UNIVERSITY OF THE AZORES

Student’s Handbook

WELCOME!

We hope that you enjoy your time here as an Erasmus exchange student, and that this handbook will help prepare you for your visit by providing some useful information to assist you during your time here.

This handbook describes how the University of the Azores (UAc) works, where students should go, and who they should see to resolve questions and concerns. Procedures are outlined here so that all Erasmus students may be aware of the parameters within which our academic community functions.

It also provides information about living in the Azores, so that you we can help you in adjusting to life in a different country.

Information and procedures may change during the year. You will be notified by email if a change should occur, and the revision will appear as soon as possible in our web page.

WHERE ARE WE

The University of the Azores is located in the Archipelago of the Azores, a Portuguese region located in the Atlantic North, between Europe and America.

It´s organized in three campi located in three different islands:

PONTA DELGADA

Rua da Mãe de Deus
9500-321 Ponta Delgada

ANGRA DO HEROÍSMO

Rua Capitão João d’Ávila – Pico da Urze
9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo

HORTA

Rua Prof. Doutor Frederico Machado N.º 4
9901-862 Horta

THE AZORES

Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores are easy to reach.
There are daily flights from Lisbon to the islands of São Miguel (João Paulo II Airport), Terceira (Lajes Airport) and Faial (Horta´s Airport). There are also regular flights from Porto to Ponta Delgada. Each trip takes about two hours.

These flights are carried out by the main portuguese air company TAP Portugal and by the Azorean air company, Azores Airlines. There are also low cost airline companies flying to the Azores. Additionally, during certain times of the year, there are also charter flights from some European cities directly to Ponta Delgada.

SATA International also flies regularly to the USA (Boston, Massachusetts) and to Canada (Toronto).

Learn more about the Azores

Main Airports at the Azores

Each island has an airport.

In São Miguel island, located less than 3 km from the city of Ponta Delgada, João Paulo II Airport offers several options to take you to your destination, upon your arrival:

Taxis

you may find them at the Arrivals

+351 296 302 530 | +351 296 382 000 | +351 938 346 759

AeroBus service

It is a circular and frequent circuit operated by MiniBus, available every day of the week, from 5 a.m. to midnight. Periodicity and departure frequency – every 40 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased at the Airport kiosk every day of the week, between 7 a.m. and midnight, also aboard the MiniBus, from 5 a.m. untill midnight.

Adult
One-way ticket: €4.50
Round-trip ticket: €6.50

Taxi-ride

Around €10 (to Ponta Delgada city).

At Terceira island the Lajes Airport is located about 22 km from Angra do Heroísmo city and the average taxi ride is about 20 euros. You can also find taxis at the arrivals.

At Faial island, Horta’s Airport is located 10 km from the city, and the average taxi ride is about 12 euros. You may also find taxis at the Arrivals.

If you wish to rent a car, several local companies operate at the three airports. To rent a car you should go to the airport’s car rental counters located in the Arrivals area or you can make your reservation in advance.

WHO ARE WE

Schools

The University of the Azores undertakes programmes of education and research in its six schools:

  • School of Agrarian & Environmental Sciences
  • School of Business & Economics
  • School of Social Sciences & Humanities
  • School of Sciences & Technology
  • School of Health
  • School of Technologies 

The External Relations Office (ERO) provides information and assistance to all the Erasmus incoming students undertaking a study placement abroad through Erasmus. It also provides a welcome programme to give students further information, advice and support on arrival at the University of the Azores.

Erasmus Institutional Coordinator and Vice-Rector for Communication, External Relations and Internationalization

Susana Mira Leal

External Relations Office (ERO)

Rosana Furtado (Incoming Students: SMS and SMT) 

Maria João Mocho (Welcome and Integration)

Other issues

Esperança Alves

Graça Cavaco (Free-Mover)

BEFORE YOU LEAVE

In order to study at the University of the Azores as an Erasmus student, your home institution must have an institutional agreement in place with the respective school of our university.

Applications must firstly be made to your home university, and if selected they will nominate you to UAc. All students who have been nominated to take part in an Erasmus exchange will receive the appropriate UAc´s application form instructions. We will only consider applications from students who have been nominated by their home institution.

If you wish to work rather than study, the UAc is glad to accept Erasmus trainees, in this case, an institutional agreement is not required. Please send us an e-mail stating what the traineeship might involve and we will assist you through the process.

