Please note: this brochure is for the semester-long SiPN program only. For the SiPN Summer Study in Portugal brochure and application, click here.
The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) study abroad program is managed by the non-profit Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), with the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science, the US Embassy in Lisbon, the Fulbright Commission in Portugal, AICEP, and the Lisbon City Municipality, among others. It offers North American students the opportunity to spend a semester, or year in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, Portugal.
What makes SiPN unique is the fact that students can choose classes from any of the 4 member universities in the Lisbon network: ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) – Lisbon Campus, University of Lisbon, and Nova University of Lisbon.
SiPN is designed to serve many different kinds of students. For those who are not yet ready to take all of their coursework in Portuguese, they can still cover their major or general education-type requirements through a wide array of offerings taught in English, while also taking whichever class level they require for a Portuguese language course. Or for those who are ready to direct-enroll in regular university classes taught in Portuguese, SiPN can provide that too.
The core curriculum is designed for students who do not yet feel ready to take their social science or humanities classes in Portuguese. They also provide the core identity for the program and its semesterly-offerings. The faculty of the core curriculum are published experts with Ph.Ds in their respective fields, hand-chosen by the academic council of SiPN to teach in the program. Many of them have previously taught or done graduate work in North America or other English-speaking countries. Core classes also enroll Erasmus and local Portuguese students, for a truly international classroom experience, taught in English.
Direct enroll classes may be conducted in either Portuguese or English. More advanced Portuguese learners have even greater choices and can elect to take all of their coursework in Portuguese through direct-enroll classes at any of the 4 schools in the consortium in virtually any field, providing for a fully immersive experience. For those who are looking for other choices outside of our core, the SiPN universities provide hundreds of direct-enroll classes each semester in business, economics, and many other fields, all of which are taught in English and open to participants of SiPN. Nevertheless, for students who need at least some courses taught in English, SiPN strongly recommends that students take at least 2 courses from among the core offerings.
For a list of available courses, visit this page. Please DO NOT USE the Course Pre-Approval form on SiPN’s website. It is not accepted by UConn Education Abroad.
Business students, please note that only Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Universidade Nova de Lisboa are AACSB accredited. Only Business courses taken at these two institutions have the potential to receive UConn School of Business direct course credit. Business courses taken at the other institutions in the Study in Portugal Network can only potentially be accredited as Foreign Study courses.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”. Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ANTH 1000 or ANTH 1093||Other People’s Worlds||02796||Introduction to Anthropology: Portugal Field Course||3||12/31/2021|
|ANTH 1000||Other People’s Worlds||NA||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Field Study||3||12/31/2021|
|ANTH 1093 or ANTH 1000||Foreign Study||02796||Introduction to Anthropology: Portugal Field Course||3||12/31/2021|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||39||Anthropology of Law||3||12/31/2021|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||02314||Portuguese Migration in Local Perspective – Race Ethnicity and Nation||3||6/30/2022|
|BLAW 4893||Buisness Law||37||Buisness Law||3||6/30/2022|
|CRLP 1193||Foreign Study||n/a||Introduction to Asian Literature||3||6/30/2022|
|DRAM 4152||World Film||N/A||Portuguese Film||3||12/31/2021|
|DRAM 4193||Foreign Study||N/A||English in the World of Arts (C2)||6||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||L5020||Economics of Innovation and Knowledge||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2101||Economic History of Europe||1110||Economic History||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 2101||Economic History of Europe||L5178||World Economy XIX and XX The Centuries||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2102||Intermediate Macroeconomics||1103||Macroeconomics||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 2110||History of Economic Thought||n/a||History of Economic Thought||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2110||History of Economic Thought||not given||History of Economic Thought||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 2198||Topics in Economic History and Thought||N/a||Economic History of Portugal||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 2202||Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory||L0272||Macroeconomics II||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2326||Operations Research||n/a||Operational Research||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2327||Information Technology for Economics||n/a||ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS INFORMATION||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2411||Money and Banking||n/a||MONETARY AND FINANCIAL ECONOMICS||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2411||Money and Banking||n/a||Money and Financial Institutions||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2431||Economics of Taxation and Government Spending||not given||Public Economics and Finance||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2440||Economics of the Global Economy||02858||Political Economy and Globalization||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2447||Economics of Sports||n/a||Sports Economics||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2447||Economics of Sports||not given||Sports Economics||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||N/a||Economic Analysis of Social Policies||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||N/a||Public Policy Analysis||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||1104||Seminar in European Economics||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||02189||Applied Economics for Management Decision||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||n/a||ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SOCIOLOGY||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||02668||Economics