If you are not a national of EU or EEA countries, please make sure that you hold an appropriate student’s visa. Please note that if you are a citizen of a country that does not need an entry visa to Portugal (Brazil, Republic of Korea, Canada, USA, Venezuela, etc) you will still need a student’s visa in order to be registered and we will not be able to do so without it!

Upon acceptance at UFP you will receive an official admission letter to be used for visa purposes. Please note that you will need to apply for a national visa in order to get a residence permite once you arrive in Portugal. Please do not apply for a Schengen visa. You can get detailed information on visas and even make an initial request online.

Don’t forget to make an appropriate Health Insurance, to cover any problems you may have during your stay in Portugal. You can also request a European Health Insurance Card if available at your country of origin.

Always ask for confirmation that the accommodation you have booked is available for your date of arrival.

Contact your Departmental Coordinator / Academic Tutor / Supervisor at UFP by email if you have any doubts about your courses / academic program. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself and to schedule an appointment for your first days in Porto.

Get in touch with us as often as you need!