Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply?
Applications are submitted through the University of Coimbra online platform, InfoEstudante. Applications submitted in paper are not considered illegible.  All the required documents must be scanned and attached to the application. Instructions are available here.

What documents do I need to submit to formalize the application?
Please check the Application menu.

What is the deadline for applying for 2020/21 edition?
1st phase: February 10th to March 31st, 2020
2nd phase: April 1st to July 15th, 2020
3rd phase: August 17th to September 30th, 2020 

When will I receive information on the selection of candidates?
Candidates will receive information on the selection processes before the enrolment deadlines are open, according to the annually established calendar by UC.

What is the academic calendar?
The first semester runs from September to January, and the second semester, from February to June.
The academic calendar for 2020/21 edition will be available here.

What is the frequency of the classes?
Classes are scheduled to take place on Fridays and Satudays.

Is attendance at Seminars compulsory?
Yes, it is. Attending seminars at distance is not an option. Students are expected to participate in the seminars listed in the study plan, as well as the sessions with external speakers, organized within the programme’s activities.
NOTE: Once sanitary security conditions are guaranteed, in the 2020-2021 academic year, seminars of the doctoral programme will be face-to-face. However, if live attendance will not be possible due to the pandemic situation, ways of ensuring distance participation and learning will be provided.

What are the programme's working languages?
The programme’s working languages are Portuguese and English.
Candidates who do not master Portuguese language may get informed on the conditions of access and frequency of the languages courses offered by the University of Coimbra.

I'm an international candidate. What should I know about Coimbra and the University?
The University of Coimbra has prepared a support guide for foreign candidates, with useful information on the University’s services and about daily life in Coimbra.

How much is the tuition fee?
The annual tuition is of 1,425 euros.