• A country on theIberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe.
  • It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe.
  • Capital and largest city: Lisbon
  • Official Language: Portuguese
  • Total Area: 92,212 km 2
  • Estimate population: 10,427,301
  • Distance from Kerala to Portugal: 8,769 km
  • Flight time from Kochi to Lisbon is 15 hours 10 minutes


  • Portugal has a temperate maritime climate with hot summers and wet winters, affected by the Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean influences.
  • The climate also varies according to the altitude and proximity to the ocean.


General Requirements

  • Application form signed in the presence of a Consular Officer
  • Valid passport
  • One (1) recent colour photo, passport size
  • FBI record check
  • Declaration outlining the reasons for wanting to obtain residence in Portugal (for residence visas only)
  • Medical insurance or declaration that applicant will acquire it in Portugal within 90 days after arrival
  • Proof that applicant has guaranteed housing in Portugal
  • Proof of means of support while in Portugal (i.e., financial statement, pension, etc.)
  • Portuguese bank account statement (if applicable)
  • Proof of ownership of property in Portugal (if applicable)
  • Submission of a work contract approved by the Portuguese Ministry of Labor (for work visas only)
  • Submission of certificate of enrollment in a University or Educational Institution in Portugal (for study visas only)

Work and Study in Portugal

It is quite possible to find a nice job in Portugal. In case you search for a job in Portugal, you need to make yourself prepared by conducting research on the job market prior to setting some expectations for yourself.

  • The minimum wage in Portugal is around 530 Euros per month.
  • The tourism industry has many part-time and seasonal jobs.
  • The call center has also prospered to a great extent.
  • Employees in Portugal work for at least forty hours per week.
  • The full time employees get an annual leave of twenty-two days.
  • Employment contracts in Portugal is same as that of European nations with part time, fixed term and work contracts as the usual ways of employment.
  • If one is a non-European citizen, the you have to get a visa to work in Portugal.
  • Specialist jobs are being created in Portugal.
  • There are several multinational companies in Portugal where there are employment prospects. Some of the multinational companies are Nokia, Samsung and Nestle.

Your decision to work and study in Portugal brings some association to the nation and a part of a geographic space and culture. You may contact us to know more about the prospect of work and study in Portugal.

Study in Portugal

  • Portugal is a home to many reputed polytechnics.
  • The universities have a nice focus on academic research.
  • The polytechnics are more focused in preparing the students for a particular career path.
  • There are some subjects offered in universities or polytechnics.
  • The polytechnics and universities provide degrees in management, engineering and humanities subjects.
  • The universities in Portugal offer three levels of degree like bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctorate level degree.
  • The University of Lisbon has got forty-seven thousand students in eighteen faculties.
  • There is the University of Coimbra has got a great number of international students.
  • Portugal has got awesome universities with great reputation and an excellent track record.

Portugal give a warm welcome to the students and visitors from all around the world. When you study in Portugal, there are several opportunities for you to get access to. 

  • ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute
  • University of the Azores
  • University of Algarve (includes polytechnic schools)
  • University of Aveiro (includes polytechnic schools)
  • University of Beira Interior
  • University of Coimbra
  • University of Évora (includes polytechnic schools)
  • University of Lisbon
  • University of Madeira (includes polytechnic schools)
  • University of Minho (includes polytechnic schools)
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • University of Porto
  • University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro


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