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International Tri-School Exchange

What is the International Tri-School Exchange

To enrich your international experience, you can choose to make an International Tri-School Exchange with two Top Business Schools from a select group of Triple Crown accredited Universities.

Students who perform the International Tri-School Exchange will spend the first two years at CATÓLICA-LISBON, followed by two semesters at two Partner Schools.

Partner Schools

Aston University
(United Kingdom)

Queensland University of Technology


City University of Hong Kong

HEC Montréal

Maastricht University

Obtained Diplomas and Degrees

At the end of the program, graduates will be granted one Diploma:

  • International Undergraduate Program in Business Administration or in Economics & Finance from CATÓLICA-LISBON. The Final Certificate mentions the completion of two Exchange semesters in two different Business Schools.

This Program allows you to have different experiences from three Top Business Schools in three different countries and distinct continents. Above all, the cross-cultural awareness gained through this experience is highly valued by recruiters and likely to increase your potential for a truly global career.

Application Dates and Slots

Applications to the International Tri-School Exchange will occur during the 2nd academic year of the International Undergraduate Program and are subject to slots available. Exact dates shall be communicated in due time by the International Relations Office. Hosting Schools may be replaced by other Schools in the same geographical area.

Application Requirement

In order to be able to apply for the International Tri-School Exchange, you must:

  • have a minimum GPA of 13/20 and must have completed a minimum of 88 ECTS of coursework at the end of the first 3 semesters at CATÓLICA-LISBON;
  • submit an updated Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement (such documents might be shared with our partner schools).

Cost of the International Tri-School Exchange

During the entire duration and until completion of the International Tri-School Exchange, students pay the tuition fees and annual enrollment fees at CATÓLICA-LISBON, according to the official Tuition Fee List of Universidade Católica Portuguesa at the time of the program

Travel & health insurance expenses, passport and visa expenses (if applicable), accommodation and cost of living expenses, books, etc. are the sole responsibility of the students.

In the event of withdrawal from the International Tri-School Exchange (after application deadline), the corresponding €2.000 penalty fee will apply, as per the official Tuition Fee List of Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

ERASMUS+ Scholarships

Students accepted in the International Tri-School Exchange may apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship for the European part (United Kingdom, Norway or Netherlands) of their track.


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