and Strategy of Intellectual Property||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||01936||Economics of Education and Skills||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||n/a||Telecommunication Economics||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||not given||Economic History of Portugal||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 3421||International Trade||1113||Global Economics I||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 3421||International Trade||n/a||International Economics||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3421||International Trade||not given||International Economics||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 3422||International Finance||1114||Global Economics II||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 3431||Public Finance||1115||Public Economics||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 3451||Health Economics||02837||Health Economics||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3461||Organization of Industry||1112||Industrial Organization||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 3461||Organization of Industry||n/a||INDUSTRIAL AND FIRM ECONOMICS||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3461||Organization of Industry||not given||Industrial and Firm Economics||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 3466||Environmental Economics||1109||Environmental and Natural Resource Economics||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 3473||Economic Development||1108||Development Economics||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 3479||Economic Growth||M8650||Economic Growth||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3479||Economic Growth||n/a||MACROECONOMICS II MACROECONOMICS II||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3493||Foreign Study||N/A||Economic Regulation||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3493||Foreign Study||00222||Financial Economics||3||12/31/2021|
|ENGL 1693||Foreign Study||n/a||The Study of Literature||4||6/30/2022|
|ENGL 3207||American Literature Since the Mid-20th Century||711121031||Contemporary North American Literature||3||12/31/2021|
|ENGL 3627||Studies in Literature||n/a||New English Literatures and Cultures||3||12/31/2021|
|FNCE 3422||International Finance||03167||International Macroeconomics||3||12/31/2021|
|HDFS 2200||Human Development: Adulthood and Aging||N/A||Developmental Psychology of Adult||3||12/31/2021|
|HIST 2993||Foreign Study||L5321||Portuguese History and Culture||3||6/30/2021|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||N/A||Portugal and the Atlantic||3||12/31/2021|
|HIST 3993 or PORT 3293||Foreign Study||N/A||Portuguese Empire and the Age of Discoveries||3||12/31/2021|
|LING 3793||Foreign Study||N/A||Dialectology (European, Brazilian and Post-Colonial Varieties of Portuguese)||3||12/31/2021|
|MGMT 3234||Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion||1210||Entrepreneurship||3||6/30/2021|
|MGMT 4893||Foreign Study||Decision Making||3||6/30/2021|
|MGMT 4893||Foreign Study||Strategy||3||6/30/2021|
|MGMT 4893||Foreign Study||N/A||Leadership in Organizations||3||12/31/2021|
|MUSI 1193||Foreign Study in Music||Music, Migration, and Modernization in Contemporary Portuguese Society||3||6/30/2021|
|MUSI 1193 or PORT 3293||Foreign Study||N/A||Fado: a Social Historical Perspectives in Sound||3||6/30/2022|
|PHIL 1104||Philosophy and Social Ethics||n/a||Utopianism and Realism in Political Philosophy||3||6/30/2022|
|PHIL 2217||Political Philosophy||N/A||Social and Political Philosophy||3||12/31/2021|
|POLS 3406||Globalization and Political Change||not given||Culture and Globalization||3||12/31/2021|
|POLS 3418||International Organizations and Law||N/A||International Criminal Law||3||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||02070||Globalization and Governance in International Relations||3||12/31/2021|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||39||International Criminal Law||3||12/31/2021|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||52||Foundations of law||4||12/31/2021|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||not given||International Organizations||3||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||not given||War Studies||3||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||n/a||Political Science||3||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||n/a||European Politics||3||6/30/2022|
|PORT 1193||Foreign Study||Portuguese as a Foreign Language||3||6/30/2021|
|PORT 1193||Foreign Study||Portuguese Language Course (A1)||3||6/30/2021|
|PORT 1193||Foreign Study||n/a||Portuguese Foreign Language – A2 Elementary||3||6/30/2022|
|PORT 3293||Foreign Study||n/a||Portuguese Culture||3||6/30/2021|
|PORT 3293||Foreign Study||N/A||Portugal in Europe||3||12/31/2021|
|PORT 3293||Foreign Study||N/A||Portuguese Literature in Translation||3||6/30/2022|
|PORT 3293 or HIST 3993||Foreign Study||N/A||Portuguese Empire and the Age of Discoveries||3||6/30/2022|
|PORT 3293||Foreign Study||N/A||Contemporary Art in Portugal: Cross-Cultural Perspectives||3||6/30/2022|
|PORT 3293 or MUSI 1193||Foreign Study||N/A||Fado: a Social Historical Perspectives in Sound||3||6/30/2022|
|SOCI 2993||International Study||22.5||Intercultural Communication in Professional Contexts||2||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3251||Social Theory||37||Sociological Theory: Major Schools of Thought||3||6/30/2022|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||N/A||Society and Diversity||3||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||40||Groups and Inter-Group Relations||3||6/30/2022|
The SiPN program fee includes guaranteed single room housing in an international residence alongside other international and/or Portuguese students in downtown Lisbon. SiPN’s Residence is installed in a beautiful building from the 18th century, totally recovered and refurbished for this purpose. It is located in Baixa Pombalina, in Lisbon’s historical, commercial and cultural centre.
Besides the site visits and lectures in and around Lisbon, SiPN also organizes at least 2 trips/semester outside of Lisbon, so that students gain an understanding of the diversity of this country of 10 million. Previous trips have included overnight stays in Evora, a UNESCO world heritage site and lovely white-walled fortified city in the heart of the Alentejo region.
Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Location: Lisbon, Portugal
- Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Arts, Business, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences|
|Language of instruction:||Portuguese||Prior language study required:||None|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||2.75|