University Name

Catholic University of Portugal


Catholic University of Portugal or Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Portugal. UCP began its work in the year 1967. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Lisbon.

University ranking. Studying at Catholic University of Portugal, one of the top 10 universities of Portugal is, undeniably, a dream for many students. Catholic University of Portugal Is quite remarkable as it is among the best world universities. Thanks to its high educational standards the university graduates are quite popular among employers of Portugal and the world.

The composition of the university. Catholic University of Portugal is medium in scale, teaching no more than 15 thousand students at a time. The university accepts applications from foreign students. Education is conducted by 899 teachers and professors. UCP has international student exchange programs between partner universities.

The infrastructure of UCP. The university has its own library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off-campus are offered. Catholic University of Portugal is a part of the following groups European University Association (EUA), International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), AULP, FUCE, CRUP.

UCP recognises that academic research is a prerequisite for the proper achievement of its cultural and teaching activities, and shall make efforts to provide the means to foster this research" (Article 7 of the Statutes)

Research centres are based within the Faculties they are fundamentally devoted to pure and applied research. The centres and their projects are funded from a variety of sources: institutions and societies; the EU; Portuguese government departments and initiatives; companies. They are regularly subject to external assessment exercises, in which their ratings have been very good or excellent.

The top levels of education gained at the UCP, coupled with the constant attention the University pays to the evolution of the skills and competencies required by the labor market, contribute to the high rates of employability attained by its students.


Application process for Undergraduate

All students, from any nationality or educational system, who fulfil the mandatory requirements, according to one of the following conditions:

If you have finished your Higher Secondary Education:

  • Official Certificate of Higher Secondary Education with a final grade
  • Official Certificate of the Mathematics Exam with grade
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Application process for Postgraduate

The following documents are needed to submit your application:

  • Application form;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV); maximum length: two pages;
  • Statement of purpose;
  • Photocopy of official university transcripts confirming your academic qualifications
  • Proof of proficiency in English. Proficiency in English can be evaluated through previous academic or professional experience, an English Diploma, or scores in TOEFL or IELTS tests.
University Name in Local Language

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Student Life

UCP consists of 15 faculties, schools and institutes, which are the basic education and research units. They are located in 4 main centres: Beiras, Braga, Lisbon (headquarters) and Oporto.

Library services

For the courses in the areas of science and technology, there are laboratories of study and research, particularly the School of Biotechnology (Porto) laboratories for the study of Engineering of Bioprocesses and Biopolymers, Control and Optimisation of Food Processes, Fundamental Microbiology and Applied, and Environmental Studies.

ICT services

The students of the School of Arts, in Porto, have a set of equipment and facilities as means of support:

  • Music listening club with attached music library;
  • Pipe organs, carnations, pianos;
  • Television studio;
  • Control room for sound, image and lightening;
  • Recording, editing and video post-production units;
  • Assembly stations for locution, production and sound editing;
  • Video and DVD viewing rooms.
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