Polytechnic Institute of Porto

country rank  11
world rank  1643

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University Overview

Founded in 1985, Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Polytechnic Institute of Porto) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Porto (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Vila do Conde, Póvoa do Varzim, Felgueiras. 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 do Porto (P.PORTO) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Instituto Politécnico do Porto (P.PORTO) 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 35 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Portuguese higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Acronym P.PORTO
Founded 1985 Origins date back to 1852

University Location

Address Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 712
Porto (population range: 250,000-499,999)
4200-465 Porto
T +351 (22) 557 1000
F +351 (22) 520 0772
Other locations Vila do Conde, Póvoa do Varzim, Felgueiras

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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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 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 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 50-60%
Admission Office Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 712
Porto 4200-465

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
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

  • EUR-ACE; Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET


  • Conselho Coordenador dos Institutos Superiores Politecnicos CCISP

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020