University of Porto

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world rank  228

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University Overview

Founded in 1911, Universidade do Porto (University of Porto) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Porto (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Universidade do Porto (U.Porto) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade do Porto (U.Porto) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 109 years old 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.

University Identity

Name University of Porto
Acronym U.Porto
Founded 1911
Motto Virtus Unita Fortius Agit
Unity makes strength

University Location

Address Praça Gomes Teixeira
Porto (population range: 250,000-499,999)
4099-002 Porto
T +351 (22) 040 8000
F +351 (22) 040 8186

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)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 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 reported
Admission Office Praça Gomes Teixeira
Porto 4099-002
+351 (22) 040 8081

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 4,000-4,499
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 Porto'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


  • Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research CESAER
  • Asociacion de Universidades de America Latina y el Caribe para la Integracion AUALCPI
  • Associacao das Universidades de Lingua Portuguesa AULP
  • Centre of Regional Studies CEER
  • Asociacion Columbus
  • European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education EAEVE
  • European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools ECLAS
  • European Distance and e-Learning Network EDEN
  • Euro-Mediterranean University EMUNI
  • European Network of Academic Sport Services ENAS
  • European University Association EUA
  • EUA Council for Doctoral Education EUA-CDE
  • European University Continuing Education Network EUCEN
  • European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers EUPRIO
  • Compostela Group of Universities CGU
  • Ge4 Network GE4
  • Tordesillas Group
  • Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe HUMANE
  • International Association of Universities IAU
  • International Council on Archives ICA
  • Institut National de Recherche Halieutique INRH
  • Red de Educacion Continua de Latinoamerica y Europa RECLA
  • Societe Europeenne pour la Formation des Ingenieurs SEFI
  • SGroup European Universities- Network SGroup
  • Technology Innovation International TII

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Online Courses

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020