Universidade Portucalense – Infante D. Henrique

Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique is a cooperative higher education and scientific research establishment

Special Needs Support

Erasmus+ pays particular attention to guidance, reception, physical accessibility, pedagogical and technical support services, and, especially, financing the extra costs for students and staff whose physical, mental or health-related conditions are such that their participation in Erasmus+ would not be possible without extra financial support (from here on referred to as “students and staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions”).This is to ensure that you can take full advantage of an Erasmus+ mobility experience. Each higher education institution (HEI), by signing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), commits to ensuring equal access and opportunities to participants from all backgrounds. Therefore, students and staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions can benefit from the support services that the receiving institution offers to its local students and staff.

Additional grant

For your access needs during your mobility, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for students and staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions in addition to the regular Erasmus+ study or traineeship or staff mobility grant. In preparation of your Erasmus+ mobility, you should indicate your needs and foreseen extra costs linked to your physical, mental or health-related conditions, in order to apply for the Erasmus+ special needs support grant.

What are your access needs?

Areas that could be eligible for support linked to your Erasmus+ mobility, according to individual needs, include but are not limited to:

  • adapted accommodation
  • travel assistance
  • medical attendance
  • supportive equipment
  • adaption of learning material
  • an accompanying person, etc.

How to apply?

When preparing your Erasmus + mobility period, as a participant with physical, mental or health problems, you must indicate what your needs are and how much the extra costs amount to be able to apply for Erasmus + aid for special needs with the support of your higher education institution originally.

You should also ask the Erasmus + coordinator of your home higher education institution for the application procedure (deadline, where to obtain the application form, where to send it, etc).

The higher education institution and / or the national agency will assess your application and decide the additional amount you can receive.

Please be free to contact the International Relations Office incoming@upt.pt or the Student Support Service gae@upt.pt to confirm the type of support you may encounter in your case.

Data protection

Personal data are confidential and will only be treated with regards to your application and participation in the Erasmus+ programme according to the national law.

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Further information

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