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Studying in Lisbon: 5 main advantages and tips to consider

Studying in Lisbon means benefiting from excellent education and experiencing life in a dynamic and cosmopolitan European capital

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By LSA Editor | Jun 05, 2023

Considered one of the most vibrant, inviting, and luminous capitals in Europe, studying in Lisbon is becoming increasingly irresistible

It’s no wonder that this city attracts students from all over the world. The excellence of its universities, combined with its unique culture and its mild climate, for example, make it an ideal destination for people looking to study in Portugal.

To help you prepare, we gathered some crucial tips for those looking for places to study in this European capital, from the best apartments for students to must-not-miss activities.

5 reasons to study in Lisbon

The Portuguese capital certainly has an endless array of captivating features for those seeking a memorable university experience.
Here are some of them:

Excellence of education

Excellence of education © Louis Colbee at Unsplash

Lisbon’s university network has a globally recognised standard of quality. Nowadays, some of the city’s higher education institutions (public and private) stand out in international rankings, putting them among the best places to study in Lisbon. Therefore, studying in Lisbon means having access to training based on precision, innovation, scientific research, and close collaboration with the corporate world.

Among these institutions, notable examples include the University of Lisbon, ISCTE — University Institute of Lisbon, and the Catholic University of Portugal. For example, the Lisbon Catholic MBA | Nova, in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management, has been recognised by the Financial Times Global MBA 2023 as one of the best training options in the world.

A cosmopolitan city

A cosmopolitan city © Louis Colbee at Unsplash

Lisbon’s openness to the world is, in fact, a secular tradition, mainly since the Age of Discovery. The city continues to serve as a privileged point of connection between Europe, America, and Africa. As a result, Lisbon stands out for its multicultural and cosmopolitan nature.

This constant encounter between communities has also become part of the rich cultural heritage and identity of the Portuguese capital. The unique historical heritage of Lisbon — one of the oldest cities in Europe — prevails in its charming traditional neighbourhoods, internationally acclaimed cuisine, and ancient traditions.

Entertainment, fun and knowledge

Entertainment, fun and knowledge © Fran Fruh at Pexels

Lisbon’s diverse cultural agenda and active student life are certainly captivating. Multiple events of an international scope take place in this city or nearby: from music festivals, such as, for example, NOS Alive or Rock in Rio Lisbon, to the Web Summit, and competitions in sports such as football, surfing, or tennis.

The city also offers remarkable museums and cultural spaces, such as theatres and cinemas, suitable for those who are studying in Lisbon and want to sharpen their curiosity or stimulate their intellect. As well as a vibrant cultural life, Lisbon has plenty of good libraries to study.

Inviting climate, 12 months a year

Inviting climate © Lepta Studio at Pexels

This city is blessed with an unmatched luminosity all year round, as well as mild temperatures. Going to the beach in May or October is certainly an enticing perk for anyone considering studying in Lisbon.

In addition, the favourable weather conditions attract people to outdoor activities: from sports, which can be practised in the many green spaces, to meals on terraces, and student parties, which thrive in the heat and Lisbon’s vibrant nightlife.

One of the safest cities in the world

One of the safest cities in the world © Fox at Pexels

Security is also one of the strengths of this European capital.

After all, the country’s crime indicators continue to register quite low values.

According to the Global Peace Index 2022, Portugal ranks among the six safest countries in the world.

Apartments for students in Lisbon

For those who intend to study in Lisbon, the location of their accommodation is a key factor to consider. In addition, it is important to contemplate privacy, autonomy, and comfort.

Therefore, Lisbon Serviced Apartments is the perfect solution for anyone studying in Lisbon. In our fully-renovated buildings, guests enjoy the support of our team, every day at any time, which provides security.

In these furnished apartments, students can enjoy the advantage of being close to other guests in similar circumstances, as the buildings are fully managed by the Lisbon Serviced Apartments team. We also provide a vast range of services and amenities: free Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, 24/7 virtual reception, and daily cleaning.

Apartments strategically located close to the university centres, the best places to study, or the leisure areas. Discover three accommodation options for students in Lisbon below:

Campos Apartments

Study in Lisbon Campos

This is, without a doubt, the best alternative for those who want to stay close to the university centre.

In fact, Campos apartments ensure easy access to the University of Lisbon, the Catholic University, several faculties of the New University of Lisbon, the National Library, and even Santa Maria’s Hospital, a university hospital.

Near this building, you can also find the University Stadium of Lisbon. It’s the ideal place to practise sports surrounded by a green setting, without even leaving the urban centre.

Campos Apartments

Parque Apartments

Parque Apartments

For those who want to study in Lisbon and experience the cosmopolitan pace of this European capital, the Parque apartments are the ideal accommodation option.

After all, this area is close to transport, allowing you to quickly reach any place in the city.

This building is also located very close to the emblematic Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, an oasis known not only for its verdant gardens but also for its library with nature views and its art museum.

Parque Apartments

Avenida Apartments

Avenida Apartments

Finally, the last area on our list is one of the most sophisticated neighbourhoods in Lisbon. In the heart of the city, it is adjacent to the iconic Avenida da Liberdade, the lively Praça do Marquês de Pombal, and the historic Baixa Pombalina.

These apartments have a privileged location close to some of the city’s most alluring cultural attractions and points of interest. They are also near the Nova Medical School, the Autonomous University of Lisbon, and a comprehensive transportation network.

Avenida Apartments

These are just some of the amazing locations we offer in Lisbon. If you are considering studying in Lisbon and want to enjoy an excellent accommodation experience, discover more apartments from Lisbon Serviced Apartments.

We certainly have the most suitable solution for you, tailored to your interests and needs.

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