Universidade dos Açores

country rank  21
world rank  3100

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University Overview

Established in 1976, Universidade dos Açores (University of the Azores) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Ponta Delgada (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Azores. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Angra do Heroísmo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Universidade dos Açores (UAc) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade dos Açores (UAc) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 43 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Portuguese higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of the Azores
Acronym UAc
Founded 1976
Motto Ao encontro de um ideal
Closer to excellence
Colours Puple, yellow, gray and blue

University Location

Address Rua da Mãe de Deus
Ponta Delgada (population range: 10,000-49,999)
9500-855 Azores
T +351 (296) 650 032
F +351 (296) 650 005
Other locations Angra do Heroísmo

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 80-90%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019