Welcome to Erasmus Life Lisboa

First of all,  let us tell you who we are: we are non-profit organization founded in March 2013 by a couple of Portuguese students who had all just returned to Lisbon from their own Erasmus Program. As they just had the best time of their lives, they decided to set up this association in Lisbon to provide all the incoming international students with the same amazing experience. ELL was born to make you feel at home, by helping you in the best way possible and to have the most exciting time of your life by creating experiences and memories you will never regret! Soon Lisbon will be your new favorite city and you'll wish that your Erasmus in Lisbon will never end. We will be here every single day ready to welcome you, help you with whatever you need and show you our amazing city, the sparkling culture, the destinations around Portugal, show you our weird typical Portuguese habits and of course party like there is no tomorrow.


Create your Erasmus Life Lisboa Card in order to get access to many discounts from our partners, and also free entry in many clubs.


Take a view at our parties, trips and events

Erasmus Life Lisboa organizes all kinds of trips around the country from north to south, check the amazing places you can visit and choose the ones you like more or just go to every! Our weekends trips are Porto Trip (capital of the north) and Algarve Paradise Trip (in the south of Portugal has ones of the best beaches in Europe)! Regarding our local activities you can choose from sports, culture, gastronomic you name it! Check here what best suit you, if a boat party along the Tagus River, if a football tournment or a wine and cheese tasting or an amazing walking tour to get to know Lisbon!


Check our housing service

Find the perfect place to stay in three easy steps

Visit us at Erasmus Corner and we're trying our best to find the best accommodation for you.



What are you looking for? An apartment by yourself, a shared flat?


Once you chose, we'll escort you there to confirm your interest.


Once chosen, bring your stuff in and start enjoying your new place.

Click here and we will start looking for your room!


Meet your local friend

Are you nervous about arriving in Lisbon all alone? Maybe it is your first time living by yourself and you might not know the city so we understand it can be very overwhelming. Do not panic! We are here and we have a perfect solution: tell us something about yourself, who you are, about your lifestyle, what you like and we will find your special BFF (Buddy For Foreigners – our buddy program)! Your BFF basically will be your living Lisbon encyclopedia and you can bombard him/her with any questions you might have, even before coming to Lisbon. By the time you arrive in Lisbon you will know your new friend very well, your BFF will wait for you at the airport and then guide you to your new room or hostel.

Finally you will know why you should try a Pastel de Belém, you will be introduced to Fado, understand what is a “Bitoque” and find out why Bairro Alto is the most amazing place to hang out! We will try to make sure that you will receive a buddy from the same faculty as where you will be studying. In this way you can get help about subjects/courses. Put it shortly your buddy can help you out with almost anything you might need to get your life in Lisbon starting.


Practice a sport during your Erasmus experience

Want to stay fit while in your exchange program? Worry no more!
Erasmus Life Lisboa organizes all kinds of sports games, since football, basketball and volleyball games to surf or climbing, you name it! 

Join the group Erasmus Sports in Lisbon on Facebook and check all the schedules!

We organize 5 football games per week and surf classes every day in two different schools – Angels Surf School and Centro Internacional de Surf. And guess what? You have discount with your Erasmus Life Lisboa card in both schools so you can become a surf pro.


Become an ELL member and get access to discounts from our partners


  • Transportation

    Check all the transportation available transports and where to catch them.
  • Attractions

    Find all the great places to visit in Lisbon
  • Healthcare

    Where you can find an Hospital near by or any other healthcare provider.


Our numbers from last erasmus semester