University Name

Porto Business School

Introduction

At Porto Business School, our mission is to improve the quality of management through advanced education at the postgraduate level, custom programmes for organisations, corporate partnerships, applied research and consultancy. As Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, pointed out “you cannot manage others unless you manage yourself first.” We provide students with innovative, challenging educational experiences that go beyond business fundamentals to develop the leadership skills and knowledge required for successful careers in management. This is why at Porto Business School we say that we “change lives”, something that we have been doing for more than 25 years. We measure our success by the success of our alumni and by the impact we have on executives, organisations, and society at large. Porto Business School has the mission to improve the quality of management and to promote change in companies and other organizations, by means of advanced training at a post-graduated level, applied research and consultancy. Porto Business School intends seeks to develop a network of knowledge and competencies and support for the actions of leaders and for the competitiveness of companies on global markets.

Mission, vision and values

We are proud of our culture, entrepreneurial spirit and ability to innovate. More than a business school, we are a partner for personal and organizational development and transformation.
Being Sustainable

Throughout the year, we developed social responsibility initiatives, in which we sought to involve the entire Porto Business School community, awakening and developing solidary values, with the aim of creating a better society and world.

Rankings and Accreditations

Porto Business School has 3 internationally accredited MBA programs (AMBA, EPAS, FIBAA) and its graduate programs are among the best in the world (Eduniversal Best Master Ranking 2019). In 2021, it was accredited by AACSB International.

Admissions
Before travelling to Porto

To ensure a successful stay at Porto Business School, there are a few minimum conditions that must be secured.

Visa
All students coming from countries outside of the European Union must obtain a Residence Visa from a Portuguese consular office in their home country.

Insurance
The School recommends that you protect yourself appropriately:

  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC);
  • Social Security Agreement with Brazil
  • Health Insurance
  • Civil Liability Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance

    Required documents

    • A completed application form
    • Proof that you passed the entrance examination
    • A recognised certificate stating completion of high school/Bachelor’s degree
    • Transcripts of academic records
    • Motivation letter
    • Proof of payment of application fee
    • Portfolio (required for some degrees only)

    Keep in mind that documents related to your former studies must be presented in original form and as English translations.

Location

Porto Business School, Avenida Fabril do Norte, Senhora da Hora, Portugal

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Student Life

Porto is commonly referred to as the second city of Portugal. It is one of the major cities in Portugal. It is also a stunningly beautiful city and a great place to study in northern Portugal.

Studying in Porto gives you a unique opportunity to live and study in a city that is rich in history and naturally beautiful.

Getting a place to stay as a student is not extremely difficult as you can still get great bargains for nice apartments or rooms. As a student, you will have two options for finding accommodation in Porto. Firstly, through your university and secondly through private accommodation.

School Accommodation

For students in Porto or anyone looking to study in Porto, the university residence is the cheapest option. They are usually well equipped and maintained. The average price per month in the university halls of residence is between €130 to €250.

Private Accommodation

If you opt for private accommodation you will have to search online on sites like

  • Uniplaces
  • SPRU Porto
  • Erasmusu
  • Beroomers

The average price for rent in a shared apartment in Porto is between €250 to €350 monthly and if you prefer to rent a studio room (it’s called a T0 in Portugal) you can expect to pay €500 monthly for rent. You should also know that you may be required to sign an accommodation contract and pay security deposits.

Best places for students to live in Porto

As a student in Porto staying anywhere in the central area is perfect as the faculties and other facilities are within a walking distance but accommodation in this area is a bit pricy.

Living in areas like Bonfim and Marques are good for students in the Faculdade de Belas Artes. Cedofeita is also a good residential area close to the city centre to get accommodation.

If you would like to live further away from the centre, Campanhã is a very good alternative because the rent is generally lower in this neighbourhood.

Ramalde is also a fine option if you want to live by the ocean.

The nightlife

The nightlife in Porto is ecstatic and hippy. With pubs and bars like Adega, Erasmus bar and Bar 77 being very popular amongst students in Porto. Eskada disco is also a nice place to go dancing and partying.

 International student associations

There are student associations in university that assist foreign students in settling into their new environment.

The ESNporto is an international student association that dedicates itself to ensuring international students enjoy their studying experience iN Portugal. They collaborate closely with Porto Business School

The advantages of studying in Porto

For prospective students considering studying in Porto, some of the benefits and upsides are:

  • The cost of living in Porto is very affordable and low when compared to other big student cities.
  • Porto also allows students to experience an authentic Portuguese feel in a historic and vibrant city.
  • Another advantage of studying in Porto is the buzzing nightlife students can enjoy in many pubs and bars in the city centre.
  • Also, you will have the opportunity to learn a new language – Portuguese
  • The locals are very endearing and welcoming.
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