Why LISBON

Lisbon is a historical city where you can see the sun in most of the time. Our capital is full of genuineness and potency, where old practices and antique history is incorporated with cultural entertainment and sophisticated innovation.

Lisbon is well-known for its friendliness and the family-like way it embraces visitors.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful and inspiring locations and places.

LOCATIONS

  • Baixa
  • Chiado e Bairro Alto
  • Alfama
  • Belém
  • Parque das Nações
  • Praça do Comércio
  • Praça do Rossio
  • Praça Marquês de Pombal

PLACES

  • Elevador de Santa Justa
  • Torre de Belém
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Castelo de São Jorge
  • Sé Catedral
  • Panteão Nacional
  • Oceanário de Lisboa
  • Ponte Vasco da Gama
  • Ponte 25 de Abril
  • Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT)
  • Lx Factory
  • Palácio Nacional de Belém
  • Parque Florestal de Monsanto
  • Santuário Nacional do Cristo Rei

TIPS for International Students moving to Lisbon

The cost of living in Lisbon differs from person to person hinging on each person's budget and lifestyle. Most of your monthly spending will go to rent as other living amenities are inexpensive.
  • For example, you can spend €90 to €150 on food monthly. If you stay close to the institute, you will not need to do a monthly transport pass which costs between €30 to €40 monthly.

You can opt for private accommodation by searching for rooms in sharing apartments.
  • The average price for private accommodation in Lisbon in a shared apartment is between €300 to €500 monthly and you will also need to most likely pay security deposits.
  • When searching for where to live as a student in Lisbon, proximity to the institute and public transport service are very important.
  • Sometimes it is not possible to get proper accommodation before arriving in Lisbon, do not worry too much, there are many hostels around the city with good prices where you can stay a few days or weeks before getting a place to stay in Lisbon.

In order to avoid paying high fees for withdrawals from your international accounts, we recommend for students to open a bank account in Portugal because international credit cards are not always accepted in some places.
  • Open a bank account is quite simple. Just go to the bank you want to present your passport or international identity card, an address in Portugal and a Portuguese tax number (NIF), which can be obtained by going to the closest FINANÇAS (government offices) where you will deal with everything related to taxes (including getting your NIF).