REASONS TO STUDY IN PORTO
Chosen for the 3rd consecutive time as the “Best European Destination” and for the high quality standards of Higher Education in this city, we give you 10 reasons to study in Porto.
1. Porto is a World Heritage Site
The historic center is of great architectural interest, were it not considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, thanks to a mixture of contemporary and ancient architecture.
2. Food quality
Porto also stands out for the quality of its restaurants and for its gastronomy. The francesinhas or Porto-style guts are dishes that are only eaten in the city Invicta. From regional gastronomy restaurants to gourmettapas, sushi, hamburgers, there is everything for all tastes and appetites ... The hard part is choosing.
3. High quality teaching
The University of Porto, one of the main universities in the country, is among the 200 best universities in the world and the 100 best universities in Europe. U.Porto students have a high insertion rate in the Portuguese and international labor market.
The U.Porto campus has infrastructures capable of guaranteeing the best academic, social and cultural experience. As if that were not enough, students at U.Porto have a high rate of insertion in the Portuguese and international labor market.
4. O melhor das grandes e das pequenas cidades
Within the context of a big city, Porto also has the characteristics of a small city - it is a mixture of the city with the tranquility of the interior and the typical coastal landscape. The center of Porto, known as “Baixa Porto”, is easily accessible on foot. This is because the area is very concentrated in a relatively small radius of extension. Therefore, the dispersion that is found in cosmopolitan cities like Lisbon, is not felt in Porto. There is a greater sense of closeness. This is reflected in the fact that it has an intense cultural life, but without losing the tranquility of a city of 230 000 inhabitants.
Porto is an authentic city, it has its own personality. Oporto people are known for being warm, hospitable, transparent, reliable and very proud of their city.
6. Good places to study
Porto has several sites that have the particularity of pleasing students to study. Examples: Library of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, the Botanical Garden, the Serralves Library, the Tea Route, the Café da Casa da Música, the Almeida GarrettLibrary, among many others.
7. The weather
Although traditionally not as hot as the south coast of the country, Porto offers a high percentage of sunny days per year, and temperatures are mild. Average temperatures reach 10ºC in Porto during winter, never reaching negative temperatures.
8. The cost of living
Compared to most major European cities, studying in Porto is cheaper. Including transport and food expenses, to study in Porto on average you spend almost 500 euros per month, 100 euros less than the corresponding amount in Lisbon. The average value of renting a room is around 270 euros.
Currently, in downtown Porto, it is almost impossible not to trip over a nightlife establishment on every corner. There are many bars and clubs, and for all tastes. Starting with the Galerias de Paris area, where we find two streets full of bars, from one end to the other, up to the riverside, there are many and varied options.
Especially for students related to artistic areas, the city has to offer a wide range of cultural events, of various sizes, for all tastes, and of high recognition, in terms of music (see the case of NOS Primavera Sound festival) , comedy, dance or theater.
Also noteworthy is painting, photography and / or sculpture, with regular exhibitions, in the galleries on Rua Miguel Bombarda, at the Portuguese Institute of Photography or at the Serralves Foundation Museum. Source: E-Konomista