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PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

What to do Before Arriving in Viseu

Application Forms: Registration, Accommodation, Intensive Course of Portuguese.

To apply for a study/training period at the Polytechnic of Viseu, students must contact the International Office. Accommodation requests and registration for the intensive course of Portuguese are also subject to an application.

The deadlines for applications area as follows:

-1st semester students: 1st July;

-2nd semester students: 30th November.

Student Visa

Students who are not citizens of an EU Member State shall request a student visa at the Portuguese diplomatic services in their home country. To do so, it is necessary to have a declaration stating that they have been accepted as international students at the Polytechnic of Viseu. This declaration can be obtained at the International Office of this institution.

How to Get to Viseu

By Plane

The airports closest to Viseu are:

- Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro (Oporto) (www.ana-aeroportos.pt)

- Airport of Portela (Lisbon) (www.ana-aeroportos.pt)

Once in Oporto/Lisbon, students can catch a taxi or a bus to get to the central bus station of the city:

-Lisbon

RNE-REDE NACIONAL DE EXPRESSOS,LDA.
TERMINAL RODOVIARIO DE SETE RI
1500-423 LISBOA 
Tel.: 707223344

-Oporto

ROD. BEIRA LITORAL-GARAGEM ATLANTICO
RUA ALEXANDRE HERCULANO Nº366
4000 PORTO 
Tel.: 222052459

The bus timetables are available at http://www.rede-expressos.pt . As this site does not have information in English, students who do not understand Portuguese shall contact the International Office to obtain information.

As an alternative, the trip to Viseu can be made by train (http://www.cp.pt -see English link):

Please notice that the train stations closest to Viseu are the ones in Mangualde (approx. 20km) and in Nelas (approx. 22 Km). Once in these towns, students must catch a bus to Viseu. These buses leave from the train station.

 

By Train (International)

If the student chooses to travel by train from his home country, he/she should keep in mind that the railway stations closest to Viseu are in Mangualde (approx. 20km) and Nelas (approx. 22 Km).

In the following sites - European Railway Server (http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it) and Rail Europe (http://www.raileurope.com) - the student will find information about how to travel to Portugal, including links to their home country Railway Stations.

By Bus (International)

To travel to Portugal by bus, the student will have to contact, in his/her home country, companies with international connections. Information about some of these companies, in several European countries, is available at (www.busweb.com/busweb.asp).

Procedures upon arrival

Once the international student knows the exact day/hour of arrival in Viseu, the International Office of the Polytechnic should be informed of it. Students arriving during the week, between 9.00h and 17.30h, will be received by an International Office staff member or by a student of the Polytechnic. The person responsible for the reception will lead the incoming students to their accommodation. Upon arrival, the student will be informed of the time and conditions of his/her first contact with the International Office and of the meeting with the Erasmus Academic Coordinator, for the discussion of all the scientific and pedagogic aspects of the study/training period in Viseu.

If the student arrives on a weekend or after the international office working hours (abovementioned timetable), the reception will depend on the services’ availability. However, the student will be informed, in due time, of how to proceed under these circumstances (including information such as the accommodation place and the best way to get there).

Accommodation

International students received in the framework of mobility programmes will be offered the possibility of being accommodated at student hall of the Polytechnic (Campus). As the number of rooms is limited, reservations are made on a "first come, first served" basis. Information on accommodation prices and conditions (set annually) can be obtained through the International Office of the Polytechnic Institute (see accommodation forms – forms section).

Health Insurance and Medical Assistance

When leaving to Portugal, the student must carry one of the following forms: E111 or E128 (these documents enssure medical assistance during a temporary stay in another European Member State).Students who are not citizens of a EU Member State or, for any other reason, are not entitled to the abovementioned documents, should make a private health insurance.

In case of need of medical assistance, the student should present one of the before mentioned health insurances. Free medical assistance is assured for E-111 and E-128 beneficiaries. Previously to their departure, holders of a private health insurance must get acquainted with the procedures to follow in case of need of medical assistance in Portugal.

Banks

There are several banks in the city. Additionally, international students can also use the services of a bank agency located at the Central Services building of the Polytechnic Institute, as well as several Cash Point Machines / ATM at the Institution.

Useful Adresses and phone numbers

In general:

 

Viseu’s City Hall 

232423501

Attendance Service

232426745

Library Aquilino Ribeiro 

232426792

City Hall Library

232423055

City Hall Fire fighters  

232423822

          Emergency

232436216

Voluntary Fire fighters  

232422047

          Emergency

232436812

Medical Clinic "Casa de Saúde S. Mateus" 

232423423

Telephone Repair Services

800246246

Bus Station

232426685

Red Cross 

232425566

 

232422018

Emergency Number

112

Traffic Control Police (G.N.R.-B.T.)

232436637

Hospital "S. Teotónio"

232420500

Police (P.S.P)

232480380

Tourist Office Dão-Lafões 

232422014

Taxis

 

Av. António José de Almeida 

232411181

Lg. Mouzinho de Albuquerque 

232429453

Rossio 

232425444

Santa Cristina 

232423510

Viriato- Municipal Theatre 

232480110

Viveiros do Fontelo 

232425249

Viveiros do Monte de Santa Luzia 

232459929

Accommodation / Hotels

 

Albergaria Carlos Alberto

 

Rua Cândido dos Reis

232 467310

Hotel Melia Confort Grão Vasco

 

          Rua Gaspar Barreiros.

232423511

Hotel Montebelo

 

          Quinta do Bosque.

232420000

Hotel Ibis

 

          Vermun-Campo.

232457060

Hotel Onix

 

          Via do Caçador. E.N. 16.

232479243

Hotel Palácio dos Melos

 

Rua Chão Mestre

232 439290

Hotel Príncipe Perfeito

 

          Bairro da Misericórdia-Cabanões.

232469200

Hotel Avenida

 

          Rua Miguel Bombarda, 1 .

232423432

Hotel Moinho de Vento

 

          Rua Paulo Emílio, 13.

232426049

Youth Hostel (IPJ)

232435095

Camping Park

 

Fontelo. 

232436120

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