Integrated cycle of studies - 1 st + 2 th cycles - university degree, assigning the master degree, suitable to the Bologna Process, contained in Despacho no. 11958/2013, published in Diário da República, 2nd series, nº 178, of September 16, 2013. Recognized by the European Union since 1994 and accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).

The ESAP Architecture Course was the third Architecture course created in Portugal. Recognized by the European Union in 1994 (Directive 85/384 / EEC), it became one of the first three Portuguese Architecture courses whose graduates have their diplomas recognized in all European Union countries. With a wide experience in the training of architects, this course combines a theoretical-critical formation with the practice of an architecture teaching strongly supported in the drawing and that also includes strands like the rehabilitation and the urban project. Installed in the historical center of Oporto, the teaching takes place in an academic environment shared with courses from different artistic areas, allowing a rich enrichment of diversified experiences.


Partner schools

Aalto University – Finlândia -

Bergen Arkitekt Skole – Noruega -

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg – Alemanha -

Budapest University of Technology and Economics - Hungria -

École Nationale Supérieure D`Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux – França * -

Estonian University of Life Sciences - Estónia ** - 

Facoltà di Architettura dell’ Università di Cagliari – Itália -

Gediz University – Turquia * -

Karabuk University – Turquia -

KU Leuven – Faculty of Architecture – Bélgica -

Özyegin University – Turquia * -

Politecnico di Milano – Itália -

Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)– Alemanha -

Universidad CEU – Cardenal Herrera – Espanha -

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Espanha -

Universidad de Valladolid – Espanha -

Université Libre de Bruxelles – Bélgica -

Università Degli Studi di Firenze – Itália -

Universität Kassel – Alemanha -

University of Art and Industrial Design Linz– Áustria -

University of Maribor - Eslovénia -

Universitat Politècnica de València – Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura – Espanha * -

University of Liechtenstein – Lienchtenstein * -


By resolution of the Scientific Council, the mobility of students for this institution is not allowed without a preliminary preparatory visit by an ESAP teacher.

** Protocol for mobility of teachers and staff only