Considering the limited number of rooms available for exchange students at the Residences and the first-come first-served basis for the assignment, it is advisable to send us the Application Form for Accommodation properly filled in as soon as possible.


It is important to highlight that once the room is allocated at the Residence and accepted, you should spend all your study period there. You will be requested to sign an Accommodation Contract. If you decide to leave the Reside​nce before the end of your contract you will have to pay for the total period agreed beforehand.
In Braga, there are single and double rooms. In the Azurém's Residence (Guimarães) there are only double rooms available for exchange students. A single room costs €119.80 per month and a double room costs €92.15 per month, per person, plus extra electricity spent*. These amounts can be updated at the beginning of each academic year.
Please be aware that you are obliged to pay for the whole month despite the number of real occupation days.
* The electricity costs included in the monthly rent are as follows: 
from October to February: €16.00 for a double room and €14.00 for a single room; 
from March to June: €12.00 for a double room and €10.00for a single room. 
In case you spend more than these amounts, you will have to pay the surplus. 
First and final month rents are to be paid on arrival in advance. A deposit of € 50.00 is also required. Students will be reimbursed this amount at the end of their stay, after confirmation that no damages for the services were caused and that lodging rules were respected.
Please leave the room neat and tidy when moving out, the way you found it on arrival.
If you prefer to rent a private room or apartment, please specify it in the Application Form for Accommodation​​ and we will try to help you. We would like to call your attention to the fact that we do not look for private accommodation, but we can offer you some assistance once you are at The University of Minho.
The average cost for a private room is €90.00/€150.00 per person/month and the average for an apartment (three rooms) is €350.00 /€400.00 per apartment/month.
For private accomodation, you should contact the SRI upon arrival in order to obtain a list of contacts of private accommodation renters. Therefore, to look for private accommodation, we strongly advise you to arrive at least one week prior to the beginning of your study period (please pay attention to the UM academic calendar).
To help you in the first days, the SRI can provide you with information regarding temporary accommodation​.