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Frequently Asked Questions - Alumni

Have you recently completed a course at U.Porto? Did you finish your studies many years ago but would like to keep in touch with your alma mater? Here you will find the information you need about the tools and services that U.Porto offers its Alumni. Welcome back "home"!

A diploma from the University of Porto is much more than framed paper on the wall. U.Porto Former Students (Alumni) are also the University's ambassadors. All alumni are invited to be part of the institution, from recent graduates who are looking for a place in the labour market, to the older generations, who are an example to the younger ones. Let's (re)discover our University!

CONGRATULATIONS! Now that you have your diploma, we would like to help you make your skills available to the community. You can count on our employability support services. Don't forget to visit U.Porto's Talent and Careers Portal, where you can submit your CV and have access to job opportunities published by our partner entities. If you have completed a 1st cycle (Bachelor's Degree Course) or Integrated Master's Degree Course, we challenge you to continue your studies by attending U.Porto's postgraduate courses or to broaden your knowledge in our Continuing education programmes.

No doubt. According to the latest studies carried out by U.Porto's Employment Observatory, the employability rate of graduates who completed their course more than five years ago is higher than 80%, more than half of the national average. Most of them were never unemployed and more than half found a job in the first three months after completing their bachelor's degree!

Yes. To make sure you don't miss the best opportunities, U.Porto offers several employment support services to facilitate the integration of our graduated students into the labour market. The University and its schools follow the professional progression of their graduates by promoting job/training/research opportunities, providing career management services or by carrying out employability surveys promoted by U.Porto Employment Observatory.

Yes. At U.Porto, however, we do not just train competent professionals. We want our graduates to be leaders in their field. So, we encourage you to explore your talents and make them available to the community in the form of an innovative idea. That is why U.Porto strongly invests in youth entrepreneurship incentives, which support students and alumni in their own business initiatives. Discover the potentialities of U.Porto's Science and Technology Park (UPTEC), where you will find specialised support to create and build a successful business. TAKE A CHANCE!

The first thing you need to do is to register in U.Porto's former student record. By joining more than 90 thousand graduates who take part in the University's Alumni network, you will immediately start to receive regular information about the University, apart from having access to other initiatives specifically intended for the Alumni community.

The relationship between the University and its former student network is maintained, on a global level, by U.Porto's ALUMNI Office. This entity is in charge of providing former students with information regarding the University's activities and the benefits offered by U.Porto. It also follows their professional career, among other initiatives.

Several U.Porto schools (for example, FCUP, FEP and FEUP, among others) provide services especially dedicated to their alumni. Get in touch with us!

Alumni Office and Additional Funding

University Club
Rua do Campo Alegre, 877
4180 Porto, Portugal

Tel.: (+351) 220 408 093
E-mail: [email protected]

Yes. To access the University services open to our former students, please request a written statement at U.Porto's ALUMNI Office. You just need to send an e-mail to [email protected] indicating your full name and identification no. (citizen ID).

Alumni are part of the U.Porto community and have access to a set of services and initiatives made available by the University and partner entities. These benefits include privileged access to the University's libraries, food service facilities, museums, careers service and U.Porto Innovation services.

Each U.Porto alumnus/alumna benefits from special discounts in our Continuing Education courses, sporting and cultural activities, and gets exclusive advantages in services promoted by the University's partner entities.

Of course! If you have completed a 1st cycle course (bachelor's degree) at U.Porto, you can return to add more value to your curriculum by attending a postgraduate course (master’s degree and doctorate courses) at the University.

If you are looking for a shorter course, but with the same quality, you should try one of the 300+ Continuing education programmes offered by the University of Porto every year, for students ranging from 8 to 80 years old.

Would you like to learn Arabic or Japanese? What about testing the skills of a top manager in one of the most prestigious MBAs in the world? And why not try the University Study Programme for Seniors, intended for graduates over 55 years of age? It's hard to choose!

Yes. U.Porto is dedicated to the development of the surrounding community and it has a close relationship with the national and international business world. It aims to involve a larger number of organisations – many of them led by our Alumni – in teaching, research, development and innovation (I&D+i).

Learn more about how to establish collaboration platforms with the University of Porto.

Yes. The University and its schools regularly sponsor reunions for former students by organising events which bring together different generations of graduates from all over the world. Moments of leisure are ideal to remember the "good old times". These meetings are also useful to make professional contacts and learn about the professional careers of our graduates.

Apart from these face-to-face meetings, you can also share experiences with thousands of other U.Porto alumni through the University's LinkedIn page.

For more information, contact the U.Porto ALUMNI Office.

As U.Porto ambassadors, our Alumni are great representatives of our University all around the world. In many cases, this bond is reflected in academic events (University Day, Welcome Event for New Students, etc.), where Alumni are invited to share their experience; by collaborating in networking and mentoring activities intended for graduates and recent graduates; among other initiatives.

The CAMPUS U.Porto magazine also gives special attention to the professional careers of former students, by presenting them to the entire community. If you are a former student, don't forget to share your memories, opinions and professional achievements with us. Because our history is your story...

Our Alumni are always welcome "home", either to actively participate in activities linked to training and research, or to be present at the University's annual events, or in different cultural, social and sporting initiatives, which regularly take place in the campus.

U.Porto also challenges its Alumni to participate in the community through Voluntary Work organised by the University and/or by its schools, student associations and other structures created in the academic community.

You can start by choosing one of the initiatives where the University of Porto opens the doors of its schools and research centres to thousands of children and young people in primary and secondary education, aiming to provide them with a first impression of the academic world.

Reserve one or more days in March to visit the University of Porto Expo. Register them for Junior University (U.Jr.), Portugal’s most extensive initiation programme to the university environment. Take them to the open days of our schools. And, if necessary, invite the University to visit the school of your children / family members.

When you are not attending these events, don't forget to visit the University's historical buildings; uncover the treasures kept in our museums; experience the emblematic Porto Botanical Garden; explore space at the Planetarium; or take a souvenir from the U.Porto shop, with an exclusive discount!

Alumni have the opportunity to contribute to the University's development through scientific patronage activities and donations (fundraising) which are later applied in the development of scientific and research activities at the institution.

By becoming a patron for U.Porto or one of its schools, you are not only contributing to the quality of the University. You are also expressing your pride as a former student. For more information, please contact the U.Porto ALUMNI Office or the services dedicated to Alumni at your faculty.

U.Porto provides several information sources specially intended for its Alumni community, as a way to strengthen the relationship with its former students. One of them is the U.Porto CAMPUS magazine, a regular publication where you can find interviews, news, reports and articles focused on the University. Every week, the Alumni Network members also receive by email a newsletter from the University. Also, each faculty promotes other types of communication with their former students.

To learn more about U.Porto's day-to-day life, we invite you to visit our news portal and to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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