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    Because it is located in a city in Central Portugal and therefore close to everything. And the quality of life is excellent. Besides, the cost of life is much lower.

    Our institution has just over two thousand students distributed among the three schools, a fact that brings people closer to our community. This close relationship involves employees, non-teaching staff and faculty who ensure the quality of teaching. Therefore, we are one of the best options to study in Portugal, both in terms of cost and quality.

    Applicants who apply through the national admission system have to access the DGES website and select the IPT as one of the application options (inserting the code).

    If you have a secondary school diploma (12th grade), you just have to contact the one-stop shop [BUn/SPOC] to apply.

    All secondary school courses (12th grade) and legally equivalent qualifications provide access to higher education. On an equal footing, a foreign secondary school diploma may be deemed equivalent to national qualifications. The application system includes the national admission scheme and special admission schemes as follows:
    National admission scheme: a nationwide examination;

    • Special Admission Schemes - In accordance with the provisions of Decree-Law 393-A/99, Portuguese employees abroad and their families may benefit from special conditions, as well as top athletes, provided that all the provisions of the Laws in force are met;
    • Special Calls for Applications for International Students;
    • Special applications for foundation programmes (CTeSP).

    Both cities belong to the district of Santarém and to the Médio Tejo region. The municipality of Tomar is about 43 km from the municipality of Abrantes. And via the A23 highway, Abrantes is located about 145 km from the country's capital.

    The IPT comprises three schools (Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Tomar [ESTT], Escola Superior de Gestão de Tomar [ESGT] and Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Abrantes [ESTA]), and more than 60 courses in the fields of: Archaeology, Conservation/Restoration and Heritage; Arts, Design and Communication; Business Sciences; Social Sciences; Engineering; Information and Communication Technologies, Mathematics and Physics.

    By car: If you are travelling on highway A1, exit for the A23 in Torres Novas and follow the directions to Tomar.

    If you come from Coimbra, you can exit for Condeixa and take road N110 to Tomar or take the A13 highway.

    By Train and Bus:

    Tomar has a bus and train station located in the city centre.

    Abrantes also has a bus terminal station.
    Tomar was once again considered the best municipality to live in the Médio Tejo region. Moreover, it continues to remain among the 60 best cities to live in, visit and invest in Portugal.

    The city of Abrantes is a commercial and industrial hub of the adjacent fertile agricultural region. It also boasts metallurgic and metal-mechanical industries of national importance.

    If you like music you can join the Tuna. Tuna has its own events, which value participation and promote student involvement and integration.

    If you like culture or sports, the region is full of history to explore. Culture and leisure include: the D. Lopo de Almeida Municipal Museum; the Open Air Iron Sculpture Garden; Aquapólis - Urban Park of Abrantes; the António Botto Municipal Library; the São Pedro Cine-Theatre; the Municipal Art Gallery "Quartel"; the Tourism Office; São Lourenço Park; the river beach at Aldeia do Mato; Skate Park - Abrantes Castle; Municipal Stadium - Sports City (Football Athletics); Baseball Field Sports City; the Abrantes - Rossio ao Sul do Tejo karting track; Castelo do Bode - for activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing.

    And if you like adventure, you can take part in sailing, canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding and fishing activities at Castelo do Bode, or you can have fun at Abrantes karting track.
    IPT students have at their disposal a library and several study rooms, a cafeteria, bar and vending machines, free Wi-Fi and accommodation in student residences as well as student welfare services.

    As to the extracurricular options, we offer the possibility of joining the Volleyball, Rugby and Hockey teams. The Tuna Templária de Tomar and the Cavaleiras de Sellium represent the tradition of the city of Tomar and the ESTATuna that of the city of Abrantes.

    There is also a Student Association that aims to bring the School closer to the student.

    IPT has extensive experience in organising and participating in programs, in international networks such as Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Intensive Programs, EILC, Leonardo, Culture Program, among others. For further information please visit our International Relations Office page at www.gri.ipt.pt.

    You can contact our One-Stop Shop (SPOC) at spoc@ipt.pt, by phone 249 328 216, at WhatsAPP (+351 913 950 802) or at www.ipt.pt.

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