Student Visa

Portugal has become an attractive destination for international students due to its warm climate, reasonable costs, and easy lifestyle. Along with Portugal's beautiful coastal scenery and charming nature, its educational system is excellent. Studying in the universities of this country is not free, but compared to many European countries, the cost of education is lower. Also, the Portuguese government provides scholarships to international students. If you intend to study in Portugal, Itugal Investment Group will provide you with everything you need to know about the Portuguese study Visa.

After you receive your acceptance letter from the desired university, you can start the Visa application process. This process is done at the Portuguese embassy or consulate in your country.

After submitting your Portugal student Visa application, the approval process takes one to three months, depending on the country you are applying from.

The duration of your study Visa depends on the length of your course of study. All international students must apply for a residence permit within three months of arriving in Portugal, which will then be valid for up to one year. After one year, you can extend your stay up to 5 years.

Five Portuguese universities are among the top universities in the world based on the QS ranking. Portugal's higher education system, with a long history of prestigious universities, was ranked 35th in the world in the first edition of the QS Higher Education System Ranking.

Since 2006, Portugal has adopted the Bologna process throughout its universities and polytechnics. The European reform process aims to create a standard structure for European higher education. According to this structure, Portuguese universities offer degrees at three levels:


  • Bachelor's degree, which usually lasts between 3 and 4 years.
  • Master's degree, which lasts 1 or 2 years.
  • Ph.D. degree, which usually lasts 3 to 4 years.


Most of the courses, especially the undergraduate level, are taught in Portuguese. But many Portuguese universities teach their educational programs in English, especially at the master and doctoral levels.

Below is the list of the top 5 universities in Portugal ranked in 2023, along with the city:

  • University of Porto: Porto
  • University of Lisbon: Lisbon
  • New University of Lisbon: Lisbon
  • University of Minho: Braga
  • Aveiro University: Aveiro

Students in Portugal are allowed to work part-time while studying. The work permit for international students while studying in this country is as follows:


  • Bachelor: 10 hours per week
  • Master's degree: 20 hours per week
  • Ph.D.: 30 hours per week

Since you are allowed to stay in this country for one year after completing your studies, you can work there after graduation, convert your Study Visa to a Work Visa, and live legally in Portugal. After 5 years of your stay in Portugal, you can apply for permanent resident and therefore apply for citizenship.

One of the advantages of obtaining a Portuguese study Visa is the possibility of simultaneously applying for an accompanying Visa that includes a spouse and children under 18 years old. You can apply for a companion Visa at the same time as your application. The documents required to apply for a companion Visa include the following:


  • Identification documents of spouse and children
  • Valid passport
  • Student's academic acceptance letter
  • Proof of financial ability for yourself and family members
  • Marriage certificate
  • Companion Visa application form


  • Checking the applicant's information and preparing the documents
  • Preparation of resume and motivation letter
  • Applying for admission to prestigious universities
  • Getting admission from prestigious universities according to the applicant's resume
  • Guarantee a successful application
  • Advice for complete and flawless preparation of documents
  • Visa application registration service
  • Finding accommodation if requested by students
  • Helping to pay tuition fee to the university
  • Passport with at least one year of validity
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Diploma and the last degree, along with the official translation
  • University and high school transcripts along with a certified translation with the seal of the Portuguese Embassy
  • Working and education resume

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    Itugal's multilingual team, with offices in Portugal and Iran, guides you from the beginning to the end by providing advice from experts.


    We are here to accompany you to get admission to prestigious Portuguese universities, study Visa, and provide successful immigration services. Itugal international team is with you every moment. So call now.


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