Lisbon Practical Information

Cultural Life: 

“Lisbon was pure magic. Every time I was strolling in the rustic streets, narrow allies and stairs, I was caught in an adventure. Lisbon never stops surprising with its people, colors and sound.
If you are coming to listen, she has a lot to reveal. “Asaf Karavani, Israel, 3rd edition – 1st year in Lisbon.

Lisbon is considered the city of light, and is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. It is located, where the Tagus river enters the Atlantic Ocean. You have a huge amount of sunlight, and beautiful beaches stretching from the North and the South of Lisbon.

Portuguese are known to be warm and friendly. You may expect a diverse and rich cultural life, with music, dance, arts and all you can image. You will find a lot of activities to engage in.

For more information you can click here.

Health Insurance: 

MEDfOR students are covered by an insurance scheme in line with the insurance requirements for Erasmus Mundus students set by the European Agency EACEA. Full details are provided in the general conditions you can find here.

Housing: 

We have rooms available in the ISA student apartments, located in the ISA campus. Preference is given to students who make earlier applications.

Email contact-> Catarina Tavares (MedfOR secretariat): ctavares@isa.ulisboa.pt

In addition, you can find here useful information and contacts to find cheap hotel accommodation for the first nights and private rooms or apartments to share here.

You can also check here.

Language Courses: 

A Portuguese intensive course is offered at the beginning of each semester. It is especially designed for Erasmus/international students.

Residence Permit: 

Please find detailed information here.

Sports: 

University of Lisbon has two Sports Centers: http://www.ulisboa.pt/en/inicio/life-at-ulisboa/sport-and-health/

One is located near ISA and you can find detailed information here.

The other is find in the Main Lisbon University Campus, "Cidade Universitária" You can find detailed information here.

Visa: 

Students from outside of the European Union (non-EU citizens)

As a general rule, the necessary documents for student visa applications for entry in Portugal are:

- Passport or other travelling document (Expiration date not less than three months later than visa’s)

- Three passport size photos

- Criminal register

- Health insurance certificate

- Lodging certificate in Portugal

- Proof of funds upon arrival in Portugal (i.e.scholarship)

- Academic registration document /admission letter of your first host institution

- Vaccines bulletin

- Academic qualifications document (certified by the local Portuguese Embassy/Consulate)

Visa issuing might take long time depending on the country of origin and your status.

The process can take up to 60 days. Foreign students that need a student entry visa should contact the local Portuguese Embassy or Consulate well in advance to get specific information (ex. documents required) and apply for the visa.