Top 96 universities in Portugal

  1. University of Porto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    29,178
    Founded
    1911
  2. University of Coimbra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    24,301
    Founded
    1290
  3. University of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    49,769
    Founded
    1911
  4. New University of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    20,077
    Founded
    1973
  5. University of Minho logo
    Enrollment
    19,077
    Founded
    1973
  6. University of Aveiro logo
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1973
  7. Catholic University of Portugal logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1971
  8. University of Beira Interior logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1986
  9. University of Evora logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1973
  10. University Institute of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1972
  11. University of the Algarve logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1979
  12. Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1979
  13. Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1998
  14. University of the Azores logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1976
  15. Polytechnic Institute of Porto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1985
  16. Madeira University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1988
  17. Polytechnic Institute of Braganca logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1979
  18. ISPA University logo
    Enrollment
    1,655
    Male:Female
    19:81
    Founded
    1986
  19. Polytechnic Institute of Leiria logo
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1979
  20. Fernando Pessoa University logo
    Enrollment
    4,032
    Founded
    1996
  21. Polytechnic Institute of Viseu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1979
  22. Polytechnic Institute of Setubal logo
    Enrollment
    5,695
    Founded
    1979
  23. Lusiada University of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1986
  24. Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1979
  25. Polytechnic Institute of Tomar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Founded
    1996
  26. Autonomous University of Lisbon logo
    Founded
    1986
  27. Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1979
  28. Polytechnic Institute of Santarem logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1979
  29. Polytechnic Institute of Beja logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1979
  30. Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave logo
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    1994
  31. Polytechnic Institute of Guarda logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    2,930
    Founded
    1979
  32. Higher School of Nursing, Coimbra logo
    Founded
    2004
  33. Nursing School of Porto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2004
  34. Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1979
  35. Superior Institute of Maia logo
    Founded
    1991
  36. College of Arts and Design logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1989
  37. European University - Lisbon logo
    Founded
    1986
  38. Piaget Institute logo
    Founded
    1979
  39. Infante D. Henrique Portucalense University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Founded
    1986
  40. Higher School of Nursing, Lisboa logo
    Founded
    2004
  41. Miguel Torga Higher Institute logo
    Founded
    1990
  42. Lusofona University of Porto logo
    Founded
    1994
  43. Higher Institute of Management logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1986
  44. Portuguese Institute of Marketing Management logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1991
  45. Atlantica University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1996
  46. Higher Institute of Entre Douro and Vouga logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1990
  47. Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    781
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1989
  48. D. Henrique Nautical Higher School Infante logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1989
  49. Alcoitao School of Health Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1966
  50. Higher School of Art of Porto logo
    Founded
    1990
  51. Institute of Higher Studies of Fafe logo
    Founded
    1988
  52. Polytechnic Institute of Maia logo
    Founded
    2015
  53. Higher Institute of Advanced Technologies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1989
  54. Health Institute of Alto Ave logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2015
  55. D. Dinis Higher Institute logo
    Founded
    2005
  56. Atlantico Business School logo
    Founded
    1990
  57. Higher Institute of Administration and Languages logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1984
  58. Higher Institute of Administration and Languages, Leiria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1990
  59. Vasco da Gama University School logo
    Founded
    2001
  60. National Superior Orchestra Academy logo
    Founded
    1993
  61. Higher Institute of the New Professions logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Founded
    1986
  62. Conservatory of Music of Gaia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1999
  63. Higher School of Art of Guimaraes logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1986

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

Average cost of living for students in Portugal is $447 + $73-520 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).