Top 96 universities in Portugal: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1University of PortoPorto
2University of Coimbra45%Coimbra
3University of MinhoBraga
4New University of LisbonLisbon
5University of LisbonLisbon
6University of AveiroAveiro
7University of Beira Interior95%Covilha
8Catholic University of PortugalLisbon
9Polytechnic Institute of Porto55%Porto
10University of EvoraEvora
11University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto DouroVila Real
12University of the AlgarveFaro
13Polytechnic Institute of Braganca65%Braganca
14Polytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiria
15University Institute of LisbonLisbon
16Madeira UniversityFunchal
17Polytechnic Institute of LisbonLisbon
18University of the Azores85%Ponta Delgada
19Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies55%Lisbon
20Polytechnic Institute of Viseu75%Viseu
21Fernando Pessoa UniversityPorto
22Polytechnic Institute of SetubalSetubal
23ISPA UniversityLisbon
24Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo65%Viana do Castelo
25Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco75%Castelo Branco
26Polytechnic Institute of SantaremSantarem
27Polytechnic Institute of BejaBeja
28Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and AveBarcelos
29Polytechnic Institute of Tomar85%Tomar
30Higher School of Nursing, CoimbraCoimbra
31Polytechnic Institute of Guarda65%Guarda
32Lusiada University of LisbonLisbon
33European University - LisbonLisbon
34Autonomous University of LisbonLisbon
35Higher School of Health of the Portuguese Red CrossLisbon
36Infante D. Henrique Portucalense University75%Porto
37Nursing School of Porto25%Porto
38Paula Frassinetti Higher School of EducationPorto
39Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra85%Coimbra
40Higher School of Nursing, LisboaLisbon
41University Institute of Health Sciences, PortugalGandra
42Superior Institute of MaiaCastelo da Maia
43College of Arts and Design85%Matosinhos
44Piaget InstituteAlmada
45Miguel Torga Higher InstituteCoimbra
46Higher Institute of Education and ScienceLisbon
47Polytechnic Institute of PortalegrePortalegre
48Atlantico Business SchoolVila Nova de Gaia
49Lusofona University of PortoPorto
50Higher Polytechnic Institute of GayaVila Nova de Gaia
51Portuguese Institute of Marketing ManagementLisbon
52Higher School of Tourism and Hospitality Studies of EstorilEstoril
53Higher Institute of the New ProfessionsLisbon
54Atlantica UniversityBarcarena
55Higher Institute of Entre Douro and Vouga75%Santa Maria da Feira
56Higher Institute of ManagementLisbon
57D. Henrique Nautical Higher School Infante85%Paco de Arcos
58Higher Institute of Business and TourismPorto
59Higher School of Art of PortoPorto
60Alcoitao School of Health SciencesAlcabideche
61Higher Institute of Management and AdministrationPorto
62Higher School GallaeciaVila Nova da Cerveira
63Manuel Teixeira Gomes Higher InstitutePortimao
64Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology95%Vila Nova de Gaia
65Ribeiro Sanches Higher School of Health SciencesLisbon
66Higher Institute of Administration and Languages, Leiria85%Leiria
67Higher Institute of Educational SciencesRamada
68Higher School of Nursing of Santa MariaPorto
69Institute of Higher Studies of FafeFafe
70Higher Institute of Social Services of PortoSenhora da Hora
71Polytechnic Institute of MaiaMaia
72Health Institute of Alto AvePovoa de Lanhoso
73Higher Institute of Advanced Technologies85%Lisbon
74Higher Institute of Information Sciences and AdministrationAveiro
75Higher Institute of Business CommunicationLisbon
76Higher School of Nursing of the Portuguese Red Cross of Oliveira de AzemeisOliveira de Azemeis
77Almeida Garrett Higher School of EducationLisbon
78Higher Institute for Administration SciencesLisbon
79Higher School of Technology and Arts of LisbonLisbon
80Vasco da Gama University SchoolCoimbra
81Higher School of Real Estate ActivitiesLisbon
82Higher Institute of Pacos de BrandaoPacos de Brandao
83Higher Institute of Banking ManagementLisbon
84Dr. Jose Timoteo Montalvao Machado Higher School of NursingChaves
85Egas Moniz Cooperative of Higher EducationAlmada
86Sao Francisco das Misericordias Higher School of NursingLisbon
87Higher School of Nursing of Sao Jose de ClunyFunchal
88Higher Institute of Administration and LanguagesFunchal
89D. Dinis Higher InstituteMarinha Grande
90Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of the DouroPenafiel
91Higher Polytechnic Institute of the WestTorres Vedras
92Conservatory of Music of GaiaVila Nova de Gaia
93Higher School of Education of Joao de DeusLisbon
94Maria Ulrich Higher School of Childhood EducatorsLisbon
95Higher School of Art of GuimaraesGumaraes
96National Superior Orchestra AcademyLisbon

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

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).