Over the last decades, Portugal has seen remarkable progress in learning, science and innovation, reflected in the quality of education offered at Portuguese universities. Internationalization and academic mobility are one of the priorities of Portuguese higher education institutions, which are increasingly attractive to a growing number of international scholars and researchers.
Warm hospitality, a great climate and an affordable lifestyle also make Portugal an enticing destination. The academic year starts in mid-September or October, depending on the higher education institution. The fall semester ends in December and the spring semester starts in February and ends in May or June. In general, Portuguese faculty and students have good knowledge of English. Students can speak and understand enough English to attend classes taught in English.
Scholars must apply for a visa at the Portuguese Embassy in Washington, D.C. or at one of the Portuguese Consulates in the United States.
Additional information regarding host institutions and details of the individual openings are available from IIE and the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America and Portugal - Fulbright Commission Portugal (www.fulbright.pt), in Lisbon.
For information from the Portuguese Fulbright Commission, contact Dora Reis Arenga, U.S. Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).