ACCOMMODATION Every portuguese university has official student residencies/dormitories for which you can apply as a student and live the college life along with many other students. You can also look for a room in a house of your choosing but try to get someone trustworthy to help you find a good and safe place to stay. Bills and rent costs may vary depending on the region. Another issue in finding a house is that many landlords probably don’t speak english so it can be hard to get a good housing contract on your own. Some tips on finding a place: • Check the local newspapers or accommodation offers in your university or ESN section (it may have a deal for Erasmus students) or websites in house renting; • It can be hard to find a place with a formal contract that provides a legal agreement; check if the housing expences (bills) are included on the renting price; • Be aware about the house policy towards late hours noise, pets and daily tasks agreements; • Do not trust most agency photos of the house but go look it up in person.
A guide for every exchange student having their mobility period in Portugal.