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January 20, 2023 - 5 minutes

Campus Spotlight: Lisbon

Lisbon’s sunny streets are waiting for you. Choose a bootcamp today.

Juliette Carreiro - Tech Writer


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The Portuguese capital is ready to welcome you with its sunny streets, tasty food, and welcoming community. There’s no better place to study web development, data analytics, UX/UI design, or cybersecurity. 

Why Lisbon? 

Not sure what Lisbon can offer you? Take a look:

  • Enjoy an average of 260 sunny days a year, surfing and strolling around, taking in the good weather.

  • Portugal itself is pretty small but has a lot to offer. If you’re in Lisbon, it’s easy to explore the rest of the country.

  • Looking to explore Europe? Lisbon’s airport connects you with other major European cities. 

  • Lisbon boasts an incredible expat community, meaning you will be able to meet both citizens from your home country, locals, and other foreigners. 

  • Meet others learning Portuguese and speaking a variety of languages.

  • Compared to other European countries, Portugal’s cost of living is lower and offers incredible food, in addition to safe and secure living. 

  • Are you interested in experiencing things outside of tech? Great: Lisbon has museums, art galleries, conferences, concerts, and much more. 

Lisbon is also a great place for digital nomads looking to try something new and work from abroad while exploring. Its diverse mix of cultures combined with a relaxing lifestyle and perfect weather mean that it’s a great choice. 

Ironhack in Lisbon 

In just 3 years, we’ve graduated 950 students! Ironhack Lisbon was founded in March 2019 and our new campus is eager to welcome you to one of our bootcamps. 

Ironhack courses in Lisbon

  • Web development: learn front and back end technologies and everything else you need to know to become a full stack web developer. 

  • Data analytics: become a data analyst through learning tools such as Python, SQL, and Tableau and learn

  •  to interpret data to make the right decisions. 

  • UX/UI design: user-centric design is key here; learn design thinking to build digital experiences created specifically for users. 

  • Cybersecurity: cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, due to their wide range of skills pertaining to protecting companies from risks and hacks. 

No matter if you choose remote, full-time, or part-time courses in Lisbon, Ironhack’s campus offers you something beyond your course; we offer events, chances to network and connect with your fellow Ironhackers, an awesome space to get your best work done, and much more. Unsure if you should take the full-time bootcamp? What about part-time? Or remote? Let’s discuss: 

  • Our full-time bootcamps are ideal for those looking to get a new job soon and can exclusively dedicate nine weeks to learning. If you want fast results, this is for you. 

  • Our part-time bootcamps are for those who can’t dedicate nine weeks to just the bootcamp; if you want to keep your job elsewhere or continue your studies in another institution, our part-time bootcamps are perfect for you. The results are the same as our full-time course, just spread out over more weeks to allow you time to handle your other commitments. 

  • Our remote bootcamps are an option for everyone, even if you’re already located near our campus. These courses offer more flexibility and start dates, in addition to language variations, to help you choose the perfect course for you. And don’t worry about missing out on our events or course help; remote students are welcome at campus any day of the week and can benefit from everything offered to in-person students. 

Our Lisbon campus 

You’re in luck - during the 2022 winter holidays, we moved! Now located at R. do Instituto Virgílio Machado 14, 1100-284 Lisboa, our central campus’ rooftop boasts one of the city’s best views. Our new location is truly unbeatable; we’re located in the heart of the city, surrounded by tons of restaurants and bars, have easy access to shops and stores, and can get practically anywhere with the various metro and bus lines. What more could you ask for?! 

And that’s not all: Lisbon hosts one of the world’s biggest tech events annually, the Web Summit. The tech community is growing incredibly fast; you will have the opportunity to join amazing meetups and events that will quickly introduce you to the tech community. It's home to some of the world’s best startups. Will yours be next? 

Financing options in Lisbon 

Financing options 

You should always check with your bank or your financial institution to see what options are available to you, but here are a few we’ve checked out for you: 

  • Quotanda - ISA: This ISA program is specifically for people who would like to start a career in tech, but can’t pay the full tuition fee before finding a job. Quotanda will take care of the tuition and start to repay the money when you land a job; no deposit is needed. To be approved, students have to show motivation, have an attractive profile, and have to complete the Ironhack’s admissions process. 

  • Quotanda: Quotanda provides financing options for national and international students, democratizing education access with student-friendly loans. You can finance your studies at Ironhack through their easy-to-use online application and approval process and decide if you want to pay over 12, 18, or 24 months. Relax with a low payment period during your course – only pay €33.5 per month for the first three months. The rest of your payment will be in installments starting at €250.

  • Skill Fund: Are you a U.S. citizen studying at Ironhack Lisbon? Fund your tuition and living expenses with the Skills Fund! Through their online application process, you can choose the financial package that best fits your needs. You can decide how much to borrow and preview your monthly payments. Funds for living expenses are sent directly to you and Ironhack Lisbon receives the tuition loan directly. Focus on jump-starting your career with all your costs covered!

Income share agreements within Ironhack

  • Fundação José Neves: Are you the next big Portuguese tech talent?! We have the ideal option for you: choose Fundação José Neves. They take care of the full tuition fee and students only start paying after they graduate and start working in the field. The income-based repayments are made to Fundação José Neves over 5 years. To qualify, the student: 

  • Must be over 18 years old

  • Have their fiscal address in Portugal 

  • Hold a Digital Mobile Key

  • Attend a full-time, on-site bootcamp

Pay in installments

This is the perfect option for those who don’t want to take out a loan, but prefer to pay in smaller installments. You can pay Ironhack directly in 4 monthly installments (full-time course) or 6 monthly installments (part-time course) with no additional charges. The first installment has to be paid at least 1 week before bootcamp begins and the next payments should be made by the 10th of each of the following four or six months (according to the bootcamp chosen - part or full-time). The student only receives their certificate and access to the career services if the payments are up to date.

Ready to kickstart your career in tech in one of Europe’s best cities? Lisbon is waiting for you with open arms. Ask our admissions team any questions you might have here or start your application today. We’re excited to meet you!

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