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Universidade do Porto

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Founded in 1911, the Universidade do Porto (University of Porto) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Porto (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal), Universidade do Porto (U.Porto) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Portuguese higher education institution. Universidade do Porto (U.Porto) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as 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 112-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. U.Porto also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universidade do Porto's Control Typepublic


Universidade do Porto's Entity Typenon-profit


Universidade do Porto' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Universidade do Porto's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) University of Porto
Acronym U.Porto
Founded 1911 Origins date back to 1762 as Aula de Náutica
Motto Virtus Unita Fortius Agit
Unity makes strength
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University Location

Address Praça Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto
Universidade do Porto's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universidade do Porto Phone Number +351 (22) 040 8000
Universidade do Porto Fax Number +351 (22) 040 8186

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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 Porto'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 Porto's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

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 Porto'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 Porto.

Universidade do Porto: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 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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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.

Admission Information

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

Universidade do Porto's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universidade do Porto's Admission Selection Admission Selection

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

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

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

Universidade do Porto's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

University of Porto has more than 5300 international students.

Universidade do Porto's Admission Office Admission Office

Praça Gomes Teixeira
Porto 4099-002
(22) 040 8081

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

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

Universidade do Porto's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universidade do Porto has an enrollment range of 30,000-34,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

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

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Universidade do Porto's Control Type Control Type

Universidade do Porto is a public higher education institution.

Universidade do Porto's Entity Type Entity Type

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

Universidade do Porto's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Universidade do Porto's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universidade do Porto does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

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

Universidade do Porto's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universidade do Porto's Library

Universidade do Porto's Housing University Housing

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

Universidade do Porto'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 Porto's main services:

Universidade do Porto's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Universidade do Porto's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Universidade do Porto's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Universidade do Porto's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

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

Universidade do Porto 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

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

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

  • Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
  • Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integracion (AUALCPI)
  • Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
  • Centre of Regional Studies (CEER)
  • Asociación Columbus
  • European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
  • European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS)
  • European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN)
  • Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)
  • European Network of Academic Sport Services (ENAS)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE)
  • European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)
  • European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers (EUPRIO)
  • Compostela Group of Universities (CGU)
  • Ge4 Network (GE4)
  • Tordesillas Group
  • Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe (HUMANE)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • International Council on Archives (ICA)
  • Institut National de Recherche Halieutique (INRH)
  • Red de Educación Continua de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA)
  • Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI)
  • SGroup European Universities' Network (SGroup)
  • Technology Innovation International (TII)

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 Porto 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Universidade do Porto's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Universidade do Porto's Facebook page Universidade do Porto's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

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

YouTube YouTube

Universidade do Porto's YouTube channel Universidade do Porto's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

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

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universidade do Porto's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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