Studying in Portugal - everything you wanted to know

Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It has a Mediterranean climate, large and bustling cities, picturesque ancient villages, incredible nature reserves, and well-kept beaches. Portugal offers a lot more than resort villages and magical beaches, the country provides a glorious historical past and rich culture, and it is worth knowing that Jews also share a significant part of the history of Portugal.

Studying for a bachelor's and master's degree in Portugal

The educational system in Portugal is considered to be particularly advanced. The country has private and public universities and professional schools that are recognized leaders in their field. The most prestigious universities are located in the capital Lisbon. As of 2015, there are 15 public universities in Lisbon and some private universities. Higher education institutions are proud of a high proportion of students from abroad, including Israelis, and most of the universities are in Portuguese, but there are institutions of higher education that offer courses in English.

Today after the change in the Portuguese Citizenship Law, the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese deportees can receive in a relatively short procedure local citizenship and an EU passport that provides many benefits, including studies in higher education institutions in Portugal. A student with Portuguese citizenship receives a lower tuition fee than a non-resident student, so if you can take out a Portuguese passport, you should submit your application before registering.

Leading universities in Lisbon

Many international students study at universities in Lisbon, the capital, the city is modern and offers a pleasurable student life, and rental rates are relatively cheap compared to prices in Israel and the prices of living in other large European cities. Among the leading universities in Lisbon are:

AESE - Business School for BA and MA degrees. The university trains tomorrow's generation of leaders and business leaders.

The Lisbon MBA is a leading university for undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of fields.

ISCTE-IUL - a business school located in the center of Lisbon in an impressive ancient building.

Nova de Lisboa - University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Catolica Global School of Law - a leading university for law studies.

ISCSP - A veteran university for undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and the state.

IADE - an established and well-known design college that became a leading university in 2012.

Universities in Braga

Braga is one of the oldest cities in Europe, and for years the town served as the seat of the Portuguese king. Braga has prestigious universities and a unique student atmosphere. The city is located in north-west Portugal and has a large and leading university and some professional schools such as:

The University of Minho - a professional and relatively new university for training doctors and medical workers. The university also offers studies in art, psychology, law, science and the humanities and social sciences.

Universities in Braganza

The city of Regentza is located in northeastern Portugal, in a mountainous region and impressive in its beauty. Students from all over the world come to study at the Polytechnic Institute of Braganca (IPB) at the Polytechnic Institute. The university is public and has more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of fields of knowledge and technology.

Why study in Portugal?

Portugal offers professional and quality universities offering courses in various fields. Studying in Portugal is an exciting experience for every Israeli. You can enjoy an international student atmosphere and study areas that do not exist in Israel. Also, the tuition fees for Portuguese passport holders are lower than the tuition required in Israel, and the cost of living is even cheaper. Holders of a Portuguese passport can apply for a scholarship to receive a tuition grant and full or partial tuition.