Welcome to the University of Minho!
The University of Minho (UMinho) is a vibrant young Portuguese university. Founded in 1973, its academic activity started in 1974. There are three campi
– Gualtar Campus, Azurém Campus and Couros Campus – located in two charming historical cities – Braga
As recognition of its quality, the UMinho has risen, year after year, among the top universities in the world in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 (THE), i.e. a ranking of the top 150 universities under 50 years old. The UMinho, is also a front runner in the renowned CWTS Leiden Ranking that measures quality and impact of scientific production worldwide.
Learn more about our Bachelor and Integrated Master
, Master and PhD
courses and please consult the specific information concerning conditions for admission to each degree programme (access the desired option on the side menu).
UMinho also provides a Foundation Course for International Students designed for students who have completed upper/secondary education abroad and wish to have preparation before enrolling on a Bachelors and Integrated Masters course.
On our website you can find information concerning practical issues with great importance for any student wishing to attend the UMinho, such as accomodation
, cost of living
and University infrastructure
, among other information. Please explore our website and contact us by email
if you have questions, comments or concerns.
UMinho is a successful and inclusive university, with the open doors to international students, for those seeking a high-quality institution in higher education, deeply embedded in top research, and with a warm interpersonal environment.
Come study with us!
This last educational offer was developed in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 and aims to provide classes taught in English, to fulfill the needs that arose from the increasing internationalization and from the new challenges posed to higher education institutions by Erasmus+ Programme.
UNIVERSITY OF MINHO (Uminho)
The University 's mission shall be the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge, under the spirit of freedom of thought and plural critical judgments, through the promotion of higher education and the construction of a society paradigm based on humanistic principles, and having knowledge, creativity and innovation as cornerstones for growth, sustainable development, well-being and solidarity.
Uminho has been involved in the Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Leonardo da Vinci programs and, from 2014, in the Erasmus+ and Iacobus (mobility northern Portugal-Galicia).
The internationalization of education has also been driven by the development of programs in partnership, namely double degree agreements and joint supervision involving foreign universities.
Throughout these years, Uminho has been, gradually, emerging as a full university in the areas of education, research and interaction with different communities. Uminho is an institution that has become participative, sustainable, inclusive and efficient. This idea of university that seeks to accomplish the statutory mission of contributing to the construction of a model of society based on humanistic principles, which include knowledge, creativity and innovation as factors of growth, sustainble development, well-being and solidarity, leads to a institution open to the world.
Institute of Education (IE)
The Institute of Education (IE) is a school of the University of Minho (UMinho), which has 40 years of experience of teaching and researching in the field of Education. According to its Statutes, IE's mission is to develop projects on education, research and interaction with society in the broad area of Education, thus contributing to the development and well-being of individuals, groups, educational organizations and society alike.
The teaching activity of IE is composed by undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees specific to IE or shared with other Schools of UMinho. IE also covers advanced scientific internships, doctorates in partnership with foreign universities and post-doctorates. In conjunction with the teaching activities, research developed in IE is focused on the educational processes, agents and contexts, on teaching, learning, training and socio-educational development. The activities concerned with the interaction with society, involving in-service training courses and applied research in a way of making the knowledge and skills of its teachers and researchers available to the community.
The various projects of IE extend beyond the national context, and internationally the cooperation with nearby countries in terms of culture and language, as is the case of the Portuguese Speaking Countries, is worth being highlighted. To achieve its Mission, IE establishes partnerships with national and international institutions aimed at mutual enrichment and at attaining common objectives.
IE has a wide range of protocols with European Universities which have promoted a significant mobility of students and teachers over the past few years.
Therefore, IE organizes the International Semester on Basic Education and International Semester on Education, with the goal of providing classes taught in English, to fulfill the needs that arose from the increasing internationalization and from the new challenges posed to higher education institutions by Erasmus+ Programme:
• The International Semester on Basic Education (Early childhood education and Elementary education) - for students seeking training in subjects linked to teachers training.
• The International Semester on Education (Sciences of education) - for students seeking training to act within and outside the educational system, namely in terms of Education, Training, Training Management, Socio-communitarian Intervention and Educational Mediation.
INTERNATIONAL SEMESTER ON BASIC EDUCATION
(for students seeking courses in the bachelor in early childhood education and elementary education)
Based on the 3-year degree in Elementary Education, the International Semester on Basic Education (Early Childhood and Elementary Education), gives international students an opportunity to develop skills to intervene in various educational settings, by providing the adequate knowledge and skills that would enable them to: observe and evaluate different educational contexts within the area of early childhood and elementary education where they might develop their professional activity; build a global view on children and their lives and learning contexts, developing skills for action in fields related to early childhood and elementary education; develop learning skills, critical and inventive thinking, intellectual curiosity and openness to diversity and inclusion.
First semester - September - February
Second semester - February - July
- Human Biology and Health
- Literacy and Reading Mediation
- Geometry and Measurement
- Psychology of Child development and learning
- Curricular development in Basic Education
- Numbers and Numeration
- Organizations, Contexts and Professional Practice
- Interdisciplinary research projects and pedagogical action
- Sociology of Childhood and Education
- Drama Expression and movement
INTERNATIONAL SEMESTER ON EDUCATION
(for students seeking courses in the bachelor in education)
Based on the 3-year degree in Education, the International Semester on Education (Sciences of Education) gives international students an opportunity to develop skills to intervene in various trains senior professionals of Education/Training capable of intervening in various educational settings, by providing the adequate knowledge and skills that would enable them to: observe and analyses socio-educational contexts of organizations with educational and training competencies and of activities where there are educational, training and lifelong learning dimensions; perform support functions in identifying educational problems, in training educators and agents of local development in youth work, in the community intervention and in mediation.
First semester - September - February
Second semester - February - July
- Health Education
- Pedagogy of Adult Education
- Methodologies of Education and training
-Education for the sustainable development
- Theory and Curricular Development I
- Education and Literacies
- Introduction to Educational Psychology
- Epistemology of Sciences of Education
- Theory and practice of training assessment
- Theory and Curricular Development II
ALLOCATION TO THE STUDY CREDITS
By following an International Semester on Basic Education or an Internacional Semester on Education, students can obtain study credits for the successfully achieved course units, according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
ECTS is based on the principle that 30 credits measure the workload of a full time semester (September to February or February to July).
Credits can be obtained after successful achievement of the work required and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes of the different subjects.