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Five reasons why students consider Lisbon their ideal study destination

Located by the Tejo River, Lisbon is a stunningly beautiful city and a great place to study in the centre of Portugal. It is the largest city in Portugal and it is Europe’s second-oldest capital (after Athens). Lisbon is a very vibrant city with its local people very endearing and welcoming to all students and visitors. So, if you’re coming here for studies then explore this city in your spare time to know more about the Portuguese culture and history.

Also, when looking at Lisbon as a study destination, it makes sense to look at some major factors which we think are important to students today.

1. Universities

The city is home to some excellent universities and research centres. Universities in Lisbon cover a wide range of degree programmes, from Bachelor’s and Master’s level to PhD. You can study these courses either in Portuguese, English or Spanish, but keep in mind that you have to deliver evidence of language proficiency of whatever language you choose to follow.

There are several universities in this city where you can study. These universities include Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, etc. Among these, the University of Lisbon is considered to be one of the best universities in Portugal and around the world.

2. Career opportunities

The economy of Lisbon is continually developing and therefore attracts many young professionals. There are several industries that are growing at a rapid pace in the country such as the service sector, manufacturing, etc.

The city is also a hub for innovative start-ups where students can find plenty of internships and jobs. There are numerous big companies like Millennium Bank, Sonae, Deloitte, Accenture, BPI, etc. attracting young talent.

3. Life in Lisbon

Lisbon is such a magnificent city, where you can just walk around the narrow streets, chill in numerous cafés, enjoy the beach, admire the modern architecture and taste the world-famous Pastel de Nata. Sports enthusiasts can find several sports events taking place, centred around tennis, paddle and football.

The nightlife scene here is ecstatic and bohemian. Visit Erasmus Corner which is the meeting point of most university students in Lisbon. There are numerous other pubs and bars in Bairro Alto and Pink Street, which are quite popular amongst students in Lisbon.

4. Cost of living

The cost of living is quite affordable here in comparison with other European cities. As a student, you have to set aside some money for food, transport, rent, and social life. There are still several affordable student accommodations present in the city, such as U.hub Xior Residences. Despite being affordable, these student housings offer a comfortable living space along with all the basic amenities included.

The transportation system is also quite good in Lisbon with an extensive bus network and a tramway. The presence of these public transport facilities allows students to explore this city and reach their university without breaking the bank. In a month, you probably won’t spend more than €100 on food if you mostly cook your own meals and occasionally eat outside.

5. Weather

The nice weather conditions of Lisbon attract a lot of tourists and students every year. The weather is quite pleasant throughout the year with short and mild winters and warm to hot summers. The great climate allows you to do pretty much any activity you like all year round. While living in Lisbon students will be able to enjoy the best weather conditions allowing them to relax on the beach, explore the city, or enjoy some adventure activities.

So, after reading this blog if you think of Lisbon as an ideal study destination, then why not take a look at some incredible student accommodation offered by U.hub Xior Residences? There are residences in Alvalade, Alameda, and Benfica. We are sure you’ll fit in one of them.

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