Come study in Porto

The Faculty of Biotechnology in Porto, Portugal was established as a school of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 1984 and since then has been offering degrees in the area of Biotechnology. All our degrees are now available to international students with classes and exams in English (Note: if you’re an exchange student please see this page).


Top 6 reasons to study with us:

The quality of our education – It boasts a strong science basis, competent and well recognized academic staff members, technical staff and full time researchers providing a stimulating and supportive study environment while preparing students for a variety of careers in the food, environment and health industries; we offer state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities.

The reputation – Catholic University is the only worldwide university and has a strong reputation as a centre of excellence in learning; in 2012 Portuguese elected us as the best university in a reputation ranking.

Best destination – Consumers chose Porto as the best destination in Europe in 2012, 2014 and again in 2017; it is a touristic and pleasant city to live in, with plenty of green spaces, sustainable mobility choices and an healthy and safe environment.

Employability – Obtaining an European degree is a signal to employers that you are a worthy candidate for their company; we offer professional mentoring and give support for students wanting to create their own jobs.

The easiest transition – all classes and exams are offered both in English and Portuguese; we offer a welcome programme and full support, including in accommodation; Portuguese are friendly by nature and love to make people feel at home.

International mobility – students can participate in mobility programmes and have part of their studies in different countries; low-costs airlines and an excellent airport make it easy to travel – Portugal is at the centre of the western world!