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Universidade do Porto, University of Porto

Address: Praça de Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal

Description Universidade do Porto, University of Porto

  • Established: 1911
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Students age: from 17 years old
  • Number of students: 32,000 students
  • Language of instruction: Portuguese
  • Type of study: state university.

U.Porto is the second largest Portuguese university after Lisbon, one of the top 150 universities in Europe according to leading international rankings. If you are looking for a modern university with a century of history, cosmopolitan, open to the world and able to provide excellent training, then the University of Porto is the place for you.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Universidade do Porto, University of Porto

Program name

Bachelor (Licenciatura)

Undergraduate programs last from 6 to 8 semesters (approximately 180 to 240 ECTS credits). Students who earn credits across all study programs receive a bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree can also be awarded within one of the cycles leading to a master's degree in an integrated master's program (300 to 360 ECTS credits).

Master's degree

The University of Porto is expanding its offer of second cycle programs and now offers over a hundred master's degree programs in all fields of study. The University of Porto has 141 Master's degree programs in its faculties and is part of several international Master's degree programs.

Accommodation, housing and food

The University of Porto provides students with a wide variety of canteens, bars and university residences scattered throughout the campus.

Every year U.Porto reserves a set of places for international students. The university residences, scattered across the three parts of the University of Porto, are equipped with 1-2-bed rooms with private or shared bathroom, kitchen or kitchenette, study, living room and self-service laundry.

U.Porto provides the academic community with 9 residential buildings, 20 food outlets, free social and medical support services and other facilities to meet the basic needs of daily life. Students can use modern sports facilities at any time during their trip.

Student associations operate in several areas: from the provision of services (stationery, copy centers) to various cultural, recreational and sports events.

Events Universidade do Porto, University of Porto

An important part of the cultural policy of the University of Porto is the strengthening of its institutional memory and heritage. The various museums of the University of Porto - a guide to the history of knowledge and art, the custodian of some of the city's priceless treasures.

U.Porto Sports Center (CDUP-UP) provides a sports-friendly environment at three university centers. It is there that every day hundreds of people, including students, alumni, employees, people outside the university, children and people with special needs, participate in more than three dozen activities within the UPFit program - "Fitness at U.Porto".


  • The quality of education, the low cost of living, the diversity of the cultural arena, the great climate and the opportunity to share life experiences with other international students. These are just some of the reasons why thousands of students from all over the world come to the University of Porto every year.
  • U.Porto is an open higher education institution that maintains close ties with companies and institutions in the region, the best universities in the world.
  • U.Porto is a research university, the result of the work of hundreds of highly qualified scientists striving to meet the needs of society.
  • Reflecting the spirit of Portugal and the city of Porto, U.Porto welcomes international students regardless of their background, religion and socio-economic background.
  • U.Porto is an innovative university that strives to turn ideas into successful projects.
  • Due to the high rate of student advancement in the labor market, U.Porto produces leaders in various fields of knowledge.
  • The U.Porto campus is visited by Portugal's richest and most cosmopolitan academic community. It has the infrastructure to guarantee the best academic, social and cultural experience.
  • U.Porto is a recognized university in the top 100 European universities in major international rankings.

Equipment Universidade do Porto, University of Porto

The University of Porto consists of 4 buildings scattered across Porto, 15 schools (14 colleges and business schools), a modern network of libraries, laboratories, computer and classrooms, classrooms, computer, audiovisual services to support teaching, learning and research, open to the entire academic community. The university campus has a constant internet connection, allowing you to take advantage of innovative e-learning tools.

Scholarships Universidade do Porto, University of Porto

The University of Porto offers financial aid programs for international students. Each faculty of the University of Porto provides financial incentives for students admitted through the Special Competition for International Students without Academic Merit. International students can apply for the Scholarship, awarded to students with exceptional academic performance, regardless of their geographic origin or socioeconomic status.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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
- 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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