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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
01/31/2020 05/31/2020
Year 2020-2021 03/02/2020
Fall 2020 03/02/2020
09/01/2020 12/20/2020

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese, Sociology, Theater Studies Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Features: Excursions, Mini-Sessions, and Field Trips, Volunteer, Weekly Activities Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Kate Dawson
Program Description:
Hosted by:  Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)

Approximate Dates:
Fall: early September and ends late December
Spring: early February and ends late May

Program Overview:
The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) study abroad program is managed by the non-profit Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) and it offers Emory College students the opportunity to spend a semester or year in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, Portugal. Portugal boasts a rich culture with slightly less tourist traffic than other European nations, making it an ideal location for students wanting to improve language proficiency while experiencing the diversity in European identities.

What makes SiPN unique is the fact that students can choose classes from any of the 4 member universities in the Lisbon network: ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) – Lisbon Campus, University of Lisbon, and Nova University of Lisbon. Each school is only minutes away from the other and well connected by metro.

SiPN is designed to accommodate students of all backgrounds. For those who are not yet ready to take all of their coursework in Portuguese, they can still cover their major or general education-type requirements through a wide array of offerings taught in English, while also taking the appropriate class level they require for a Portuguese language course. SiPN also provides regular university classes taught in Portuguese for those ready to direct enroll in courses taught in full Portuguese.

Academic Focus:  
SiPN offers two types of classes: core curriculum (taught in English) and direct enroll classes in their partner universities (taught in either language).

The core curriculum is designed for students who do not yet feel ready to take their social science or humanities classes in Portuguese. They also provide the core identity for the program and its semester offerings. The faculty of the core curriculum are published experts with PhDs in their respective fields, hand-chosen by the academic council of SiPN to teach in the program. Many of them have previously taught or done graduate work in North America or other English-speaking countries. SiPN core classes also enroll Erasmus and local Portuguese students, for a truly international classroom experience, taught in English.

Direct enroll classes may be conducted in either Portuguese or English. For example, each semester SiPN provides all levels of Portuguese language courses (A1 – C2) for whichever level students require. More advanced Portuguese learners have even greater choices and can elect to take all of their coursework in Portuguese through direct-enroll classes at any of the 4 schools in the consortium in virtually any field, providing for a fully immersive experience. For those who are looking for other choices outside of our core, the SiPN universities provide hundreds of direct-enroll classes each semester in business, economics, and many other fields, all of which are taught in English and open to participants of SiPN. Nevertheless, for students who need at least some courses taught in English, SiPN strongly recommends that students take at least 2 courses from among our core offerings.

Eligibility Requirements:
A minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing. No language requirement.

Courses & Credits:

For a list of available courses, visit this page.

In order to earn Emory credit for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated Emory Faculty Study Abroad Representative. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Course Approvals.

Credit and Grade Translations:  Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) Credit and Grade Translations

Living Arrangements:
The SiPN program fee includes guaranteed single room housing in an international residence alongside other international and/or Portuguese students in the heart of downtown Lisbon. Click here for more details.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets Fall  Spring

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), Fund for Education Abroad, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, and others. Please click here for more information.

SiPN also provides merit-based  and need-based scholarships for its students. The application requires that the faculty recommender include a piece about the student's academic abilities in addition to the traditional recommendation form. You can find more information here and a previous Scholarship Application Form here.

Residence Permit/Visa:

Students who reside far away from a Portuguese consulate/embassy must include travel costs for their in-person student visa interview. 
Schengen Student Visa + required FBI criminal background check (subject to change) = $150

If you have questions about application, admission, or registration, please contact the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) Office.

Kate Dawson, Study Abroad Assistant Director,
SiPN E-mail:


This program is currently not accepting applications.