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Currently, there are about 137.000 students studying in higher education in the Lisbon area.

If you are coming to study in Lisbon, there are 10 reasons to do it now:

1- Lisbon offers to students a qualified network of public and private universities and research centers, maintaining close cooperation with universities of international reference (MIT, Carnegie Mellon).

2- Lisbon is one of the cheapest cities to live, in the European Union - it occupies the second and sixth places among 35 cities that make up the ranking made by Cushman & Wakefield in 2010 and 2011.

3- Lisbon was considered the 23rd Best City in the World to Live by Monocle magazine (July / August 2011). The sun shines 239 days a year! Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate and a unique luminosity.

4- The “Lisboetas” (how is called those born in Lisbon), are affable and spontaneous, 42% speak two foreign languages and at least 23% speak three languages. The most spoken languages are English, French and Spanish.

5- The city of Lisbon has a varied offer of cultural facilities, shops, bohemian and leisure venues with a strong connection to traditional neighborhoods. Lisbon is a true creative city with a huge variety of film festivals (IndieLisboa, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival) , concerts and more than 75 museums and galleries.

6- Security is one of the strengths of the city of Lisbon and is even considered the safest capital in Europe (Eurostat - 2010 report).

7- Lisbon has a network of stations for the electric supply of automobiles and a network of cycle tracks that connect residential areas, services and green areas, dedicated to those who intend to move by bicycle.

8- Lisbon is a city where various events take place throughout the year, many of them internationally renowned (Rock in Rio, Volvo Ocean Race or The Tall Ships Races visited Lisbon in 2012).

9- Lisbon has always lived with other people and cultures, which gives its citizens a spirit of great openness to foreigners, as we have witnessed multiple favorable testimonials from those who work or study here.


What are you waiting for? Come, and live life in it’s best way!

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