The University of Porto aims to motivate and financially support students through their Active Citizenship Award. This is an awarded for which both current and former students might compete in order to receive the €1,000 prize. There are multiple categories in which individuals can compete: Entrepreneurship, Solidarity and Environment, each of these categories having its own prize.
Students cannot register on their own into this competition. They must be nominated by a member of the academic staff or community that is not working directly with them. Former students that want to participate in the competition must have completed their degree the previous year, at most.