Instituto Superior Técnico

Área Internacional




  • IST3: Operational Research
  • IST6: e-lab – Remotely controlled physics laboratories
  • IST10: Plasma Science and Technology


The students are expected to arrive on Friday, 16th March.

Saturday, 17th March

10h00 – Registration/Welcome Session

12h00 – Lunch

13h30 – Lisbon city tour

20h00 – Welcome Dinner

Sunday, 18th March

9h00-18h00 – Sintra Tour

Monday, 19th March to Friday, 23rd March

9h00-17h00 – Classes


Housing will be booked (and must be paid in full) for 8 nights, from Friday 16th March to Saturday 24th March (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.

How to arrive at the Hostel from the Lisbon airport

How to arrive at IST from the Hostel


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 The students will have the opportunity to visit the historical references of the past as well as the modern cultural highlights of the city.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 17th March and lunch on Sunday 18th March.

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.


Tel: + 351 218 417 550/554