Study & Work in Portugal for Pakistani Students 2023-2024
Portugal is a beautiful country located in Europe that is famous for its splendid countryside, awesome climate, rich heritage, and oldest history. Portugal is known for its amazing architecture throughout the world. Moreover, it is home to some of the oldest universities in the world. This makes it well-known for a large number of areas of education.
Study & Work In Portugal - Basic Guide
Best Cities in Portugal to Study
Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Aveiro.
Deadline For Admissions
April – August
Average Tuition Fees in Portugal
1500-2000 EUR /Semester
Can I Study In English In Portugal?
Work Allowed During Studies?
Yes – 20 hours per week
All over Europe
Average Hostel Fee in Portugal
Portugal Visa Fee In Pakistan
Living costs in Portugal
Application Process Time
Study Visa Process Time
Best Universities in Portugal for Pakistani Students:
Portugal is a place full of high-end universities covering almost every program and course available. Around 50,000 students from all over the world choose Portugal for higher studies because of its lower education cost, marvelous study environment, and so on. Some of the best universities in Portugal for Pakistani students are;
|University||Average Tuition Fee|
|Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon||600 EUR/ semester|
|University of Porto||650 EUR/ semester|
|University of Lisbon||1000 EUR/ semester|
|Polytechnic of Leiria||1500 EUR/ semester|
|Technico Lisboa||1750 EUR/ semester|
|University of Algarve||2000 EUR/ semester|
Admission Criteria of study in Portugal for Pakistani students
Scholarships in Portugal for Pakistani students
Despite being one of the most affordable countries for study in Europe, the government of Portugal also provides several scholarships to deserving students. Many scholarships are provided by the Portuguese government because Portugal is an active member of the EU.
|Catolica Lisbon School of Business scholarship||Up to 50% tuition fee waiver|
|University of Porto scholarships||Monthly allowance and living expenses|
|Carnegie Mellon University scholarships||Full study coverage+ monthly stipend that covers living expenses|
MBBS in Portugal for Pakistani students 2022-2023:
|University of Porta Medical School|
|Faculty of Medicine University of Lisbon|
|University of Lisbon|
|University of Coimbra|
|University of Minho|
Tuition Fee & Living cost in Portugal for International students:
Portugal is said to be one of the most affordable countries in Europe. That’s why it is quite easy to study in Portugal for Pakistani students.
|Average Tuition Fee for bachelor’s in Portugal||450-600 EUR/ semester|
|Average Tuition Fee for master’s in Portugal||450-600 EUR/ semester|
|Average Tuition Fee for PhD in Portugal||1200-1500 EUR/ semester|
|Living Cost in Portugal||400-700 EUR/ month|
|Accommodation Cost in Portugal||330-500 EUR/ month|
|Food Expenses in Portugal||200 EUR/month|
|Hostel Fee in Portugal||125-300 EUR/ month|
|Transportation in Portugal||35 EUR/ month|
Portugal Visa Process for Pakistani students:
To study in Portugal, students have to apply for a study permit, visa, and work permit before applying to a university. The visa process timing ranges from 6-8 weeks. Visa application fee in Pakistan comprises about 80 EUR.
STEP 1: Application process & required documents:
To get an Admission Letter issued by the targeted university in Portugal, we require the following documents:
Students can send us mentioned documents through Email, Whatsapp, or by visiting their nearest branch office of Twelve Consultants.
STEP 2: How to get a Portugal Study Visa From Pakistan？
Students can also Contact our local representative office for further information about the Portugal Study Visa for Pakistani students.
Students should apply to the Embassy of Canada (Submission in VFS Global in Islamabad, Karachi & Lahore) with the following documents:
Portugal Visa Fees In Pakistan
|C-type Visa (short stay Schengen visa)||90 days duration||80 EUR|
|D-type Visa (long stay national visa)||More than 90 days duration||80 EUR|
Portugal Embassy Appointment in Pakistan:
Before applying for a study visa for Portugal, a pre-appointment is made for the Embassy of Portugal in Pakistan. You can submit your application to VFS Global Visa Centre located in Islamabad, Lahore, or Karachi.
VFS Global visa center:
You can book your appointment at the VFS global visa center without the hassle of going to the embassy again and again and booking appointments. Here, you can submit your applications at centers located in Islamabad, Lahore, or Karachi.
|Lahore||9:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday)|
|Islamabad||9:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday)|
|Karachi||9:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday)|
PR & Citizenship In Portugal
Despite going through major changes and inflation over the past few years, Portugal didn’t stop giving PR or residence permits to international students and workers.
Here are some basic requirements to get Citizenship in Portugal as a Pakistani or International student.
You may also get Portuguese Permanent Residency (PR) leading to the Citizenship by fulfilling following criteria;
- You are legally residing in Portugal for 5 years.
- You have a clean criminal record in Portugal.
- You have no outstanding taxes due in Portugal.
- You have basic knowledge of Portuguese language to A2 level.
- Proof of integration into the community.
Work In Portugal: You cannot work in Portugal after completing your degree without any residence permit. You can apply for a 1-year residence permit to apply for a job which can be extended to 5 years. If you keep a hold on your job for 5 years, you can renew your residence permit every year or can apply for a permanent residency visa to Portugal.
Education in Portugal is free for EU students. For non-EU, studying in Portugal comes at very affordable prices and you don’t have to worry at all if you’re a brilliant student. There are a lot of scholarship programs provided by the government of Portugal and several universities that aid the students in their educational path to a very large extent.
As Portugal is quite strict about its language policies, you may not get admission into a university there without IELTS or some other language proficiency test proof. Several universities accept students even without IELTS on some rules as you must have completed your previous education in English medium. The universities that grant admission without IELTS are:
University of Porto
University of Lisbon
University of Coimbra
University of Aveiro
While studying in Portugal, EU students are allowed to work full time. But for non-EU countries like Pakistan, the students from there are allowed to work part-time for about 20 hours/ week during their semester. On the other hand, you can work full time without any limit of time during vacations. The minimum wage is about 8-12 EUR /hour or 1000 EUR /month.