To become an International Student in Portugal you must apply for a “residence visa” issued by the Portuguese consular authorities in your country of residence.

  • For further information on obtaining a visa, please visit the Portuguese consular gateway and the website Study in Portugal.
  • Upon arrival, you have three days to report your entry in the country to the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF). After that period a tax will be charged by SEF.
  • You must also apply for a residence permit at SEF. SEF has a pre-booking system through which you can ask for an appointment. Please visit the website.