A number of factors, such as global demographic and economic growth or competition among higher education institutions, have motivated international mobility’ trend among students. The increase in demand for this kind of accommodation is due to "the greater visibility of Portugal in the tourist market combined with the national strategy of attracting international students”, refers the study, as well as the incentives for urban renewal, the balanced cost of living, safety or climate.
Currently, demand is higher than supply, and the real estate supply for this segment is considered as reduced, and is highlighted the competition with the traditional rental non-professionalized and parallel.
It may be read in the report that "this is a market that is not yet consolidated in our country, it is in full expansion. The future will go to overcome the existing obstacles, in order that this market segment has a chance to grow in a solid, organized, professional way and, consequently, to provide better conditions to students, influencing also the image and reputation of our country".
For Uniplaces, "the availability of more options and options affordable should be seen as a priority for our country, as the published report states" and ensures that "it will continue to work to provide the student community the right options for an unforgettable mobility experience”.