Study in Portugal

If you want to study in Portugal, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Portugal has 8 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Portugal is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Portugal below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Portugal’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Portugal is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Portugal

University Rank*
University of Aveiro 401-500th
University of Coimbra 401-500th
University of Lisbon 401-500th
University of Porto 401-500th
University of Minho 501-600th

Statistics about Portugal

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 10.25%
  • Of which, on higher education 19.7%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 65.61%
  • Population 10,348,648
  • Unemployment 14.2%
  • Annual GDP 1.45%
Data source: The World Bank