University profile

Porto School Hotel

Edition
2016/17 edition

About Porto School Hotel

Portugal knows how to welcome!

A vibrant country bathed by the marvellous Atlantic Ocean, which combines Heritage, History, Culture, Gastronomy, natural beauty and people who make one feel at home. It’s a country full of experiences!

The North of Portugal allows us to discover and enjoy the most genuine part this country has to offer. Oporto and the Douro region amaze us with their unique characteristics and make the visitors wish to come back. In 2012 and 2014, Porto was elected the “best European destination” by the European Consumers Choice, preserving its soul and identity. Douro, house of Porto School Hotel, enriches the experience of those who visit the North. The Region, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO since 2001, is marked by the uniqueness of its vineyards, its wine and its people!

Porto School Hotel, surrounded by History, Culture and Traditions, is an opportunity to combine past, present and future.

Porto School Hotel will provide you personal and professional experiences which will make the difference along your professional path.

Worldwide reputation

Porto School Hotel will provide you a training experience in hospitality context – Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA, using innovative teaching-learning methodologies. Porto School Hotel has a strong commitment to a personal, social, professional and integrated training with a positive impact in employment. Learn from the best and plan your professional future as Chef of cuisine, pastry chef and restaurant manager.

It is integrated into the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, the biggest in Portugal, with around 18.000 students, entitling itself as an important R&D and Innovation centre in diverse areas. It invests into the creation of synergies which provide quality and differentiation of training.
Thus, Porto School Hotel has established itself as a unique and differentiated option, in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, sustained by the recognized and broad experience of ESEIG (School of Industrial Studies and Management) which has been enriching the hospitality industry by training and placing graduates in Hospitality Administration and Management.

PG subjects available

Porto School Hotel gives you the opportunity to enrol in the following Specialisation Programmes:

Culinary Innovation Management (2 years)
Wine and Beverage Service Management (2 years)
Hospitality Management (2 years)

The courses grant a specialisation diploma, based on European Credit Transfer Systems (ECTS). It allows students to get credits in case they intend to pursue their academic career in a bachelor-level degree.

Apart from these Specialisation Programmes, Porto School Hotel is, at the present, developing 2 MBAs in “Hospitality Management” and “Culinary Innovation”, along with two of the most prestigious Academies and Institutes around the world. These two MBAs will be available soon and they result from an academic collaboration between Porto School Hotel and other renowned Institutions.

Postgraduate courses and Executive Masters are also being developed in specific areas.

Departments information

International Hospitality Management (2 years)
Branches:

  • Front-office Manager
  • Housekeeping Manager
  • Guest Service Manager
  • SPA Manager

Culinary Innovation Management (2 years)
Branches:

  • Culinary Arts Management
  • Pastry Arts Management

Wine and Beverage Service Management (2 years)
Branches:

  • Wine and Restaurant Service Management
  • Bar Service Management

Future career prospects

Travel & Tourism generated 277 million jobs (1 in 11 jobs) for the global economy in 2014. Is also one of the leading employers in Europe, with an estimated 14 million direct employees in 2014, exceeding the number of jobs created in other sectors. If the indirect and induced impacts are also included, then tourism supported 35 million jobs in 2014, which is about one in every eleven jobs across the region.

Looking ahead over the next decade, the long term prospects for European travel & tourism remain very encouraging. Over the next ten years, WTTC’s forecasts project that Travel & Tourism will support 347 million jobs around the world (126 million directly – over 25 million more direct jobs than in 2013). The growth in Travel & Tourism employment, at over 4% per year for the next ten years, will bring about enormous development across the world (World Travel & Tourism Council, 2015).

The model of Porto School Hotel has as primary concern employability and, therefore, the learning process occurs in integrated and close coordination in Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA, based on active and innovative methodologies. We highlight the internship, in the fourth and last semester of the course, as a unique opportunity of acquired skills application and development and integration in the real labour market.

Possible Career paths

  • International Hospitality Management (2 years)

This course prepares students for performing the following functions:
Front Office Manager;
Housekeeping Manager;
Guest Service Manager;
SPA Manager;
Manager Assistant;
Hotel Manager;

Accommodation division Manager at Hospitals, Health care units, Nursing homes and Retirement homes.

  • Culinary Innovation Management (2 years)

This course prepares students for performing the following functions:
Specialised cook;
Chef of cuisine and/or pastry;
Food and beverage manager (integrated in a hotel unit or restaurant – traditional, collective, and catering industry).

