University of Porto: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#274 of 14,131 In the World
#102 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 95 In Portugal
#1 of 11 In Porto
#53 of 1,008 For Biochemical Engineering
Top100 For 12 other topics

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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate59%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and entrance examination, with admitted students requiring a score of at least 10/20
Academic CalendarSeptember to July
Full time employee2,436
Student:staff ratio12:1

Publications & Citations


University of Porto majors

by publication & citation count

14,126 / 413,982
12,682 / 488,419
9,890 / 344,121
9,498 / 239,339
7,505 / 257,662
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,551 / 190,326
Computer Science
5,548 / 131,920
Environmental Science
5,088 / 149,897
Materials Science
3,890 / 101,171
3,087 / 140,144
3,004 / 69,157
2,530 / 49,346
1,803 / 59,477
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,786 / 97,752
Oncology and Cancer research
1,723 / 70,454
1,623 / 30,898
1,560 / 76,542
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,551 / 27,929
Geography and Cartography
1,351 / 21,486
1,198 / 56,578
Nutrition and Food Science
1,132 / 40,852
Art & Design
1,049 / 7,567
1,023 / 19,742
Health Science
1,005 / 31,013
966 / 37,858
Chemical Engineering
947 / 32,022
Physical Therapy
946 / 26,581
Public Health
938 / 34,134
916 / 31,672
901 / 19,822
867 / 41,290
Structural Engineering
867 / 25,255
866 / 47,354
836 / 18,431
Inorganic Chemistry
807 / 37,019
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
802 / 42,153
748 / 8,897
Environmental Management
746 / 34,870
Organic Chemistry
742 / 33,116
635 / 14,382

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 107 391
1992 117 480
1993 122 552
1994 138 758
1995 161 1025
1996 204 1205
1997 224 1449
1998 289 1869
1999 385 2691
2000 461 3564
2001 536 4859
2002 567 5831
2003 750 7632
2004 884 9910
2005 1044 13118
2006 1344 17574
2007 1515 22691
2008 1900 30149
2009 2248 38562
2010 2480 47069
2011 2974 58647
2012 3711 73001
2013 4198 88110
2014 4326 102621
2015 4790 116160
2016 4970 127261
2017 5117 143639
2018 5066 152123
2019 5669 180470
2020 6307 227572
2021 6534 274756


International studetns Fees for international students range between 3,000 and 8,500 (EUR)
Local studetns Per annum: undergraduate 999; master 1,250; PhD 2,750 (EUR)

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

Programs and Degrees

Licenciado Agricultural Engineering, Applied Linguistics, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Food Science, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, History, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Modern Languages, Multimedia, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Physics, Portuguese, Psychology, Sociology, Sports, Surveying and Mapping, Veterinary Science
Mestre Accountancy, Adult Education, African Studies, Agricultural Engineering, American Studies, Applied Physics, Archaeology, Architecture and Planning, Art Education, Art History, Art Management, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Consumer Studies, Contemporary History, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Dentistry, Design, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Management, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Germanic Studies, Graphic Design, Health Administration, Health Education, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Human Resources, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Design, Information Sciences, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Landscape Architecture, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Mining Engineering, Molecular Biology, Multimedia, Museum Studies, Native Language Education, Natural Resources, Neurology, Nutrition, Oenology, Oncology, Orthodontics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Portuguese, Primary Education, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Safety Engineering, Science Education, Secondary Education, Service Trades, Sociology, Software Engineering, Soil Science, Sports, Sports Management, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Taxation, Teacher Training, Tourism, Town Planning, Toxicology, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Management, Visual Arts, Viticulture, Water Science
Doutor Agricultural Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Aquaculture, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Art Education, Astronomy and Space Science, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Design, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Fine Arts, Food Science, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Geography, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Industrial Management, Information Management, Information Technology, Landscape Architecture, Law, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Modern History, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Oncology, Pathology, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Physical Therapy, Physics, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Psychology, Public Health, Science Education, Sociology, Soil Science, Sports, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Telecommunications Services, Toxicology, Transport and Communications, Veterinary Science

University of Porto alumni

  1. Álvaro Siza Vieira

    Álvaro Siza Vieira
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1933-.. (age 89)
    architectuniversity teacher

    Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira is a Portuguese architect, and architectural educator. He is internationally known as Álvaro Siza (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈalvɐɾu ˈsizɐ]) and in Portugal as Siza Vieira (pronounced [ˈsizɐ ˈvjɐjɾɐ]).

  2. Rui Faria

    Rui Faria
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1975-.. (age 47)
    association football manager

    Rui Filipe da Cunha Faria is a Portuguese football coach, known for his work with football manager José Mourinho for 17 years.

  3. Camilo Castelo Branco

    Camilo Castelo Branco
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1825-1890 (aged 65)

    Camilo Castelo Branco, 1st Viscount of Correia Botelho, was a prolific Portuguese writer of the 19th century, having produced over 260 books (mainly novels, plays and essays). His writing is considered original in that it combines the dramatic and sentimental spirit of Romanticism with a highly personal combination of sarcasm, bitterness and dark humour. He is also celebrated for his peculiar wit and anecdotal character, as well as for his turbulent (and ultimately tragical) life.

  4. Catarina Martins

    Catarina Martins
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1973-.. (age 49)
    stage actoractorpolitician

    Catarina Soares Martins is a Portuguese politician and actress. She is the national coordinator of the Left Bloc since 2012 and has been a member of the Assembly of the Republic for the Left Bloc since 2009. She trained as a linguist and is active in theater.

General info

Alternative names U.Porto
Universidade do Porto
Founded 1911
Accreditation Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES); Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
Motto Virtus Unita Fortius Agit
Unity makes strength
Academic structure Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Fine Arts
Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Nutrition and Food Science
Faculty of Sport
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Dental Medicine
Faculty of Psychology and Education Science
Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar
University of Porto Business School
Affiliations and memberships Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integracion (AUALCPI)
Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
Centre of Regional Studies (CEER)
Asociación Columbus
European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS)
European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN)
Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)
European Network of Academic Sport Services (ENAS)
European University Association (EUA)
EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE)
European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)
European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers (EUPRIO)
Compostela Group of Universities (CGU)
Ge4 Network (GE4)
Tordesillas Group
Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe (HUMANE)
International Association of Universities (IAU)
International Council on Archives (ICA)
Institut National de Recherche Halieutique (INRH)
Red de Educación Continua de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA)
Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI)
SGroup European Universities' Network (SGroup)
Technology Innovation International (TII)

Location and Contacts

Address Praça Gomes Teixeira
Porto, Porto, 4099-002
City population 238,000
Phone +351 (22) 040 8000
Fax +351 (22) 040 8186

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