Useful Information


All Portuguese public universities, that offer on-site curses, have student residences that ensure accommodation at fair prices. You can contact your university of interest to find out more about their accommodation solutions.

Other options include searching for accommodation types such as rooms or apartments. Most university students in Portugal live in this kind of accommodation., that offer presential curses

Scholarships and Funding Support

Some universities offer scholarships and funding support. These typically depend on the students nationality and academic performance.

There are also private institutions that offer scholarships for students in specific fields of study and research.

Health Care

Portugal has one of the best public healthcare systems in the world, that ensures access to all citizens, regardless of financial situation. The public healthcare network includes hospitals, medical centers and family care units.

Cost of Living

Portugal is one of the most financially accessible countries to study in Europe. The cost of living is relatively low compared to most European countries – especially in terms of food and activities.

Visit the Numbeo web-page to compare the cost of living in Portugal with other countries and to find out about the average price for different products and services.


Another important factor in selecting a country to study is safety, to leave you and your family with peace-of-mind. 

Portugal is considered one of the safest countries in the world, ranking 3rd according to the Global Peace Index in 2020.

Here, you will be able to enjoy a safe country and lifestyle.


Dealing with residency permits and relevant documentation is a very important step in planning your studies. As your first step, contact your closest Portuguese embassy or consulate to ask for information regarding the type of visa and documents you may require.

Check the Portuguese Communities Portal (Portal das Comunidades Portuguesas) to learn more and to find your closest embassy or consulate.