Universidade do Algarve

country rank  12
world rank  1722

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University Overview

Founded in 1979, Universidade do Algarve (University of the Algarve) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Faro (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Portimão. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Universidade do Algarve (UAlg) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade do Algarve (UAlg) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 40 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address Estrada da Penha
Faro (population range: 10,000-49,999)
8005-139 Faro
T +351 (289) 800 100
F +351 (289) 888 400
Other locations Portimão

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Estrada da Penha
Faro 8005-139
+351 (289) 800 100

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade do Algarve's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Agencia de Avaliacao e Acreditacao do Ensino Superior A3ES

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019