All over the country you’ll find universities with excellent track records and reputations. Just to count a few: the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa earned a place in the QS ranking of the world’s top 50 universities under 50 years old, the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) has a world-class Masters in Management, and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) has been a leading European architecture school for decades. Portugal is by far the cheapest country in Western Europe, and Lisbon is one of the cheapest big cities of Europe. This means that if you’re on a tight budget you’re going to get by just fine here and if you’re not, you get to live really, comfortably.The Portuguese have a well-deserved reputation for being hospitable. You’ll be warmly received by the locals, and after a first meeting, it’s all hugs, kisses, food and beer. Without discriminating tourists from workers, Erasmus students or postgraduate researchers, this country looks at each visitor as a welcome guest.The Portuguese have a well-deserved reputation for being hospitable.
You’ll be warmly received by the locals, and after a first meeting, it’s all hugs, kisses, food and beer. Without discriminating tourists from workers, Erasmus students or postgraduate researchers, this country looks at each visitor as a welcome guest.Portugal offers world-class education. Of note in world rankings? The University of Lisbon has a range of studies and locations for any student’s needs. The Universidade Nova de Lisboa has a focus on the humanities and social sciences. At the University of Minho, you can opt for any number of specialty areas including education, economics, arts and sciences, architecture, and engineering.In Portugal, you will find plenty of English-taught Masters to choose from. However, all universities encourage foreign students to attend Portuguese language classes, apart from their mandatory courses. If you take that challenge, you’ll only gain.
Learning Portuguese will not only help you adjust easier in the country, but you will also better understand Portuguese culture and customs. Plus, Portuguese is the official language in nine countries, and is spoken by over 250 million people. Knowing the language could bring you numerous benefits in your future career, since language skills are highly valued anywhere in this world. Take this leap and you won’t regret it!