Católica and Figures

Católica is a renowned institution in Portugal, with an excellent reputation, the highest standards of research and training, and a strong connection to society.

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4 Centres: Lisbon (Headquarters), Porto, Braga and Viseu


13 026 Students (Degree-Granting Programmes)
7 549 Postgraduate Students (Non-Degree-Granting Programmes)


1 109 Faculty
251 International Faculty

Degrees Awarded

44 686 Undergraduate
20 387 Masters
1 017 Doctoral

Study Cycles

40 Undergraduate
67 Masters
28 Doctoral

Teaching Units

19 Basic Teaching Units, 3 of them with extensions in several UCP locations:

  • Católica Lisbon School of Business Economics (Lisbon)
  • Faculty of Humanities (Lisbon)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences and Nursing (Former Institute of Health Sciences. Lisbon, Porto)
  • Faculty of Law - School of Lisbon; School of Porto; Católica Global School of Law
  • Faculty of Dental Medicine (Viseu)
  • Faculty of Theology (Lisbon, Porto, Braga)
  • Institute of Political Studies (Lisbon)
  • Higher Institute of Canon Law (Lisbon)
  • Católica Porto Business School (Porto)
  • School of Arts (Porto)
  • School of Biotechnology (Porto)
  • Faculty of Education and Psychology (Porto)
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences (Braga)
  • Department of Economics, Management and Social Sciences (Viseu)
  • Católica Medical School (Sintra)


15 Research Units
1 484 Researchers
11 824 Scientific Publications (2019-2023)
84 Patents (2019-2023)


3 870 International Students
763 Mobility Protocols
110 Nationalities

Programs fully taught in English

2 Undergraduate
18 Masters
10 Doctoral

Grants and awards

2 393 Grants and prizes awarded (in 2023)
€5.190.156 Merit-based grants, social support and awards (in 2023)


Católica has top positions in several international university rankings.

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