Catholic University of Angola

country rank  3
world rank  2125

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University Overview

Founded in 1997, Universidade Católica de Angola (Catholic University of Angola) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Luanda (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério do Ensino Superior, Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, Angola (Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Angola), Universidade Católica de Angola (UCAN) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidade Católica de Angola (UCAN) 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 22 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Angolan higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Catholic University of Angola
Acronym UCAN
Founded 1997
Motto Veritas Vita
The Truth The life
Colours Light blue and white

University Location

Address Avenida Pedro de Castro Van Dunem, n. 24
Luanda (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
2064 Luanda
T +244 (222) 010 916
F +244 (222) 010 916

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported

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 Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Avenida Pedro de Castro Van Dunem, n. 24
Luanda 2064
+244 (222) 010 916
(222) 010 916

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 300-399
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidade Católica de Angola's Library
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 Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministério do Ensino Superior, Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, Angola

Year of first Accreditation


  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019