Good to Know
Portugal, whose capital is Lisbon, is in the extreme southwest of Europe and includes the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, in the Atlantic Ocean.
In Lisbon, winter is mild and summer is hot, but moderate due to the proximity of the sea. During spring and autumn many sunny days with mild temperatures are registered.
Portugal has a population of about 11 million inhabitants. About 2,5 million live in the region of Lisbon, while the city of Lisbon (municipality) has approximately 600,000 inhabitants.
Portuguese is the third most spoken European language in the world, arout 250 million speakers. In the streets and shops you can talk in English or French. Younger generations are well prepared to talk with you in foreign languages. If you want, you can try to speak in Portuguese following this link - Easy Portuguese.
The Euro is the official currency of Portugal.
Emergency number 112
This is the symbol you may find on the streets that signals a pharmacy. In general they are open until 19:00h but in this link you will find those that are open until 21h or 22h, or those that will be opened 24h a day. We hope that you won't need it.
In Portugal, the provision of healthcare is undertaken by the “Serviço Nacional de Saúde” (SNS, National Health Service), including health centres and public hospitals. Emergency services in hospitals should only be used in serious situations.
Permanent Assistance (24 hours per day): 808 24 24 24
Electric system: 220/400 volts at a frequency of 50 hertz. The electrical devices follow European standards.
To call abroad from Portugal, dial 00, the country and city codes, followed by the desired number. The code for Portugal is 00351 or +351 and the code for Lisbon is 21 for landline phones.
There are many free wi-fi spots in the city namely in cafés, shopping centres, some public places and hotels. Wi-fi is available throughout the campus by an eduroam network.
Portugal is a Schengen Area. Read more about the types of Visa and Visa instructions.
10 reasons to study in Lisbon
Study in Portugal (namely ERASMUS and ERASMUS MUNDUS programs)
DG Higher Education (“Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior”)
National Reference Point for Vocational Qualifications (“Ponto Nacional de Referência para as Qualificações”)
TOURIST POLICE STATION
Praça dos Restauradores, Palácio Foz 1250 - 112 Lisboa
Geographical coordenates: 38° 42' 56.08'' N / 9° 8' 31.83'' W
Phone: +351 217 932 756 (wheelchair accessible taxis also available)
Phone: +351 218 111 100 (wheelchair accessible taxis also available)
Is a pre-paid service created by the Lisbon Tourism in partnership with the taxi associations. It can be purchased at “Ask Me” tourist desks at Lisbon Airport (arrivals), Lisbon Welcome Centre and Palace Foz
Flight information, check-in, Schengen area, baggage, passenger rights, Mobile applications
READ MORE about LISBON
(for foreign visitors that want to live, visit or do business)
Lisbon City Council (“Câmara Municipal de Lisboa”)
Embassies in Lisbon
Citizen Portal (“Portal do Cidadão”)
Health Portal (“Portal do Utente – Saúde”)
European Job Mobility Portal (EURES)
EU Immigration Portal
Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras
Government of Portugal