Applications for Masters and Doctorates

The 2nd round of applications for the Master's and Doctoral programmes runs from 11 March to 5 April 2024.

Masters Doctorates 

Online Submission of Applications runs from 11 March to 5 April, 2024.

Note: Some doctoral courses are permanently open for applications.

International Students who have obtained the necessary qualification for access, in the last three academic years, in the European Higher Education Area will pay the same tuition fee as the national candidate.

Why Choose UAlg?

The University of Algarve is a public university, with a student population of 10,000 and over 700 academics. 

UAlg has strong partnerships with business and with public and private organisations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with a positive impact across the community.


The University of Algarve offers courses in six thematic areas: Arts, Communication and Heritage; Economics, Management and Tourism; Science and Health Technologies; Exact and Natural Sciences; Social Sciences and Education and Engineering and Technologies. All the degrees are recognized in the European Union countries.


Scientific research has been a fundamental factor for the development of the University, placing it in a trajectory of national and international affirmation. The excellence of its research and development activities translates into a dense network of partnerships established with universities and R&D institutions from around the world in a wide range of fields.


Located in the southern most part of Portugal, one of the most touristic regions of Portugal, the University has two university campuses located in Faro. The city is two and a half hours from Lisbon by car and fifty minutes from Oporto by plane. Faro's International Airpot offers a large number of flights from and to worldwide destinations.


UAlg receives international students from more than 90 nationalities totaling over 20% of its student population. UAlg participates in many  international exchange programmes (bilateral, Erasmus plus, Erasmus Mundus) and students have the opportunity  to spend periods of learning or practical training in partner institutions abroad. 

The quality and diversity of UAlg Undergraduate, Master and Doctoral programmes are an opportunity that students from all over the world recognize.

World university rankings

Founded in 1979, appears for the sixth time in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2023, which analyzes the performance of higher education institutions created 50 years or less ago, standing out in the indicator that evaluates the international projection.

It is on the list of the best in the world in the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022, standing out again in the area of Hospitality & Tourism Management, in places 76-100, followed by the area of Oceanography, in places 151-200.

It also integrates for the third time the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assesses the performance and contribution of universities globally for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. UAlg was positioned in 201-300 in the overall classification of THE Impact Rankings, among 1406 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from 106 countries.