Our Erasmus Institutional Code is P ACORES01.

Mandatory registration at InforEstudante

Please read very carefully our Incoming Application Guide, which has all the necessary steps to complete your application.

To proceed with your application you have to make sure that your University sent your nomination to the UAc.

You should also have copies of the following documents:

  • Learning Agreement (signed by you and by the responsible person at your University);
  • Passport or identity card;
  • Photo;
  • European Health Insurance Card (for non-European students ‒ Proof of appropriate health insurance);
  • Language Certificate.

 

It´s mandatory to register and fulfill all the requirements in order to have your mobility exchange approved!

Deadlines for online application (SMS)

1st Semester (Autumn Semester) – May 1st to June 30th
2nd Semester (Spring Semester) – October 1st to November 30th

Students from outside the EU must bring their passport. Non-European and Turkish students must arrive with a student visa. The visa request must consider the duration of the mobility (1 semester or 1 year). Upon arrival (in the first three days), Non-European and Turkish students must go to SEF (Foreign and Border Services).

For further informations check the website of SEF or contact the nearest portuguese Embassy.

The UAc may issue acceptance letters for VISA purposes, upon request and after the mobility´s approval.

At the UAc the language of instruction is portuguese, however, we provide a tutorial system in english to Erasmus students. Classes are taught in portuguese, although teachers may authorize essays/paper works, examinations or oral presentations in English. Also, the list of recommended literature in most subjects contains a sufficient number of articles/books in English. Nevertheless, the evaluation methods to be used in each course are established by teachers at the begining of the semester.

Therefore, in order to communicate properly and to attend classes successfully, during your mobility period, it’s absolutely important having the following language proficiency upon your arrival:

Portuguese level B1

or

English level B1

Since 2016/2017 the European linguistic platform (OLS) offers you a course in Portuguese and English languages. We strongly recommend that you evaluate your level of knowledge of the language (portuguese or english), and, if needed, take the course online. Ask your University for access to OLS.

Please note that the University of the Azores it´s not responsible for academic failures nor any other misunderstanding related to your mobility procedures due to the lack of language skills.

During school semesters, the University of the Azores offers Portuguese Foreign Language classes. It is a unique opportunity for students to improve their portuguese language skills.

The PLE course has an administrative fee of 25,00€, non-refundable, paid before the arrival, which includes the language certificate. After the application, students will receive the payment instructions by email.

The PLE starts on the first week of classes of each semester and provide you with 6 ECTS, if you succeed. The PLE may be included in the Learning Agreement upon your arrival.

At Angra do Heroísmo campus, the PLE will only be available with a minimum of 10 students enrolled.

To register for this course students must choose so in the Mobility application form.

PLE courses:

Portuguese Language course I (code 0600001) – level A1/A2

or

Portuguese Language Course II (code 0400254) – level B1

We strongly recommend that all Incoming students enrol for this course!

More information here.

The choice of courses will depend on the degree that students are enrolled in their home universities. Students may choose courses from our Undergraduation and Master degrees, according to the courses availability.

It´s required that students choose at least one course per semester from the School responsible for the mobility (considering the bilateral agreement study area).

Students must keep in mind that the first course selection may not be the final selection, changes may occur upon arrival for several reasons such as: timetable conflits or even courses availability.

At the UAc each school has an Erasmus coordinator. The Erasmus coordinator is responsible for the organisation of your courses and Learning agreement. Please get in touch with the respective coordinator to find out more about the options available to you.

Find out who is your Erasmus Coordinator in the Arriving at the UAc section.

UAc´s Students Residence

Our students residences are able to house up to 250 students in Ponta Delgada: Laranjeiras Residence (São Miguel Island) and 90 in Angra do Heroísmo: Morrão Residence (Terceira Island). They are fully furnished and equipped, offering students comfort and safety at reasonable prices. Check in is open 24h/day.

Laranjeiras Residence

Rua Dr. José Maria Caetano Matos

9500 – 116 Ponta Delgada

Morrão Residence

Rua do Morrão, nº 30, 9700 – 105 Angra do Heroísmo

Prices

  • Single room: 170€/month
  • Double room: 128€/month

To stay in the our residences it´s mandatory to apply at Servicos On-line.

Be sure to check, before you leave, if you have your reservation confirmed!

The number of rooms for mobility students are limited, therefore, students must apply as soon as possible. Applications received will be handled by order of submission.

