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Preparation for Departure

After completing the Application and Course Selection Procedures, the International Relations Office will provide you with the following information by e-mail:


The International Relations Office provides help to all exchange students to find permanent accommodation in Lisbon: useful accommodation search links and a list of our accommodation partners that offer special discounts is sent by e-mail to all students. A short list of provisional and permanent accommodation search links can also be downloaded from our website. During the first days of classes, the International Relations Office staff will help students to find suitable accommodation offers and if needed will also provide help to schedule visits.    

Personal Information

To access all the important academic and administrative information in CATÓLICA-LISBON's student personal area, our IT Department will send you your personal data by e-mail: 
student number, login, and password.

Course Enrollment

After the Course Selection Procedures (Step 2 - Application and Course Selection), you will receive the confirmation of the courses you are enrolled in and access to your schedule for the semester by e-mail.

Welcome Day

Before your arrival, you will receive detailed information about the special activities prepared for you, to introduce you to the University and Lisbon.

Before Leaving Home


To ensure a smooth transition to student life in Lisbon, it is important to make sure all your paperwork and documentation are valid before you depart. Take a look at the checklist below to have a stress-free arrival in Portugal:


  • Make sure the International Relations Office has accepted your online application and received your documents
  • Make sure you bring your identity card or valid passport
  • Bring your medical/travel insurance and other relevant documents. If you are from an EU country, make sure you have the European Health Insurance Card
  • Take any routine medical checks or vaccinations if necessary
  • Order enough Euros for your first couple of weeks
  • Budget for your life in Portugal - check airfares, tuition fees, and living expenses
  • Make sure you have a list of useful contact numbers, especially the following:
    • Phone number and address of CATÓLICA-LISBON's International Relations Office
    • Phone number and address of your provisional accommodation