The U.Porto has a vibrant and multicultural environment to which more than 4000 international students contribute, every year. The institution offers exceptional conditions to students, researchers and also to employers. Its Science and Technology Park – UPTEC – hosts around 200 start-ups and more than 2000 highly qualified staff.
Internationalisation is one of U.PORTO’s strategic pillars and objectives, allowing the development of existing collaborations, as well as the establishment of innovative cooperation activities through the creation of active links with institutions from all over the world.
In recent years, U.PORTO has coordinated and been involved in several projects, namely Erasmus+ (particularly International Credit Mobility, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Capacity Building and Strategic Partnerships) and Eras mus Mundus projects.
U.PORTO definitely opened its doors to the world by consolidating its internationalisation process through the development of projects and initiatives with HEIs from nearly 150 countries.
The University of Porto uses the ECTS Grading system. The number of ECTS credits for each course reflects the total workload a student is expected to devote to the course (in the form of lectures, homework, reading, essays, consultations, seminars, etc.). 60 ECTS credits are attached to the workload of a full-time year of formal learning (academic year) and the associated learning outcomes. At the University of Porto, one credit corresponds to 27 hours of student total work.
Notice: Students that, for any reason, cannot attend classes from the first day, should arrive no later than the end of the first week of classes.