More Informations

Since the number of places at our students residences are limited, students can also search for private accommodation solutions. You may find renting apartments with or without furniture and equipped kitchen, bedrooms in family houses or private residences to share with other colleagues. You also may consider to book a hostel or hotel for a couple of days and make your rent contract only after checking the facilities and conditions in loco.

Please note that you’re responsible for booking your own accommodation in either case.

Here are some of the websites dedicated to finding accommodation in Ponta Delgada/Angra do Heroísmo managed by private operators:

Custo Justo

Idealista

Imóveis

Home2Study

Facebook

Please note, that the University of the Azores is not responsible for the activities carried out and the contents conveyed on the websites or the services offered.

Once in Ponta Delgada or Angra do Heroísmo you can check the bulletin boards on the campus of the University, looking for rooms/apartments listings.

You can also go to the Tourism Office and ask for a list of available rooms/apartments contacts.

Ponta Delgada Tourism Office

Avenida Infante D. Henrique 9500 – 769 Ponta Delgada

+351 296 308 625/6/7/8

info.turismo@azores.gov.pt

http://www.visitazores.travel

Angra do Heroísmo Tourism Office

Rua Direita, 70/74

9700-066 Angra do Heroísmo

+351 295 21 33 93

 pt.de.ter@azores.gov.pt

 http://www.visitazores.travel

In Portugal health care is provided by the SNS (Serviço Nacional de Saúde/National Health Services), including public hospitals and health centres. The SNS provides emergency services (permanent medical assistance 24/day).

National Emergency Number: 112

European Union and Swiss students can be included in the SNS system by using the European Health Insurance Card. It´s very important to obtain this card in your home country, since without this card you may be subjected to high prices in order to get medical assistance. Thus, students should contact their local services in advance.

Students from countries outside the European Union should bring a Health Insurance in order to cover your stay in Portugal.

In case of emergency go to the Divino Espírito Santo Hospital in Ponta Delgada and Santo Espírito Hospital in Angra do Heroísmo or the nearest Centro de Saúde (Health Centre).

Upon registration, the UAc provides an insurance for all Incoming students. This insurance it is intended to protect you from personal injury occurring in the UAc´s facilities, and off campus (outdoor classes, study visits, etc) or even during other scheduled academic activities. It also considers the normal route between the university and the student´s residence location.

The student insurance it´s mandatory and it costs 3,08€ (paid upon arrival).

UAc students are entitled to medical care through our Social Services. We offer free medical appointments in General Practice, as well as, psychological assistance. If you have special needs, we also have a Special Needs Comitee that will provide you the necessary support.

More informations: Health Support

Incoming Erasmus students do not pay tuition or fees in the UAc. However, you will have to pay for expenses such as accommodation or meals.

The Erasmus office at your home institution will be able to provide you with information regarding the fees that are payable to them and about any financial assistance that is available to you.

When budgeting you should be aware that your first few weeks are likely to be more expensive as you prepare and settle into life at the University. Living costs vary from country to country and it´s important to have an idea of the cost of everyday items. You will need to budget carefully to cover all your living costs, which include accommodation, clothes, transport, books, food and entertainment.

Compared to other regions of Europe, the Azores have a low cost of living. Below you may find some prices, just to give you an overall ideia of how much things cost in the Azores:

1 coffee: 0,60€ – 0,80€

1 pack of milk (1 L): 0,50€ to 0,70€

1 bottle of water (1,5 L): 0,30€ (supermarket)

1 small bread: 0,12€

1 pack of rice (1 Kg):0,70€

Average meal (take away): 6,50€

Full dinner in a middle class restaurant: 15,00€

1 cinema ticket: 6,50€

1 minibus ticket: 0,30€ to 0,50€

The weather in the Azores is quite pleasant, however, sometimes can vary dramatically, and you may experience all the seasons in the same day. Located in the temperate area of the Northern Hemisphere, the Azores are characterised by their mild climate throughout the year. Clouds and rain are strong possibility any time of the year, although the summer months – between June and September/October – have longer periods of sunshine and higher temperatures.

It´s never to cold or to hot in the Azores, nevertheless, it´s a good idea to bring a selection of light clothes that you can wear in layers, as well as some warm outer clothing and a waterproof coat or an umbrela.

University – Universidade

Good Morning – Bom dia

Good Afternoon – Boa tarde

Good Evening/Night – Boa Noite

How are you? – Como está?

