Instituto Superior Técnico

Núcleo de Apoio ao Estudante



Técnico Lisboa seeks to provide all foreign students spending a period of studies at our college with assistance in finding accommodation. Further to students’ requests the Student Support Unit decided to make a list of residences that rent rooms. Therefore, by means of this list, students may establish direct contact with several accommodation offers and therefore select the opportunities that suit them most.

Every year there is a limited number of rooms available for mobility students at the university halls of residence. Since this number is far below the amount of requests, Técnico Lisboa cannot guarantee that you will get this type of accommodation. Instituto Superior Técnico offers three accommodation units: the Residência de Estudantes Eng.º Duarte Pacheco (at Parque das Nações), the Residência Universitária Baldaques (at Taguspark campus) and the Residência de Estudantes Prof. Ramôa Ribeiro (near Arroios but is only for PhD students and professors). More informations can be obtained at the Accommodation Office website.

The University of Lisbon offers a total of 19 student residences for accommodation of their students, in the degrees of Bachelor and Master, which need to be away from their household for attendance of academic activities. The total accommodation capacity is 949 beds, 604 for female students and 345 for male students. These beds are distributed through 494 rooms, of wich 349 are doubles, 52 are triples and 93 are singles. All information regarding the accomodation in these residences can be obtained here.

There are several companies that are specialized in renting houses and bedrooms to international students. Some of these platforms are presented next:

It is nowadays more common to rent a flat and share it with other students. This is usually more comfortable, since it allows the students more freedom and flexibility, especially in terms of timetables. A possible alternative is that you stay for a few days at a youth hostel or at a hotel and find suitable accommodation after your arrival. It’s quite common to find flats for rent all over the city, and the prices vary according to the location or the conditions being offered. The best living areas close to Técnico are: Alameda, Arco do Cego, Areeiro, Arroios, Campo Pequeno, Estefânia, Praça de Londres and Saldanha. These areas (marked in the map below) are located within a 15 minute walking distance from Alameda campus.


Houses or flats for rent can be found in newspaper adds or through licensed real estate agencies. The leasing contracts normally are for a minimum of 6 months. In the beginning of the renting, it is common to be asked for a 2 months rent payment in advance, which correspond to the first and the last months rent. Some real estate agencies: