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Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP)

General Information

Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) are an innovative form of learning, teaching, and training aimed at providing an intensive learning experience that combines physical and virtual components. These programs are developed and implemented by a minimum of three Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from at least three Member States of the European Union and countries associated with the program, and they are funded through the Erasmus+ mobility program.

BIPs are short, intensive programs that promote challenge-based and inquiry-based learning. They combine online cooperation with short-term physical mobility abroad (typically lasting one week), allowing participation in teaching and training activities with experts from all partner institutions.

During these programs, groups of students or academic and administrative staff work together to develop curriculum and blended mobility activities, which include challenges and practical projects. The programs are designed to meet the participants’ needs and are developed through a collaborative approach among the partner institutions.

The combination of virtual and physical activities provides an enriching learning experience where participants have the opportunity to work in teams, develop interpersonal and intercultural skills, and enhance their technical and communication skills.

BIPs are an excellent opportunity for students and staff from higher education institutions to expand their knowledge, experience new cultures, and enhance their professional development. Additionally, they contribute to the development of international cooperation networks among partner institutions, which is crucial for promoting quality higher education on a global scale.

Conditions

The program is intended for undergraduate, master’s, integrated master’s, and doctoral students enrolled at Técnico who have their academic status regularized. It is important for the student to verify if they meet all the specific academic requirements for each program.

Mobility Grants

Individual support for students and administrative staff for physical mobility should be provided by the sending organization, which can utilize its own regular Erasmus funds for mobility. In principle, physical mobility lasts for 5 days and is funded with a daily grant of 70 euros.

Recognition

The minimum duration of the virtual component is not defined, but the combined virtual and physical mobility must award students a minimum of three ECTS credits.

Applications

Applications for mobilities are open year-round, and applications must be submitted at least 60 days in advance.

 

Application Process

Application Documents

  • Learning Agreement for Studies (Word, 81K)
  • Student Form (PDF, 1M)
  • Copy of the Identification Document
  • Copy of the Taxpayer Card
  • Proof of NIB
  • Minuta de Procuração (PDF, 1M) (if applicable)
  • Copy of the attorney’s identification document (if applicable)
  • Copy of the European Health Insurance Card (CESD)
  • Copy of personal accident/travel insurance (for recent graduates only)

The Learning Agreement for Studies must be signed by the student, by the Erasmus coordinator/scientific supervisor and the responsible at the Host Institution.

The Student Form must be signed by the student and by the NMCI (request via shortcourses@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)

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