Why study in Portugal
The beautiful scenery, exciting mixture of old buildings and new life, and the affordable lifestyle that accompanies studying in Portugal are just a short list of the advantages for international students in Portugal. With a small number of universities from which to choose, and owning the third most widely spoken language in Europe outside of English and Spanish, this country is a huge draw for international students. The excellent education and beautiful Mediterranean climate make Portugal a top choice for international students around the world.
Cost of Living
Portugal is by far the cheapest country in Western Europe, and Lisbon is one of the cheapest big cities of Europe. This means that if you’re on a tight budget you’re going to get by just fine here and if you’re not, you get to live really comfortably.
The Portuguese have a well-deserved reputation for being hospitable. You’ll be warmly received by the locals, and after a first meeting, it’s all hugs, kisses, food and beer. Without discriminating tourists from workers, Erasmus students or postgraduate researchers, this country looks at each visitor as a welcome guest.
AREA: 92 212 km2
POPULATION: 10 379 000 inhabitants.
CAPITAL: Lisbon: 545 245 inhabitants.
MAIN CITIES: Sintra, Villa Nova de Gaya, Porto, Loures, Cascais
MAIN RELIGION: Roman Catholic (81%)
TYPE OF SYSTEM: Constitutional Republic
CURRENCY: Euro (€)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Portugese