Please – Por favor

Could you please help me? – Pode ajudar-me, por favor?

Yes – Sim

No – Não

Breakfast – pequeno-almoço

Lunch – almoço

Dinner – jantar

ATM – Multibanco

Bus – Autocarro/minibus

Arriving at the UAc

Upon your arrival at the UAc, please address to the External Relations Office (this is a very important step), so that we can provide the necessary information in order for you to start your mobility.

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday

2 pm to 4:30 pm

ero@uac.pt

Students arriving at Angra do Heroísmo campus, at Terceira island, should address Mrs. Ana Azevedo, at the Academic Services, or the Erasmus Coordinator: Professor Joaquim Moreira da Silva.

At the UAc the Erasmus coordinators are the responsible persons for the students´mobilities and all Erasmus documentation, including the Learning Agreement, are signed only by the Erasmus coordinators.

Please meet with your Erasmus coordinator in order to present yourself and get to know him/her.

All questions related to academic contents, timetables, alternatives in changing the Learning Agreement should be address to the Erasmus Coordinator, therefore, the Erasmus coordinator will be your main point of contact when it comes to all academic affairs.

Upon confirmation and signature, Erasmus documents must always be delivered at the External Relations Office!

Bellow you may find the Erasmus Coordinators names and contacts at the UAc:

School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences: Joaquim Fernando Moreira da Silva

School of Business and Economics: José Noronha Rodrigues

School of Social Sciences and Humanities: Suzana Nunes Caldeira

School of Sciences and Technology: Maria Amélia Oliveira Gonçalves da Fonseca

School of Health: Maria Leonor Machado Melo Raposo

Vulcanology and Risk Assesssment Research Institute: José Manuel Rodrigues Pacheco

Students already enroled for this course will receive an e-mail, from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, with the date and time of an initial meeting to be held by the Portuguese Language teacher, during which students will be assigned to the appropriate class of portuguese.

Upon arrival, students may include the PLE in their Learning Agreements.

Students who have not chosen for the PLE registration, the UAc will not be able to guarantee available places in the portuguese course.

Students staying at our residence, must address, as soon as possible, to the Social Services in order to pay the residence fee. Students that have chosen bank transfer as a payment method, should send the bank transfer receipt to sase.alojamento@uac.pt

Opening Hours

Ponta Delgada campus

Monday to Friday

11 am to 12:30 pm

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Angra do Heroísmo campus

Monday to Friday

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The UAc has two different calendars: one belonging to the Nursing degree and another one for the rest of the degrees.

Classes at the UAc starts in September and ends in June. The UAc provides two exams seasons in each semester: regular and extraordinary. For the regular exam season students are automatically enrolled. Admissions to the extraordinary exam season require a previous registration, within 3 working days before the exam date. You must access InforEstudante to register, in the “Assessment Registration” menu.

In both semesters the UAc helds a welcome programe for all Incoming students. Students will be notified by email with all the information in order to attend the activities.

Academic Calendar 2020-21 – Nursing

Academic Calendar 2020-21 UAc

Please note that your mobility period (studies) at te UAc can only be confirmed according to our academic calendar, therefore, you must take this into consideration when establishing your grant/contract with your home university.

Student´s timetables are disclosed in the begining of each semester (September for the 1st semester and January for the 2nd semester).

Timetables are available on-line here (portuguese version only). For further assistance regarding the timetables, please contact your Erasmus Coordinator at the UAc.

Classes in Portugal are graded from 0 to 20.

Students are evaluated considering their work during the semester and according to the evaluation criteria.

The evaluation elements are established by the course teacher at the begining of the semester.

The mininum passing grade is 10/20.

Students who fail with a final grade lower than 10 are automatically enrolled to the regular exam season. In case students fail in the regular exam season, it´s possible to access the extraordinary exam season through a previous registration.

The UAc will send students an e-mail with the registration information: student number and password to access Inforestudante which is our academic management system. Please keep that information in hand. Your student number will be your oficial UAc identification number and it may be required for several reasons.

After entering with the credentials sent to you, and for your own safety, the system will require that you choose yourself your own password. Please note that to complete the enrolment it´s required to follow the instructions given by the Inforestudante system.

It´s also mandatory, upon enrolment, to pay the Student Insurance at the Treasuary Office: 3,08€.

