EU/EEA citizen Citizens from the European Union, the EEA or Switzerland are exempted from the visa procedure. You can enter, stay and study in Portugal with a national identity card or a valid passport.
Non-EU/EEA citizen You must contact the Portuguese Consulate of your country to obtain a long-stay visa (exceeding 90 days): https://www.study-research.pt/en/plan-your-stay/visas-general-info/ It is recommended that the study visa is requested at least 2 months before the planned date to leave for Portugal. You need to have received the acceptance letter from UPT before starting the visa application procedure. For further information on visa requirements, you may also visit the local office of Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/solicitar/estudar/
EU/EEA citizen European Health Insurance card allows students to be assisted in case of sickness or personal accident, thus taking advantage of a wider coverage in terms of health care. With this card, your medical expenses will be taken care of by social security in accordance with the country health benefit schedule, this meaning you will pay as much as Portuguese citizens under the same circumstances. Ex: Urgency at hospital: 18€; medical appointment at health center: 4,5€
Non-EU/EEA citizen Outside the EU or EEA states, the national health insurance schemes do not cover any costs. Health insurance must be valid during the entire mobility period and cover: doctors’ fees, medicines, examinations and analyses prescribed by a physician, urgent dental care, hospital expenses and surgical fees.
Other insurances Students undertaking a placement should pay UPT’s scholar insurance – 31,00 €/year. There are other risks which the participant should be aware of and which can be covered at one’s own discretion. The sending institution can give advice in this matter. Among others, the following insurances could be concluded:
You will be needing a Portuguese Tax Payer’s Card Number (NIF- Número de Identificação Fiscal).
So, first of all, go to “Finanças”.
This one is probably your best bet: R. de Gonçalo Sampaio 291, 4150-365 Porto. Schedule: from 9 am to 3 pm. Take with you:
If you are a non EU/EEA citizen, you should ask a Portuguese citizen to be your Tax representative. You will receive a single A4 sheet of paper with the information you provided and your new NIF. Go to the bank and show again:
These banks may be a good option since they do not charge any maintenance fees.
Copies - Prints - Bookbinding - Stationery Store
It is located on Level 1, near the Academic Secretary.
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9h30-13h| 14h-18h30
You can pre-order the printing of texts and notes for a course unit.
UPT’s student login will provide access to Wi-Fi, VPN, Moodle, Webmail, etc. If you need internet access for email, perform bibliographic research, and social network applications (such as WhatsApp, FaceTime…), then you should use EDUROAM.
You can park your car in UPT's car parks for 0.12€ per hour. To join this modality, you should go to office 314 (on the 3rd floor) to acquire the UPT parking card and get instructions on how to charge it.