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International Students - Why U.Porto?

The University of Porto attracts thousands of students from all over the world with its innovative and dynamic environment and its connections to the business world, evidenced by its prominent position in leading higher education international rankings. But there are many more reasons for you to join us...

On top of the world

U.Porto, founded over a century ago, has stood out in the last decade among the 100 best European universities, according to leading international higher education rankings. The quality and talent of our academic community are the driving force and pride of the University. Innovation is something we focus on every day in the name of the University.

Photograph of the Rectory and the lion's fountain on the 110th anniversary of the U.Porto
U.Porto 110 Anos Reitoria 2

At the cutting edge of knowledge

U.Porto is an institution of choice for researchers interested in producing knowledge that meets the most pressing needs of both society and the business sector. Our campuses have all the facilities you need for the best and most rewarding scientific and academic experience.

Group photo from an EUGLOH event
EUGLOH Foto Família Grande

Porto, World Heritage

The city’s inviting, cosmopolitan and multicultural nature, together with the low cost of living, make Porto a fantastic place to study, research and innovate. By choosing U.Porto you are sure to have an unforgettable experience in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

View from the Ribeira Cube
Cubo Ribeira

Connect with the business world

U.Porto enjoys a privileged relationship with local companies and the best international universities, as evidenced by the high recruitment rate among our graduates. This is one of the reasons why our alumni – whether national or international – are a source of great pride!

Robot arm handling small parts
Indústria Transformadora