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University of the Azores

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world rank  2142

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Overview

Established in 1976, the Universidade dos Açores (University of the Azores) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Ponta Delgada (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Azores. This institution also has a branch campus in Angra do Heroísmo and Horta. Officially recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal), Universidade dos Açores (UAc) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Portuguese higher education institution. Universidade dos Açores (UAc) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 48-year-old Portuguese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this Portuguese higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UAc also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

University of the Azores's Control Typepublic

Entity

University of the Azores's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

University of the Azores' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized

Selectivity

University of the Azores's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Profile

Name (English)
Name University of the Azores
Colours Purple, yellow, silver and blue
Mascot Açor the Goshawk
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Campus Location

Address Rua da Mãe de Deus
Ponta Delgada
9500-321 Azores
Portugal
University of the Azores Phone Number +351 (296) 650 000
University of the Azores Fax Number +351 (296) 650 005
Other locations Angra do Heroísmo and Horta

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of the Azores's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of the Azores's academic range and degree level offering.




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Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees represent the cost that a student is billed by a university for one academic year of full-time study. Check out our guide article on tuition fees and financial aid options to gain further insights.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of the Azores's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of the Azores.

University of the Azores: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
International
students
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Info

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.


Admission Policy

uniRank publishes below some basic University of the Azores's admission information.

University of the Azores's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


University of the Azores's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of the Azores a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of the Azores's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.


University of the Azores's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Universidade dos Açores international students information:

  • The Erasmus+ and Eurodisseia programs attract international interns seeking voluntary, curricular, or professional internships at UAc's research units.
  • Average of 16 volunteers per year.
  • Average of 37 interns per year through Erasmus+.
  • Average of 25 interns per year through Eurodisseia.

University of the Azores's Admission Office Admission Office

Rua da Mãe de Deus
Ponta Delgada 9500-321
296 650 413


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Profile and Size

Introduction

When deciding on a university or evaluating its worth, university size and profile hold significance. Here are potential reasons why university size and profile can influence students' choices.


Profile and Size

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of the Azores.

University of the Azores's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of the Azores has an enrollment range of 3,000-3,999 students making it a small-sized institution.


University of the Azores's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).


University of the Azores's Control Type Control Type

University of the Azores is a public higher education institution.


University of the Azores's Entity Type Entity Type

University of the Azores is a non-profit higher education institution.


University of the Azores's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.


University of the Azores's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Religious Affiliation

University of the Azores does not have any religious affiliation.


Facilities and Services

Introduction

Curious about the most prevalent university facilities and services? Delve into our two guide articles on University Facilities and University Services for more insights.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of the Azores's main facilities:


University of the Azores's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University of the Azores's Library


University of the Azores's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

  • Universidade dos Açores housing offering includes student residences in Ponta Delgada, Angra do Heroísmo, and Horta.
  • Ponta Delgada has 41 rooms, Angra do Heroísmo has 46 rooms, and Horta has 18 rooms (in 6 houses).
  • The residences are located outside the campuses and are integrated into their respective cities.
  • In Ponta Delgada, the municipality provides a direct shuttle between the campus and the residence.


University of the Azores's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.


University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of the Azores's main services:


University of the Azores's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Universidade dos Açores financial aids include:

  • Multi-year contract with the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the State Financial Management Institute (IGeFE) for the payment of wages for employees within the institution under the Extraordinary Regularization Program of Precarious Employment in the Public Administration (PREVPAP).
  • Funding of R&D projects and services from regional, national, and international programs.
  • Support from the Region's City Councils to install equipment to improve the campuses, such as outdoor lampposts, pavement repairs, a pavilion to support training and research in renewable energy, and the construction of new student residences.

University of the Azores's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universidade dos Açores facilitates study abroad opportunities with the following statistics:

  • Average of 26 Eurodisseia students annually (except in 2020 and 2021)
  • Mobility with the USA (interrupted in 2020 and 2021):
    • Average of 18.3 outgoing students and three outgoing faculty/researchers
    • Average of 12.3 incoming students and 11 incoming faculty/researchers

University of the Azores's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.


University of the Azores's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

University of the Azores's Career Services Career Services

Not reported


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Accreditation and Recognition

Introduction

Various countries have diverse types of legal recognition and quality assessment for higher education institutions, depending on their legal and higher education systems... explore our article on university accreditation and recognition for further information.


University of the Azores's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

University of the Azores is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1976


Programmatic or Specialized Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of the Azores's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

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


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Affiliations and Memberships

Introduction

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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of the Azores's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • FCAA

Academic Divisions

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Divisions

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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.


Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

University of the Azores's Facebook page University of the Azores's official Facebook page

Twitter Twitter

University of the Azores's Twitter page University of the Azores's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

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Instagram Instagram

University of the Azores's Instagram page University of the Azores's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of the Azores's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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Free Online Courses

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