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Student Life - International Student Associations

Aside from the vast network of support at the University, international students take initiative in helping those who arrive from all parts of the world every year to join the most cosmopolitan academic community in Portugal.

If you are currently attending a complete U.Porto course or you intend to do so, you can count on InterUp, a student association created in 2019 by the University's international students.

InterUp is focused on the integration of the international student community before and after the arrival of international students at the University. It provides support regarding topics such as applications and housing, as well as how to obtain a residence permit. Additionally, it brings international students closer to local students and provides support when looking for job opportunities.

InterUp is open to students of all nationalities – including Portuguese students – and to all levels of education at U.Porto. It provides a link between international students and the University's services.

In the case of mobility students, this type of assistance is offered by ESN-Porto (Erasmus Student Network – Porto), which is a group of volunteers supported by U.Porto's International Relations Office who collaborate in the integration of mobility students.

ESN Porto organises activities such as city walking tours, visits to museums and monuments, excursions, sports events and festivities, among others. You will also have support for issues regarding accommodation, transport and the way the University operates, among others.