Universidade Católica de Angola

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world rank  4481

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Founded in 1997, Universidade Católica de Angola (Catholic University of Angola) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Luanda (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério do Ensino Superior, Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, Angola (Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Angola), Universidade Católica de Angola (UCAN) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidade Católica de Angola (UCAN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 22 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Angolan higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Catholic University of Angola
Acronym UCAN
Founded 1997
Motto Veritas Vita
The Truth The life
Colours Light blue and white

University Location

Address Avenida Pedro de Castro Van Dunem, n. 24
Luanda (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
2064 Luanda
T +244 (222) 010 916
F +244 (222) 010 916

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Avenida Pedro de Castro Van Dunem, n. 24
Luanda 2064
+244 (222) 010 916
(222) 010 916

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade Católica de Angola's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério do Ensino Superior, Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, Angola

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Magna Charta Universitatum Observatory (MCUO)
  • Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
  • Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities
  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

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