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University of Algarve

History

Founded on the 16th January 1979, the University of Algarve results from the union of two preexisting institutions, the University of Algarve and the Polytechnic Institute of Faro, which makes it somewhat unique from most universities given that Faculties and Schools of both systems, co-exist.

Education

In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the link established with the regional business and with the public and private organisations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with an impact across the community.

Research

Research Centres 

  • Centre for Molecular and Structural Biomedicine 
  • Centre of Marine Sciences
  • Centre of Electronics, Optoelectronics and Telecommunications 
  • Research Centre in Arts and Communication
  • Research Centre for Spatial and Organisational Dynamics
  • Centre for Marine and Environmental Research
  • Chemistry Research Centre of Algarve

Career

It is an important centre for cultural, scientific and technological development, with strong regional, national and international ties, offering students the opportunity to explore various careers as they gain transferable skills.

Bachelor's programmes

University of Algarve Scholarships

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Sports Scholarships
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University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal
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Excellence Scholarships
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University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal
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10867 EUR
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Social Support Fund
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University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal
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Various benefits
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Good Practices Award
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University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal
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Various benefits
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Merit Scholarships
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University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal
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Various benefits
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30 Sep 2024
Social Action Scholarships
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University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal
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Various benefits
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Anytime
Summer courses of Lectures for Institutes of Languages from the University
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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarships
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The Smooth Movers
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1000000 INR
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Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
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Education Future
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Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
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ServiceScape
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
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The Smooth Movers
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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U.S. government
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40000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship
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Blumenthal Performing Arts
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10000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Gordon Hay Scholarship
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Blumenthal Performing Arts
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3000 USD
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30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
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Moving Mates
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
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Ayn Rand Institute
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5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
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educations.com
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5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
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Pinsky Law
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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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801 200
2023
1001 -200
2022
801
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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1121 -40
2022
1081
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Student services

The Student Union organises several important and well-known events, such us:

  • The Semana Académica (Student Academic Week) in May with a broad programme;
  • The Sports Festival in September, in the streets of downtown Faro, with exhibitions and workshops on a variety of sports activities;
  • The Snow Campus, a winter event for skiing and snowboarding;
  • The Sports Exchange Programme, with national and international teams;
  • The Academic University Sports Federation tournaments, such as the Open Tennis, Volleyball and Beach Rugby tournaments; the Non-Federated National University Championships;
  • The University Student Union Mini-Half-Marathon.

Housing services

The University has four campuses:

  • The Penha Campus
  • The Gambelas Campus
  • The Saúde Campus
  • The Portimão Campus

Library services

The University Library is composed of different services, with library on each campus. The Library receives, organizes and provides access to bibliographic and documentary resources in several formats.

The Gambelas Campus Library and The European Documentation Centre (EDC)

  • ca. 100,000 documents
  • 350 seated places
  • 26 study group (max. 8) rooms

ICT services

The Statistics Portugal information network in libraries of higher education establishments

The Statistics Portugal's Portal Access Point is located at the Gambelas Campus Library.

It seeks to serve the entire region, allowing researchers, teachers, students, enterprises and the community in general, to easily access all statistical information and services offered by the Institute (INE).

Campus life

The Saúde Campus is situated at the entrance of city of Faro. New facilities were built for the Faro School of Nursing, incorporated into the University of Algarve in June 2003, now called the Faro School of Health (Escola Superior de Saúde - ESS) in order to adopt the new health science degree courses.

The Portimão Campus, located in the city of Portimão, is situated near the train station square. Portimão is the second largest city in Algarve and the campus developed out of the need for decentralisation.

Sports facilities

The Students Union Sports Department, promotes all kinds of sport activities with very low prices for students. You can choose from Salsa to Hip-hop, from Tai Chi and Yoga to Bujinkan, from Basketball to Football.

The Sports Department of the Student Union also organises water sports activities such as canoeing, windsurfing and sailing are free of charge at the Nautical Sports Centre at Faro Island.

Competitive sports include handball, women’s futsal, women and men’s volleyball and men’s rugby. Federated teams (district championships) are active in men and women’s basketball, men’s futsal and men’s football 11.

Student clubs

The Student Union of the University of Algarve (Associação Académica da Universidade do Algarve, AAUALG) is a representative body of all the students belonging to the institution, founded on 1st October 1997.

The importance of sports and the physical balance and psychological well being of university students is a concern of the Student Union. For this reason, sports activities are under the auspices of the Student Union in close collaboration with the University and the Student Support and Welfare Services.

Officially recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2023

GSSA 2023

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Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My bachelor's degree is in marine biology and my University offeres a lot of resources such as Field trips and laboratory classes really good for our future those classes train us for a job. Most of my teachers are investigators so they are really good in their fields.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Amazing experience, I really like everything about it

Algarve Dream!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's been a great experience. A very diverse and welcoming university. The teachers are very friendly, very professional and always willing to help. I believe these will be years that will mark my life.

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