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Student Life - Welcoming and Integration

The city of Porto is famous for its hospitality and the University is no exception. At U.Porto, we welcome our national and international students with open arms!

Sought out every year by students from all over the country and the world, U.Porto provides its student community with a set of tools to facilitate their quick integration in the city and in the University.

As soon as you arrive, you will be invited to various welcoming initiatives, either at the Rectory or at your faculty.

The University also provides several support services that, at central or local level (in each faculty), ensure an immediate response to the students' needs (accommodation, practical information about the campus and the institution, academic life, etc.).

Working in conjunction with the academic support structures, these services guarantee individualised attention, so that students can obtain help and guidance in a wide variety of areas at any time during their studies.

Don't forget to contact your Student Association and/or our Núcleo de Apoio à Inclusão, dedicated to students with special educational needs.

In the Student Guide you will find detailed information about the services, programmes, equipment, initiatives and associative groups available to the academic community.

Welcome to U.Porto!

Peer Mentoring Programme

What if you could have a student from the U.Porto "guiding" you during your first days at University? That's what we propose through the U.Porto's Peer Mentoring Programme.

In this pioneering programme, the mentors (students already at the U.Porto and with more experience) accompany and help the mentees (students who have just joined the University) in the whole integration process, from the most basic issues - moving around, classes, registrations, places to take photocopies, canteens, etc., to others that may seem more difficult. - to others that may seem more difficult for those who have just arrived.