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Amro Porto

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€490/month
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€535/month
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Campus Street

1.96 miles
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€535/month
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€489/month
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Nido Asprela

2.24 miles
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€595/month
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€485/month
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€404/month
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Foz Cool living

2.33 miles
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€749/month
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BigCity Porto Asprela Porto
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About Porto 

Porto is the second-largest city in the country. In 2001, it was named the European Culture Capital and remains one of the oldest cities in Europe. In 1996, UNESCO designated the city's historic district a World Heritage Site. In addition to being a significant industrial hub, the city boasts a vibrant cultural and educational environment and is generally safe.  

The city's many higher education institutions attract students from all over the world. The largest of these is the University of Porto, which is state-managed. 

Student Accommodation in Porto 

University Living, a marketplace for student accommodation powered by AI, helps students pursuing higher education abroad find accommodation of their choice. Students can select one that suits their needs and budget from the thousands of properties on their website. These are well-built homes in desirable city districts, making them safe. 

Best Student Accommodation in Porto 

The city is a typical student city, home to several higher education institutions. Students have various accommodation options, but PBSAs offer the best value for money and comfort. There are many places to find student accommodation in Porto, where you can live and meet new people while you study.  

These thoughtfully constructed student residences offer a wealth of on-site amenities. The city is very compact, so you can travel on foot or by bicycle. Most accommodations also have a storage area to lock your bike after use. 

Cost of Living in Porto 

Living in Porto is relatively cost-efficient compared to other cities. Students can easily manage their expenses, as accommodations, food, utilities, transport, and other necessities are cheap in Porto. However, the cost of living depends on student to student, as your lifestyle plays a significant role. To better understand the cost of living in Porto, read below. 

Rent: €400- €700/ month

Food: €100-€150/ month

Transport: €30-€40/ month

Daily Miscellaneous: €100-€200/ month 

Student Life in Porto 

Porto welcomes many international students every year. The city is appropriate for students seeking exposure and a top-class education. Students will have a great time in Porto, as it has many places to experience, and the community is welcoming and warm. Another reason why Porto is the perfect place for students is its affordability. Porto is affordable and a fun place for students to live compared to other European cities. 

Travel Options in Porto 

Getting around Porto is best done on foot. Because of the city's small size, students can easily explore it on foot. Since the accommodation for students is near the university, they don't need any transport. The traffic during rush hour is heavy, which makes driving or renting a car complicated in Porto

Tourist Attractions in Porto 

This lovely city has many things to see and do, so take time out of your hectic schedule to explore it. Visit one of Vila Nova de Gaia's port wine cellars to discover the variations among ruby ports and the significance of the aging process. The Clérigos church tower offers stunning views of the city. Although there are 200 steps to climb to reach one of the city's highest peaks, the 360-degree view of the area is well worth the effort. Some of the most renowned Portuguese architects, including Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto Moura, reside there.  

In addition, Porto distinguishes itself with several iconic structures and architectural wonders, such as the Casa da Msica, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Leixes Port's Cruise Ship Terminal. 

Top University in Porto 

University of Porto:  

The university is in the 2nd largest city in Portugal. It is a top favourite university among many international students. The university provides top-notch educational facilities in various fields of study. These include Architecture, Engineering, Sports, Maths, and more. This is a public university in Porto that occupies three campus sites. Campo Alegre (western bank), Asprela (northern Porto) and downtown.  

Lusiada University of Porto:  

Founded in 199, the Lusiada University in Porto is a research-based private university. The university offers various Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses to students worldwide. Some famous Master's courses offered include Management, Economics and Business. 

Polytechnic Institute of Porto:  

Comprised of various polytechnic schools, Polytechnic Institute of Porto goes back to 1985. At that time, it had two primary schools: School of Education & School of Music. In later years, other schools also emerged within the Institute. 

Católica Porto Business School:  

The university in Porto was established in 1987. Católica Porto Business School has gained extreme popularity in the past years. It is considered one of the top business schools in Europe. Students interested in Business come from around the world to study at this prestigious school. 

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Q. What is the best time to look for student accommodation in Porto?

A.The best time to look for student accommodation in Porto is once you get your offer letter. Then, start researching your student accommodation in Porto and get an idea of the available accommodation. Book your student accommodation in Porto one to two months before you start your journey.

Q. Can I view my room in Porto before booking it?

A.Yes, you can view your room before booking it. You can request with one of our agents who will arrange for the same. You can either make a virtual or physical visit to the accommodation, and we will schedule the date and time accordingly.

Q. What are some of the popular universities in Porto for students?

A.Some of the popular universities in Porto are University of Porto, Polytechnic Institute of Oporto, Fernando Pessoa University, Infante D. Henrique Portucalense University, Nursing School of Porto, Paula Frassinetti Higher School of Education, Higher School of Nursing of Santa Maria, etc.

