Lisbon is one of Europe’s most prestigious cities and a popular choice for students across Portugal and beyond. Students looking for a location that is as sophisticated as it is really should not look much further than Portugal’s great capital.

Portugal is proud to have several fantastic cities, not just from an academic perspective but also about overall quality of life. But as the capital, Lisbon tends to lead the way attracting students from all over the country and the rest of the world. We have been busy quizzing our current residents at Collegiate Marquis of Pombal about student life in Lisbon and are excited to bring you the top six reasons to study in the Portuguese capital for 2018 and beyond.

Top Portuguese Universities

The biggest deciding factor for anyone looking to study at university is the quality of education. After all, you have made that all-important decision to invest in further education and obtain a degree to get ahead on your chosen career path.

Lisbon’s universities are respected across the world and students opting to study in this part of the world are able to rest assured that they are getting access to some of the very best tutors and lecturers.

For example, Universidade Nova de Lisboa has built up a stellar reputation despite being relatively young for a university and the Universidade Católica Portuguesa is regarded as the top university in Portugal for students looking to learn about the world of management. Both of these institutions are located in the city of Lisbon and just a stone’s throw away from our great student accommodation at Collegiate Marquês de Pombal.

Climate & Way of Life

As you’ll likely already know, the climate here in Portugal’s is world-famous, and this contributes significantly to Lisbon’s status as a standout student city. Sunshine is such a reliable part of life here, that you can engage in all kinds of student activities from sports and academia to a vibrant social life; all the while knowing that the weather will rarely be an issue.

Whether jogging, biking, golfing or horse riding are your thing, or you prefer to take advantage of Lisbon’s great coastlines and go surfing or canoeing; the facilities are abundant in the city and when combined with your studies, make for an almost unrivaled way of life.

Diverse & Welcoming Community

Not to sound cocky, but us Lisboans have a reputation for being ever so welcoming and this a huge lure for students coming to the city to complete their degree. It doesn’t matter if you are coming to Lisbon from another part of Portugal or even from abroad, the locals are proud of this great city and always keen for students and visitors to enjoy all that it has to offer.

With strong communities emanating from countries such as Brazil, Angola, India and many more – you’d have to go a long way to find a more diverse and welcoming student community.

Typical Lisbon Culture

Although the diversity is a fantastic reason for students to consider Lisbon for their time at university, the city’s own culture and traditions should not be ignored and are still extremely prevalent. Neighbourhoods such as Alfama, Baixa and Castelo still look just as they did hundreds of years ago and one can hear Fado being played around the city every day. This is Lisbon’s own UNESCO recognised music genre and really sets the scene for what is one of Europe’s most enchanting student cities.

Attractions & Museums 

As you’d expect from a city of such heritage and history, Lisbon has a fine array of museums and other attractions for students to enjoy during their time here. In fact, there are over 75 of these in the city, ideal for intellectually curious students looking to mix their time studying while discovering why why Lisbon has the sterling reputation it has.

You can find out more about Lisbon’s best museums here, but as a student here you will love exploring these for yourself and really getting under the skin of the city. Lisbon isn’t a small city by any means, but it is easily navigable using the great public transport infrastructure that exist or even by foot for the fit and healthy.

Luxury Student Accommodation In Lisbon 

Finally, if you’re coming to study in Lisbon, you’ll want to make sure you live in the best accommodation the city has to offer. There are ample options to choose from, especially for those looking for something with that added bit of style and sophistication.

Click here to find out more about the fantastic properties we have available in Lisbon, such as our amazing Collegiate Marquês de Pombal, and make sure you secure your en-suite rom or studio apartment online, so you do not miss out on this incredible residence