Useful Information


All Portuguese public universities, which operate on a face-to-face basis, have residences that guarantee students accommodation at more affordable prices. If you are looking for this solution, you should contact the university you are interested in to find out how to apply.

If you can't get a place in a university residence, you can look for a room or apartment, which you can share with your university colleagues. Most Portuguese university students are in this situation.



Some universities offer scholarships or tuition fee reductions. Scholarships or reductions depend on the merit of the student or their nationality (for example, some universities charge less for students from CPLP countries).


Health Care

Portugal has one of the best public healthcare systems in the world, which guarantees access to healthcare for all citizens, regardless of their financial conditions. The healthcare network is extensive and includes hospitals, health centers, family health units, among others.

Citizens of EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland have the same conditions as Portuguese citizens.


Cost of Living

Within Europe, Portugal is one of the most affordable options to live and study. Especially compared to other Western European countries, in Portugal you will be able to live at a lower cost, which will allow you to do and buy more things.

On the Numbeo website, you can compare the cost of living in Portugal with other countries, compare prices between Portuguese cities and check the prices of the products you need most.



When you're thinking about a country to live or study in, one of your biggest concerns should be safety - your family will appreciate it.

According to the Global Peace Index 2020 Portugal is the 3rd safest country in the world. This means that you can have a peaceful experience, walk the streets and have fun safely.



Dealing with the residence permit in Portugal is a very important step and one that you should pay close attention to. Your first step should be to locate and contact the nearest Portuguese embassy or consulate and ask for information about the type of visa and the documents you need to submit.

You can consult the Portal das Comunidades Portuguesas for some additional information and the interactive map to locate the nearest embassy or consulate..

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