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  • Locations: Porto, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/10/2018 10/20/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: UMBC Exchange Housing Options: University Residence
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Program Description:
University of Porto

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About the University: The University of Porto brings in more students than any other Portuguese higher education institution. The university is comprised of a student community of nearly 31 thousand spread over 14 faculties, a business school and 70 scientific research structures. All of this is spread across three university campuses, which are home to student residences, sporting equipment and social support facilities.The University of Porto provides more than 700 training programmes (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles of continuous training), covering such diverse areas of knowledge as life sciences, engineering, technological innovation, humanities, social and cultural studies and artistic creation. To achieve this, the University of Porto has a qualified and specialised body of 1,873 staff members, of whom 1,358 hold doctorates.

About the City of Porto: Located in the north of Portugal, between the Atlantic beaches and the famous River Douro terraces, Port and its urban area have a population of over 1.3 million. It is Portugal’s second largest city and one of the country’s leading economic and industrial centres. Porto’s history is strongly linked to trade and love of freedom – so much so, that it is called Cidade Invicta (Undefeated City). Porto is known around the world for the charms of its historic centre (UNESCO World Heritage since 1996), Port wine, its generous gastronomy and the unrivalled hospitality of its inhabitants.Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Course Information:
Students are welcomed to study at either the Faculty of Engineering campus or at the Faculty of Arts campus. The Faculty of Arts campus is located downtown and the Faculty of Engineering is located about ten minutes away from the city cent

Housing Options: University of Porto has on-campus housing for all exchange students. 

Program Requirements:
  • GPA: 3.0
  • Fall, Spring or Academic Year
  • You must meet with you Study Abroad Advisor before applying 

How To Apply:
There are several steps you must complete before you can apply to a Study Abroad program. After you have completed all the first steps you can apply to this program by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. Please note that you must complete both UMBC's Study Abroad Office Application and all supplemental material submissions before the application deadline.  Please note there are limited spots available for each UMBC exchange.

Other Useful Links: 
Getting Started
Study Abroad 101
Scheduling an appointment
Receiving Academic Credit while Abroad 
Financial Aid Transfer 
Health & Safety 
Parents & Family


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