Study abroad in Portugal. Start at NWCC and transfer to the Universidad Atlantica to complete your degree.
Northwest Community College has partnered with the Universidad Atlantica to offer a reciprocal admissions pathway.
Students from NWCC are invited to study in Portugal, known for its traditional heritage, vibrant cities and stunning landscapes. Atlantica is located near Lisbon, with a campus set in buildings dated back to the 1600’s. This part of the region offers an affordable cost of living, and students benefit from small class sizes with lots of personalized support. All classes are taught in English, although this study abroad experience provides the opportunity to learn Portuguese.
The Universidad Atlantica provides pathways in Business, Nursing and Engineering:
Complete your two-year Business Administration Diploma at NWCC and transfer to Atlantica to finish your degree in:
- Health Management – complete in 1-2 years
- Management – complete in 1-2 years
- Marketing and Business Communication – complete in 1-2 years
Or, complete a double degree in one additional year:
- Management and Computing
- Management and Marketing
- Marketing and Computing
Did you know? Business students are provided work placement opportunities with multinational companies in Portugal.
Complete your first two years of nursing at NWCC and transfer to Atlantica to finish your BSc in Nursing:
- Degree in Nursing – complete in 1.5 - 2 years
Or, transfer your credits towards a Physiotherapy degree:
- Degree in Physiotherapy – completion time is based on eligible credits
Did you know? Nursing students can do their work placements in the UK.
Complete your first year of pre-engineering at NWCC and transfer to Atlantica to finish your BSc in Engineering:
- Degree in Aeronautic Engineering – complete in 2 years
- Degree in Materials Engineering – complete in 2 years
Or, study for two more years to finish your MSc in Engineering:
- Aeronautic Maintenance Technology and Management – complete in 4 years
- Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems – complete in 4 years
Did you know? Engineering students are provided with co-op opportunities in multinational companies in Portugal and/or in Seattle with Boeing.
Students from Atlantica who have completed the first year of their program are invited to study abroad at NWCC for either one term or one academic year.
In order to be guaranteed admission you must meet the following criteria:
- Apply direct to Universidad Atlantica.
- Submit transcripts demonstrating successful completion of either your:
- Business Administration Diploma
- First two years of nursing courses
- First year of pre-engineering courses
- Obtain a student visa and demonstrate proof of obtaining adequate medical insurance
Note that your complete duration of studies is dependent on your individual study plan. For more information, please discuss with an Educational Advisor .
Learn more about what it’s like to study in Portugal: