Turismo de Portugal is Portugal’s National Tourism Agency and Authority responsible for promoting, valuing, and assuring the sustainability of the touristic activity, with specific competences, amongst others, to develop the training of the human resources for the industry. For this purpose, it directly runs and manages a network of 12 Hotel and Tourism Schools: Viana do Castelo, Douro-Lamego, Porto, Coimbra, Oeste, Estoril, Lisboa, Setúbal, Portalegre, Algarve/Faro, Portimão e Vila Real de Santo António.
In January 2018 the OMT distinguished Turismo de Portugal schools training project – known by Tourism Training Talent - with the first place in the Innovation and Public Policy category during the 14th edition of the UNWTO awards, for its example of training of future generations of human resources in the sector.
Escolas do Turismo de Portugal have curricular programs adapted to the needs of the market. These courses are planned to equip students with a solid technical preparation which will grant them a fast placement in the market. These schools are leaders in the tourism market, as their mission is to prepare the best professionals and expand the development of the most required skills in this sector. Turismo de Portugal schools network, have a 90% graduate employment rate. Studies show that in 2017, 90% of their graduates were being placed in the labour market in less than 3 months.
The courses set a high emphasis on the fast employability of our students and also prepare those who wish to start their own business or enrol in a university degree.
Tourismo de Portugal welcomes international students and provides some of the best courses in English. For the upcoming school year 2021/2022, Turismo de Portugal, and its schools Viana do Castelo, Porto, Coimbra, Oeste, Estoril, Lisboa, Setúbal e Vila Real de Stº António, will offer the following courses in English language aimed at international students:
Applications are open up to 22 February 2022.
For further information regarding the Vocational Training Programmes check http://escolas.turismodeportugal.pt/
In 2022 all applications fees will be suspended for international students.
Why study in Portugal? Portugal is an open, welcoming and inclusive country that invests in knowledge and in people. Portugal welcomes diversity and values its multicultural wealth. Portugal encourages creativity and audacity. You will find a country at the forefront of technological developments, with the perfect combination of cultural traditions and European lifestyle.