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Oporto Global University

Address: R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 541, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal

Description Oporto Global University

  • Year of foundation: 1986
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Language of instruction: Portuguese, English
  • Type of study: private university.

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.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Oporto Global University

Program name

BA in International Relations - 3 years - 8900 € / year

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.

BSc in Informatics - Programming - 3 yr. - € 8900 / g.

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:

  • Application developer
  • Programmer
  • Programmer sites and multimedia solutions
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Database administrator.

Bachelor in Tourism - 3 years - 8900 € / year

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.

BSc in Management - 3 years - 8900 € / year

MPhil in Management - 2 g. - 9100 € / g.

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 - 2 years - 9100 € / year

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.

Course students:

  • They will receive a systematic and general understanding of the implications of globalization for the economy, law, management, in theoretical and state aspects, institutions, enterprises
  • Master the methodology, methods and techniques of the relevant scientific areas.
  • They will learn to understand, critically analyze, evaluate, synthesize ideas, innovative, complex reasoning, develop research projects in the field of globalization.
  • Will master the skills required to participate in international, multicultural professional contexts, achieving high performance standards


Global MPhil in European and Comparative Law - 2 g . - 9100 € / g .


MPhil in Informatics - Specialization in Software Engineering - 2 g. - 9100 € / g.

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:

  • Information Systems (IS)
  • Software Development (SE).

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.

MPhil in Marketing and Digital Business - 2 g. - 9100 € / g.

MPhil in Management - 2 g. - 9100 € / g.

MPhil in Tourism and Hospitality - 2 years - 9100 € / year

Accommodation, housing and food

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 cost of a single room in a shared apartment is 200-300 € / month. In most cases, students pay a security deposit for their stay in the amount of 1 month rent, which they receive back at the end of their stay.
  • The cost of a full meal in the dining room (soup, main course - meat / fish, dessert, bread, water / juice) - approx. 4 €.

Events Oporto Global University

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.


  • Oporto Global University is ISO 9001 certified and is recognized by the Portuguese Government, the Portuguese Agency for Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation. UPT's research unit is certified by the Portuguese Research Funding Agency FCT.
  • The university consists of four departments: legal, economic, management and informatics, heritage and tourism, psychology and education. They offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs structured according to the Bologna process.
  • UPT students have the opportunity to conduct research projects, conduct practical research, develop various types of skills necessary for work, future career and life in a competitive global society.
  • The best researchers conduct intensive collaborative research with partners around the world, provide best practices in the field of hedging, and help ensure sustainable global development.
  • The extensive experience of working with foreign students, leading teachers, an energetic learning community, social responsibility, an exciting, tolerant and multicultural environment of Portugal contribute to the development of personal, interpersonal, cultural and intercultural skills that are essential for achieving professional success in a global world.

Equipment Oporto Global University

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.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

For courses taught in Portuguese:

  • Application - 169 €
  • Registration - 180 € (payable in February)
  • School insurance - 30 €
  • Request for recognition and accreditation of competencies - € 181
  • Tuition (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) - 3783 € / year.
  • Tuition (part-time) - 3026 € / year

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Application deadline:

  • Term 1 - June 30
  • Semester 2 - November 30th.

Before arriving at UPT, applicants must send the following documents via e-mail:

  • One scanned photo
  • Certificate of complete secondary education or other document confirming the right to enter the university
  • Excerpts for the last two years from the last place of study
  • Copy of ID or Passport
  • A copy of a European medical card or insurance document.

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:

Educational program

Entrance examination

Computer science



Mathematics / Economics

International relationships

English language / history


Economy / Geography

Scholarships Oporto Global University

  • Quality promotion scholarships: for 1 year students who have completed secondary education with a high average grade.
  • Merit scholarships: for students who have demonstrated high academic results in the previous academic year.
  • Scholarships for students with financial difficulties.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- 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)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- 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)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- 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.
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