Since its foundation 41 years ago, the University of the Azores has played a fundamental role in education and research, thus contributing to professional qualification, economic growth, social improvement and intercultural awareness. Many foreign students choose to pursue their studies here, and become members of a young and enthusiastic academic community, internationally acknowledged in different fields of study.

We count on you to help us grow and take our name further away!
João Luís Gaspar


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9 secrets blessed by nature!


Europe’s window to the Atlantic!


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Full Programs




Non European students



Mobility Programs




North American students


Scholarships for European students


Scholarships for Latin American students




North American and University of the Azores students


At the University of the Azores


classes + guided tours



Modern facilities and supporting services.


    Our Residences are able to house up to 250 students in Ponta Delgada (São Miguel Island) and 90 in Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira Island). They are fully furnished and equipped, offering you comfort and safety at reasonable prices. Check in is open 24h/day.

  • FOOD

    Our canteens and cafeterias provide you snacks and quality meals (lunch and dinner, from Monday to Saturday) at a low price, including vegetarian options.

  • Libraries

    Our libraries, spread through the three campi, are modern and equipped in order to answer your needs. They offer you individual and group study rooms, free Wi-Fi and several international data bases. Our librarians will provide you all the help you need. You can also find study rooms, computer rooms, laboratories, and free Wi-Fi access across the three campi.

  • Medical Support

  • After Study

    After study, make the most of your free time. Join one of our nine student musical groups. Meet Grupo de Fados of the UAc, Tunídeos, Tuna com Elas, TAUA and Enf'In Tuna at Ponta Delgada, or TUSA, TAESEAH, Neptuna and Sons do Mar at Angra do Heroísmo. You are invited to participate in all cultural, recreational and sports activities organized by our Students Associations in Ponta Delgada or in Angra do Heroísmo or to enjoy our sports facilities in Ponta Delgada, and practice handball, indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton or tennis.


    You´ll find plenty of interesting things to do with your free time both inside or outside the campi. You may start by exploring the romantic garden in the University campus in Ponta Delgada. Don´t forget also to explore all the outdoor activities that our islands have to offer.

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Former Students' Experiences

Alba Marco Sola (Spain)

I think that to come here is the best decision I have ever made. It is a wondeful place to live and to study. You can find everything you want in this island. The people are always taking care of you and you can feel like home here. If you are thinking about doing your studies here, stop thinking and come here to live the best year of your life!

Roberto Urbani (Italy)

I had a good experience in the first semester. I enjoyed the warm weather, the green fields and the University campus. The residence was great as people who lived there, and I enjoyed staying with half portuguese and half foreign students. I had very good teachers, always available to help me, and good classmates. I spent good time riding in the island and hiking every weekend. I played in the football league of the University. I hope the 2nd semester will be as good as the 1st.

Maria Romero Cuesta (Spain)

My Erasmus experience was wonderful. People over here are very friendly and it was really nice to get to learn a new language while making new friends. Azores is an incredible place full of vegetation and marine life. I definitely recommend to anyone to come here for Erasmus!

Getting Here

How to reach the Azores

There are daily flights from Lisbon to the islands of São Miguel (John Paul II Airport), Terceira (Lajes Airport) and Faial (Horta´s Airport). There are also regular flights from Porto to Ponta Delgada. Each trip takes about two hours. These flights are carried out by the main Portuguese air company TAP Portugal and by the Azorean air company SATA International. There are also low cost airline companies flying to the Azores. Additionally, in certain times of the year, there are also charter flights from some European cities directly to Ponta Delgada. SATA International also flies regularly to the USA (Boston, Massachusetts) and to Canada (Toronto). There are also daily flights between the islands. And from May to October you can travel between them by ferry. Tickets for students are about 35 to 40 euros. You can contact Student Association at the University. If you wish to rent a car, several local companies operate at the three airports. To rent a car you should go to the airport’s car rental counters located in the Arrivals area or you can make your reservation in advance.


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