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 Application menu.

What is the deadline for applying?
1st call: 1st to 30th April 2021; 2nd call: 1st June to 16th July 2021; 3rd call: 1st to 10th September 2021. This PhD programme is biennial.

When will the information about the applicants' selection be sent?
The applicants will receive information about the selection processes before the opening of the enrolment periods. Selected applicants must enrol and register through the platform InforEstudante. More Information

What is the academic calendar?
The first semester will run from September through January and the second semester from February through June. The Academic Calendar will be available here. Classes are scheduled to take place on Monday. 

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.

What are the programme's working languages?
The programme's working language is  Portuguese.
Candidates who do not master Portuguese language may get informed on the conditions of access and frequency of the language 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 fee is 1,425 euros.