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Learning Opportunity: Biomedical Sciences - Universidade do Algarve, Departamento de Ciências Biomédicas e Medicina

Biomedical Sciences - Universidade do Algarve, Departamento de Ciências Biomédicas e Medicina

Course Information

The medical degree course offered by the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine presents important innovative and unique characteristics. It is the first 4-year, graduate entry course in Europe outside the United Kingdom and Ireland, the curriculum is based on Problem Based Learning and it is the first programme in Europe to offer clinical training clearly centred on primary care practice.

Biomedical Sciences Course Structure

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The University of Algarve is a young state university, located in the southern part of Portugal, one of the most touristic regions of Portugal.The University has witnessed a significant growth in terms of student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer.

Recently, there has been a significant increase of foreign students from more than 60 countries due to the internationalization strategy of the University of Algarve. The quality and diversity of European Masters and Doctorates, combined with post-graduate courses open to students from all over the world justify the magnitude of this mobility.

It is an important centre for cultural, scientific and technological development, with strong regional, national and international ties, offering students the opportunity to explore various careers as they gain transferable skills.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Biology and Geology, and Physics and Chemistry; or Biology and Geology, and Mathematics; or Physics and Chemistry, and Mathematics

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Admission Procedure: 

Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests. For more informations please check DGES website (in portuguese).

Online Application Form


There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Foundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões ; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.


965 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade do Algarve
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Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences

Course Locations

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Departamento de Ciências Biomédicas e Medicina

Campus de Gambelas, Edifício 7
8005-139 Faro – Portugal

General Enquiries: medicina@ualg.pt
Mobility Coordinator: mobdcbm@ualg.pt

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The University of Algarve has several residence halls located in the city of Faro, in the Penha Campus, near the Gambelas Campus and in the Portimão Campus, in a total of 600 beds.

The accommodation consists of common living rooms, single or double rooms, bathrooms, kitchens equipped with the necessary appliances, in addition to other existing equipment in the living rooms, such as television, video and music devices. You should check with the International and Mobility Office the daily or monthly prices.

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 - Algarve is our Campus - University of Algarve;

 - Accommodation;

 - Studying in Faro;

 - University Medical Services.