What are the top places for Erasmus in Portugal?

Best cities for studying an Erasmus year abroad in Portugal
Best cities for studying an Erasmus year abroad in Portugal
26 January 2018, Redaction

Portuguese universities are the ones that receive the most Erasmus students, apart from Spanish ones, and Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world. So where should you go for your Erasmus in Portugal?

Coimbra: You may not have heard of it, but it’s the third oldest uni city in Europe, after Bologna and Krakow, and this is reflected in the fact that 20% of the population are students. What’s more, it’s well-situated to visit other Portuguese cities or take day trips out to the country.

Aveiro: Known as the ‘Venice of Portugal’, there are 3 canals that run through the centre of Aveiro, but the university campus itself has bars, restaurants, gyms, shops and everything else you need. Interestingly, the uni buildings were all designed by famous Portuguese architects.

Faro: Located in the Algarve region, you’ll be studying where most people take their holidays. With beautiful weather, beaches with loads of opportunities to do water sports and a great nightlife, Faro could be the perfect Erasmus destination for you.

Big cities

Lisbon: The capital city of Portugal, it is one of the cheapest cities to study in and one of the safest capitals in Europe. With 239 sunny days each year and within easy reach of both green areas and beaches, you can’t go wrong.

Porto: Portugal’s second city, Porto has a more vintage feel to it than Lisbon, but with a thriving gastronomical scene, not to mention the port wine that is named after it. This was where JK Rowling lived when she was teaching English in Portugal and was inspired by some of the places here for the Harry Potter books.

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