Social Action

The Social Action Service (SAS) of the University of Algarve (UAlg) is a support body for students and has administrative and financial autonomy. Its main objective is the granting of economic and social aid, thus promoting equal opportunities.

SAS provide a wide range of services in several areas. In addition to applying for grants, students can apply for university accommodation in residences with all the necessary conditions of habitability and comfort.

With regard to food, students have at their disposal bars, canteens and restaurants with guaranteed quality at affordable prices at all of UAlg’s campuses. Those who study at UAlg can also count on clinical support, and can resort to consultations of various specialties through this social structure.

In a policy of promoting health and well-being, the Social Action Services also support the performance of various sports and cultural activities.

With a vast work team attentive to the needs of students and always ready to act, the SAS helps make studying at the University of Algarve an even better personal and academic experience.

SAS Organisation Chart



Regulamento Orgânico dos Serviços de Ação Social da UAlg

Social Action Services Administrator

Telephone: +351 289 800 102

Scholarships and Accommodation: +351 289 800 103



Opening hours

9.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Reception opening hours:

9:30 am to 12:15 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm