Housing

The SiPN program fee includes guaranteed double-room housing in an international residence alongside other international and/or Portuguese students in one of Lisbon's main avenues.

Our primary semester residence is 9 Student Living located in the Campo Pequeno neighborhood, just minutes away from the main campuses of our partner universities.

Open 24/7 with an on-site residence manager there during daytime hours, residents at 9 Student will encounter perks like:

  • WiFi throughout the entire building
  • Rooms and Kitchens fully equipped
  • Laundry facilities and housekeeping services
  • Living areas that will allow you to feel like you’re at home the second you land in Portugal,
  • There is also a fantastic outside area where you can read, catch some sun and socialize with the other residents
Rooms

Each student will have access to a room equipped with a bed, a closet, a desk, bed linens, pillows and towels. Rooms at 9 student are of comparable size and quality, except for the doubles which are much larger.

Room assignments

SiPN’s residence has limited capacity and slightly different room types.
Assuming that students prefer to stay in a single type room, SiPN assigns single rooms on a first-come first-served basis,  based on the date of completion of SiPN’s Application. Students staying in double-occupancy rooms, will share the rooms and bathroom with other SiPN student, same gender.

Changing room assignments is possible, after SiPN’s approval, only after the orientation week has been concluded and only if we have two students who have matching interests.

Living Room

9 Student has a nice common area downstairs and a lovely outside courtyard that is linked to a restaurant on the ground floor where residents can enjoy special pricing for meals.

Shared Kitchen

The residence enjoys  a shared kitchen on each floor, equipped, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, plates, glasses and cutlery, pans and pots and kitchenware, though no stove on the premises.

Meals can be cooked in the shared kitchens or there are inexpensive student cafeterias at all 4 of SiPN’s campuses. Our students enjoy access to any of the facilities of the schools in which they are registered for classes.

Location

The 9 Student residence has the perfect location for our students, it is located in one of the finest and vibrant areas in the city known as “Avenidas Novas”. It balances the fact that it provides easy and fast access to Lisbon´s main university area (2 metro stops away), as well as from the downtown/historical area (5 metro stops).

The residence is located less than 100 meters (around 300 feet) away from Campo Pequeno bullfight arena/shopping mall and its metro station (Campo Pequeno). There’s buses to every part of the city are located just across the street. Entrecampos train station is just 300 metres away, from there our student’s can virtually go to any part of Portugal. Lisbon’s International Airport is about 30 min away by metro from the residence. Another highlight is the fact that one of the most magnificent gardens and museums in Lisbon is half a mile from the residence the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation´s headquarters. All around the area students will find supermarkets, convenience stores, cafes, gyms, mail offices, etc.

General Safety

Safety is one of Lisbon’s strong points. In this respect the SiPN Residence will be similar to most US dorms. Students will have locked access to their building at all times as well as locked access to their individual rooms. Fire extinguishers and egress points are well-marked and house rules are clearly spelled out in our Housing Agreement form.

24/7 Surveillance

At 9 Student all residents have keys to the enter the building and their respective rooms. Residents enjoy closed-circuit video systems and fire detection infrastructure for added safety. 9 Student is a licensed and insured  student residence by the local municipal authorities.

Cleaning Services

The residence’s staff cleans common areas every week day and rooms will be cleaned on a weekly basis, including change of bed clothes and towels.

Self-Service Laundry

The self-service laundry is equipped with semi-industrial washing and drying machines. There are also irons and ironing tables available.

Prices: to each load – 3,50 Eur; to Dry – $1,50

Damage Deposits

SiPN has negotiated a special damage deposit fee for our students. This fee may be paid upon entrance in either USD or EUR and if no damages occur to your room nor assessments made for excess energy usage, that amount will be returned to you in full upon check-out. Details about energy monitoring and damages fees are made available upon arrival by the residence management on site.

General rules

Students are expected to observe the house rules regarding dishwashing and cleaning up after oneself. Failure to respect the rules of the residence can result in the forfeiture of your guaranteed housing placement. Students required to leave the official housing option will be notified in writing in advance of their date of expulsion and will be required to find their own outside housing option at their own cost. Guest privileges are reasonable but firmly enforced in order to protect the harmony of the collective group.

Multicultural environment

SiPN’s primary residence is international, mixing Erasmus students from all over the globe as well as Portuguese university students from outside the capital. This provides for a truly cross-cultural living arrangement that will expand your horizons and circle of friends!

Be aware

1: SiPN-arranged housing is included during mid-semester breaks for those staying for the entire academic year.

2: Rooms at these residences are only guaranteed to those who submit their deposits and payments by the program deadline. Latecomers will be accommodated on a space-available basis or if overflow housing is necessary, SiPN will work to find alternate housing that is similar in quality and conditions.