Mobility Programmes

Practical Information

"Study in Lisbon Portal" 

Following the strategy of strengthening the position of Lisbon as a center of knowledge and make it a true city Erasmus the Lisbon City Hall (CML) has developed in the fields of Economy, Innovation and Knowledge, the STUDY IN LISBON portal which intends to position itself as an aggregating information platform, partners and initiatives, and whose main objective is to attract and retain talent (students and national and foreign researchers) positioning Lisbon internationally as a global hub in knowledge and innovation.

This platform, which already has the Universities of Lisbon and other founding partners, adds a number of useful information to those who want to study and research in the city and will also integrate all initiatives in partnership with the entities related to knowledge and innovation in Lisbon.

Welcomming Programme 

Each year the International Relations Office (IRO) organises an Orientation Programme especially dedicated to all exchange students allowing them to get to know ISCTE-IUL, the IRO team and the whole group of buddy students. During this initiative students will visit the university's facilities, obtain information on all administrative procedures related to their study period and be involved in many social and cultural activities.

It is important to highlight that all exchange students are strongly encourage to participate in this Orientation Programme in order to get all the relevant information to facilitate their stay period.

The Orientation Programme for the 1st semester 2015/2016

Once students arrives at ISCTE-IUL they are strongly recommend reading the Arrival Book, in order to better prepare their integration.

Cost of Living

In comparison with other major European cities, Lisbon is highly affordable. Foreign students should consider some minimum basic costs per month of approximately €600 to €700.

Some reference prices:

Accommodation: €250,00 to €350,00

Transportation: approximately €35,65

Meal at ISCTE-IUL canteen: €2,40

Meal in a budget restaurant: €7,00

Medical Care

Students can benefit from the agreement establish with the Social Services (SAS) at the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) to use the Medical Center, located in Av. da Universidade Técnica, Pólo Universitário do Alto da Ajuda, 1349 – 055 Lisboa, for general medical consultation, family planning, maternal health and ophthalmology. Also for nursing services and vaccinations.

The Medical Center works all weekdays between 10:00am and 3:00pm and closes in August.

Appointments can be made at the IRO.

ISCTE-IUL Students Union

The ISCTE-IUL Students Union (AEISCTE) is an autonomous organization held by the students of ISCTE-IUL. It’s mission is to socially and culturally complement the students academic life while they are with the ISCTE-IUL.

You will be able to find information about events held not only in Lisbon, but also in other cities of Portugal. There, you can also find leaflets about concerts, performing arts and movie festivals that take place in Lisbon, and much more.

The students union also offers a wide range of sporting activities such as handball, badminton, basketball, football, swimming, rugby and volleyball. In addition, the Association promotes a series of initiatives conviviality that extend the racing kart to a variety of sports.

The Student Association has a theater group and organizes regular film screenings and art exhibitions.

The parties are long been considered the best ones of the universities of Lisbon! See here, one of those parties.


ISCTE-IUL has a canteen located at the 2nd and 3rd floor of building II which serves lunch and dinner. At the 2nd floor works a bar service.

The prices for a full meal (soup, main course, drink and dessert are as follows:

 - students of ISCTE-IUL attending the 1st and 2nd cycle studies - €2,40

 - students of the 3rd cycle, researchers, faculty staff, non-teaching staff and the general public - €4,10


Monday to Friday

Lunch - 11:45am to 3:00pm

Dinner - 18:30pm to 8:00pm


Lunch - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Also at the campus ISCTE-IUL provides internally on a number of bars and restaurants with great diversity of offerings to various prices. These can be found within the buildings:

Bar/ self-service/Ágora Cafe Pizzaria 8known as the "Student Bar Association") - building I - N wing - floor 0;

Marinha e Dedeiras Bar (known as the "bar do Sr. António") - building I - S wing - floor 0;

Bar/ restaurant SURBIAS - autonomous wing - 4th floor;

Master Coffee Bar - autonomous wing - 1st floor

Lisbon university campus canteen

ISCTE-IUL students benefit of a complete meal of approximately €4,80 that includes soup, main course and dessert in the university canteen at Lisbon university campus (5 minutes walking).

Works from Monday to Friday:

  • Lunch: from 12:00pm to 2:30pm - Normal, Macrobiotics and Snack Bar
  • Dinner: from 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Normal, Macrobiotics and Snack Bar
  • Bar: from 9:00am to 8:00pm

Address: Av. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisbon (next to Metro Station Cidade Universitária - Yellow Line)


The Students' Union of ISCTE-IUL has sport activities for exchange students and you may take part in University sports competitions together with home students. The also offer at the Energy Box: krav maga, dance, pilates, salsa and kizomba, yoga, etc. Apart from the above options the students have the possibility to book the multipurpose campus situated next to INDEG-IUL building.

Another option for ISCTE-IUL students:

Lisbon University Stadium (EUL): one of the largest sports centers in Lisbon, offers football pitches and rugby, Cooper tracks, swimming pools, fitness among others.

Centre for Physical Activity and Recreation UTL (CEDAR): located in the Alto da Ajuda University Campus promotes a wide range of physical activities including Aerobics, Aerodance, Aikido, GAP, Fitness and Cardio, Pilates, Pilates Ball, Posture and stretches, Power Step, Local Step, Tai Chi, Yoga, Massage and Relaxation, Bodyfight, Club Racing and mountain biking. For more information contact the Social Services




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