Insurance requirements for studying at University of Lisbon
This page has information from University of Lisbon and Portugal combined. This might have resulted in repetitive info. Please read carefully and in case of questions please contact University of Lisbon
Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) is the largest and most prestigious university in Portugal and is one of Europe’s leading universities. Heir to a university tradition that spans over seven centuries, ULisboa acquired its current status in July 2013, following the merger of the former Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Universidade de Lisboa.
Insurance information for Portugal
If you are going to study and live in Portugal, you want to be fully prepared before starting your adventure. Among other things, you want to make sure your insurance covers everything you need, without paying too much.
Students from EU/EEA countries, who are in possession of valid health insurance in their home country, may use the European Health Insurance Card (see FAQ EHIC). This is a free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 27 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country. Please note that EHIC is according to EU recommendations not an alternative for Travel Insurance.EHIC does not guarantee free services. As each country’s healthcare system is different services that cost nothing at home might not be free in another country.
Students from non EU/EEA countries
Should be covered by private health insurance for the entire planned period of stay in Portugal. Students from Brasil need to obtain Certificado de Direito à Assistência Médica – CDAM (PB4 Form) .
Is this enough?
It is important to understand that the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) is not always enough, Please note that EHIC is according to EU recommendations not an alternative for Travel Insurance, and that the local offered health insurance will probably not cover:
- (Additional) medical costs
- Home contents and baggage
- Legal aid
- Worldwide cover
You will need an insurance policy also covering, but also arranging for you, for example:
- You returning home if a close relative is seriously ill or dies;
- Up to two close relatives visiting you in if you fall seriously ill;
- Your medical repatriation to your home country for hospitalization or rehabilitation treatment;
- or in the worst possible situation, returning a body home for burial.
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About PortugalPortugal is one of the most popular destinations for people looking to study abroad, especially exchange students. Portuguese universities are highly focused on research and collaborate with important research centres worldwide. During studies, international students have various opportunities to take on internships at local companies.
You also have the chance to learn Portuguese, an international language spoken by over 250 million people worldwide. It can be an asset on any CV and will serve you well in your future career. While studying and living in Portugal, the Mediterranean climate will make you never want to leave; hot summers and beautiful beaches — all you need to relax after big exams.
If you’re a wanderer, Portugal’s natural beauty and unique sites are waiting to be explored. There are over 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among many other places worth visiting.
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