International Preparatory School
Member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS)
Member of the Dutch Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland (NOB)
Member of the Portuguese Associação de Estabelecimentos de Ensino Particular e Cooperativo (AEEP)
Recognised by the British Service Children’s Educational Authority (SCEA) and by the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and the State Department
Centro de Arbitragem de Conflitos de Consumo de Lisboa
Contratos celebrados na Área Metropolitana de Lisboa: Lisboa, Alcochete, Almada, Amadora, Azambuja, Barreiro, Cascais, Lisboa, Loures, Mafra, Moita, Montijo, Odivelas, Oeiras, Palmela, Seixal, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Sintra e Vila Franca de Xira.
Rua dos Douradores, 116, 2º – 1100-207 LISBOA | Tel: +351 218 807 000 / Fax: +351 218 807 038 | E-mail: /
Guia Informativo – IPS
IPS (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal) is a public institution
higher education, which employs approximately 650 personnel and
has app. 6 500 students.
IPS is situated in the Greater Lisbon Metropolitan Area, region of
Setúbal. The region is home to strong enterprises in such fields as,
example, paper and motor car industries, and holds a highly
geostrategic position, since it is a gateway to Europe. Furthermore,
Setúbal region, with its varied landscape composed of sea and
mountains, including a large protected area with an application in
progress to UNESCO Human Heritage, is a tourist destination for
Portuguese and foreigners.
IPS was created in 1979 and started activity in 1981. At present the
IPS comprises five Higher Education Schools. It also integrates a
Students’ Welfare Unit and a number of functional units and central
The IPS has two campi: the Setúbal campus, where
four Schools are
located – Setúbal School of Technology, School of Education, School
Business and Administration, School of Health – and the Barreiro
campus, where the Barreiro School of Technology is located.
All the premises and equipment are high quality and
up−to−date. There are a number of well-equipped
laboratories, documentation centers, audio-visual equipment, and
computer facilities available to students and teachers.
In addition to financial support for students in need, the Students’
Welfare Services include a Residence, at a walking distance from the
Setúbal campus, sports facilities, as well as medical and
School of Business
School of Education
School of Health
Setúbal School of Technology
PROGRAMMES AND COURSES
Besides short cycle technical degrees (CTeSP) and
post-graduation diplomas, IPS offers a wide range of 1st cycle
(licenciatura) and 2nd cycle (mestre) Bologna degrees, in the areas
its five Schools, as follows:
1st CYCLE (LICENCIATURA)
See the course catalogue:
International/Course/1st Cycle Courses
2nd CYCLE – MASTERS (MESTRADO)
International/Course/2st Cycle Courses
Exchange students are most welcome!
Helpful information on how to apply for a mobility period at the IPS
In 2020/2021 Autumn semester we will privilege online and telephone contact.
In this scope, if you need to contact IPS International Office team please send us an e-mail or contact us by telephone. We can also arrange online meetings in digital platforms if you prefer.
In case a face-to-face meetings is needed, you shall send us an e-mail to in advance, so that we can make an appointment.
14h00 – 16h30
09h30 – 12h30
For appointments in a different time, please send an e-mail to.
Tel: + 351 265 790 159
Office: Setúbal School of Technology
Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
Campus do IPS
International Preparatory School (IPS) Lisbon – Reviews & info
About International Preparatory School (IPS)
International Preparatory School (IPS) Lisbon is a school that prides itself on the warmth of its welcome to children and parents from around the world. The multi-national community represented at IPS, by pupils and their families as well as staff, helps to create a learning environment which fosters a global understanding of each other and the variety of cultures we bring to the school daily.
We are proud of the high academic standards attained by our children, and encourage them to achieve their best in all areas of the curriculum. International Preparatory School promotes the values of caring, self discipline, respect, humour, a love of learning and a sense of discovery which are all so important to the adults of the future who will soon be shaping our world.
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Jo, 29/06/2020 @ 12:01:19
Responsive and engaged management, mostly excellent dedicated staff, good facilities for a primary school environment.
Suod, 05/05/2020 @ 12:38:11
I came to ips not knowing anything about English, I studied there for 3 years year 2 year 3 and 4 started 2011 and left in 2014 best years of my life i wish i can meet my friends again.
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Shake!!!, a month ago
Love this school so much, we are such a close community. When I went there sometimes we would play games with all the classes included (a game of hide and seek, etc. ) I had so much fun being able to take part in plays and talent shows. Never Forget #IPS
Student – Joaquin Jimenez, a year ago
best school ever you should go because its amazing, all the teachers are amazing. this school is awesome go to this school im telling you
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