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Before leaving

ID Card, Passport, Visa

Arriving at Portugal, European citizens need only to present their ID card. The non-EU students must always carry their passports. The citizens of some countries may also be requested a visa.

Regardless of nationality, visitors must always carry a photocopy of their ID card or passport, as Portuguese citizens are required to prove their identity in case the police request.

More information available at:
SEF – Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

 

Residence Permit

To stay longer than three months in Portugal you will need a residence permit.

More information available at:
SEF – Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

 

Accommodation

SASNOVA currently has three Halls of Residence for students, researchers and teacher staff of the University, with a total of 452 beds. Priority is given to Portuguese scholarship students and foreign students on exchange programmes.

Halls of Residence

Alfredo de Sousa Halls
Campus de Campolide, P 1099-032 Lisbon
Telephone: 00 351 21 386 7000

Fraústo da Silva Halls
Azinhaga da Chanoca
2825-144 Caparica
Telephone: 00 351 21 294 5000

Lumiar Halls
Rua Rainha D. Luísa de Gusmão, 3, P 1600-003 Lisbon
Telephone: 00 351 21 754 3660

More information available at:
SASNOVA – The Social Welfare Services of the NOVA University of Lisbon

If you need a short-term accommodation, Lisbon hostels are a pleasing and economic solution. You may also benefit from FCSH's agreements with some hotels for accommodation at reasonable prices.

 

Health Care and Insurances

The European Union residents are also included in the Portuguese National Health System through the European Health Insurance Card. Foreign visitors must obtain this card before coming to Portugal. Visitors from countries outside the EU and EEA must make sure they have a health insurance before departure.

Hospital’s Emergency Services should only be used in severe situations (serious traumas, intoxications, burning injuries, breathing difficulties, and so on).

 

Currency

The unit of currency in Portugal is the Euro (€). One euro is divided into 100 cents. The coins have eight values: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 euros. The banknotes have the following values: 5, 10, 20, 100, 200 and 500 euros.

 

Cost of Living

Below you will find the prices of some everyday articles, to give you an idea of how much things cost in Portugal.

Articles

Price

Daily newspaper

1,00€

Cinema admission

5,50€

Subway ticket

1,05€

Carris bus ticket

1,75€

Carris electric trams ticket

2,85€

Full meal in a middle class restaurant

15,00€

1 Coffee

0,55€

1 Coke (33cl)

0,80€

1 Beer

0,85€

Photocopy (A4 size)

0,10€

 

Below you can find an average monthly budget.

Expenses

Average Price

Meals

150,00€ / 200,00 €

Transports

45,00€

Schedules - Working Hours

Shopping Centres: Every day 10 am - 12 midnight

Shops: Weekdays - 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm
Saturdays - 9 am to 7 pm

Banks: Weekdays - 8.30 am to 3 pm

Pharmacies: Weekdays - 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm
Saturdays - 9 am to 1 pm
Pharmacies keep the same opening hours as the rest of the shops but, in order to guarantee 24-hour service, some stay open after 7 p.m. All of them have information indicating the nearest 24 hours pharmacy.

Post Offices: Weekdays - 8.30 am to 6.30 pm

 

Electricity

Voltage: 220/380 volts at a frequency of 50 Hertz. All sockets follow European standards. To use American-type plugs, a 220-volt transformer should be used together with an adapter plug.

 

Climate

Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreeable temperatures in the summer months are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city. Although the temperatures may fall somewhat in the autumn and winter months, sunshine is almost always a constant feature.

Average values

JAN/MAR

APR/JUN

JUL/SEP

OCT/DEC

Air

ºC

17.1

21.8

26.3

17.2

 

ºF

62.8

71.2

79.3

53.0

Sea

ºC

14.9

17.5

19.5

16.1

 

ºF

58.8

63.5

67.1

60.0

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