Welcome to the IPCB

It’s easy to study at Castelo Branco and to enjoy Portugal!

Year after year, the IPCB welcomes an increasing number of international students into its academic community. Having in mind the importance of a tolerant and democratic international environment for students' successful learning, scientific and artistic research as well as their personal development, we strongly support and promote international mobility at our institution.With its connections with more than 170 institutions of higher education throughout Europe and other continents, our institution offers a warm welcome to all its guests from abroad.

We greet all the students coming from all over the globe, seeking the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco to complement their education; with your presence, IPCB becomes a richer institution and we hope that your stay will also be a remarkable experience and deeply enriching.

Here you will find the essential information about the Institute such as the Schools and their locations, courses and our application procedures. Also take a look at the information about the city of Castelo Branco, where you will find some useful features.

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Exchange students

Exchange students are students participating in a formal exchange programme between their home university and the IPCB (i.e. Erasmus, Bilateral Agreements, CCISP, ICM, etc.). They are exempted from paying tuition fees. This information is for students who would like to study at IPCB for just one or two semesters as an exchange student (Erasmus and other exchange students)

International students

International students are degree seeking students studying for a full Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at the IPCB.  If you are an international student and want to be enrolled in IPCB for a degree programme please find here the information you need to apply for a full Bachelor’s or Master’s at the IPCB as an international student (degree seeking students).

For more information, please contact:

Email: gri@ipcb.pt
Tel: +351 272 339 600