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Universidade do Algarve

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Founded in 1979, the Universidade do Algarve (University of Algarve) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Faro (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Portimão. Officially recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal), Universidade do Algarve (UAlg) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Portuguese higher education institution. Universidade do Algarve (UAlg) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 44-year-old Portuguese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UAlg also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universidade do Algarve's Control Typepublic


Universidade do Algarve's Entity Typenon-profit


Universidade do Algarve' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Universidade do Algarve's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) University of Algarve
Acronym UAlg
Founded 1979
Motto Estudar Onde é Bom Viver
Study Where You Would Like to Live
Colours Blue and white
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University Location

Address Estrada da Penha
8005-139 Faro
Universidade do Algarve's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universidade do Algarve Phone Number +351 (289) 800 100
Universidade do Algarve Fax Number +351 (289) 888 400
Other locations Portimão

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universidade do Algarve's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universidade do Algarve's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universidade do Algarve's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universidade do Algarve.

Universidade do Algarve: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universidade do Algarve's admission information.

Universidade do Algarve's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universidade do Algarve's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universidade do Algarve a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universidade do Algarve's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Universidade do Algarve's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Algarve has more than 1800 international students.

Universidade do Algarve's Admission Office Admission Office

Estrada da Penha
Faro 8005-139
(289) 800 100

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universidade do Algarve.

Universidade do Algarve's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universidade do Algarve has an enrollment range of 8,000-8,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

Universidade do Algarve's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 600-699 academic employees (Faculty).

Universidade do Algarve's Control Type Control Type

Universidade do Algarve is a public higher education institution.

Universidade do Algarve's Entity Type Entity Type

Universidade do Algarve is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universidade do Algarve's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Universidade do Algarve's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universidade do Algarve does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidade do Algarve's main facilities:

Universidade do Algarve's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

Universidade do Algarve's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Universidade do Algarve's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidade do Algarve's main services:

Universidade do Algarve's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Universidade do Algarve's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universidade do Algarve's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Universidade do Algarve's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Universidade do Algarve's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Universidade do Algarve's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universidade do Algarve is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universidade do Algarve's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (A3ES)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universidade do Algarve's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Universidade do Algarve 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Universidade do Algarve's Facebook page Universidade do Algarve's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Universidade do Algarve's X (formerly Twitter) page Universidade do Algarve's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universidade do Algarve's YouTube channel Universidade do Algarve's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Universidade do Algarve's Instagram page Universidade do Algarve's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


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