Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Porto (FPCEUP)

The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences is the school of the University of Porto that carries out teaching and research in the areas of Psychology and Education Sciences.

FPCEUP was created in 1980 and currently nearly 2000 students are attending our graduate programmes, integrated master, masters and doctoral programmes. Our graduates are employed both in the public and private sectors in fields as diverse as education, psychology, justice, health, central and local public administration, sociocultural development.

FPCEUP is committed to providing services to the community. The faculty supplies counselling and therapy in psychology, consulting services, training, life long learning and other services in education and family, aiming to respond to the professional, civic and cultural needs of today’s society.

Our Faculty is engaged in R&D activities. FPCEUP has two research centres, funded by the national research agency (FCT), and several laboratories and research structures (observatories, resources centres).

Internationalisation plays an important role at FPCEUP visible in the increasing number of projects and partnerships with foreign institutions, and in the growing number of foreign students and of the exchange of academic staff and researchers through mobility programs.

With more than 30 years of history, FPCEUP looks towards the future committed to quality education and to the promotion of an institutional culture of research and social progress.

For more information visit www.fpce.up.pt

    Getting there

    Rua Alfredo Allen, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
    GPS: 41.175300, -8.604572

    By metro
    Travelling by Metro do Porto, leave at the station ‘Polo Universitário’ on the yellow line (line D).
    Leaving the station, you will find FPCEUP on your left.
    For more information visit www.metrodoporto.pt

    By bus
    6:00 am - 1:00 am

    Stop: Pólo Universitário (Metro)

    • 803: Boavista > Rio Tinto (Esc. Secundária)

    Stop: Faculdade de Economia

    • 204: Hospital de São João > Foz
    • 300: Circular Hospital S. João > Aliados
    • 301: Circular Sá da Bandeira > Hospital de São João

    Stop: Igreja de Paranhos

    • 603: Marquês > Maia

    1:00 am - 4:00 am

    Stop: Cemitério de Paranhos

    • 11M: Circular Hospital de São João > Coimbrões

    By car
    The best way to find FPCEUP is to follow the signs to Paranhos/Hospital de São João.

    If you’re coming from VCI, exit at “Paranhos/Hospital” and turn right at the traffic lights by the Church of Paranhos. You will be at Rua do Dr. Manuel Pereira da Silva. A few meters ahead, you will see the Metro Station ‘Polo Universitário’. Turn left and FPCEUP will be on your left.

    If you’re coming from the Circunvalação Road (EN12), continue until you reach S. João Hospital and turn right at the traffic lights at the Oncology Institute (IPO) (Rua António Berbardino Almeida).

    Continue straight and then turn left on the 2nd street. When you reach the Metro Station ‘Polo Universitário’, FPCEUP will be on your right.


    • 4 auditoriums + 20 classrooms
    • 3 computer rooms
    • 2 libraries (1 general + 1 dedicated to post-graduations)
    • 1 cafeteria
    • 2 outdoor patios + 1 garden
    • WI-FI: Eduroam