ITQB researchers and students have access to a residence in the campus where a room can be rented for short periods.
ITQB has also protocol for reduced fees with Fundação Inatel for lodging in Centro de Férias - Oeiras, an excellent housing alternative, located near the sea.
The Academics and Projects Office at ITQB helps researchers and students in finding more permanent housing.
Most PhD students in Portugal resort to the national scientific funding agency - FCT - for funding.
Getting funding from FCT requires the submission of a specific research project - students wishing to apply for fellowships are encouraged to contact lab coordinators to discuss possible research plans, before starting the PhD Program.
At ITQB, all courses and seminars are held in english.
Foreign students who wish to learn Portuguese can find specific courses in various formats at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas from UNL.
ITQB has its own cafeteria (open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM) that serves lunches, including vegetarian meals. Other buildings on the campus have a cantine or cafeteria that can be also used by the students.
At ITQB, there are specific areas equipped with microwaves and fridges for students who wish to bring their own lunch from home. There are also many restaurants within walking distance.
ITQB can be easily reached from Lisbon by train or by car. Inside the campus there are plenty of parking spaces available for students.
Within Oeiras there are biking routes so for those living in town it is possible to get to the institute by bike.
ITQB is located near to the Oeiras Public Health Center. A private clinic can also be found nearby.
The Oeiras Campus, where ITQB is located, has a nursery/kindergarten that children from ITQB researchers and students can attend (depending of available places).
ITQB is located within Estação Agronómica Nacional (National Agronomic Station) and is surrounded by beautiful fields, including the famous Carcavelos wine's vineyards. It is a great area for long walks or jogging. At Estação Agronómica you can also find a horse riding school.
Students are minutes away from the beach and the seaside bars and restaurants. There is also a bike route along the sea great for rides or walks under the sun.
In the neighbourhood, there are gardens, parks, movie theaters, and a public library. Oeiras is a very dynamic city and many cultural activities are organized througout the year. Information on these activities can be found in the city council webpage or in the Oeiras guide.
ITQB is close to two Shopping Centers: Centro Comercial Palmeiras (walking distance) and Oeiras Parque (served by buses).