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    As an international student studying and working in Portugal you are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the semester and full-time during semester breaks and vacations if you have a residence permit for studying in Portugal. Check out working while studying in Portugal (Part 1)

    Foreign students from the EU/EEA are free to work without restrictions. Students from outside the EU/EEA, on the other hand, are permitted to work part-time for up to 20 hours a week on a part-time basis.

    If you are a Non-EU student and you wish to extend your stay in Portugal after your student visa has expired, you must have a job offer. Before your student permit expires, you must make sure to exchange it for a new residence permit.

    The student permit must be transferred to a residence permit depending on your employment type, this is normally valid for one year and can be renewed twice for a total of five years.

    In Portugal, resident and entry visas are tightly linked and if you want to work in Portugal you must first apply for a work visa. After their employment contract or work visa is approved, non-EU citizens must submit an application for a residence permit.

    Many foreign students easily pick up jobs in restaurants or bars as waiting for staff or jobs in international companies as customer care support, or cashiers at supermarkets and grocery stores. Other jobs include bartenders, interpreters, customer sales, translators, IT and tech specialists, project management, mobile developers, and lots more.

    In Portugal, jobs that involve communication and interaction are not only reserved for English-speaking foreigners, other languages such as German, Arabic, French, Russian, Italian, and Spanish are also in high demand

    Hence the need to start learning Portuguese or at least one internationally recognized language from the moment you start your studies there will help you stand out in the world of work amongst other peers and applicants.

    Check out this post Tuition for international students in Portugal

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