Annual PFL Course 2022/2023

66th Annual PFL Course.
The Portuguese as a Foreign Language courses (PFL) have been organized by the School of Arts and Humanities since 1934. In the last few years, more than 40,000 students from the world over have attended these courses.
Besides the classes, students can take part in cultural and academic activities promoted by the Institute of Portuguese Culture and Language in partnership with other divisions of the University of Lisbon.


200 hours per semester | 24 ECTS | classes 4 days per week

1st Semester:
October 6th, 2022 to January 31st, 2023
- Registrations are open until September 21st (2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course). No vacancies are guaranteed after this date.

(Christmas holidays: December 19th, 2022 to January 2nd, 2023)

2nd Semester:
February 6th to May 30th, 2023
- Registrations are open until January 22nd 
(2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course). No vacancies are guaranteed after this date.

(Easter holidays: April 3rd to 10th, 2023)

Mornings: 8 am – 12 pm
Afternoons: 2 pm – 6 pm

4 days per week, in one of the shown schedules. Students choose their preferable schedule.

Note: Classroom courses may only be taught remotely if the situation demands it.

Tuition fee

1260€ per semestre

Please note: Students who can only attend classes after 6 pm can attend the Evening Courses.

Registration and admission

General requirements

  •  17 years old or older
  •  Knowledge of the Roman alphabet


Registration must be made up to 15 days prior to the beginning of the course.

Documents to forward to ICLP

     - Registration form duly completed
     - Photocopy of personal ID
     - One passport-type photo
     - Payment of the registration fee:
  • 50% on registration
  • 50% within the first week of classes

Payment Methods:

Bank Transfer to the ADFLUL account:
  • Bank Account Identification Number: 0035 0824 0000 7647 2305 9
  • IBAN : PT 50 0035 0824 0000 7647 2305 9
  • Bank: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
  • Bank Address: Alameda da Universidade, 1649-004 Lisboa
ATTENTION: Whenever possible, the student must send Proof of Bank Transfer to the Institute ( With a mention of the student’s name.

Note: Students who wish an invoice/receipt with tax number should give this information upon registration or when making any payment.

Withdrawal from the course

  • Up to 15 days before the beginning of the course, 50% of the required registration fee (25% of the total tuition fee) will be reimbursed.
    1st semester: September 21st
    2nd semester January 22nd
  • The aforementioned reimbursement will only be due if the student informs ICLP in writing the unequivocal intention to withdraw at least 15 days before the start of the course.
  • After this deadline, no reimbursement will be conceded.
  • If the student has proceeded with payment in full, the amount paid when not yet due will be returned.
  • Any request for transfers for another of the Course’s semester/time period will only be considered when that request is made, in writing, to ICLP, at least 15 days before the start of the course which the student withdraws from, and only as long as the transfer is requested for a course within the same academic year.
  • In the case of transfer requests, according to that established by the previous point, the amount of 50% of the registration will be retained and the remaining amount considered as part of the required registration fee.
Statement of Registration – Declaração de Inscrição - Once student has registered, the student may request a Statement of Registration. The Institute, however, is not responsible for any process of Student VISA obtainment.
Language levels
Assessment and certificate

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