UBI at a glance

UBI is a Portuguese public university ranked among the 150 world best young universities by the Times Higher Education. It has 8.000 students, from which 1600 (20%) are foreigners coming from 79 countries.
The 31 undergraduate programs and the many masters and PhD programs of UBI cover a wide range of scientific fields, fine arts, engineering, human, social, business, medical, bio and pharmaceutical sciences.
We are proud to have very good conditions for serious study. Our library is open 24/7. Our labs are outstanding. You can only believe it if you see it. 

You are hereby invited to visit us.


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Why study and research in Portugal

Email: inter@ubi.pt 
Tel: + 351 275 329 158

Faculty of Arts and Letters

  • Cinema
  • Communication Sciences
  • Cultural Sciences
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Multimedia Design
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Political Sciences
  • Portuguese and Spanish Studies
  • Public Relations

Faculty of Engineering

  • Architecture
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electromechanical Engineering
  • Electrotechnical Engineering
  • Web Informatics

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biomedicine
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Optometry

Faculty of Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Applied Mathematics

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Economy
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sports Sciences


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Located in the city of Covilhã, UBI is right in the centre of the triangle Lisbon-Oporto-Madrid. The city is in a mountainous region of extraordinary beauty and historical wealth. 

Situated on the southern slopes of Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain of mainland Portugal, the only place in the country with a ski resort, Covilhã has in its steep streets a distinctive feature. The staircases linking the various levels of the city are now accompanied by a modern system of lifts and funiculars of free use.

Known as the "Portuguese Manchester", the city, where several companies, museums and schools are currently installed, has a vast and rich industrial heritage. The university itself has restored several of these buildings.

Cost of living and safety

Because Covilhã is a city located in the inner part of the country, the cost of living is significantly lower than that of the great cities of the coast, which is reflected in the prices of food and housing, for example.

Security is another of the factors that distinguish the city: Covilhã is a small/medium-sized city that lives around the University, creating an atmosphere of closeness very safe and cosy.

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Education and Research

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UBI has infrastructure to support the teaching and research in all scientific areas of its formative offer. Classrooms, laboratories and libraries are equipped with the latest technologies providing students with adequate conditions for personal and scientific development.


When it comes to sport, there is the possibility for students to practice several modalities in the sports clubs of the region.

At UBI there are also pavilions and a gymnasium at the University Residence Halls. Throughout the year, the Academic Association of the University of Beira Interior promotes other activities, such as hiking, in the mountains, for example.

The sports fans can join one of the teams of 14 modalities competing in the National University Championships (CNU), where they regularly reach titles and places on the podium. In 2017, the men’s futsal team reached international glory, becoming Europe’s university champion.

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This region has an assorted cultural offer, from built heritage to activities in the fields of music, theatre and other forms of art. UBI has a university theatre group (TeatrUBI), a chorus and six university tunas (Já B'UBI & TokuskopusMoçoilasDesertunaEncantaTunaC'a Tuna aos SaltosTuna Mus).

Already considered the institution that provides the best quality of life to study and to investigate, the University of Beira Interior is assumed as a university in permanent updating and growth, whose main goals are to generate knowledge and to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of the country.

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