Portugal is quite an amazing place to take a study trip to. International students who want to explore the beautiful country of Portugal through study route, should know this. Portugal is one of the cheapest countries in Europe, with low living costs, and Portuguese universities offer numerous quality study programmes with a significantly affordable tuition fees. Meanwhile, Portuguese universities have been introducing English-taught degrees for most disciplines, from Computer Science to Business.
Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula.
The University of Porto is a Portuguese public university located in Porto, and founded on 22 March 1911. It is the second largest Portuguese university by number of enrolled students, after the University of Lisbon, and has one of the most noted research outputs in Portugal.
The U.Porto is a benchmark institution for higher education and scientific research in Portug
al and is one of the top 100 European universities according to the major international ranking systems.
You can enrol in courses that are taught in either Portuguese, English or Spanish. In whatever language you choose to follow your studies in, you must show evidence of language proficiency, as follows:
- for Portuguese: DAPLE or DUPLE
- for English: TOEFL or IELTS
- for Spanish: DELE
Entry requirements are established by each faculty of the U.Porto in accordance with the Regulations for the application of the U.Porto International Student Statute. In general, applicants to 1st cycle (bachelor) and integrated master courses at the U.Porto must:
- Hold specific academic qualifications in the areas of knowledge required for the cycle of studies they are applying to. You should provide proof of these qualifications with substantiating documents at the time of application and/or by taking a written and/or oral and practical exams (covering material from the subject area entrance exams for that cycle of studies, as defined by the general admission regime to higher education in Portugal) at the faculty at which you wish to study;
- Be an independent speaker of Portuguese, corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFRL. Language skills may be verified with an assessment of speaking skills by video conference;
- Satisfy the prerequisites established for a given cycle of studies in accordance with the general regime of admissions to Portuguese higher education [see Prerequisites];
Tuition and Fee
To study in a public university, fees are payable annually and at most private universities you will have to pay a part of the total tuition monthly.
The average tuition fee for University of Porto is the range of 3,000 – 4,500 EUR/year.
Avialability of students part time job
International Students from Non-EU/EEA countries can work up to 20 hours per week while they study in Portugal.