The great advantage of the course is undoubtedly its comprehensiveness, it allows us to explore very wide areas in the field of social sciences and gives us training in languages. However, there are several disciplines that fall far short of their potential due to the quality of faculty and/or programs. There is some lack of subjects directly related to International Relations, but on the other hand, the existence of optional subjects allows us to choose subjects from other faculties and explore other areas. In terms of the academic environment, the Faculty of Letters has a great atmosphere and the interaction between the students is very pleasant.View more
The Languages Applied to Business Affairs programme presents a variety of interesting subjects connected with different aspects of a company’s activity, as well as the possibility to study two languages and their contemporary culture (English, Spanish, German, French or Japanese). The negative side of this course is that most of the time the teachers don´t follow the subjects’ objectives and teach the course in a way you didn’t expect. However, the language teachers are native speakers and very strict. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has a great outdoor space and everyone is very nice.View more
I was enrolled in the Engineering Physics course in Faculdade de Ciências. After a few months, I decided it wasn’t for me, but while I was there I really enjoyed it. The campus is nice and the staff were very helpful, both when I was signing up and when I decided to leave.View more
The degree has 2 years where we learn a lot from journalism, marketing, design, coding, PR, among other related subjects to communication sciences. In the third year, we must choose a branch between journalism, public relations or multimedia. In the final semester, we do an internship with a company or a newspaper to have a sense of a real-life work environment.
That being said, we have a lot of time and opportunities to try, experiment, figure ourselves out and, even if we choose a branch that, at the end of the day, we don’t like, we have learned enough tools to do many other different things. It’s important to try things but, it’s also good to be focused on a goal, on a specific niche that you might want to work after the degree, such as politics, or sports.
As a special needs student, if found a lot of support from the faculty and the university. They really want me to succeed and want to help me do so.
The location of the university is great, the city is geared towards students. In addition, the teachers are willing to help you. The only factor that leaves something to be desired is the price of rentals. Rents are expensive for small spaces.View more
I am an international student here and I really like it, both the university and the course. I study educational sciences and am learning a lot about education with a new approach. If you plan on being a teacher this is not the course for you since it’s not a teacher training one. It kinda touches a bit of pedagogy, psychology and social sciences all in the education field, if that interests you, this is your course.View more
I currently study Languages, Literature, and Cultures at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto.
Classes are monologues. The Professors do not answer questions with any anachronistic conjunction justifying as “historical context”, making any debate impossible. There’s no type of paper to write. The students have one final exam at the end of the term. The institution treats the International Students from poor countries, as a way to make money to keep their business of selling diplomas going.
The University of Porto calls itself an International university, even though I only suffered xenophobia in the classroom. Their justification is that I don’t speak or write correct Portuguese because I am from Brazil.
The University of Porto is a xenophobic, racists, classist, ageist institution.
They are not forming good professionals or professionals at all.
Overall I’ve had a very pleasant experience since the beginning.
Most of the professors are great and very helpful. The classes are hard but you learn a lot. You also have a very good mix between theory and practical classes in every year which is great.
The facilities are not very new and best but it has everything you could possibly need to get a good education. They are located in a very good and beautiful place, in the centre of Porto and near to downtown Porto which is a really good advantage.
The student life is big and very welcoming to the new students. You have lots of events during the year to help bring all the students together. It also has some events for the Erasmus or international students to get to know the city and the people better. It’s filled with great traditions, music groups, sports teams and volunteer associations that you can become a part of.
Overall, highly recommend studying here, it has a very high level of education and also it is really enriching personally and professionally.
I studied in the engineering faculty of the University of Porto (FEUP). The building of the faculty is quite recent and the faculty itself has a lot of resources and good infrastructures (for e.g. the labs are equipped with recent materials and the library has plenty of space to study).
What I especially liked about my master was the fact that they focus a lot on team practical projects and it is not all about theory. This projects can be difficult to handle in terms of difficulty and time management but they really prepare you for the professional world. In general, you can always book appointments with teachers to ask questions about the study topics or for guidance in your projects.
The academic environment is also good.
FEUP is usually a good faculty but for this semester with COVID, it was really bad. While all the other universities in the country had already closed, UP was decided to remain open. Eventually, it closed but now, when we should be having as little contact as possible, all the exams are in person and not online as they should. There is little control inside the faculty and so lots of people don’t wear masks and it’s impossible to maintain physical distance, as there are no guidelines whatsoever.View more