University of Algarve

country rank  11
world rank  1478

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University Overview

Founded in 1979, Universidade do Algarve (University of Algarve) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Faro (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Portimão. Officially recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal), Universidade do Algarve (UAlg) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational Portuguese higher education institution. Universidade do Algarve (UAlg) 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 43 years old Portuguese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UAlg also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UAlg
Founded 1979
Motto Estudar Onde é Bom Viver
Study Where You Would Like to Live
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Estrada da Penha
Faro
8005-139 Faro
Portugal
Tel +351 (289) 800 100
Fax +351 (289) 888 400
Other locations Portimão

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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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 reported
Admission Office Estrada da Penha
Faro 8005-139
(289) 800 100

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Algarve's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 11 August 2022