Do you want to be an active member of the European project?

This opportunity is for YOU!

The University of Beira Interior organizes from the 20th to the 24th of March an intensive course dedicated to the followed theme: “Cohesion and sustainability for a brighter future”.

The program is composed of a diverse set of sessions/classes, bringing together several national and international experts, in a teaching-learning model that aims to provide trainees with tools to understand the functioning of the European Union and the main challenges that lie ahead.

The initiative takes place within the scope of UNITA’s “Citizenship and European Identity” working group, an alliance of European universities committed to promoting and valuing regions located in mountainous and cross-border areas.

This is the time to experience a truly international week, immersing yourself in the culture of the Portuguese countryside.

We are waiting for YOU!

Main INFO:

  • In-person course: March 20th to March 24th (Covilhã)
  • Online work: February 1st to February 28th (synchronous and asynchronous classes; interactive forum; essay presentation)
  • ECTS awarded: 3ects (depending on attendance and a final essay)
  • Language of instruction: English (minimum B1 level)
  • Number of available places for PFC students: 4 
  • Participant profile: Students from Political Science; International Relations; Public Administration – BA or MA level

What we offer:

  • Scholarship: 490€ (short-term Erasmus grant paid by UVT )
  • Breakfast
  • 5 lunches and 1 dinner (inaugural dinner)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Cultural visits
  • Entry to the Covilhã museums
  • Pedagogical material
  • Certificate
  • An amazing tasting of regional products (the best cheese in the world)
  • A unique multicultural experience


  • Students will individually book their trip to Covilhã using the Erasmus short-term mobility grant
    • Unique opportunity: you will be round-trip accompanied by an UBI professor, UVT visiting professor PhD Bruno da Costa
  • Accommodation (reserved in the UBI student’s dorm) will cost 16EUR/night (will be paid using the Erasmus grant)


Send your CV + Cover letter (1-2 pages) with your study goals and motivation to attend the course (both in English) to: until 24th of January 2023, 4:00PM.

Important condition: students should be able to comply with the selection criteria available for Erasmusshort term mobilities (following the internal PFC selection, students will be financed by a short-term Erasmus mobility).