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University of Minho

4.2 out of 5 (136 ratings / 56 reviews) Braga, Portugal
The University of Minho is currently one of the most prestigious Portuguese higher education institutions, and is gradually becoming more prominent internationally. The University was founded in 1973, and it is currently comprised of three campi: the Gualtar Campus, in Braga, and the Azurém and Couros Campi, in Guimarães.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (17)
Engineering & Technology (14)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (11)
Business & Management (10)
Humanities (9)
Law (9)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (6)
Computer Science & IT (5)
Medicine & Health (5)
Education & Training (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

Founded in 1973, the University of Minho welcomed its first students in the academic year of 1975/76. At present, the University is renowned for its competence and quality of teaching staff, excellence in scientific research, wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered and for its high level of interaction with other institutions.

Education

The University of Minho is a reference regarding high-quality education and learning, not only in a Portuguese context, but also on a European and global scale. As a pioneer in many areas of education, training and research, the University of Minho shows a great capacity to deliver change.

Research

Today, The University of Minho (UMinho) is undoubtedly a university of research. That can be seen in the position the university occupies in the most important international rankings, such as the Leiden Ranking, which is the main bibliometric ranking associated with scientific research. Other important rankings in which the University of Minho is well-positioned are the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking, both in their global ranking and in the THE ranking of universities under-50 years old.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
401
2017
401
2016
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
601
2018
601 -100
2017
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
651
2018
651
2017
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
442 -4
2017
438
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Academic Services have their own facilities in both of the university's campi (Gualtar and Azurém), providing close support to all students.

Housing services

Considering the limited number of rooms available for exchange students at the Residences and the first-come first-served basis for the assignment, it is advisable to send us the Application Form for Accommodation properly filled in as soon as possible.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Minho is located in the Braga district, near the northern coastline of Portugal. There are three campi in two main cities of the district: Braga and Guimarães. Both cities combine tradition and history with a modern and cosmopolitan vibe.

Sports facilities

The Higher Education student needs to take part in regular sports activities, in multiple aspects. They promote socialisation, the ability to overcome obstacles, team spirit, diversity, equality, excellence, and many others.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really good university with close interaction with the teachers

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university has two campus, one in Braga and another one in Guimarães and there is a lot of transportation facilities between this two campus. They are both very interesting and historical cities. Braga is one of the cities, in Europe, with more young people and Guimarães is called "the place were Portugal was born". There is no better way to start discovering Portugal...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Living in Guimaraes is good, not need spend much money. Around 450 euro per month is okay if you save in some ways. They should prepare to read more time and study all times because they have to read by themselves. If they like to study in class like in normal way, here is not a good option. You can have party a lot here if you like drink but need balance with study cause...