Instituto Superior Técnico

Área Internacional




  • IST6: e-lab – Remotely controlled physics laboratories
  • IST10: Plasma Science and Technology
  • IST13: From School Memories to a School Architecture Manifesto – Unfolding Lisbon’s School Architecture paradigm
  • IST14: Public Space as Urban Trigger – Unfolding Lisbon’s paradigm


The students are expected to arrive on Friday, 10th November.

Saturday, 11th November

10h00 – Registration (Main Building, Alameda Campus)

10h30 – Welcome Session

12h00 – Lunch

13h00 – Lisbon Sightseeing

19h30 – Welcome Dinner

Sunday, 12th November

9h00-18h30 – Sightseeing

Monday, 13th November to Friday, 17th November

9h00-17h00 – Classes


Housing has been booked (and must be paid in full) for 7 nights, from Friday 10th November to Friday 17th November (if you have not requested housing, please ignore this section). Students can choose between three room types (available on a first-come, first-served basis). The sooner you contact the hostel, the higher your chance of staying in a room that meets your choice.

Room types:

  • 4-bed room: 17,50€/night per person (breakfast included)
  • 6-bed room: 15,50€/night per person (breakfast included)
  • 8-bed room: 13,50€/night per person (breakfast included)
  • City tax: 1,00€/night per person (not included in the room rates)

The students are required to contact the hostel by e-mail to to confirm their room preference.

Rua Pedro Nunes, 10
1050-171 Lisboa
Tel.: (+351) 213 153 101

How to arrive at the Hans Brinker Hostel from the Lisbon airport

The easiest way to reach the hotel from the Lisbon airport is to take the Metro’s Red Line at the Aeroporto station, change to the Yellow line at the Saldanha station and get off at the Picoas station. The hostel is 3 minutes walking from the station.

How to arrive at IST from the Hans Brinker Hostel

The hostel is in close proximity to IST (about 15 minutes walking or 5 minutes by Metro). The easiest way to reach the IST Alameda campus from the hostel is to take the Metro’s Yellow Line at the Picoas station and get off at the Saldanha station. The IST Alameda campus is 3 minutes walking from the station.


The estimated cost for attending the courses in Lisbon is 260€ (includes housing, meals, local transportation and the cultural programme).

European Dimension Activities (cultural programme)

Visits to Lisbon’s most popular attractions. The students will have the opportunity to visit the historical references of the past as well as the modern cultural highlights of the city. The EDA fee in Lisbon is 70€ (includes all activities, bus transportation and guides, lunch+dinner on Saturday 11th November and lunch on Sunday 12th November.

Note: Attendance is mandatory for all students.


Lisbon is easily reachable by plane. Several national and low-cost airlines fly daily to Lisbon airport (airport code LIS) from many metropolitan capitals. The airport is located 7 km from the city centre.

Useful Information

Lisbon Guide

Lisbon is a small city with quaint cobblestone streets, mosaic sidewalks and rolling hills. The Alfama quarter, which is the oldest, still retains its medieval feel although Lisbon is more than a reminiscence of the past.

Visitors can stroll through narrow streets to small romantic restaurants or Art Nouveau cafés, enjoy a scenic ride on an antique wooden streetcar, or take a steep ride up to Bairro Alto in a turn-of-the-century street elevator. Must-see sites include Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, and the extraordinary Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.


Lisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal.


Lisbon has a mild weather, winters are never too cold and summers are always moderately hot. Lightweight clothing is suitable from June to September. A topcoat and umbrella are advisable for autumn and winter.


The electricity voltage is 220 volts.


It is perfectly safe to drink tap water in private homes and in public places.


Silvia Santos (ATHENS Local Coordinator)

Tel: + 351 218 419 545

Miguel Silveiro (Student Mobility)

Tel: + 351 218 417 554