University of Lisbon

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University of Lisbon is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences in Lisboa, Portugal.

Student experiences

General information for exchange students


Course information

Academic calendar

Two semesters: 

Semester I: September - January 

Semester II: February - July

For more detailed information/specific dates check: Academic Calendar

Examination Period:

1st semester (January and February)

2nd semester (June and July)


The main language of instruction in both bachelor's and master's programmes is Portuguese. 

A minimum of Portuguese Level B1 (see CEFR) is required. 

Areas of study open to exchange students


Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

The main language of instruction in both bachelor's and master's programmes is Portuguese. Some master's courses are taught in English. 

Housing assistance

Yes, see Accomodation

Estimated living costs per month

Average cost of living in Lisbon:

  • Meals: € 225/month
  • Renting a room: 200-350 €/month (expenses may not be included)
  • Renting a Studio /Apartment: 350-500 €/month (expenses may not be included)
  • Pass for Public Transportation: 35.65 €/month (bus and metro)
  • Ticket Museum / Monuments: 2-5 €
  • Cinema ticket: 6 €
  • Tickets for theater, concerts, opera or ballet: 20-75 €
  • National Minimum Wage: € 505/month

ULisboa uses the national grading system (10-20) and the EC grading scale as defined in the EC framework by the European Commission.

60 EC measure the full-time workload over the course of one academic year and 30 EC correspond to a semester .


Number of places available

Two places of 10 months