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Accommodation in Beja for international students


Usually international students stay accommodated in one of the Students Residences managed by the Social Services. Presently the Social Services of the IPBeja (SAS) offer four halls of residence: one male residence (43 beds), one female residence (34 beds) and two mixed residence (259 beds). Considering the limited number of rooms available for mobile students in the students residences and that the room allocation criteria is based on the arrival order of the Application Forms, it is advisable that the students send their filled in application forms as soon as possible.

All the halls of residence are equipped with double rooms, social areas, study rooms and pantries (with fridges and micro- waves).

Services offered in the students residences

Weekly laundry service (towels and sheets provided by the residence);

General room and common areas cleaning service;

Clothes washing (requiring the previous purchasing of tickets to use the washing/drying machine = 6Kgs)

Telephone to the outside;

Residence Hours:

The residences close everyday at 12.00 p.m.

The access to non-residents is only allowed in the lounge and in the social areas from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Operating Period:

The operating period of the residence corresponds to the duration of the academic year, which is between October and July.





Male residence

Rua Prof. Bento de Jesus Caraça, n.º 64

(+351) 284 321 902

Female residence

(international students)

Rua Cidade S. Paulo, n.º 53

(+351) 284 320 901

Mixed residence I

(international students)

Praceta Diário do Alentejo

(+351) 284 329 434

Mixed residence II

Rua Manuel Gomes Serrano, n.º 1

(+351) 284 389 318

The mixed residences, which are the most recent ones, also offers rooms for students with special needs and rooms for temporary users (foreign students, researchers, visitors).

 Prices and payment modes (2009/2010):

The price for a student in a double room is €145, 00 a month. Two days after arrival, students must take care of the administrative-bureaucratic questions in the Social Services (on the 1st floor of the Common Services Building), and the first payment includes two months: the correspondent month and one month in advance. The payments must be done till the 8th of each month.

Other accomodation options

In order to overcome the accommodation limits in the students residences, many students opt for a provisional accommodation in a hotel/guesthouse, until they find a permanent housing alternative.

In case the student prefers a room or a private apartment he/she should mention it in the Application Form. It should be noted that the Institute is not responsible for arranging private accommodation. Students are, therefore, advised to:

- contact the Students’ Union of the different IPBeja Schools, as they arrange some housing contacts.

- consult the local real estate agencies to help searching for apartments to rent.



Serviços de Acção Social do IPB -SAS

IPB Common Services Building, 1st floor

Rua Pedro Soares, 7800-295 Beja

Tel.: 284 31 83 03 * Fax: 284 32 75 67 * e-mail: sas@ipbeja.pt


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