• Wine and Beverage Service Management (2 years)

This course prepares students for performing the following functions:
Barman;
Bar chief and manager;
Restaurant chief and manager;
Sommelier.

English language support

Courses are taught both in Portuguese and English, according to students’ needs. For that reason, it is recommended for students to have a proficiency of the English language.

Facilities and support arrangements

Porto School Hotel is integrated in Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA – a 5 stars Hotel – and, therefore, this modern and unique School Hotel provides you with the most adequate and unique facilities making it an unrivalled advantage for your future career.

Fees, funding and costs

International Hospitality Management (2 years)

Tuition Fees for the International Hospitality Management programme include:

  • Accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Access to Library and electronic database
  • On-campus parking

Tuition Fees do not include school uniform, restaurant and bar kit, manual and educational materials, field trips or other activities.

Payments can be made in cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Mandatory Fees & Expenses:

  • Application Fee: 60€ (non-refundable)
  • Tuition Fees:

1st year – nine (9) monthly payments in the amount of 1.250€ each;
2nd year – nine (9) monthly payments in the amount of 750€ each.

Culinary Innovation Management (2 years)

Tuition Fees for the Culinary Innovation Management programme include:

  • Accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Access to Library and electronic database
  • On-campus parking

Tuition Fees do not include school uniform, restaurant and bar kit, manual and educational materials, field trips or other activities.

Payments can be made in cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Mandatory Fees & Expenses:

  • Application Fee: 60€ (non-refundable)
  • Tuition Fees:

1st year – nine (9) monthly payments in the amount of 1.425€ each;
2nd year – nine (9) monthly payments in the amount of 750€ each.

Wine and Beverage Service Management (2 years)

Tuition Fees for the Wine and beverage Service Management programme include:

  • Accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Access to Library and electronic database
  • On-campus parking

Tuition Fees do not include school uniform, restaurant and bar kit, manual and educational materials, field trips or other activities.

Payments can be made in cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Mandatory Fees & Expenses:

  • Application Fee: 60€ (non-refundable)
  • Tuition Fees:

1st year – nine (9) monthly payments in the amount of 1.350€ each;
2nd year – nine (9) monthly payments in the amount of 750€ each.

Location

Portela do Rio, Pala - Ribadouro
4640-400 BAIÃO
GPS: N 41º6’5.652” • W 8º5’25.79”
Very close to Oporto (70Km distance), employment opportunities are enormous.
Environment: Safe learning and living environment.

Accommodation

Accommodation for foreign students is provided inside campus.

Porto School Hotel has 35 double rooms available to accommodate students, along with the school restaurant and the Bar. At specific hours of the day, students will be able to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, the tennis court and the gym, according to the hotel schedule.

Culture

When you choose the Porto School Hotel, you choose not only a school and specialized training… but you also choose a new lifestyle!

During your training, you will be involved in a new reality which will provide you multiple learning but will also be transformed by your presence. At the Porto School Hotel, there are four types of extracurricular activities which will occupy your daily life significantly, besides contributing for the improvement of your school performance. Social programme/activities

Local voluntary work programme

Cooperation for the local development through voluntary service in local public or private entities.

Cultural programme/activities

Considering the students’ interests, there will be culture-related activities in the areas of Photography, Music, Ethnography and other areas of artistic expression.

Sports programme/activities

“Healthy mind, healthy body!” At the Porto School Hotel, physical activity is not forgotten. Sport is a part of everyone’s life. Therefore, we take advantage of the leisure activities that the Douro river has to offer as well as the local and/or school facilities – Tennis, Gym, Water sports, Trekking....

Educational programme

The students of Porto School Hotel will regularly have the opportunity to take part in field trips mainly in the Douro region, Oporto and the North. They are part of the active learning process.

The workshops, seminars, informal get-togethers for sharing experiences and providing learning opportunities will be constant. Perhaps you will have the chance to meet the person you most admire and more importantly learn from her/him!

The students will also be in charge of the open day in Porto School Hotel – open day for the community - as well as the organisation of diverse events which intend to combine entertainment with the learning process.

Despite the busy and frenetic life at the Porto School Hotel, you will have the opportunity to enjoy everything that the Douro region has to offer!

When to apply

1st Phase: 22/July/2016 – 09/September/2016
2nd Phase: 30/September/2016 – 10/October/2016
3rd Phase: 22/October/2016 – 28/October/2016

Contact details

Address
Portela do Rio, Pala - Ribadouro
4640-400 BAIÃO
Ribadouro
Baião
Telephone
+351 255 070 900