University of Cape Verde

country rank  1
world rank  9857

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University Overview

Established in 2006, Universidade de Cabo Verde (University of Cape Verde) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Praia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Santiago. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Mindelo, São Vicente. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educacao e Desporto, Cabo Verde (Ministry of Education and Sport, Cape Verde), Universidade de Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade de Cabo Verde (Uni-CV) 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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 12 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name University of Cape Verde
Acronym Uni-CV
Founded 2006
Motto Scientia via est
Knowledge is the Way
Colours Burgundy, gray, white and black

University Location

Address Praça António Lereno
Praia (population range: 50,000-249,999)
CP 379C Santiago
Cape Verde
T +238 261 9904
F +238 261 2660
Other locations Mindelo, São Vicente

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Praça António Lereno
Praia CP 379C
+238 261 9904

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 300-399
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministério da Educacao e Desporto, Cabo Verde


  • Associacao das Universidades de Lingua Portuguesa AULP

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019