Discover our amazing city.

Porto the undefeated city

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and the one that gave the country its name. The North Region, also known as undefeated, is bathed by the Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean and is known for being welcoming and authentic.

City of Porto
Cidade do Porto

Come and discover a fantastic country

::Why study in Portugal?

The Portuguese are traditionally friendly and welcoming to all visitors, regardless of where they come from.

With Latin roots, Portuguese (the official language) is spoken by about 250 million people worldwide and is the 5th most spoken language in the world.

It is a member of the European Union and is part of the European Monetary System, as such, the Euro is the country's official currency since 2001.

According to Numbeo, Portugal in 2020 is in 19th place in the ranking of quality of life. Furthermore, according to a study by Expat Insider (6th edition), in the year 2019, Portugal ranked 3rd in the world with more than half of the expatriates possibly planning to live in the country for the rest of their lives.

Here you can feel safe

Portugal is considered the 3rd safest country in the world according to the Global Peace Index 2019.

Amazing sun and beaches

Voted the best tourist destination in the world by the World Travel Awards in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

You'll never be alone

Portugal had a 119% increase in foreign students in the last 8 years.

Porto metropolitan area

::Our City

The stunning landscapes, the narrow and unforgettable streets of the city, the cultural adversity, its rich and varied cuisine, set the city apart from all others. For this reason, Porto was elected the Best City Break Destination in Europe in 2020, and the best European destination in 2017 for the third consecutive time.

The Porto metropolitan area also has around 1.7 million inhabitants, of which 100,000 are higher education students.

Metropolitan Area

2,040 km²

Air quality



1.722 million

Electrical network

230v / 50Hz

Average temperature

15.2 ºC


Electronic Cards(most places)


43 Mbps(avg)

Marine coast

70 km







The art of welcoming


In order to study Portugal, as in any other place abroad, it is necessary to find a home suited to individual circumstances and preferences.

A vibrant city



The Porto Metro is a public transport system in the city, which consists of an electrified railway network, underground in the center of Porto and on the surface in the city outskirts. The The Porto Metro includes 6 lines and 81 stations. Through this transport we can reach the most important sights.

The working hours of the Porto metro are from 6:00 am to 1:00 am.

The student can choose the transport ticket that suits him best. For each case, Metro do Porto has the right fare.

Metro do Porto website


Porto's bus network (STCP) reaches all parts of the city. The buses are modern and comfortable, air-conditioned, with digital information boards, WIFI and many run on natural gas.

The timetables of STCP buses vary depending on the line in question. However, there are buses running 24/7.

STCP website
Short Cycle



1st Cycle


Degrees List

2nd Cycle


Masters List

A vibrant city

::Porto in pictures

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