University of Porto

country rank  2
world rank  204

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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 (UP) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade do Porto (UP) 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 108 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 UP
Founded 1911
Motto Virtus Unita Fortius Agit
The united virtue is the strongest

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

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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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 Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection 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 Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 4,000-4,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal

Year of first Accreditation


  • Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
  • Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integracion (AUALCPI)
  • Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
  • Centre of Regional Studies (CEER)
  • Asociación 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 Educación Continua de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA)
  • Société
  • Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI)
  • SGroup European Universities' Network (SGroup)
  • Technology Innovation International (TII)

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