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Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa

The Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL) is the oldest private University in the country. The university was created in 1985 and offers 12 undergraduate courses, 8 masters degrees and 5 doctoral degrees.

UAL participates in international mobility programmes for students and teachers through the Erasmus programme, and protocols with universities outside Europe, with particular emphasis on Brazil.

UAL is only 10 minutes by bike from Nido Campo Pequeno.

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We understand that budgeting and finances can feel like a student’s worst nightmare but, at Nido we’re committed to helping you live your best life while staying within budget. So, let’s talk about living costs…

You’ll be thrilled to know that Lisbon is moving towards a more sustainable way of living which means you can get a return bus journey for just €1.40! Food is very cheap in Lisbon without compromising on quality which means you could get your hands on a famous Pastel De Nata for just €1.00.

You’ll never be bored either as there are so many affordable attractions in Lisbon. Museums in particular offer student discounts and even free entry on the first Sunday of every month, including:


Archeology National Museum

Azulejo National Museum

Coches National Museum

Monastery of Jerónimos

National Pantheon

Ajuda National Palace

Chiado National Museum of Modern Art

Navy National Museum


Don’t forget, Lisbon is home to plenty of green spaces. You can enter any park in Lisbon for free and enjoy a relaxing day in the fresh air with your friends. In the summer, you can even join in free yoga classes or picnic with friends.

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