Instituto Politécnico de Viseu

country rank  17
world rank  2866

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University Overview

Founded in 1979, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu (Polytechnic Institute of Viseu) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Viseu (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Lamego. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Instituto Politécnico de Viseu (IPV) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Instituto Politécnico de Viseu (IPV) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 39 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Portuguese higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Polytechnic Institute of Viseu
Acronym IPV
Founded 1979
Motto Formamos profissionais competentes

University Location

Address Avenida Coronel José Maria Vale de Andrade, Campus Politécnico
Viseu (population range: 50,000-249,999)
3504-510 Viseu
T +351 (232) 480 703
F +351 (232) 480 780
Other locations Lamego

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)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Campus Politecnico
Viseu 3504-510
+351 (232) 480 700

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
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 Instituto Politécnico de Viseu's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)
  • Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
  • Innovawood

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019