Services for students

Online services
Services and facilities
Health services
Sport and cultural activities and associations


All online services have the same password, which is sent to the student by email at the time of enrollment. To avoid conflicts, changing the initial password should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.

UFP and the Higher School of Health use the Gmail platform/services to provide email services.

Students Virtual Office
Students can access here their pedagogical information (schedule, class timetable, grades, requests and notices), using their login and password.

UFPUV – Universidade Virtual

A UFPUV oferece o apoio e a mediação de recursos eletrónicos para estender a atividade da universidade para além das suas limitações físicas e temporais (“em qualquer lugar, a qualquer hora, de qualquer forma”). A parte mais visível da UFPUV é a sua plataforma de ensino colaborativo. Utilizando uma ligação à Internet, um navegador e o login, qualquer utilizador pode interagir e desenvolver o seu processo de ensino/aprendizagem na Universidade Virtual da UFP. A UFPUV também é utilizada para complementar a aprendizagem em sala de aula, em integração com outros sistemas de informação da UFP. A UFPUV apoia, essencialmente, iniciativas num sistema misto (misturando a aprendizagem em sala de aula com o ensino à distância – b-learning), permitindo uma maior flexibilidade e liberdade na aprendizagem, para que cada indivíduo alcance o seu próprio ritmo.

UFPUV offers the support and mediation of electronic resources to extend the university’s activity beyond its physical and time limitations (“anywhere, anytime, anyhow”). The most visible part of UFPUV is its collaborative learning platform. Using an Internet connection, a browser and login, any user can interact and develop his/her teaching/learning process in UFP’s Virtual University. UFPUV is also used to complement classroom learning, in integration with other information systems. UFPUV essentially supports a blended system (mixing classroom learning with distance learning – b-learning), allowing greater flexibility and freedom in learning, so that each individual achieves his/her own pace.


UFP and the HSH have several bars/cafeterias where students can have their meals, socialize, or even work with their computers using the Wi-Fi network.


Our libraries exist to facilitate the spread of information in scientific areas taught at the University and the School, serving as an educational support for teaching, research and learning, at undergraduate as well as post-graduate level. FPF’s libraries provide services of on-site-reading, book loans, inter-library loans, self-service copy machines, access to data bases, among other services.

Student card
The student card is used for the following purposes: identification, access to book loans at the libraries and getting discounts at movie theaters and museums (if they have specific discounts for students).

Internships and Professional Careers Office
This office establishes connections with institutions and companies, making a bridge between the university and the labor market and ensuring the availability of curricular internships to all of UFP and HSH’s undergraduate students.

Admissions Office
The Admissions Office provides information about study programs and rules of admission. Applications and the first registration at UFP and HSHFP are made through this office.

International Relations Office
This office is responsible for implementing UFP and HSHFP internationalization policies, for the internal management of the ERASMUS+ program, the institutional management of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the application of UFP’s European Policy Statement and for the internal monitoring of the Bologna Process. Link to the office hours.

Computer services
All students have free internet access at UFP and HSHFP using the wired and wireless network services available at classrooms, libraries, bars and cafeterias. Each student is also given an email address.
Office hours: Monday to Friday – 11:30am-12:30pm, 4:30-5:30pm, 6-7pm.

UFP and HSHFP have lab units to support the teaching of all its study programs.

Students Office
The Students Office performs all administrative procedures concerning students’ pedagogical attendance. Students can also use this office to present requests, ask for certificates of registration, transcripts of records, reappraisals of grades, exchanging study programs or readmission.

All UFP and HSHFP students are covered by a personal accidents insurance. This insurance covers expenses related to treatment, disability or death arising from personal accidents inside UFP and HSHFP premises or on the way between the student’s home and the university.

Printing and Copy Services
The Copy Center (CC) performs services of photocopying/printing in black and in colour, bookbinding, scanning documents. Students can access photocopy services at the CC or charge their student account in advance at the CC in order to use the self-service copy machines available.

Fernando Pessoa Foundation Press
The main purpose of Fernando Pessoa Foundation Press is to show what the University and the HSHFP do in terms of research and it includes not only class books, magazines and proceedings, but also poetry, fiction and essays from people related in some way to the university and the school. Purchases can be made online, at the copy center and at bookstores all over the country.

Social Service Office
Provides information and supports applications to scholarships given out by the Portuguese
Directorate-General for Higher Education/Student Support Services (


Health and Leisure Academy (ASL)
UFP and HSHFP’s ASL comprises its gyms, swimming pools and saunas. The gyms and swimming pools are simultaneously therapeutic areas for the Physiotherapy Pedagogical Clinics and for ASL. UFP’s academic community can use ASL’s areas and resources, according to the applicable regulations (

Psychology Office
Located at the Pedagogical Clinics Building, the Phycology Office provides free counseling services to
students, teachers and staff at UFP and HSHFP, simply by scheduling an appointment. (phone: +351 225071384)

Dentistry Pedagogical Clinics
Located at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UFP’s Dentistry Pedagogical Clinics provide medical-dental care, not only to the academic community at UFP and HSHFP, but also to the general community. In order to access this service, an appointment must be scheduled in advance at the Dentistry Pedagogical Clinics reception. (phone: +351 225074634)

Physiotherapy Pedagogical Clinic
The Physiotherapy Pedagogical Clinic performs treatments in the scope of the pedagogical practice of Physiotherapy students, accompanied by their teachers. This clinic is equipped for the clinical teaching of the different physiotherapy areas, in particular hydrotherapy, with two swimming pools and a whirlpool room; thermotherapy, with a dry sauna and a wet sauna; cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, with two differentiated booths; sport rehabilitation, with a suited gym; walk and posture, with a biomechanics lab. This service is located at the Pedagogical Clinics Building and is open to UFP and HSHFP’s academic community and to the general community. In order to access this service, an appointment must be scheduled in advance at the clinics reception office. (phone: +351 225071384)

Psychology Pedagogical Clinic
UFP provides services, which are open to the general community, of psychological evaluation and intervention, in the scope of the pedagogical practice of its Psychology students, accompanied by their teachers. (phone: +351 225071383)

Speech Therapy Pedagogical Clinic
The HSHFP’s Speech Therapy Pedagogical Clinic performs treatments in the scope of the pedagogical practice of its Speech Therapy students, accompanied by their teachers. This service is located at the Pedagogical Clinics Building and is open to FPF’s academic community and to the general community. In order to access this service, an appointment must be scheduled in advance at the clinics reception office. (phone: +351 225071384)

University Hospital
The University Hospital has more than 50 medical and surgical specialties and is open 24/7 with an Emergency Room. Students from the Health Faculty courses learn in clinical practice. Phone: +351 222 455 455.


Students Association
The Students Association promotes the information and integration of students, as well as the protection of their interests.

FPF Club
The FPF Club brings together former and current students, teachers and other UFP’s staff, by promoting all kinds of cultural, sport and assistance activities.

The promotion and organization of sport activities is made by the Students Association.

Student Nuclei
There are several student nuclei at UFP and at HSHFP, in the scope of the different study programs.

Tunas are music groups made up of university students. There are 2 tunas at UFP and HSHFP, which organize and participate in musical festivals, live performances, serenades and tuna meetings. The quality of the different tunas at UFP and HSHFP has earned national and international recognition, not only through invitations to perform, but also through the awards that they have received.