Life in Portugal


ULisboa is responsible for making the city of Lisbon one of the great European capitals of culture and science, as it welcomes more than 9000 foreign students every year – about 17,8% of the total number of students – from over 100 countries, who are seeking high quality education as well as a different culture, delightful weather and the hospitality that Lisbon, and Portugal, have to offer.

ULisboa is currently Portugal’s largest University and one of Europe’s largest. Located in the heart of the city, it provides its entire community with the best and most diverse academic programs and vows to deliver a uniquely enriching experience.

ISA is set in a green area of 1 sq. kilometre where laboratories, classrooms, work areas and sport and leisure infrastructures are located.

Besides the teaching component, ISA provides its students with a whole set of cultural, sports and recreational activities. There are at ISA several spaces and rooms, including the up-to-date ISA Library, dedicated to individuals studying, as well as group work, that can be used by students.  All those spaces are covered by the eduroam wireless network. In some of them there are, as well, access to computer hardware.

Portugal is known for its academic tradition and Lisbon as its capital is no exception. You’ll find a diverse environment throughout the city, which never undermines the country’s tradition and history, making living there very authentic.  Lisbon also has a large student population as it attracts students from all parts of Portugal and of most countries around the world.  It is a vibrant town, with several cultural events and a known hipster scene.