Five More IFT Bachelor Degree Programmes Recognised By Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

In October 2015, the Technical and Scientific Council of the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL), Portugal approved the recognition of the five 4-year bachelor degree programmes of the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), namely Culinary Arts Management, Tourism Business Management, Hotel Management, Tourism Event Management and Tourism Retail and Marketing Management, which are considered as equivalent to the similar programmes of IPL.

IFT alumni graduated from these programmes can apply for and obtain the academic qualifications recognition from IPL, in which an equal sign is put between the recognition obtained from IFT and that from the European Union countries.

To apply for the academic qualifications recognition from IPL, please fill the attached Application Form, after you have completed the Application Form, send the printout of your Application Form and the below required documents in hard copy to


Edificio Sede - Rua General Norton de Matos

Apartado 4133 I 2411-901 Leiria - PORTUGAL

Tel.: (+351) 244 830 010


Conselho Tecnico Cientifico da Escola Superior de Turismo e

Tecnologia do Mar


Required documents:

  • A copy of your Macau ID
  • A certified copy of your diploma
  • A copy of your official transcripts

by regular mail, express mail or registered mail. You will receive a confirmation email from IPL when they receive your documents.

To apply for this academic qualifications recognition from IPL, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of €300. Once IPL has received your application fee, they will begin processing your application. Applicants can pay the application fee by transferring funds from the bank of their choice to Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) with the bank information below:


Bank name

Instituto de Gestão da tesouraria e do Crédito Publico, IP

Bank Address

Avenida da República, N.º 57, 6º, Lisboa, Portugal

Account no.


Account name







Please state your name and the words ''application fee'' in the description field. You will also need to cover the costs of any bank charges incurred.

Once all of the required documents have been correctly submitted, it will take 1 – 3 months for your document evaluation to be completed.

Please refer to attachment for more details or should you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact us by 8598 3087.

Technical and Academic Support Division
Institute for Tourism Studies


Application form