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Education in Portugal

EducationPublic spending on education in Portugal is 5.6% of GDP. The adult literacy rate includes 95.4% of the population (source: CIA World Factbook). The percentage of students accessing higher education is extremely low by European standards at 11%, this compares to the UK’s 30%.

Portugal’s debt crisis in 2010 led to a reduction in the amount of funding for higher education, which caused some institutions to increase their admissions to gain more money from fees, while at the same time reducing staff, with some detrimental effects on the standard of education offered. At the same time the debt crisis, and the resulting high unemployment in the country, led the Government to the compulsory schooling age to be raised to 18 years. The combination of these two factors has caused an increasing supply of students competing for places at universities and polytechnics. There is anecdotal evidence that this has caused some Portuguese students to seek higher education in other European countries.


 

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Moving to Portugal

If you are considering moving to Portugal or are soon to depart, you can find helpful information and advice in the Expat Briefing dedicated Portugal section including; details of immigration and visas, Portuguese forums, Portuguese event listings and service providers in Portugal.

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Living in Portugal

From your safety to shoppingliving in Portugal can yield great benefits as well as occasional drawbacks.  Find your feet and stay abreast of the latest developments affecting expats in Portugal with relevant news and up-to-date information.

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Working in Portugal

Working in Portugal can be rewarding as well as stressful, if you don't plan ahead and fulfill any legal requirements. Find out about visas and passports, owning and operating a company in Portugal, and general Portuguese culture of the labour market.

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