Treasuary Office Opening Hours

Ponta Delgada campus
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 15:30 pm

Angra do Heroísmo campus

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 12:30am
1:30pm to 3:30pm

In case of any accident within the universities´ facilities, you should immediately inform the External Relations Office and the Administration Section by using the following contacts:

luis.mm.carvalho@uac.pt  or paulo.rm.cabral@uac.pt

The Moodle platform is a system used between professors and students, where you can check for and download the syllabi and materials provided by the professors in each course.

To access Moodle insert your student number and your password.

Please note that the first time you access Moodle, the system needs, at least, 2 hours to synchronize the data with the information in the Inforestudante.

Practical Information

Practical Information

In the campus’ outdoors spaces you have access to the free WiFi and to the Eduroam network.

To set up your electronic devices please contact the Information Technology Office.

Information Technology Office Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Wednesday
9am to 12:30pm

The UAc library can be used to request books and to study. You may register for your reader´s card to take books home. The library has available computors with free internet.

To use the library resources locate the area where you can find the references appropriate to your courses.

Ask for help in order to learn how to search online on the available electronic resources.

You can also visit the American Corner and the European Documentation Center.

Ponta Delgada campus

Monday to Friday
9am to 9pm

Saturday
11am to 5pm

During school breaks (Christmas, Carnival, Easter)

Monday to Friday
9am to 5 pm

Months of July, August, September

Monday to Friday
9am to 1pm
2pm to 5pm

Angra do Heroísmo campus

Monday to Friday
9am to 4pm

The purchase of meal tickets for the canteen is carried out at the kiosk located in the Social Services building.

For that, students must acquire a canteen card at the social services in order to purchase the meal tickets. The card costs 5,00€ and it must be returned at the end of the student´s mobility. The 5,00€ amount will be returned to the student, however, the card must be in good conditions. The meals can be scheduled on-line at www.senhaspdl.uac.pt, but only if the student´s card has been previously charged with the required amount.

You may find meals at very reasonable prices:

Purchased on day: € 3.10
Purchased in advance € 2.75

The canteen card is only available in Ponta Delgada campus, thus, students studying at Angra do Heroísmo campus (Terceira island) may purchase the meals tickets with cash or debit card.

Ponta Delgada campus

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12pm to 2pm
Dinner: 6pm to 8 pm

Angra do Heroísmo campus

Monday to Friday
Lunch: 12am to 3pm
Dinner (snack bar only): until 8pm

Students are entitled to health assistance (medical and psychological support), free of charge, at the UAc in the Social Services by appointment at: https://portaldoestudante.uac.pt/

Ponta Delgada campus

Location: School of Health (Medical Office)
SCHEDULE
Medical Appointments: every fortnight, on Wednesdays, from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Psychology Appointments: Thursdays, from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm & first and last Thursday of the month, from 10:30am to 11:30am

Angra do Heroísmo campus

Location: School of Health (Medical Office)
SCHEDULE
Medical Appointments: Fridays, from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Psychology Appointments: Thursdays, from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

The University of the Azores provides support to students with special needs. There is a Special Needs Comitee that aims at helping students with special needs to achieve academic success. This comitee is available to meet with you, assess your needs, to provide the schools with advice and monitor your integration and academic achievement.

To request for support from the Special Needs Comitee please request here.

The UAc students´ association is responsible in representing the students´ interests and rights. Along the school year, they promote several cultural events, sports and pedagogical activities open to all students.

More information: aaua.pt
facebook: facebook.com/AAUAcores

The UAc organizes sports activities to the academic community. Our gymnasium is prepared and equipped for different sports such as handball, futsal, basketball, volleyball, badminton, gymnastics, table tennis, among others compatible with the space and conditions.

More informations: reitoria.gdesporto@uac.pt

Opening hours

Working days: 8:30am to 10:30pm
Weekends: by appointment

To help you settle, each semester, the UAc organizes a welcome day and a social programme where you will have the chance to meet other students as well as to participate in a sightseeing tour.

You can also sign up for the UAc´s buddy program. Our students will guide and help you.

More information: nebacores@gmail.com

Living in the Azores

Coming to study in a different country is a major change to your life. Remember that this is a huge transition and it may take time to adjust to life in a different culture. So, be patient!

Take opportunities to familiarise yourself with the culture here and also to explore the beauties of our islands.

