IPSantarém is a public polytechnic higher education institution which offers a wide variety of courses in different fields and levels of study: Vocational Technical Courses, Undergraduate, Post Graduation/Specializations and Masters Degrees which are in line with European and international education system. The validation of the mobility periods is based in the adoption of the European common credits system (ECTS - European Credit Transfer System) used in all European education institutions.
Vocational Technical Courses take 2 years long (120 ECTS). Undergraduate degrees are the 1st cycle courses and last for 3 years (180 ECTS). Masters are the 2nd cycle courses and last for 2 years (120 ECTS). The Post Graduation Courses or Specializations, last for 1 year (60 ECTS).