List of 95 best universities in Portugal

We ranked 95 best universities in Portugal based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 5.76M citations received by 255K publications made by 95 universities in Portugal, measured the popularity of 514 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Portugal
#102 in Europe
#274 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
29,178
Founded
1911
#2 in Portugal
#114 in Europe
#301 in the World
Enrollment
49,769
Founded
1911
#3 in Portugal
#129 in Europe
#338 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
25,188
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1290
#4 in Portugal
#213 in Europe
#543 in the World
Enrollment
20,077
Founded
1973
#5 in Portugal
#257 in Europe
#642 in the World
Enrollment
19,077
Founded
1973
#6 in Portugal
#291 in Europe
#741 in the World
Enrollment
13,000
Founded
1973
#7 in Portugal
#421 in Europe
#1165 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1971
#8 in Portugal
#483 in Europe
#1366 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1979
#9 in Portugal
#487 in Europe
#1375 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1972
#10 in Portugal
#492 in Europe
#1389 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1973
#11 in Portugal
#655 in Europe
#2039 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1998
#12 in Portugal
#697 in Europe
#2212 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1976
#13 in Portugal
#712 in Europe
#2273 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1986
#14 in Portugal
#722 in Europe
#2302 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1985
#15 in Portugal
#748 in Europe
#2433 in the World
Enrollment
6,515
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1986
#16 in Portugal
#762 in Europe
#2498 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1988
#17 in Portugal
#772 in Europe
#2552 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
8,270
Male:Female
47:53
Founded
1979
#18 in Portugal
#903 in Europe
#3126 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1996
#19 in Portugal
#914 in Europe
#3187 in the World
Enrollment
13,000
Founded
1979
#20 in Portugal
#961 in Europe
#3427 in the World
Enrollment
12,000
Founded
1979
#21 in Portugal
#1009 in Europe
#3705 in the World
Founded
1986
#22 in Portugal
#1037 in Europe
#3832 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1979
#23 in Portugal
#1161 in Europe
#4427 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1986
#24 in Portugal
#1167 in Europe
#4465 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1979
#25 in Portugal
#1262 in Europe
#4972 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1979
#26 in Portugal
#1279 in Europe
#5060 in the World
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
1994
#27 in Portugal
#1324 in Europe
#5337 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1979
#28 in Portugal
#1329 in Europe
#5358 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1979
#29 in Portugal
#1354 in Europe
#5459 in the World
Founded
1986
#31 in Portugal
#1424 in Europe
#5779 in the World
Founded
1991
#32 in Portugal
#1429 in Europe
#5816 in the World
Founded
2004
#33 in Portugal
#1451 in Europe
#5943 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
2,930
Founded
1979
#34 in Portugal
#1462 in Europe
#6018 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1979
#35 in Portugal
#1477 in Europe
#6114 in the World
Founded
1979
#36 in Portugal
#1547 in Europe
#6472 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
3,000
Founded
1996
#39 in Portugal
#1658 in Europe
#7019 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1989
#40 in Portugal
#1665 in Europe
#7066 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1966
#42 in Portugal
#1745 in Europe
#7509 in the World
Enrollment
1,655
Male:Female
19:81
Founded
1986
#43 in Portugal
#1757 in Europe
#7570 in the World
Founded
2015
#45 in Portugal
#2069 in Europe
#8667 in the World
Enrollment
7,211
Male:Female
58:42
Founded
1979
#48 in Portugal
#2164 in Europe
#9073 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1989
#49 in Portugal
#2176 in Europe
#9135 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1986
#50 in Portugal
#2213 in Europe
#9341 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Founded
1986
#52 in Portugal
#2295 in Europe
#9687 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1991
#53 in Portugal
#2298 in Europe
#9700 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1991
#54 in Portugal
#2302 in Europe
#9716 in the World
Founded
2004
#56 in Portugal
#2351 in Europe
#9904 in the World
Founded
1993
#57 in Portugal
#2364 in Europe
#9948 in the World
Founded
1994
#58 in Portugal
#2398 in Europe
#10143 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2004
#59 in Portugal
#2412 in Europe
#10226 in the World
Founded
1990
#61 in Portugal
#2436 in Europe
#10387 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1996
#64 in Portugal
#2456 in Europe
#10496 in the World
Founded
1990
#66 in Portugal
#2472 in Europe
#10607 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
781
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1989
#67 in Portugal
#2482 in Europe
#10654 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1990
#69 in Portugal
#2513 in Europe
#10883 in the World
Founded
1988
#70 in Portugal
#2540 in Europe
#11050 in the World
Founded
1990
#71 in Portugal
#2546 in Europe
#11070 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1990
#72 in Portugal
#2547 in Europe
#11071 in the World
Founded
1991
#73 in Portugal
#2560 in Europe
#11176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1989
#74 in Portugal
#2561 in Europe
#11177 in the World
Founded
1999
#76 in Portugal
#2602 in Europe
#11492 in the World
Founded
2005
#77 in Portugal
#2621 in Europe
#11607 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
2015
#82 in Portugal
#2678 in Europe
#12127 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1984
#83 in Portugal
#2683 in Europe
#12171 in the World
Founded
2001
#93 in Portugal
#2759 in Europe
#13271 in the World
Enrollment
125
Founded
1986
#94 in Portugal
#2768 in Europe
#13346 in the World
Founded
1991

The best cities to study in Portugal based on the number of universities and their ranks are Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra, and Braga.

Average cost of living for students in Portugal is $419 + $81-581 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).