University of Minho: Statistics



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#585 of 14,131 In the World
#231 of 2,785 In Europe
#5 of 95 In Portugal
#39 of 1,654 For Biomedical Engineering
Top50% For 213 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate40%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and entrance examination, or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - February; February- July)
Full time employee1,284
Student:staff ratio15:1

We've calculated the 40% acceptance rate for University of Minho based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Minho is a world-class research university with 50,528 scientific papers published and 838,873 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, and Materials Science.


University of Minho majors

by publication & citation count

27,470 / 554,000
26,663 / 623,964
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
25,499 / 283,122
23,620 / 492,467
23,574 / 597,489
Environmental Science
21,264 / 397,213
Computer Science
19,775 / 292,134
17,300 / 363,850
Quantum and Particle physics
15,043 / 298,694
Materials Science
14,892 / 370,183
14,623 / 116,302
Organic Chemistry
13,957 / 383,467
12,278 / 360,638
12,087 / 243,948
Political Science
11,961 / 122,589
Geography and Cartography
11,230 / 161,427
10,981 / 311,112
10,855 / 175,946
10,362 / 117,727
10,138 / 119,222
9,204 / 124,802
8,308 / 110,775
8,269 / 168,563
8,078 / 93,824
8,061 / 168,593
7,848 / 108,647
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7,756 / 100,906
6,386 / 81,254
6,350 / 98,330
6,326 / 146,115
Chemical Engineering
6,166 / 203,834
Optical Engineering
5,878 / 129,141
Metallurgical Engineering
5,808 / 145,846
5,750 / 60,423
5,672 / 171,990
Mechanical Engineering
5,597 / 86,384
4,930 / 60,603
4,501 / 78,035
Art & Design
4,481 / 49,740
Electrical Engineering
4,361 / 79,503

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 35 66
1992 34 75
1993 61 112
1994 66 122
1995 106 187
1996 94 215
1997 121 290
1998 157 432
1999 244 583
2000 284 883
2001 351 1074
2002 485 1558
2003 576 2452
2004 698 3034
2005 814 3861
2006 1004 5388
2007 1133 7323
2008 1286 10076
2009 1451 12346
2010 1697 15893
2011 1972 19654
2012 2387 24211
2013 2577 29597
2014 2742 34364
2015 2828 39142
2016 2947 44041
2017 3097 47992
2018 3060 54653
2019 3216 65864
2020 3505 81114
2021 3907 100033
2022 3687 107072
2023 3502 110124
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Minho gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Annual Tuition (EUR)
Bachelor's Degree 1,070
Master's Degree 1,500
Doctoral Degree 2,500

The University of Minho has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Minho.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Licenciado Accountancy, Archaeology, Architecture, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Civil Security, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, European Languages, Fashion Design, French, Geography (Human), Geology, German, History, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Italian, Japanese, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Music, Nursing, Optometry, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Physics, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Portuguese, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Telecommunications Engineering, Textile Technology, Theatre, Visual Arts
Mestre Accountancy, Administrative Law, Applied Chemistry, Archaeology, Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Banking, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Cultural Studies, Design, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, European Union Law, Fashion Design, Finance, Fiscal Law, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Genetics, Geography, German, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Human Resources, Human Rights, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Economics, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Multimedia, Music Education, Nanotechnology, Native Language Education, Neurosciences, Nursing, Optometry, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Physics, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Portuguese, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Production Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, Safety Engineering, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Statistics, Teacher Training, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Textile Design, Textile Technology, Translation and Interpretation
Doutor Agricultural Business, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Geography, Geology, Health Sciences, History, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Leadership, Literature, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Optometry, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Psychology, Sociology, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Textile Technology, Waste Management

Notable alumni

  1. José Manuel Fernandes

    José Manuel Fernandes
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1967-.. (age 57)

    José Manuel Fernandes is a Portuguese politician of the Social Democratic Party who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since the 2009 elections. Earlier in his career, he was Mayor of Vila Verde in northern Portugal.

  2. Hugo Soares

    Hugo Soares
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1983-.. (age 41)

    Hugo Alexandre Lopes Soares is a Portuguese lawyer and politician, who is a former president of the Social Democratic Youth, in office from 2012 to 2014. Hugo Soares is also a member of the Assembly of the Republic since 21 June 2011, having been elected for a second term on 4 October 2015.

University of Minho faculties and divisions

Institute : Arts and Humanities American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, English, Germanic Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Translation and Interpretation
Institute : Education Adult Education, Art Education, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Humanities and Social Science Education, Literacy Education, Pedagogy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology, Special Education
Institute : Social Sciences Anthropology, Archaeology, Communication Studies, Geography (Human), History, Mass Communication, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Sociology, Town Planning
School : Architecture Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Civil Engineering, Painting and Drawing
School : Economics and Management Accountancy, Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations and Diplomacy, Management, Political Sciences, Public Administration
School : Engineering Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Production Engineering, Textile Technology
School : Health Sciences Community Health, Health Sciences, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Surgery
School : Law Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
School : Nursing Nursing
School : Psychology Psychology
School : Science Applied Mathematics, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics

General information

Alternative names UMinho
Universidade do Minho
Founded 1973
Accreditation Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES)
Motto Universidade sem muros
University Without Walls
Colors red, white

Location and contacts

Address Largo do Paço
Braga-P, 4704-553
City population 181,000

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