Portugal, APEF

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

We mostly provide community pharmacy and research internships. Some internships in biochemical analysis laboratories and hospitals might also be available. Industry internships are very difficult to get, so we do not commit with industry internships.

Length of training periods

Usually the majority of the internships are 15 days long, but the duration of the internship may vary from 15 days to one month or more. Duration is dependent on the host city, type of internship and personal request of the applicant. You are welcome to stay with us for a longer period than the duration of your internship!

Available months and cities
  • Coimbra- community pharmacy, research and biochemical analysis (2 weeks)
  • Covilhã- community pharmacy, research and biochemical analysis (2 weeks)
  • Faro- research (from 2 weeks to 1 month)
  • Lisboa- community pharmacy and research (from 2 weeks to 1 month)
  • Porto- community pharmacy and research (from 2 weeks to 1 month)

We receive students from June to September, although August has less places. Depending on the host, the internships can be more than 1 month.

Type accommodation

Three types of accommodation are possible: - student residence - student house - hostel

Be aware that, if special housing conditions are needed due to religious, physical or other restraints, the SEO should be warned in advance. Accommodation will have an approximate cost of 5€ to 10€ per night, during the internship duration.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

No remuneration is provided.

Language requirements

Knowledge of the English language is required for all the internship areas. Knowledge of basic Portuguese words is highly appreciated.

Other requirements


Information on Work Permits and Visa

No Visa for EU residents. Non-EU residents should get a Schengen Visa. Contact your embassy as soon as possible for more informations. You should apply for the Visa at least 1 month before your flight. We will provide you an invitation letter.

Find out more informations: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/portugal-visa/ )

Selection Procedures

Choice of the exchange student made by the SEO according to: - Order of application - Availability of the preferred period of exchange - Availability of the preferred area of exchange - Other requisites