Catholic University of Portugal

country rank  8
world rank  1148

Publish your
uniRank University Ranking

University Overview

Established in 1971, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Catholic University of Portugal) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Lisbon (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Lisboa. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Viseu, Braga, Porto. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as 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 49 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Catholic University of Portugal
Acronym UCP
Founded 1971 Origins date back to 1967
Motto Veritati
Colours Blue, white and gray

University Location

Address Palma de Cima
Lisbon (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
1649-023 Lisboa
T +351 (21) 721 4000
F +351 (21) 726 0546
Other locations Viseu, Braga, Porto

Study Areas and Degree Levels

Search for courses and programs with the uniRank World Universities Search Engine

Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 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 entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Palma de Cima
Lisbon 1649-023
+351 (21) 721 4050

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Catholic University of Portugal's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Agencia de Avaliacao e Acreditacao do Ensino Superior A3ES; Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International; European Foundation for Management Development EFMD-EQUIS; Association of MBAs AMBA


  • European University Association EUA; International Federation of Catholic Universities IFCU; Associacao das Universidades de Lingua Portuguesa AULP; Federation des Universites Catholiques Europeennes FUCE; Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas CRUP; Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils; EUROPAEUM

Academic Structure


Social Media

Online Courses

iTunes U

Not reported

Open Education Global

Not reported

Wikipedia Article

Video Presentation

Not available; please submit an official general video presentation of this higher education institution.

Related resources

Find out rankings and reviews of all Universities in Portugal

Search for courses and scholarships with the uniRank World Universities Search Engine

Explore a list of all recognized Universities in Europe by country

Errors and Update

Site last updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020