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University of Porto

Location

University of Porto, Porto Portugal

Ranking

# 274QS World University Rankings

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60Undergraduate programs

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279Postgraduate programs

International

3836International students

About University of Porto

Are you looking for a new adventure? Ever thought about studying abroad? Do you enjoy a modern and vibrant city with an old traditional charm? At the University of Porto, you can study in one of the highest-ranked universities in the world and make your studies memorable, with the city right around the corner.  

Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems.

The U.Porto combines high-quality education focused on individual vocations and talents as well as market needs with the claim to be the greatest birthplace of science in Portugal. It is committed to converting into social assets the talent and innovation from its 14 faculties, one business school, and 48 research centers. The U.Porto has the richest academic community in Portugal and brings together the country’s highest-ranked students, a highly qualified scientific and teaching staff, and a growing number of international students, teachers, and researchers.

Being open to the community and business is the main trademark of the U.Porto. The University is itself an important driving force for economic, social, cultural, and scientific development. The U.Porto creates leaders, promotes innovators, and encourages entrepreneurs. In short, it trains people who can make a difference in their communities.
Here, you can find the most international of Portugal’s universities thanks to our active cooperation with hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide. 

This is U.Porto, more than a university.  Come and discover the BEST PORTUGUESE UNIVERSITY! 

About University of Porto

Are you looking for a new adventure? Ever thought about studying abroad? Do you enjoy a modern and vibrant city with an old traditional charm? At the University of Porto, you can study in one of the highest-ranked universities in the world and make your studies memorable, with the city right around the corner.  

Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems.

The U.Porto combines high-quality education focused on individual vocations and talents as well as market needs with the claim to be the greatest birthplace of science in Portugal. It is committed to converting into social assets the talent and innovation from its 14 faculties, one business school, and 48 research centers. The U.Porto has the richest academic community in Portugal and brings together the country’s highest-ranked students, a highly qualified scientific and teaching staff, and a growing number of international students, teachers, and researchers.

Being open to the community and business is the main trademark of the U.Porto. The University is itself an important driving force for economic, social, cultural, and scientific development. The U.Porto creates leaders, promotes innovators, and encourages entrepreneurs. In short, it trains people who can make a difference in their communities.
Here, you can find the most international of Portugal’s universities thanks to our active cooperation with hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide. 

This is U.Porto, more than a university.  Come and discover the BEST PORTUGUESE UNIVERSITY! 

University information

Everyone from everywhere is more than welcome to the University of Porto!

According to each cycle of studies and your nationality, at the University of Porto, you'll find different rules for the applications and admissions.

Bachelor Degree

Are you a citizen from a member state of the UE? Or legally residing in Portugal on the 1st of January of the year in which you intend to enroll in higher education for more than two years, continuously? Are you family of a foreign citizen that holds a resident permit for more than two years? You can apply for the 1st cycle known as the Bachelor's Degree, through a national call to enroll in a public institution of higher education. 

If you do not have Portuguese nationality or are from a Member State of the European Union, you should apply through a national system designed for international students who want to access the Bachelor's Degree. There are many rules and advice to apply,
Check them here

Usually, we have three calls/year for international students (from outside the EU), starting in January. Check our website and social media pages and stay tuned! 

Master or Ph.D. Degree

Students can apply for access and admission to master's or doctoral studies if are holders of a previous degree (bachelor or master), with a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body of the institution of higher education where intend to be admitted.

At the University of Porto, each faculty is responsible for the applications call. Check its website in advance to get more information.

List of faculties of the University of Porto:


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Student life

More than a University 

Find out what you can expect from student life in Porto and discover why is this one of the world's best places to live. 

At the University of Porto, you'll have the opportunity to have the best experience of your life. 

Our welcome program is focused not only on welcoming you to your new home, but also to make sure that you meet people that you'll remember forever. Or "Mentorship Program" connects the freshman students with the oldest, as a buddy to help in everything you need: classes, accommodation, or just to chat about how are you feeling.

As a student of the University of Porto, you'll have plenty of opportunities.

Our exchange programs let you pursue your studies in many countries around the globe.

Beyond the classes, you can be part of volunteer projects, become a musician or actor/actress, play sports, or start your career research. 

And even more. At the University of Porto, we have museums and cultural places with many free events, such as exhibitions, concerts, workshops, and so on!

We believe that your health and well-being are truly important. As a student of the University of Porto, you'll have access to medical support, related to mental health, dentistry, and many others. 

A degree from the University of Porto is a "passport" for a future career. 

U.Porto is well known by the national and international recruiters as a prestigious and high-ranked university.

At the University of Porto, you'll have access to career advisors to help you to find out how to approach the companies, present yourself or build your career patch. Through our networks, you'll have the chance to connect with professionals, alumni, and potential employers. 

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

University of Porto is one of the top public universities in Porto, Portugal. It is ranked #274 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #401- 450
  • 2014
    #=343
  • 2015
    #293
  • 2016
    #308
  • 2017
    #323
  • 2018
    #=301
  • 2019
    #328
  • 2020
    #353
  • 2021
    #357
  • 2022
    #=295
  • 2023
    #274

Ranking criteria

37.1
Overall
40.7
Academic Reputation
23.8
Employer Reputation
12.8
Faculty Student Ratio
71.4
Citations per Faculty
7.4
International Faculty Ratio
21.3
International Students Ratio
96.9
International Research Network
55.4
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