Algarve, Ponta de Sagres

Portuguese as a Foreign Language - Summer Course

Open Courses
Language of Teaching
Faculty / School
Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais
Area of Studies
Arts, Communication and Heritage
The Algarve is the southern most region of Portugal, famous for its mild sunny climate, the 200km coastline boasts splendid beaches hidden among sandstone cliffs and sand dunes, bathed by calm and warm waters. The Algarve region has lots more to offer visitors, for example: the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the protected costal landscapes of Costa Vicentina, the estuary of the River Guadiana (which is part of the Natural Reserve of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António), the hills of the Barrocal (which are rich in history and tradition), and are a place of outstanding natural beauty.

The University of the Algarve is home to Faculties and Schools offering specialised courses in the sciences and in humanities. It is divided into two campuses, the Penha Campus in Faro and the Gambelas Campus, next to Ria Formosa and close to the International Faro Airport.

The summer course will take place in the Gambelas Campus, where the Faculties of Science and Technology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Natural Resources Engineering and the Human and Social Sciences are located. Other resources available on campus are: the University Library, restaurant, snack-bars, open-air sporting facilities and several auditoriums. There is a regular bus service which connects the campus to the beach (2 km) and to Faro city (5 km).

Common Reference Levels

A1: For absolute beginners
A2: For students with previous basic knowledge of the Portuguese language
B1 (Conditioned to the minimum number of 8 participants): For students who can understand the main points of clear standard input on everyday conversations

Levels may vary according to the number of applicants.

A detailed programme will be made known at the beginning of classes. Most school outings are free of charge. However, an additional payment may be required.

Tuition and Fees 2020/2021 

  • 415 Euros (enrolment+tuition fee+insurance) or
  • 25 Euros (enrolment) to be paid upon enrolment + 390 Euros (tuition fee+insurance)

IBAN available here.