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Universidade Católica Portuguesa

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Welcome to Universidade Católica Portuguesa, also known as Católica! A university with 19 teaching units and 15 research centres across four vibrant cities: Lisbon, Porto, Braga, and Viseu.

Founded in 1967, Católica offers an outstanding academic experience, a multicultural campus with over 110 student nationalities, and innovative teaching methods.

Inspired to impact society, UCP’s academic offer ranges from Humanities and Social Sciences, to Law and Politics, Arts, Business and Economics, Medicine, Biotechnology, Nursing, and other Health Sciences.

Join us and increase your value!

University in a nutshell


Universidade Católica Portuguesa is located in Portugal, a country with 3 000 hours of sunshine per year, 850km of white sand beaches, and 17 Unesco world heritage sites.

UCP has campi in Lisbon, Porto, Braga, and Viseu. Discover more about each campus and city: https://www.ucp.pt/campi


Learn Portuguese

Did you know Portuguese is the fifth-most spoken native language in the world?

Católica offers short-term Portuguese language courses for foreigners, in Lisbon, Porto, and Viseu.

In Lisbon, The Faculty of Human Sciences runs semester-length courses in Portuguese for international students that consist of two sessions per week (totalling 4,5h per week) and are worth 6 ECTS.

In Porto, Católica offers two courses of Portuguese for foreigners:


The first aims to give a basic knowledge of the Portuguese language, while the second provides a cultural component.

You can find more information here: https://www.ucp.pt/internationalstudy-catolicainternational-applicants/learn-portuguese


Accomodation app

Each country offers different options for you to stay during your time at the host university. At Transform4Europe, we have created an application to provide you with all the information about the options available to you.

Get to know the app: https://proyectoue.ogpi.ua.es/accommodation/

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