Q. What is the average rent in Porto for student accommodation?

A. The average rent in Porto for student accommodation starts from €430/month onward. The price of student housing in Porto will vary depending on the location, accommodation, and occupancy type. If you are looking for student rooms in Porto, we at University Living are here to assist and guide you in booking student housing apartments in Porto.

Q. What are some of the best areas for students in Porto?

A.Some of the best student areas in Porto are Cedofeita, Bonfim, Ribeira, Boa Vista, Sé, Areosa, Foz do Douro, Aliados and Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Asprela or Paranhos.

Q. What are the transportation options in Porto for students?

A.Porto is a beautiful city to explore on foot or bike. Otherwise, the best ways to get around Porto are by bus, metro, tram, funicular, car, or taxi.

Q. Is Porto a good city for international students?

A.Porto is suitable for international students as it is a friendly city. It is safe and offers a supportive student community. It can be tedious with many international students in the city, and it's always easy to make friends. The academic opportunities are excellent, with a wide range of courses. The University of Portugal offers 300 English courses in various subjects.

Q. What is the cost of living in Porto for students?

A.Porto is more affordable than the capital city. The cost of living in Porto is 700 Europs/month, excluding tuition fees and rent. On average, the monthly cost in Porto includes rent, food, travel, and other miscellaneous expenses. Please bear in mind that the cost of living in Porto will depend upon your lifestyle.

Q. Can I stay with my friends in Porto?

A.Yes, you can book shared student accommodation in Porto. There are shared student rooms and shared student apartments in Porto. You can choose from various properties depending on your desired location, price, and other personal preferences.

Q. Do you provide accommodation for a short duration?

A.Yes, there is accommodation available for a short duration in Porto. The short-term policies will differ from property to property. For detailed and specific information on short-term stays in Porto, our accommodation experts at University Living will assist and guide you in finding one.

Q. What should I consider before booking student accommodation in Porto?

A.There are a few things to remember before booking student accommodation in Porto. You must consider the location, price, accommodation occupancy type, and other personal preferences.

Q. What is Porto famous for?

A.Porto is the 2nd largest city in Portugal, famous for its history, architecture, culture, and world-famous port wine. It is also a romantic destination and one of the industrial centers of the north zone on the Mondego River.

Q. What are some of the things to do in Porto?

A.You can visit these places in Porto, such as Mercado do Bolhão, Fundação de Serralves, Soares dos Reis National Museum, Claus Porto, Batalha Centro de Cinema, Garden Taboão for things to do in the city.

Q. How is Porto different from Lisbon?

A.Lisbon is the capital city, which makes it more crowded with many tourists from all over the world. The cost of living is slightly expensive. Porto is an excellent choice with a traditional and suburban feel if you want a more relaxed and calm vibe. The Atlantic breeze is fantastic for the summer season. If you compare the cost of living here, it provides a more comfortable one compared to Lisbon.

Q. Is Porto a safe city for students?

A.Porto is a safe city for students as it's well-lit at night, with law enforcement patrolling it. It has several tourists and students, making the place vibrant, fun, and full of entertainment to attend at night. It's always advisable to stay vigilant while you are alone.

Q. What are some of the things that are included in my rent?

A.The student housing in Porto is fully furnished with a bed, study table & chair, wardrobe, kitchen, storage, etc.,. It is also well-equipped with modern amenities and inclusive of utility bills like water, electricity, WiFi, air conditioner, etc.

Q. Do I need to pay extra for amenities in my accommodation?

A.No, you do not need to pay extra for the amenities in your student accommodation in Porto. The amenities that come with your student accommodation are a Rooftop Terrace, Balcony, Lounge Area, Gym, Garden/Courtyard, car parking, Storage Space, Bedside Lamp, etc.

Q. How do I pay for my accommodation in Porto?

A.Rent can be paid by the 2nd of every month through a debit or credit card. Please note that while booking accommodation, a booking fee of EUR 200 will be charged for administrative purposes. This is a non-refundable fee.

Q. Can I pay my rent in installments?

A.Yes, with University Living you can pay your rent in installments. We have flexible payment options.

Q. What is a guarantor?

A.A guarantor is a person over the age of 21, usually a parent, who agrees to be responsible if you are unable to fulfill the financial obligations of your rental agreement. If you can't get a parent to be a guarantor, the next best bet would be a relative or a friend.

Q. What is the security deposit I need to pay to secure my accommodation?

A. You can securely book your student accommodation in Porto once you make a security deposit of EUR 850. This is refunded within two months before the end of your tenancy.