Undergraduate Courses

ISAL offers several undergraduate courses, at night and/or daytime.

  • Applicants who hold a qualification that provides access to Higher Education, namely any diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority that attests their approval in a teaching programme and entitles them to apply and enrol in Higher Education in the country where it was granted; or a Portuguese secondary education diploma or legally equivalent qualification;
  • Applicants who do not have Portuguese nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union, or applicants who are not legal residents in Portugal for more than two years, uninterruptedly on August 31 of the year in which they intend to enrol in Higher Education.
Member States of the European Union
Germany Ireland Bulgaria Malta
Slovakia Poland Estonia Sweden
Hungary Belgium Latvia Greece
Netherlands Spain Cyprus France
Austria Italy Finland Denmark
Slovenia Portugal Croatia Luxembourg
Lithuania Czech Republic Romania

Consult the non-covered nationalities in the Decree-Law 36/2014 of March 10 and National Official Journal, Oder no. 14961/2015

To be entitled to apply, international students must:

  • Hold academic qualification specific to the admission to the study cycle they are applying for
    • Master the language or languages in which the courses will be lectured
    • Meet the requirements set for the study cycle in the scope of the general regime of access and admission
The application must be presented at ISAL, accompanied by the following documents:

  • International Student Application Form
  • Legally issued and valid foreign passport or ID card
  • Declaration on word of honour that the candidate does not have Portuguese nationality
  • Document(s) proving the specific academic qualification
  • Document(s) proving the condition for access, indicating the respective classification and scale
  • SEF declaration about the time of residence in Portugal or certificate of residence abroad
  • Declaration of commitment of subsequent delivery of residence permit
  • If requested, the certificate provided in the regulation.
Special Applications – International Student
Phases Application Submission Internal Examination* Results Display Enrolment
1st Phase From March 11 to April 05, 2024 From April 17 to April 19, 2024 April 29, 2024 From May 06 to May 10, 2024
2nd Phase From June 24 to July 31, 2024 From August 05 to August 07, 2024 August 26, 2024 From August 26 to September 06, 2023
3rd Phase From September 11 to September 18, 2024 From September 25 to September 27, 2024 October 03, 2024 From October 03 to October 11, 2024
  • Business Management – 2
  • Tourism – 2


ISAL has been receiving several foreign students:

BA: Management

Bulgaria | Student Mobility – Erasmus+

“When I learned about the opportunity to do an Erasmus exchange, I immediately took the decision to apply for a place that I have not heard much about – the Portuguese island of Madeira. I was lucky that my application was approved, and my journey was soon to begin. Before coming to the island I only knew that it is famous for being the Hawaii of Europe. The moment I set foot in Madeira I was amazed. Going to the university and meeting the lecturers and my classmates was something I was a bit nervous about. However, everyone was really friendly and helpful.

I did not have enough time to communicate face to face with everyone due to the world pandemic of Covid-19. The classes were fast taken to an online form. The teachers were very supportive and tried to make the best they could in a situation that no one has imagined would ever occur.

After weeks, when we were again able to go out in public, I managed to visit wonderful places, try delicious food and of course … has anyone ever been to Madeira without taking a sip of the famous drinks – Poncha and Nikita?

No doubt, even with the obstacles, doing my Erasmus in Madeira was the best decision I could have made.”

Mónika Petkova - Erasmus Bulgária

Elena Georgieva - BulgáriaBA: Management

Bulgaria | Student Mobility – Erasmus+

“I participated in Erasmus + programme for the first time and I was lucky to spend the summer semester in Madeira.

The island is a wonderful place for studies and entertainment.

The classes were in the evening and the lecturers were nice and cooperative. I had the opportunity to exchange ideas and knowledge in our team work on different projects. That was a chance for me to share my point of view on financial and other topics with students from other universities.

I am very happy that I upgraded my skills in Computing Management, which I believe will be very helpful in my career in the future. People in Madeira are very friendly and sociable. One can fully trust them and rely on them, if necessary. I spent an unforgettable time in trips exploring the beautiful nature, mountains, waterfalls and places of entertainment.

I witnessed gorgeous festivals and enjoyed the wonderful local food. In a word, this is a wonderful place, with wonderful people and it is really worth visiting. I hope I will have a chance to visit it again!”

Elena Georgieva - Bulgária


ISAL – Higher Institute of Administration and Languages
Address: Rua do Comboio, n.º 5 – 9050–053 FUNCHAL – MADEIRA
Telephone: +351 291 705 705
WhatsApp: +351 918 756 722

Cláudia Afonso

International Exchange

Joana Martins

Academic Guidance