Moving to the Algarve with older children can throw up many problems, one being the higher education offered in the region for university courses.
With plenty of options for kids under 18, including international and Portuguese public schools, unfortunately, the choices do become limited after that age.
The University of Algarve is the only public university in the Algarve region of Portugal. It offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in fields such as business, tourism, marine biology, environmental science and more.
In addition, some private higher education institutions offer courses in various fields, including hospitality, business, and sciences.
Founded in 1979, it is a Portuguese public higher education institution located in 3 cities of the Algarve. It has its headquarters and two out of its three campuses in Faro (namely the Gambelas and Penha), another campus in Portimão and one in Lagos.
The university has four faculties Tourism and Maritime Technology, Science and Technology, Health Sciences and Economics.
However, if you are willing to go further afield, there are some excellent Universities in other areas.