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With historic European universities and its own festival celebrating student life, studying a Masters in Portugal is a popular and rewarding postgraduate choice - and that's before you take into account the chance to spend a year or two enjoying the country's attractive Mediterranean climate!
Portugal has a proud higher education tradition, stretching back to the thirteenth century. In fact, part of its oldest university (the Universidade de Coimbra) has actually been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In addition to the country's universities, international students are attracted by Portugal's beautiful landscapes, top sporting events and rich heritage. Add to this the opportunity to learn some Portuguese - an international language with the sixth-highest number of native speakers around the world.
As a Masters student in Portugal you'll also have the chance to take part in the quiema das fatas ('burning of the ribbons') a historic festival dedicated to the achievements and culture of students at Portuguese universities.
Around 16,000 students study abroad in Portugal - making up around 10% of the country's total student population.
Portuguese Masters degrees usually take between one and two years to complete, depending on the exact course type and content. The academic year in Portugal runs from September or October until July.
Tuition fees at public universities in Portugal are regulated by government and linked to the national minimum wage. Most programmes cost around €1,000 per year for domestic students as well as citizens of other EU or EEA countries. Other international students may be charged more.
Most Masters programmes in Portugal are delivered in Portuguese, but some are also offered in English - particularly if they are designed to attract international applicants.
International postgraduates from outside the EU and EEA will need a student visa to live and study in Portugal. EU and EEA students can enter the country freely, but should register their presence once they have arrived.
For more information, check out our detailed guide to Masters study in Portugal. This includes advice on fees, funding and visa requirements as well as a more complete overview of the Portuguese university system.
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