Applications Now OPEN!

The new Erasmus+ program (Key Action 1) offers you the opportunity to get to know Europe through mobility.

ICS has entered the Erasmus+ programme since 2016, thus recognizing the importance of allowing its doctoral students to develop their knowledge, through contact with the most renowned research centres in Europe, as well as implementing the objectives of the European Agenda for growth, employment, equity and social inclusion.

Applications are expedited by the fact that ICS is a part of an extensive network of partnerships under the Erasmus+ Program; nevertheless, the host institution must verify and communicate to the institute their acceptance or refusal after receiving student’s applications.

We can also send and receive students, teachers and staff to and from all the institutions with previously existing protocols with the University of Lisbon.
The absence of an inter-institutional agreement will not represent an impediment when it comes to applying for a particular Higher Education Institution. ICS-ULisboa will get in touch with the desired institution and make the necessary endeavour to get the mobility protocol signed.

For foreign students who wish to come and study at ICS-ULisboa under the Erasmus + programme, the institute offers excellent conditions for the development of their research projects, either in terms of individualized supervision as in working conditions. This way, they shall expect:

  • Administrative support provided by the Erasmus office, students, teachers and PhD coordinators;
  • Portuguese as a Foreign Languages Courses for Erasmus students;
  • A chance to take part in all the Institute’s events and activities.

Eligible activities

A higher education mobility project must contain one or more of the following activities:

  • Student mobility for studies;
  • Student mobility for traineeships;
  • Staff mobility for teaching;
  • Staff mobility for training.

Who can apply?

  • ICS-ULisboa PhD students who have completed the first year of the doctoral programme.

Dates to keep in mind:

Applications: From the 23rd of April to the 08th of May

Communication of the Results on the 25th of May

Duration of the mobility programme

Minimum mobility period of 2 months and Maximum of 5 months per study cycle (students).

How to apply?

To answer the Call for Interest, please fill out the form here or on the side of this page.

 Applicants must submit the following documents:

a) Curriculum Vitae;

b) brief description of the research project refering to the desired host institution and preferably the supervisor responsible for it;

c) letter of intent (short description in English of mission objectives - maximum 200 words), explaining to what extent participatiting in Erasmus+ will contribute to the completion of the candidate's doctoral project and the appropriateness of the host institution and/or the person responsible for the supervision. 

Any questions you can find us, by email, at

Selection Process

An internal ICS jury composed by Doctor Luís de Sousa (Institutional Coordinator of the Erasmus + Programme), Doctor Roberto Falanga (Post-Doctoral Researcher) and Doctor Annarita Gori (Assistant Researcher) will rank the applications based on the analysis of the letter of intent and the curriculum vitae submitted.

Important Notes

Mastery of the English language is advisable, although it will not be considered an exclusion criterion.
FCT scholarships are not compatible with Erasmus+ (more info in this can be found through the email above)
Due to the current pandemic, mobilities for the 1st semester are ill advised. Therefore we recommend the forecast of the mobility for periods comprised in the 2nd Semester of 2020/2021 (from January 2021 on).