The International Law Programme is a one semester undergraduate Programme, entirely taught in English, on the subject of International Law.

This Programme is aimed at:

  • Exchange Students from Partner Universities;
  • Visiting Students;
  • Católica Porto Students who wish to undertake an English taught Programme with the benefit of having it recorded on their Diploma Supplement.

In order to use the teaching resources at Católica Porto Law School to their fullest, a Minimum Enrollment Policy is used. Such a policy allows students to engage with a sufficient number of other learners in the classroom and also efficiently uses faculty time, thus facilitating the research and service portions of faculty obligations.

For the International Law Programme there is a 15 students minimum requirement.

To successfully complete the Programme, students are required to take the 5 compulsory core courses, plus a course or seminar of the Undergraduate Programme in Law taught in English.

Winter semester

English for Law (5 ECTS)
Dr. Thomas Gaultier

Public International Law (5 ECTS)
Ph.D. Benedita Queiroz

Summer semester

European Union Law (7,5 ECTS)
Ph.D. Benedita Queiroz

International Legal Regimes (5 ECTS)
Ph.D. Benedita Queiroz

English for Law (5 ECTS)
Dr. Thomas Gaultier

Private International Relations (5 ECTS)
Ph.D. António Frada de Sousa



First of all, Porto became a part of my heart. It has fabulous streets, buildings, and parks where I always enjoyed to take a walk when I had nothing to do. With Católica, I am totally satisfied. I have never solved this amount of cases and the teaching method was always efficient.
I am glad to have spent more than four months here and I hope I will have the opportunity to come back someday.

Àgota Albert, alumni

Having my Erasmus at UCP was one of the best things I have ever done. The teachers, the students and the international office were so helpful during my stay here! I would definitely recommend other students to choose UCP. The levels of the courses are high, so it’s possible to combine the real Erasmus feeling with a high level of education.

 Niels Swinkels, alumni

We were absolutely satisfied with the teacher at Católica, they were always very helpful and the quality of the education was really high-level. The lessons were practical.
Regarding the city, Porto has a special atmosphere, I really enjoyed this semester. There is always something happening here, Porto is full of programmes and possibilities for free-time activities for Erasmus students. Student life was also really nice, I tried to participate in all events.

Tünde Weisz, alumni