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The University of Évora

4.3 out of 5 (52 ratings / 31 reviews) Evora, Portugal
Our students come from all over Portugal and from foreign countries. In the University of Évora they find a rare and precious combination of high quality teaching, advanced research and a favourable business/industrial context.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The University of Évora was founded in 1559 and for two centuries it distinguished itself for its role in the education of the elites and the missionaries of the Kingdom. Restored as a public University in 1973, it has aimed at meeting the new requirements of society.


It is specially oriented toward the education of human resources who want to achieve a higher position by merit and good service to the community. The University of Évora has established itself through the high quality of its teaching, associated with perennial values such as mutual respect, desire for knowledge, intellectual honesty and freedom of thought.


We are currently a modern University, with quality Research Centres, evaluated by international panels of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), with highly qualified teachers, integrating international networks and mobility programs that provide its students and professors with opportunities to contact other countries. We have a strong relationship with businesses and industries, always trying that the produced knowledge does not become confined to our historical walls.

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Student services

Any student at the University of Evora can make use of the Social Services in the following areas:

  • Accommodation;
  • Meals;
  • Medical services;
  • Scholarships.

Housing services

The university’s Social Services provide 528 beds in 7 halls of residence all over the city within easy and fast access to the university buildings. At present, the farthest residence is about 30 minutes away on foot.

Medical services

The University of Évora provides general medical care. It also provides medical exams and assistance in sports activities.

Student Life

Campus life

Blended in with the city, the campus is comprised of buildings with a high patrimonial value from different historical periods. The following buildings deserve special attention:

  • Espirito Santo College
  • Casa Cordovil
  • Luís António Verney College
  • Pedro da Fonseca College
  • Mateus d' Aranda College
  • Vimioso Palace
  • Leões Factory
  • São João de Deus School of Nursing

Sports facilities

The University of Évora offers a range of sports facilities which can be used for individual or team sports such as the Equestrian Centre, the Sports Pavilion and the Racing Track at Mitra, outdoor sports facilities at the Espirito Santo College and a Sports Pavilion in the Nossa Senhora da Saúde district. The university also makes use of municipal facilities (e.g. public pools) and private facilities.

Student clubs

Besides the Students’ Association , there is a large number of student services organized based on different courses or specific themes such as the Students’ Union and the Students’ Centres .

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was really Life changing. The people and the experiences were amazing

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university is one of the oldest in the country and has pride in its history. There is a great relationship between professors and students that result in excelent grades and personal fulfillment.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

You will find it easy to be surrounded in a nice environment to study and make new friendships.