Have you chosen Coimbra as the city where you’ll be spending your exchange programme?

Awesome! You made an amazing choice. It is an amazing city!

Coimbra is the fourth-largest urban centre in Portugal after Lisbon, Porto and Braga. It is the former capital of the country and it is known as the University City with one of a kind traditions and parties in what regards celebrating being a student. Have you ever heard about Queima das Fitas? You’re in for a treat, believe us! Coimbra is by excellence the city of students: several universities, a lot of students and a unique academic spirit. You’ll work hard and you’ll party harder.

Among the many archaeological structures dating back to the Roman era are its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus. Similarly, buildings from the period when Coimbra was the capital of Portugal (from 1131 to 1255) still remain. During the late Middle Ages, with its decline as the political centre of the Kingdom of Portugal, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre. This was in large part helped by the establishment of the University of Coimbra in 1290, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world.

Apart from attracting many European and international students, the university is visited by many tourists for its monuments and history. Its historical buildings were classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2013: “Coimbra offers an outstanding example of an integrated university city with a specific urban typology as well as its own ceremonial and cultural traditions that have been kept alive through the ages.”

A two hour drive both from Lisbon or Porto, and also pretty close to Spain.

If you chose Coimbra as your Erasmus destination you’re in for a one of a kind experience that will change you forever!
It shouldn’t be difficult to find you a place to stay in the city. Wether you’re willing to rent an entire apartment or share it with a a new local or international friend, we have several rooms and apartment offers from which you can choose from.

We have several team members all around the city who can help you find the ideal accommodation solution for your exchange period in Coimbra Count on a personal assistant to help you both integrate in the city and your new University.

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Finding the right housing for university and Erasmus students is at the heart of everything we do. We want to help you make a wise decision when choosing your new accommodation in Coimbra.

We know how unreliable it can be to rent a room abroad based only on photos. You don’t get to know the real conditions of the apartment or even the people you’re going to live with for a whole semester or year.

That’s why we offer two innovative services – In-Person Visits and Live Call Visits. We’ll analyze your preferences and show you the best accommodation options for you. Then, you can decide if you want to visit the room when you arrive in Coimbra or see it online, through a live video call. Either way, you’ll have our total support, so you don’t have to worry about what you’ll find when you arrive in your new city.

Our unique services

In-Person Visits

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Book in person.
With the help of a personal advisor

After getting our free housing recommendations, you can schedule a visit with your local advisor, who will show you the house and the surroundings, answer all your questions and introduce you to your future housemates and landlord. If you like it, you can book right away.

Live Call Visits

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Book online.
Make Live Tours and book right away

After getting our free housing recommendations, you can book a live call and your local advisor will show you the house and the surroundings, answer all your questions and introduce you to your future housemates and landlord. If you are happy, you can book immediately.

Book your student accommodation in Coimbra safely with Inlife.

Access our student housing platform and find a wide range of verified rooms and apartments to rent in Coimbra. Simply choose your preferred location to live, set your price range and add any specific preferences you have for the accommodation. We’ll do the rest!