Learn along the journey in Porto


There are 22 public and 42 private institutions in the Porto Metropolitan Area where more than 72,000 students (incuding 6342 foreign students) are enrolled. Several degree programmes taught in English can be found in different universities and thousands of foreign students come to Porto under the Erasmus exchange programme.

The University of Porto is consistently ranked internationally as the first university in Portugal and 42nd in Europe according to CWTS Leiden Ranking 2016. It is the largest science producer in Portugal, accounting for over 23% of Portuguese scientific articles published in ISI web of Science. It hosts 14 faculties, one business school, 50 R&D units, and over 32,000 students, including 3,700 foreign students.

Top faculties

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) is, according to QS World University Ranking 2016, one of the top 100 engineering schools in the world in the area of civil engineering. In addition, it is one of the top 150-200 schools in the world in the areas of chemical engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) was ranked 4th in Europe according to Arch2o ranking 2014 and one of top 100 architecture schools in the world according to QS World University Ranking 2016. Porto Business School was ranked 62nd in Europe according to Financial Times ranking 2016. Its MBA course was ranked 21st in Europe by Eduniversal BEST-MASTERS Ranking 2015/2016 and its Executive Education Custom programme was ranked 30th in Europe according to Financial Times ranking 2016. The Polytechnic Institute of Porto is the largest and most prestigious polytechnic institute in Portugal. It hosts seven schools, 30 R&D units, 18,000 students and around 500 foreign students.

Here you will find international schools, from nursery to university, for you and your family.

International schools

Many universities and institutes in Porto offer courses either partially or completely taught in English, which are suitable for foreign students (see the table below). Currently, there are 9,745 students enrolled in these courses.