Campuses

Student Life in Lisbon

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The first year of Forward’s learning expedition begins in Lisbon, which has been recognised as one of the best places to learn in Europe.

The Learning Centre

Located in a beautiful historic building on Rua das Flores in Chiado, a central and lively area of Lisbon, just five minutes from the famous Praça do Comércio, the building offers the perfect mix of modern features and traditional Portuguese architecture.

There you will find:

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Study rooms

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A kitchen

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A terrace

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A meditation room

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A library

Discover our Lisbon Campus

British Council

Students also take some of their academic classes at the British Council in Príncipe Real, which also gives them access to one of the building’s wonderful gardens during recesses. The British Council is a 20-minute walk from the Learning Centre. 

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The Student Residence

You will live with other students from all over the world in a dedicated residence. Located in the vibrant area of Benfica, in a neighbourhood with many universities, our Lisbon Student Residence is an easy 30-minute metro ride away from our Lisbon Learning Centre. The residence is just five minutes away from the Parque Florestal de Monsanto, one of the most beautiful parks in Lisbon with a variety of activities on offer from tennis to hiking. You will also be a five-minute walk from the metro connecting you directly to the city centre as well as other areas of the city.

The residence offers:

 

Discover more about Xior Student Housing here
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Individual rooms (13 -20 m²)

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Private bathrooms

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Shared kitchen

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Study rooms

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Private garden

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Gym

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Media room

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On-site laundry

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Lounge

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From 590€ to 690€ monthly

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The Co-Working Space

Next to your living residence, you will find a large and private space open to the Forward cohorts, in which individual study, group learning, and conferences take place. The space is designed with flexible furniture to encourage and ignite creativity and collaboration.

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Student clubs and social events

All Forward students can submit a proposal to create a club for something they have a common interest in, and if approved, can access a budget and take the lead in managing the club activities. This is mediated by our student committee.

Our first cohort created a basketball club, organising weekly meetings to play outdoors. Parque Florestal Monsanto near the student residence offers an extensive area that can be used for various sports, including basketball. Other students founded a guitar club to learn how to play the instrument together. 

Many on-campus social events are also organised along the year, such as the Winter Holiday celebration and the Carnival and pancakes party.

Cost of Living in Lisbon

Let’s take a look at some of the costs you may have in your first year studying at Forward’s Lisbon campus.

Activities Costs per week Cost per month Cost per academic year (52 weeks)
Student home From €175 to €220 From €700 to €880 From €9,100 to €11,440
Private health insurance €6.25 €25 €325
Public transportation pass €7.50 €30 €390
Groceries From €37 to €50 From €150 to €200 From €1950 to €2600
Mobile Phone Plan €2.5 €10 €130
Leisure activities and daily expenses** From €25 to €37 From €100 to €150 From €1,300 to €1,950

*includes gym, nightlife, cinema and other types of entertainment.

Activity Costs
Meal in a average restaurant €15.00
Coffee €0.70 – €1.00
Take away in a bakery (lunch menus, sandwiches…) €3 – €7.00
Cinema ticket €7.80
Nightclub entry €10 – €15.00
Single metro ticket €1.50

10 tips from our students before joining the Lisbon campus 

Studying abroad is one of the most important decisions in your life. By deciding to join Forward you will be pushed out of your comfort zones on a number of occasions: you will transition from high school to university, learn autonomy, live away from your family in a new country, be immersed in a multicultural student body so it’s a good idea to get prepared before arriving. Here are a few tips from our students:

 

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