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Master’s Degrees - General Information and Tuition Fees

How do Master's Degrees work and what is their duration at the University of Porto? How much do you have to pay in order to attend a course at U.Porto? Find out the answers below.

General information and tuition fees of U.Porto Master’s Degrees

What are Master’s Degrees?

Master’s Degrees at U.Porto have a duration of three to four semesters (between a year and a half and two years), which corresponds to 90 and 120 ECTS credits, respectively. The majority of Master's Degree programmes at U.Porto have a duration that corresponds to 120 credits.

This study cycle comprises a specialisation course which consists of a set of course units, designated a master's course, which corresponds to a minimum of 50% of the total credits of the study cycle.

Course completion depends on a scientific dissertation or a project specifically produced for this purpose, or a professional internship with a final report, which must correspond to a minimum of 35% of the study cycle’s total credits.

A Master's degree is awarded to students who register for a dissertation/project/internship and who pass the respective defence. A Master's Degree course diploma, which does not grant the degree, can be awarded to students who pass all the course units of the programme’s course component.

For more information, consult the University of Porto’s General Regulation of Second Study Cycles (Master’s Degrees).

Note that each course also has its own regulation.

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General information and tuition fees of U.Porto Master’s Degrees

How much do they cost?

Attending a 2nd cycle course (Master's Degree) at U.Porto is subject to payment of a tuition fee / annual charge.

The indicative value of the annual fee for the 2023/2024 academic year for Master’s Degrees at U.Porto is 1250 euros (+1.95 euros for school insurance) for national students and/or equivalent.

If you have International Student Status, note that the value of the tuition fee / annual charge is set by each U.Porto faculty, according to the real cost of the course. In these cases, students from countries that are part of CPLP – Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and East Timor) may benefit from a reduction in fees up to 45%.

To learn more about the exact values for each course, see our List of courses.

For more information (deadlines, payment conditions, etc.), please refer to the Tuition Fees Regulation of U.Porto, or contact the academic services of the faculty you wish to attend.

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