For those students seeking accommodation in the city of Porto, there are essentially two types of solution:
NOTE: UP's International Office (not us, the Faculty) manages accommodation in the University Halls of Residence. Regarding private accomodation, its management is external to the University so we cannot assume any responsibility in the allocation of this type of accommodation.
The Social Services of the University of Porto (SASUP) provide, in the university’s three poles, nine halls of residence with capacity for 1216 students.
The halls of residence are intended for students attending a course at the University of Porto and who, for socio-economic reasons, or problems of distance or transport, cannot live at home and need support with accommodation so that they can continue studying. Priority in the allotment of accommodation is given to scholarship students.
Every year there is a limited number of rooms available for students. As this number is much smaller than the number of requests, SASUP cannot guarantee allotting places for all concerned.
There are six halls of residence available to foreign students:
All students who request accommodation in university halls of residence receive information regarding the status of their request. Orders are processed in order of arrival, so the first to arrive will be given priority.
Foreign students who are allocated to a university hall of residence should keep the International Office (SRI) informed of the date and time of their arrival. Places are reserved each year for students from other institutions of higher education who are attending the University of Porto under mobility programs and protocols.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org - Social Services of the University of Porto – SASUP.
It is very common to rent an apartment and share it with other students. It is seen by many students to be a more convenient solution than accommodation in halls of residence, as it allows for greater freedom and flexibility, particularly with regard to schedules. It is easy to find houses for rent throughout the city, and prices vary according to location or conditions offered. Students are normally asked to pay two months’ rent in advance.
There are several ways to look for a flat:
While looking for the ideal place to live, there are several hostels in Porto where you can stay. Visit this website for more information.