Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Universidade Católica Portuguesa Ranking

country rank: 8
world rank: 1148

University Overview

Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Catholic University of Portugal) was founded in 1971 and is a non-profit private higher-education institution situated in the city of Lisboa (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 people). Viseu, Braga, and Porto are all places where this school maintains a branch campus. Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Portuguese higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. It is officially recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal). In a variety of fields of study, the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. See the Topuniversitieslist degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 49-year-old Portuguese higher-education school has a rigorous admissions process based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. UCP also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

Universidade Católica Portuguesa Ranking

University Identity

Name Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Acronym UCP
Founded 1971 Origins date back to 1967
Motto Veritati
Colours Blue, white and gray

University Location

Address Palma de Cima Lisbon 1649-023 Lisboa Portugal
Tel +351 (21) 721 4000
Fax +351 (21) 726 0546
Other locations Viseu, Braga, Porto

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Palma de Cima Lisbon 1649-023 (21) 721 4050

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

European University Association (EUA) International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP) Fédération des Universités Catholiques Européennes (FUCE) Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP) Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils EUROPAEUM

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