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Learning Opportunity: Mathematics - Universidade do Minho, Escola de Ciências

Mathematics - Universidade do Minho, Escola de Ciências

Course Information

The Undergraduate Degree Course in Mathematics is a six semester course (180 ECTS credits). It is a wide range programme, providing basic knowledge in the major areas of mathematics, from theory to applications. Strong emphasis will be put on the use of symbolic, numerical, graphical and statistical computational software, using the University's extensive computing facilities.

This programme aims to provide students with the mathematical skills and techniques needed in a variety of careers in business and commerce as well as in research, industry and education.

Graduates will be able to model and solve scientific and technological problems and will have developed skills of logical thinking and analysis very useful in their professional future. In addition, the graduates in Mathematics will be well prepared to pursue their studies in a wide range of 2nd Cycles in the areas of Sciences, Economics, Management or Engineering.

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UMinho is a central actor in the region, an important reference for the country and a recognized partner at a European and global level. Located in the north of Portugal, the University has a campus in the city of Braga and another in the city of Guimarães. The University's organizational structure is flexible and conducive to innovation and interdisciplinary, favoring the exploration of emerging research areas.

Internationalization is a strong commitment and international activities are quite intense, not only within the EU and Portuguese Official Language African Countries (PALOP), but also with several other countries on different continents. The 2010/2011 academic year is marked by the beginning of a broader educational provision based on distance and post-working hour learning programmes. This offer will have a great social impact and it will open the University to a new public, in the context of demand and quality which has always been the hallmark of this institution.

School of Sciences is located on the campuses of Gualtar and Azurém, where it carries out its activities of teaching, research and interaction with society.

A solid knowledge combined with a bold and innovative spirit allows the School of Sciences to fully accomplish its mission: to develop, teach and disseminate science.

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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): Mathematics

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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).


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.


1037,20 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade do Minho
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Bachelor in Mathematics
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Graduates in Mathematics will be able to model and solve problems in science or technology. They will have developed skills of rigor and analysis that will certainly be very useful in their future career.

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Escola de Ciências
Campus de Gualtar 
4710-057 Braga – Portugal

Tel.: +351253604390/ +351253604396 - Fax: +351253604398

E-Mail: presidencia@ecum.uminho.pt; sbarreto@ecum.uminho.pt; sec@ecum.uminho.pt 
URL: http://www.ecum.uminho.pt

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The Halls of Residence of UM have a global capacity of 1397 beds, 855 in Braga, 32 of which are dormitories, and 542 in Guimarães, 60 of which are dormitories.

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