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The Cost of Study in Portugal
- Author: Rosi Vieira
- Category: Finance
Public education in Portugal is paid. In other words, basic and secondary levels are free, charging only for expenses related to lunch and school supplies. On the other hand, higher education in the public sector is paid in-full.
That is, in addition to expenses involving food, housing, school materials, the tertiary student also pays enrollment and tuition.
According to official data released by the Portuguese government, cost estimates are:
1st Cycle of Basic Education
Education is free, but students are charged for compulsory handbooks. The average cost is 70 € per student.
2nd and 3rd Cycles of Basic Education, as well as Secondary Education
Idem to the 1st cycle of basic education; however, as the number of subjects studied increases, students must acquire more books and didactic material. The cost varies between 150 € (5th to 9th grades) and 300 € (10th to 12th grades) per student.
After students finish 12 years of compulsory schooling as mandated by the State, they must pay to study at higher education institutions. The average cost for the student’s entry at the tertiary level is:
Note: This amount can increase on average 10% to 20% for international students who are non- members of the European Union.
The period of the selection process usually takes place between May and August. The school year starts in September.
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