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Polytechnic of Leiria

The Polytechnic of Leiria is a public institution of higher education, which started its activity in 1980. It is present in the region of Leiria and Oeste through its five higher schools, located in the cities of Leiria.

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The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria) began its activity in 1980 and is present in the Leiria and West region through its five schools, located in the cities of Leiria (School of Education and Social Sciences, School of Technology and Management and School of Health Sciences), Caldas da Rainha (School of Fine Art and Design) and Peniche (School of Tourism and Maritime Technology).  


IPLeiria has programmes in the areas of: Art and Design, Entrepreneurial and Juridical Sciences, Education and Communication, Engineering and Technology, Tourism and Health.


IPLeiria has  an Institute for Research, Development and Advanced Studies (INDEA); Technology Specialization Training Unit (FOR.CET); Distance Learning Unit (UED); Transfer Technology and Information Center (OTIC).


Student services

The Academic Services Directorate (DSA) is responsible for the activity related to individual student processes, tuition fees, enrollment fees and other matters related to academic activity. On this page you can find important information about Academic Services. 

Housing services

The Social Action Services of the Polytechnic of Leiria have seven Student Residences and a School Hotel , spread over the three campuses - Leiria, Caldas da Rainha and Peniche - in a total of 763 beds . 

Library services

  • Campus 1 Library (Leiria)
  • José Saramago Library, Campus 2 (Leiria)
  • Campus 3 Library (Caldas da Rainha)
  • Campus 4 Library (Peniche)

ICT services

The Computer Services Department (DSI) exercises its action in the field of conservation of computer goods and equipment and of information and communication systems at the service of the Polytechnic of Leiria.

Medical services

Social Action Services provide the academic community of the Polytechnic of Leiria with conditions that guarantee their well-being.

As such, provide, at low cost, consultations General Practice, Gynecology / Family Planning , Dental Medicine, Sports Medicine , Occupational Medicine and Ophthalmology .

Student Life

Campus life

This region, with a privileged location near the cost, is considered particularly interesting to live, study and work, not only for the diversity of the economical and material resources, but also for the richness and beauty of natural and cultural aspects – the identity of the region.

Sports facilities

The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria gives the students the opportunity to practice a wide range of sports through the sport sector of the Social Services.

This sector is organized in two different areas: leisure and competition. In this last one the Polytechnic of Leiria usually attends National Higher Education Championships organized by the Academic Federation of University Sports (known as FADU).


Politécnico de Leiria is accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education, known as A3ES.

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