Dear student,

Welcome to Portugal, welcome to the historical city of Lisbon and especially welcome to our University and our Faculty! Welcome!

Erasmus+ serves as the European Union's initiative aimed at supporting education, training, youth, and sport across Europe. Within the Erasmus+ program, studying abroad holds a central position and has demonstrated a positive impact on future employment prospects. It presents a valuable opportunity to enhance language proficiency, gain self-assurance and independence, and fully immerse oneself in a novel cultural setting.

Now is the perfect time and place for you to embark on a voyage of discovery, reminiscent of the explorations undertaken by Portuguese sailors in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is an extraordinary opportunity to shape your academic, professional, and personal future. As you study abroad, you will have the remarkable chance to engage with students and professors from diverse countries, while immersing yourself in one of the world's oldest and most captivating cities. This is your moment to embark on a transformative journey towards a truly global experience!

Student Mobility for Studies
(SMS) and Student Mobility of Placement (SMP) - INCOMING

Why you should come to us

Our faculty belongs to the Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa), the largest and most prestigious Portuguese university, and a major European university. Without doubt expediency a new University is one of the best ways to widen your ideas and sharpen your skills.

We are also proud to say that FMV-ULisboa is the oldest institution of Higher Education in the area of Veterinary Sciences in Portugal, promoting its teaching since 1830. It is also a fully accredited European evaluation institution (EAEVE) since 2017. At our institution, we prioritize the quality of teaching, research, and all the services we offer, namely having a busy Teaching Hospital. We provide excellence in education, conducting impactful research with our Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Animal Health –CIISA, and ensuring that all services provided meet the highest standards.

The entire mobility office and FMV-ULisboa staff is dedicated to ensuring that your time here is not only enjoyable but also unforgettable. For those coming for studies a pre-mobility on-line meeting will be provided before the summer break to answer your questions and give some advice. In the begging of the year will provide help with the scheduling planning and have our welcome day.

Moreover, our highly efficient volunteers belonging to the GAPE students’ mentors’ team will provide our incoming students support to help navigate and familiarize FMV-ULisboa facilities such as the library, labs, study halls, canteen, and bars. For those coming to perform studies, to facilitate your integration at our faculty, buddies (Mentors) will be assigned to you.

 If you encounter any practical or technical issues during your stay Drª Alexandra Matos secretary of the Erasmus Office team will offer excellent support for any bureaucratic or organizational matters, you may encounter. You can count on us to make your experience as smooth and enriching as possible.

We hope those who come to us   have a wonderful, valuable, and interesting stay. We know the first days at a new Veterinary Faculty can be very confusing and perhaps stressful. If you have any questions prior to or during your stay you can always contact We are looking forward to meeting you in person.


Master in Veterinary Medicine

Study program

Informations for incomming students and staff

President's welcome message

All you need to know when on mobility at FMV-ULisboa

Guide for exchange students-SMS
Guide for exchange students-SMP
Guide for teachers mobility

Portuguese courses for Erasmus from University of Lisbon

Each year these courses are provided at the University of Lisbon. The course usually has 56 hours in total, equivalent to 6 ECTS. In order to receive a certificate, the student must attend, at least, 75% of the classes and carry out the mandatory evaluation elements. ECTS only will be awarded in the case of a positive evaluation.

If the student has already studied portuguese and indicates it on the registration form, will be submitted to a diagnostic test and placed into a group appropriate to his profile, according to the result obtained.

Portuguese language courses (organized by the Lisbon University)

+ Info

Study in Portugal

How to apply

To apply for an exchange program at FMV-ULisboa you need to make sure that your university is on the list of partner universities below. After this first step, you will need to consult if the agreement is valid for the chosen mobility program (SMS or SMP) and be aware of the selection process at your home university. After formal appointment, our exchange office will contact you to provide you with all the information you need.





Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen
University Of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
University of Leipzig
Freie Universitat Berlim


University Gent - Veterinary Medicine
University of Namur


University of Ljubljana


Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Universidad de Cáceres/Extremadura
Universidad Cardenal Herrera
Universidad Complutuense de Madrid
Universidad de Córdoba
Universidad de Léon
Universidad de Murcia


École National Vétérinaire d'Alfort
École National Vétérinaire de Toulouse
Vet Agro Lyon


University Budapeste Veterinary Medicine


Università Degli Studi di Milano
Università Degli Studi di Napoli
Università Degli Studi di Padova
Università Degli Studi di Teramo
Universtà Degli Studi di Torino


University of Life Sciences in Lublin


University of A.S. Veterinary Medicine - Cluj Napoca


SLU - Swedish University Of Agricultural Sciences


Students are also expected to be fluent in Portuguese (written and spoken), as all subjects are taught in this language. Our level of requirement is Portuguese level B in the case of study mobilities (SMS).

Applications timeline

Study mobility (SMS)

First semester: Until April 30th of the previous academic year.
Second semester: Until October 30th of the same academic year.

Internship Mobility (SMP)

First semester: Until May 30th of the previous academic year
Second semester: Until November 30th of the same academic year

How to prepare the ideal study plan

Ask your exchange student coordinator for help to define your study plan to ensure equivalences.

If possible, talk to colleagues who have done mobility at our college in previous years.

A learning agreement is just an equivalency plan and not a “schedule”. Only after your arrival will it be possible to set the timetable and check which subjects it allows you to take. Remember that there may be overlaps, particularly if there are subjects from several academic years.


Coordinator: Ana Mafalda Lourenço

Co-coordinators: Solange Gil Neves | Fernando Afonso

Secretariat: Alexandra Matos

Contacts:    |   +351 213 652 823   

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