to the 1st or 2nd semester (winter and spring semesters), which will only be known after the timetables are published.
- Are there any language requirements?
All classes are in Portuguese, so students are advised to take some Portuguese classes in advance. For a reduced number of courses, it will be possible to arrange for tutorials in English (B2 level required). However, we strongly recommend you to learn Portuguese before your arrival.
We will organize a Portuguese Language course during each semester, with the duration of 58-60 hours. A fee for the course will be charged.
- Where can I stay?
We cannot guarantee accommodation in the Students' Halls, as the number of rooms for Erasmus students is very limited.
It is however easy to find/share flats/rooms in the neighbourhood of the Faculty at fair prices (around 250,00€/room).
Students are strongly advised to find a flat/room in the neighbourhood of the Faculty, not in Lisbon, as the practical classes start rather early in the morning, and it will take almost 1 hour to get from Lisbon to the Faculty by public transport.
The Students Union will help you as far as private accommodation is concerned.
The Erasmus students organizations in Lisboa also advertise a wide range of flats/rooms to let.
- When should I arrive?
Students are advised to come one week before the beginning of the semester in order to find accommodation and get settled.
- How much will it cost to live in Lisbon?
Students are expected to spend about:
- Meals: 225€/month
- Renting a room: 250-300€/month
- Public transport pass: 50-70€/month
- Do I need the European Health Insurance Card to study at FMH?
Yes. You must bring your European Health Insurance Card, although you will also have to sign for the Faculty Insurance (which costs approximately 2€, only covering events occurring at the faculty).
The European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) students are also included in the Portuguese National Health System, through the European Health Insurance Card*. In order to obtain this card before coming to Portugal, you should contact your local Social Service Centre. Students from countries outside the EU and EEA must make sure they have a health insurance before departure.
* The European Health Insurance Card makes it easier for people from the European Union's 27 Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland to access health care services during temporary visits abroad. You can find more information here.
- My university does not have an agreement with FMH. Can I still apply for an exchange/mobility program?
Yes. Please ask your Erasmus Office to contact our Erasmus Office so that we have a Bilateral Agreement signed before your application.
- What are the semester dates?
These dates vary a little, depending on the calendar. The 1st Semester usually starts in the second week of September, and the 2nd Semester on the 1st week of February. The academic calendar will be sent to all Erasmus students as soon as they are accepted.
- Who can I contact for further information?
For further queries about the application procedure and the Erasmus programme at FMH, please contact the Erasmus Team:
- Where can I find useful information for incoming students?