We’re excited to have you join SiPN! Our application process has three parts:
1. This pre-application and deposit phase where you provide us some basic information about yourself and submit your non-refundable deposit ($350 if you are a semester applicant OR $200 if you are a summer applicant). If you have not applied for a passport yet, you should do so immediately after hearing back from us regarding your pre-application.
2. After you are pre-accepted into the program, the second phase includes filling out our full application packet that requires you to send copies of transcripts, a letter of motivation, a signed credit transfer pre-approval sheet, provide copies of your passport (or passport application) and information on the various steps required for your visa application (visas are not required for summer session participants staying less than 90 consecutive days), among other things.
All of this information will be sent to you via e-mail (after you have been pre-accepted).
3. After we receive your full application packet, you will be notified of your formal acceptance and receive a formal letter from the host Portuguese university accepting you as a visiting student for the term you specified. This documentation will make up part of the packet you will need for your Visa interview at your closest Portuguese consulate/Embassy in case you are coming for a semester/year.