Portugal, a country with a rich history of seafaring and discovery, looks out from the Iberian peninsula into the Atlantic Ocean.
When it handed over its last overseas territory, Macau, to Chinese administration in 1999, it brought to an end a long and sometimes turbulent era as a colonial power.
The roots of that era stretch back to the 15th century when Portuguese explorers such as Vasco da Gama put to sea in search of a passage to India. By the 16th century these sailors had helped build a huge empire embracing Brazil as well as swathes of Africa and Asia. There are still some 200 million Portuguese speakers around the world today.
Portugal’s history has had a lasting impact on the culture of the country with Moorish and Oriental influences in architecture and the arts. Traditional folk dance and music, particularly the melancholy fado, remain vibrant.
Portugal includes several islands, including Madeira and the Azores, pictured.
At a glance
- Politics: Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho from the Social Democrats heads a coalition with the Popular Party
- Economy: Eurozone member Portugal was bailed out by the EU and IMF in 2011 with a 78bn-euro package. The loan came in exchange for a pledge to reduce the public deficit
- International: Portugal is a founding member of Nato and joined the EEC (later EU) in 1986
For almost half of the 20th century Portugal was a dictatorship in which for decades Antonio de Oliveira Salazar was the key figure. The dictatorship’s stubborn refusal to relinquish its grip on the former colonies as demands for independence gained momentum there resulted in expensive wars in Africa.
This period was brought to an end in 1974 in a bloodless coup, picturesquely known as the Revolution of the Carnations, which ushered in a new democracy.
By the end of 1975 all of Portugal’s former colonies in Africa were independent of Lisbon.
Since becoming a member of the then European Community in 1986, Portugal’s traditionally largely agricultural economy became increasingly diversified and orientated towards the service sector.
It experienced solid growth in the 1990s, but GDP per head remains well under the EU average. The 2008 financial crisis left Portugal with a ballooning budget deficit, and in 2011 it became the third EU country after Greece and Ireland to ask international lenders for emergency assistance.
A 78bn-euro EU/IMF bailout was awarded on condition that Portugal reduces its deficit to bring it closer to the official EU target of 3% of GDP, leaving the government with little choice but to pass a series of austerity budgets.
The country exited the programme in 2014 after achieving some success in cutting its deficit and restoring growth.
Course Name: Portuguese Language B1 and Foundation to Higher Education
Duration: 1 year
Intake: June 2015
Intakes are as follows:
- Short Courses: All year around
- Foundation Courses: All year around
- Degree Courses (Portuguese Language): In month of June, every year
- Degree Courses (English): Every 3 month
Currently we have only Foundation Program for international students and will update as soon as we start the degree program and we intend to have the details confirmed by June,2015 for September intake
1-Administration fee : Euro 200.00 advance
2-Course Tuition fee: Euro 3000 Bank Draft / Demand Draft
3-Rent for first month in college hostel : Euro 300
The benefits of studying in Portugal.
- Quality of Education
- Friendly staff and full support along with personal attention in class by lecturer
- No IELTS requirement
- Part-time work allowance
- 5 year PR route
- Cost effective fee structure
Nursing Top-up is for 8 months.
Diploma qualified nurses are eligible for this course.
We are offering below program (Top up nursing )
Course total fees is Euro 5935.00
Split as below
Tuition fee: 5400.00
Administration fee: 500.00 (Including pre-qualification from local nursing council) (pre-qualification is required for all international candidates for admission in nursing inPortugal). Insurance: 35.00
Fees (in euros)
Pharmaceutical Sciences 4956
Lab Biomedical Sciences 5568
Nursing Top-up 5935
Clinical Analysis 4632
Oral Rehabilitation 7728
Oral Surgery 7728
Food Quality and safety
Phitopharmacy and Phitotherapy 3960
Clinic Podiatry 4452
Sports Podiatry 4452
Specialization Rehab Nursing 4452
Clinical Analysis 4632
Specialization Mental Health and Psychiatric 4452
Specialization Paediatric 4452
Specialization Primary Health 4452
For 1 year living expenses would be 3500 approximately
1. Can the student get Spouse/partner visa along with student visa ?
Yes, they can bringing them , just to follow the process as per visa requirement.
2. Can the student apply for spouse visa after getting the visa?
3.Can the spouse work full time ?
4.Can the student bring their Children with them ?
Yes, as per visa requirement then can bring them
5. Is the education free for the Children ?
Polish education is free but not for education in English
6. After Two years of study with the College, can the student apply for Temporary residence card without joining for further course ?
Students� progression is a must requirement to apply for residence permit.
6. What are the chances of switching over to work permit ?
They can switch easily, many opportunities are there.
7.Can the student switch over to work permit from inside the country ?
8.Is there any stay back options ?