Before leaving your home country, you should prepare the following documents:
Acceptance letter + a copy of the approved Learning Agreement;
Confirmation of accommodation (even if temporary accommodation);
ID card or passport;
Study Visa (for international students coming from non-EU countries);
European Health Insurance Card (for international students coming from EU countries);
Private Health Insurance (for international students coming from non-EU countries);
Two passport-sized photos.
Every student accepted to do a mobility period will receive an official Acceptance Letter. This letter will be needed to obtain the study visa in the Portuguese Consulate of his area of residence.
The Acceptance Letter is not issued at Faculty level, but by the central services at U.Porto Rectorate, International Relations Service.
Any student coming from a country outside the EU can only register at the U.Porto if, before departing, has obtained the Study Visa.
The Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) consider that a student who doesn’t have the Study Visa is in an irregular situation and is entrance in the country may be prohibited.
If there is no declaration of arrival, for instance, when students don’t enter directly in Portugal, because the flight stopped over another European country, they must present themselves at SEF, until 3 working days after their arrival, to register their entrance in the country (Declaration of Entrance).
Deadline for Registration
at UP's Rectorate
As soon you know your date of arrival in Porto and before departure, you should access schedule online your registration meeting (schedule an appointment at the International Office). The attendance to this meeting is the first important step you must accomplish after your arriva! To schedule it please access:
Students should arrive at FEUP at least one week before the classes starting date to participate in FEUP's Orientation Days and then start their academic activities in the beginning of the academic period (check academic calendar of the respective semester).
If students cannot be here on time, they have to inform as soon as possible, FEUP's Cooperation Unit, through the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org