Oporto Global University (Universidade Portucalense, UPT) is a private institution of higher education in Portugal that concentrates and transmits knowledge in broad areas and has advanced experience in higher education. The employment rate of university graduates demonstrates that studying at UPT leads to a successful career in the future. Portucalense is a unique place that combines interdisciplinary and innovative approaches that allow you to develop strong skills and knowledge in various fields.
Porto is located in the north of Portugal, on the right bank of the Douro River. It is the country's second largest city with a population of over 1.3 million, known for its port, bridges, ancient and modern architecture. The historic center of Porto since 1996 is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is a center of educational and research achievements, standing out for its technological and scientific innovations that attract students from all over the country and from abroad.
The BA in International Relations course offers an innovative approach: the general core includes several disciplines from the scientific field of international relations taught by highly qualified teachers, and students can get specialization in diplomacy, regional studies, economics, management, law, and tourism.
Several seminars, other study opportunities abroad are regularly organized to enrich the resumes of IR graduates from UPT. Among these events, we can highlight the organization of cultural weeks, which include close contact with professional diplomats, UN gaming sessions.
The BSc in Informatics program is aimed at training specialists who are able to design, develop, install and maintain computer systems. Students are taught to develop technological schemes that can meet the needs of modern society and organizations, using the most modern technology. The simultaneous mastering by students of system modeling, programming, databases, computer networks, and security is ensured.
The main goal of the UPT undergraduate degree in computer science and programming is to prepare professionals, experts in their field who are ready to enter the competitive international market. The university offers the opportunity to put into practice the theoretical knowledge gained during the course during program internships that improve and enrich the experience of students.
The course gives students the opportunity to master current technologies, develop business, interpersonal skills, expand the possibilities of designing, developing, installing and maintaining computer systems. The curriculum covers the areas of application, system programming, website development, multimedia solutions, database administration, communication systems, mobile applications, computer networks and security.
Graduates of BSc in Informatics hold positions in software development departments of large companies. In the early stages of a career occupy the following positions:
The undergraduate tourism program uses a modern approach in accordance with the requirements of the industry. The course consists of the main academic core and additional modules to meet the individual needs of students. Internships provide students with valuable experience working with partner organizations, ranging from private companies to national, regional and local administrations. Bachelor in Tourism degree is accredited by the Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education (Portugal).
The growing importance of tourism at the socio-economic level, employment opportunities require specialists with higher education, able to meet the challenges of the market, which seeks to plan for sustainable development, innovative construction, operation of new tourism projects.
The UPT MPhil in Management program improves core management skills by focusing on business-related topics. Key qualitative and quantitative areas of management are widely covered by the curriculum, providing students with the skills to fulfill the various working roles of any industry sector. The UPT Master of Management course provides in-depth knowledge of research methodology - data collection, analysis.
MPhil in Management aims to provide a base for research in an organizational context in later Master / Doctoral studies. Training offers the opportunity to consolidate and strengthen core competencies in a particular field that best serves the interests of the student. Graduates find work in senior positions in large companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies.
MPhil in Globalization, Economics and Law focuses on topics of high economic and social importance, formed and developed within the framework of existing academic and scientific paradigms. The training is provided by qualified teachers, taught in collaboration with the University of Maribor (Slovenia) and uses the results of research conducted by the Institute of Legal Studies IJP Portucalense.
MPhil in Informatics - Specialization in Software Engineering generates an understanding of technologies and their applications, the development of critical thinking, scientific and technical communication. The course offers two specializations:
Both of them are developing a common knowledge base - modeling methods, new technologies, project management, technological innovations. These areas of knowledge are key to two areas, and specializations provide different information technology skills.
The master's degree in computer science makes it possible to acquire the knowledge necessary to increase professional efficiency and develop in modern society. The course includes a series of seminars conducted by leading experts, teachers from foreign universities, and also allows 1st year students to acquire the soft skills demanded by modern employers.
Oporto Global University does not provide housing for students, students choose accommodation options on their own. Before arriving in Porto, it is recommended to book a room in a hostel or hotel for the first time, most students rent a room in a shared apartment for a long time. UPT has a dining room, open from 12 to 14 hours. Opposite the university building is the Campus S. João shopping center, which has a food court, open from 10:00 to 22:00.
Accommodation and meals:
The university has various student organizations and clubs.
Portucalense is working on a project for the development of tourist routes that explore the historical places of Portugal, major cities and small settlements. Traveling on them will help to learn the history, cultural and religious aspects of the life of the country.
UPT offers an extensive modern campus, renowned for its technological innovations, whose goal is to provide students attending practical courses. The university offers various computer classes available 24 hours a day and complemented by a wireless network, several zones for independent work and communication. There is also a library, forums, dining room, bars, covered and open terraces, parking.
For courses taught in Portuguese:
Before arriving at UPT, applicants must send the following documents via e-mail:
The application must be signed and sealed.
The certificate and discharge must be translated into Portuguese if they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, and approved by the consular service.
Upon admission applicants take an entrance exam in the core disciplines:
Mathematics / Economics
English language / history
Economy / Geography
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
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- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.