For students that are looking for accommodation in Porto, there are two types of solutions:
The Social Services of the University of Porto provide, in the three poles of U.Porto, nine residence halls with capacity for 1216 students.
Every year there is a limited number of rooms available for foreign students at the University halls of residence. Since this number is far below the amount of requests, the SASUP cannot guarantee that you will get this type of accommodation.
Although the University has nine halls of residence, only the following five accept foreign students:
All students requesting accommodation in Halls of Residence receive information regarding the status of their request. Requests are processed on a "first-come, first-served" basis, after their acceptance by the respective Faculty.
Students provided with accommodation in Halls of Residence should keep the International Office informed about the date and time of arrival.
Annually some rooms are reserved to foreign students from other Higher Education Institutions who are attending the University of Porto under mobility programmes and protocols.
for more information visit the website of the Social Services OF THE University of Porto.
It is very common to rent a flat and share it with other students. This is usually more comfortable, since it allows students more freedom and flexibility, especially in terms of timetables. It’s easy to find places for rent throughout the city, and the prices vary according to the location or conditions offered.
Students are usually asked to pay for two-month’s rent in advance.
You can look for information on how to rent a room or apartment in several ways: