Study abroad in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, a city older than London, Paris and Rome, and you will be provided with excellent academic training by some of the best universities in Europe. Pursue your dream study at any degree level in Lisbon - a green city with beautiful scenery, lively atmosphere, welcoming people, with one of the cheapest living costs in the EU.
Lisbon is a renowned global city, being an important hub for finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. Other growing industries, important for the local economy are: oil, textile mills, shipyards, automobile manufacturing and fishing. Most of the headquarters of multinationals in Portugal are located in Lisbon. Names of companies with local offices include: AutoEuropa, The Euronext Lisbon stock exchange, TAP Portugal, Portugal Telecom, Global Media Group, Accenture, Critical Software, Energias de Portugal, PwC, Siemens, InnoWave Technologies.
As a domestic or international student, you have plenty of internship opportunities in any field you may be interested in local companies.
Lisbon has an enchanting beauty and a magic atmosphere that mesmerises anyone’s heart. You can see so many places that you can’t include even in a tourist guide book. Lisbon is divided into several districts and each one has a unique vibe and flavour:
Other museums and beautiful places you can visit include:
Lisbon hosts many festivals and fairs, including the Arte Lisboa – Contemporary Art Fair, the Festival of the Oceans, the Lisbon Village Festival, the Lisbon Book Fair, and more.
You should not miss taking a ferry to Cacilhas, a good opportunity to see Lisbon from the water, or trips in the city with the funiculars, as there are three of them.
As a European capital and a popular tourist attraction due to its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, in Lisbon, tourists come all year round. Due to a high quality of life and low living costs, Lisbon is home to a large number of immigrants, particularly Ukrainians, Moldovans, Romanians and Bulgarians, as well as Brazilians and Venezuelans. Other minorities include British, German, French, and Dutch.
Lisbon is the political centre of Portugal, as the seat of Government and residence of the Head of State are located here, so many internationals and business people contribute to the multicultural atmosphere of this city.
Lisbon has warm winters and dry summers. During winter season that lasts from December to February, the average temperatures are 15 °C (59 °F) during the day and 8 °C (46 °F) at night. Typically, summer lasts six months, from May to October, with highest temperatures during the day ranging from 26 to 33 °C (79 to 91 °F).
Accommodation costs in Lisbon start at about 530 EUR/month for a one-bedroom apartment outside the city centre. However, it can also be as much as 800 EUR/month for a one-bedroom in the city centre.One way to save money on accommodation is to look for a place to stay on sites dedicated to students, such as uniplaces.com. If you use our promotional code: SP19 on Uniplaces at the checkout, you will get an awesome discount of 25% on the service fee.
Living costs in Lisbon vary a lot. If you are on a tight budget you can make it with about 650 EUR/month. However, if you don’t keep track of your finances, spend more on entrainment and don’t find cheap accommodation you might spend as much as 1100 EUR/month.
The programmes from InnoEnergy Master's School are taught at 14 universities and three top-ranked business schools across Europe. All offer academic rigour and all have plenty of experience in supporting an international student body. Find out more about them, their facilities, teaching, specialisations, locations, accommodation, and student support services here.
ISEG is the School of Economics and Management of University of Lisbon, the largest and worldwide best ranked Portuguese University. ISEG follows the best international standards in its teaching programs and in its research: the school is accredited by AACSB, a distinction held by only 5% of business schools in the world and our programs are recognized by many reputed International entities.
NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) is the School of Statistics and Information Management of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. NOVA IMS’s strategy for the medium term is to develop and expand its current academic and scientific projects whilst at the same time maintaining its values and strategic guidelines.
Instituto Superior Técnico aims to contribute to the development of society, promoting excellence in higher education, in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology by developing Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities.
The Lisbon MBA is a joint-venture between Nova SBE and CATÓLICA-LISBON – the leading business schools in Portugal. This partnership includes a two year part-time MBA and an International full-time MBA, in partnership with MIT’s prestigious Sloan School of Management.
With approximately 9000 students enrolled in undergraduate (46%) and postgraduate (54%) programs, 450 teachers and 220 non-teaching staff, ISCTE-IUL is proud to be one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in the country. Facing high demand, the student vacancies at the ISCTE-IUL have always been fully occupied.
IADE belongs to Laureate International Universities, leader in the higher education market with a network of more than 80 institutions serving over 1,000,000 students in 28 different countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Universidade Lusófona is the largest Portuguese private University. The choice of a course or a school is a key moment in the life of any student. At the Universidade Lusófona, we believe our school and its courses have many relevant aspects that invite all those who are currently facing these choices, to choose to study at the Universidade Lusófona.
The integration of the ISG | Business & Economics Group School in Lusophone comes fully contribute to the consolidation of Grupo Lusófona in training senior managers and creating stronger links with the business world, offering them highly skilled professionals.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa is identified as a university institution with internationally recognised research and quality teaching, progressively oriented towards second and third cycle education, capable of providing high levels of professional success to its students and providing relevant services to the community, national and international;
The Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) is privately funded and recognized by the Portuguese State as a free, autonomous university institution of public utility.
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world.
Nova School of Business and Economics provides an excellent level of higher education and research.
EIT RawMaterials is part of EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union. EIT RawMaterials brings together partners from industry, research and education with a vision to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. The EIT Label is a certificate of quality that is awarded to excellent graduate programmes, creating the innovators of the future.