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University of Porto (UP) — public non-profit university. It is located in Porto, Portugal. UP is working closely with Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), Latin American University Association (AULA), Portuguese Language University Association (AULP), Centre of European Documentation at U.Porto (CDE), Centre of Regional Studies (CEER), Cooperation between Europe and Latin America (Columbus Association), The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS), European Distance Learning and E-Learning Network (EDEN), European Ethics Network (EEN), Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), European Network of Academic Sport Services (ENAS), European University Association (EUA), Council for Doctoral Education of the European University Association (EUA-CDE), European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN), European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers Association (EUPRIO), Hispanic-Portuguese Foundation Rei Afonso Henriques (FRAH), Compostela Group of Universities (GCU), Global Education for European Engineers and Entrepreneurs (GE4), Tordesillas Group (GTordesillas), Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe (HUMANE), International Association of Universities (IAU), International Council on Archives (ICA), National Institute of Halieutic Research (INRH), Leveraging Education into Organisations (LEO-NET), Latin America and Europe Continuing Education Network (RECLA), European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), Santander Group (SG), The European Association for the Transfer of Technologies, Innovation and Industrial Information (TII).
The university was highly rated by the QS International Ranking of the best universities, and is in 253 place in the world. The educational institution is in the top-470 of Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
At UP, you can get a bachelor, master and doctorate degree in different fields of study.
The academic calendar at UP is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Portugal. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at UP are different for locals and foreigners. Portugal citizens pay 738 USD per year, while international students pay a minimum of 2,911 USD. The educational institution helps with tuition fees through financial support programs. They are available to local and international students. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.
When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.
The campus of UP is located in Porto. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. Foreigners who come to UP through exchange programs study and live with local students. Thus, the university promotes intercultural exchange and the establishment of interethnic relations.
What to do after graduation
After graduation, you can stay in Portugal for another year. You can do this by extending your student visa or applying for a job search visa. UP graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. Look for more immigration options in our article.