You can get an ideia of what the things you can do at visitazores

Traveling between islands

If you wish to travel to other islands, during your free time, there are daily flights between the islands carried out by SATA airlines. Also, from May to October, you can travel between them by ferry operated by Atlantico line. Ferry tickets for students are about 35 to 40 euros.

We recomend students to get the InterYouth card, which offers the possibility of several discounts.

You can buy it:

Through the APP InterYouth Card:

     

or at one of the following sale points:

– Azores Youth Hostels

– Atlanticoline

– RIAC (Integrated Network for Support to the Citizen) service points

– Travel agencies

– Students Association – University of the the Azores

 

Getting Around in Ponta Delgada/Angra do Heroísmo

In Ponta Delgada or Angra do Heroísmo you can use the main public transportation: bus.

The bus tickets can be purchased at the sale points or even inside the bus.

You may also use the MiniBus, which offers you different routes inside Ponta Delgada and Angra do Heroísmo cities.

MiniBus Tickets

Download the app PDL Minibus:

Purchased inside the bus: 0,50€

Purchased in advance (10 tickets): 4,00€

In both cities you also have at your disposal taxis:

+351 296 302 530 Central Taxis Ponta Delgada

+351 295 212 004/005 Angra do Heroísmo

+351 295 213 088 / 295 212 404 Angra do Heroísmo

Working hours

Shopping centres: Everyday from 10 am to 10 pm.

Regular shops: Weekdays: Usually between 9 am to 6 pm. Saturday: from 9 am to 1 pm.

Banks: Only during weekdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Pharmacies: Same schedules as regular shops. However, and in order to guarantee a 24/day service, in each day one pharmacy stays open all night. Each pharmacy has the information indicating the pharmacy with that task.

Post offices: Only during weekdays from 8:30 am to 6 pm.

DURING MOBILITY

Changing the “Learning Agreement”

If you plan to change courses, it´s mandatory to change the Learning agreement, by using the proper document, therefore, you must proceed as explained:

  1. First you need to get the specific document provided by your home University. If this is not possible, you can use the document provided by the University of the Azores;
  2. Fill out the document together with the mobility coordinator of your School;
  3. Deliver the document already filled-out to the External Relations Office (ERO) within 30 days of the start of the semester (1st or 2nd semester);
  4. Access the Inforestudante and Moodle platforms and check if you are enrolled in your classes. If you find something that is incorrect, please contact the ERO.

If you don’t succeed in delivering the document in time, you will only have access to the classes established originally in your Learning Agreement!

In class

Please ask the professor if your name is on the student list. If it is not, it means that you are not enrolled in that class, in this case, please contact the ERO.

Exams

If you do not pass a class during the semester, you will be automatically enrolled in a regular exam of that class.

If you do not pass the 1st exam, you need to register immediately for the resit exam of that class. If you do not register for the 2nd exam you can not complete it.

To register for the resit exam(extraordinary exam season), you must access InforEstudante, in the “Assessment Registration” menu, within 3 working days before the exam date.

BEFORE RETURNING

BEFORE RETURNING

At the end of the mobility you must go to the External Relations Office, at least, one week in advance, considering your departure date.

Please do not leave the Azores without closing your mobility. It´s mandatory!

Procedures to fulfill:

  • Please contact the External Relations Office to fill out the Certificate of Departure. Keep in mind that your departure date will consider the last day you need to be present at the University of the Azores (the last day of the exam session/course/work) and not the end established in your grant/contract with your home university.

     

  • If you have a certificate provided by your home University, please use that certificate, otherwise, you can use the “Certificate of Departure” provided by the University of the Azores;

     

  • Once it is filled-out, please bring the “Certificate of Departure” to the ERO for the stamp;

     

  • Be sure you have all the original documents that have been provided to you during your stay so that you can deliver them to your home University;

     

  • Contact the Social Services of the University to get you deposit before leaving (if applicable);

     

  • Certify that your courses are correct in inforestudante and according to your Learning Agreement;

     

  • If you have made changes in your Learning Agreement, certify in advance that you have returned delivered it to our services. Your Transcript of Records will depend on that!

     

  • Fill in the satisfaction evaluation survey.

     

The Transcript of Records is a digitally signed document, thus, will be sent to your home university by email.

Students who have attended successfully the portuguese course will receive a digitally signed diploma.

Get in
touch
with us!

+351 296 650 169

Monday to Friday

2 pm until 4:30 pm