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Welfare Office

It is the Welfare/Social Affairs Office’s (Unidade de Acção Social - UAS) mission to provide ISPA students the best study conditions possible and guarantee that no student is excluded from the private higher education system due to financial incapacity.


UAS’s mission is achieved through the attribution of scholarships both governmental (welfare grant provided by DGES - Direção Geral do Ensino Superior)


The welfare grant is a public aid to help students, whose household are considered needy, to better cope with financial difficulties, to help paying tuition fees, accommodation, meals, books, and so on. No student can live only with the grant, yet it continues to mean a substantial support, as recognized by students and their families.



Welfare Grant

How To Apply

Students can apply to this scholarship in two different phases throughout the year (between June and September and between October and May). To apply students must contact UAS to obtain the necessary credentials to fill in the online application form in the DGES website.

To Submit the Application
Candidates must submit the application in the On-line Applications plataform at the DGES website and then scan and upload the requested necessary documents.



Bolsa ISPA

This aid is available only to non-eligible students according to the Welfare Grant Regulations. Should you be a non-UE resident, please contact us for further details.


Contact Information
For further information, please contact us:
UAS – Unidade de Acção Social
E-mail: uas@ispa.pt
Tel: +351 218 811 725