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 the application submission for 2021/22 edition?
1st call: 1st to 30th April 2021; 2nd call: 1st June to 16th July 2021. 
This PhD programme is biennial.

When will the information about the applicants' selection be sent?
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 class schedule?
The first semester will run from September through January and the second semester from February through June. Calendar will be available here.

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

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 is taught in English

I am an international student. 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.

What is the annual fee?
The annual fee is 2,000 euros.