Universidade de Coimbra is a destination within the European Liberal Arts Network (ELAN) for University College Utrecht students, located in Coimbra, Portugal.
Since this is an ELAN-destination, the focus will be on Humanties and/or language courses. The University of Coimbra is especially famous for its language courses.
The academic calendar is most aligned with our Spring semester, so this is what we recommend.
6 students per semester
Fall Semester: September – December
Fall Examination Period: first week of January to first week of February.
Spring Semester: February – June
Spring Examination Period: June – July
This destination has a language of instruction other than English. This means that you need to have at least a language proficiency level of CEFR B2 Portuguese. Since there is no Portuguese language course taught at UCU, it is your own responsibility to achieve at least B2 Portuguese. This language requirement is partly for your own protection, so you can take courses at the same level as you do at UCU, and partly because we believe it allows you to have an experience abroad that is more immersive, enriching and culturally valuable to you.
At the University of Coimbra, courses are predominantly taught in Portuguese, and very few are available in English.
For Fall semester: 15 July
Spring semester: 15 December
When choosing courses, pay attention that courses starting with “01” are bachelor’s courses and those starting with “02” are master’s courses, not available to UCU exchange students.
The same as UCU, ECTS.
The University of Coimbra works with the following grading system:
Information about university-owned and private housing can be found here.
Information about costs at the University of Coimbra can be found here.
There is a “Welcome month”, which includes orientation, campus tours, and cultural / sports’ activities. The University of Coimbra also offers a Buddy Programme which can help you find your way around the academic and social scene.
Universidade de Coimbra is a new destination, and therefore we have not received feedback from our students yet. Be the first UCU student to explore this university!