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Universidade dos Açores

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Established in 1976, the Universidade dos Açores (University of the Azores) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Ponta Delgada (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Azores. This institution also has a branch campus in Angra do Heroísmo and Horta. Officially recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal), Universidade dos Açores (UAc) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Portuguese higher education institution. Universidade dos Açores (UAc) 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 48-year-old Portuguese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this Portuguese higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UAc 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universidade dos Açores's Control Typepublic


Universidade dos Açores's Entity Typenon-profit


Universidade dos Açores' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Universidade dos Açores's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Name (English) University of the Azores
Acronym UAc
Founded 1976
Motto Onde a Natureza Inspira seus Estudos!
Where Nature Inspires your Studies!
Colours Purple, yellow, silver and blue
Mascot Açor the Goshawk
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University Location

Address Rua da Mãe de Deus
Ponta Delgada
9500-321 Azores
Universidade dos Açores's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universidade dos Açores Phone Number +351 (296) 650 000
Universidade dos Açores Fax Number +351 (296) 650 005
Other locations Angra do Heroísmo and Horta

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universidade dos Açores'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 dos Açores'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 dos Açores'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 dos Açores.

Universidade dos Açores: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universidade dos Açores's admission information.

Universidade dos Açores's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universidade dos Açores's Admission Selection Admission Selection

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

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universidade dos Açores's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Universidade dos Açores's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Universidade dos Açores international students information:

  • The Erasmus+ and Eurodisseia programs attract international interns seeking voluntary, curricular, or professional internships at UAc's research units.
  • Average of 16 volunteers per year.
  • Average of 37 interns per year through Erasmus+.
  • Average of 25 interns per year through Eurodisseia.

Universidade dos Açores's Admission Office Admission Office

Rua da Mãe de Deus
Ponta Delgada 9500-321
296 650 413

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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 dos Açores.

Universidade dos Açores's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universidade dos Açores has an enrollment range of 3,000-3,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Universidade dos Açores's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

Universidade dos Açores's Control Type Control Type

Universidade dos Açores is a public higher education institution.

Universidade dos Açores's Entity Type Entity Type

Universidade dos Açores is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universidade dos Açores's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Universidade dos Açores's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universidade dos Açores does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidade dos Açores's main facilities:

Universidade dos Açores's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universidade dos Açores's Library

Universidade dos Açores's Housing University Housing

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

  • Universidade dos Açores housing offering includes student residences in Ponta Delgada, Angra do Heroísmo, and Horta.
  • Ponta Delgada has 41 rooms, Angra do Heroísmo has 46 rooms, and Horta has 18 rooms (in 6 houses).
  • The residences are located outside the campuses and are integrated into their respective cities.
  • In Ponta Delgada, the municipality provides a direct shuttle between the campus and the residence.

Universidade dos Açores'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 dos Açores's main services:

Universidade dos Açores'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 dos Açores financial aids include:

  • Multi-year contract with the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the State Financial Management Institute (IGeFE) for the payment of wages for employees within the institution under the Extraordinary Regularization Program of Precarious Employment in the Public Administration (PREVPAP).
  • Funding of R&D projects and services from regional, national, and international programs.
  • Support from the Region's City Councils to install equipment to improve the campuses, such as outdoor lampposts, pavement repairs, a pavilion to support training and research in renewable energy, and the construction of new student residences.

Universidade dos Açores's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Universidade dos Açores facilitates study abroad opportunities with the following statistics:

  • Average of 26 Eurodisseia students annually (except in 2020 and 2021)
  • Mobility with the USA (interrupted in 2020 and 2021):
    • Average of 18.3 outgoing students and three outgoing faculty/researchers
    • Average of 12.3 incoming students and 11 incoming faculty/researchers

Universidade dos Açores's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Universidade dos Açores's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Universidade dos Açores's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


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Universidade dos Açores's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

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

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • FCAA

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Universidade dos Açores's Facebook page Universidade dos Açores's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Universidade dos Açores's X (formerly Twitter) page Universidade dos Açores's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universidade dos Açores's YouTube channel Universidade dos Açores's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Universidade dos Açores's Instagram page Universidade dos Açores's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universidade dos Açores's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


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