The University of Lisbon Student Residences has a number of vacancies to which international students may apply for. The normal rent is €150, with few exceptional cases. There are two masculine, five feminine and six mixed residences, with triple and double rooms.
The accommodation includes the use of a shared kitchen and bathroom and access to the internet. The kitchens are fully equipped with microwave, oven, cooker, fridge and freezer but crockery and cutlery are not provided (these items can be bought cheaply in low-price shops).The access to a laundry is also included and bed linens and bath towels are also provided. It is not allowed to smoke inside the residences.
Social Services of the University of Lisbon Contacts (SASUL):
Student Support Office
Edifício da Cantina I – Av. Prof. Gama Pinto - 1649-003 Lisboa.
Telephone: 217 803 980
Fax: 217 959 551
Source: António C. Silva
There are 5 canteens in the UL, serving complete meals for lunch and dinner. The meal include a soup, one of two dishes at choice, a drink (water or a juice), one bread and a dessert; all for a subsidised price of 2,40€, from Mondays to Fridays. Cantina II is the only canteen that opens also on Saturdays.
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday
* Also opened on Saturdays
Serviços de Alimentação
Telephone: 21 781 74 40
Fax: 21 793 78 64
As a FCUL’s student it is possible to have access to the School Health Center of the University of Lisbon (Centro de Saúde Escolar da Universidade de Lisboa).
This center provides General Practice, Gynecology, Psychology, Psychiatry and nursing services, under appointment.
School Health Center
Alameda das Linhas de Torres, 78, 1750-147 Lisboa
Telefone: 21 757 66 16
Fax: 21 757 66 86
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – from 10h00 to 17h00
Friday – from 9h00 to 13h00
Tuesday and Wednesday from 14h00 to 18h00. €2,50.
Monday from 9h00 to 13h00. Tuesday and Thursday from 14h00 to 18h00. €5,50.
First time: Monday from 11h30 to 13h30. Wednesday from 11h30 to 13h30. €5,50.
Following times: Wednesday from 13h30 to 16h30. Thursday from 9h00 to 16h00. €3,25.
Twice a month from 11h30 to 13h00. €5,50.
With the European health card or the residence visa, the student can also access to the public Health Centers and Hospitals (the last ones, only in case of emergency or medical advice). Centro de Saúde de Alvalade (Alvalade Health Center) is the closest to FCUL and provides medical as nursing cares.
Centro de Saúde de Alvalade
Av. do Brasil, 53, Pavilhão 33, Parque de Saúde de Lisboa. Metro de Alvalade.
Telefone: 217 816 440
• Mondays to Fridays: 8h00 until 20h00
• Saturday: 9h00 to 14h00
In case of emergency, you should go to the hospital or dial 112, the emergency number in Portugal. The closest hospital from FCUL is Hospital de Santa Maria:
Avenida Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-035 Lisboa
Telefone: 217 805 000
Fax: 217 805 610
There are also private clinics and hospitals which expenses can be reimbursed depending on the health insurance the student has.
The Sports Office, located in Cantina I building, offers en enormous variety of Competition, Recreational and Leisure sports activities. Located in the and there are different cards you can choose from to allowing the use of the equipment. For further information.
The different activities promoted by this Office most notably include ULness Academy, which includes a Fitness Hall for the following classes: Aerobics, Hip-Hop, among others; plus a Fitness hall with more than 40 different pieces of equipment to help develop aerobic and muscular capabilities.
The list of sports held outside the campus of UL includes canoeing, walks, sailing, surfing, body boarding, in-line roller skating and scuba diving.
The different existing spaces at the University of Lisbon provide a venue for holding various academic and cultural initiatives that promote the involvement of the university community and of the general public.
The UL promotes different activities that take place at its museological-cultural venues, at the Aula Magna of the Rectorate, at the Conference halls, and at the amphitheatres and auditoriums of the different Faculties/Institutes.
The institution is committed to making art and sciences available, trying to offer quality and innovative programs in areas such as music, theatre, cinema, dance among others. There are also other cultural events throughout the year that are advertised on the webpage.
Source: Eliseu Furtado
Psychopedagogical support to Students
The Psychopedagogical Support Office (GAPSI) is located at the C4 Building, room 4.1.25, and offers a personalized service supporting the academic community. Its main activities are:
• Psychological support (counselling and psychotherapy);
• Helping students with special educational needs, namely with their integration and promoting their academic success;
• Organization of the Mentor Program for the integration of new students at FCUL;
• Promoting workshops or courses in areas related with the development of transversal competences (ex. assertive communication, Time Management, etc);
• Fostering students’ participation in the academic life through the Volunteer’s Program.
The Gapsi is also responsible for the mentor program for mobility students. This is a welcome program that aims to help the mobility students in their adaptation to the new institution, city and language.
All mobility students are included in the group and have the support of Portuguese students. The groups are divided according to the study area in the Faculty of Science. The Portuguese students, called Mentors, study the same areas as the mobility students and have been also mobility students in different European Countries in previous years.
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
The Student Association (AEFCUL) is the students’ representative body before the Direction Board and one of the main support bodies within FCUL that:
• Promotes sports activities, including basketball, rugby and volleyball;
• Organizes cultural and leisure events, including academic parties and has its own theatre group;
• Represents students and presents their problems and suggestions before the Direction Board.
The AEFCUL also provides:
• Accommodation offers;
• Notes consultation and used books acquisition;
• Information and registration in several activities (sports and cultural), in workshops and journeys.
Source: António C. Silva
The Integrated Libraries System of the University of Lisbon (SIBUL) has more than 18 participating libraries. The opening hours are several but generally the libraries function between 9H30 e as 10h00. The SIBUL includes a collective catalogue, an Institutional Repository and access to electronic resources via B-on and subscribed by the own University.
The Faculty of Science has a group of libraries that are disposed in a net of departmental libraries where specialised books can be found and a Central Library (opening hours: 8:00 – 20:00 on working days and Saturdays: 9:00- 17:00).