Universidade de Coimbra


Universidade de Coimbra is a universitywide partner in Coimbra, Portugal.

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General information for exchange students

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd week of September - 1st week of February
Semester II: 1st week of February - last week of July

Exams take place in January for Semester I and in June and July for Semester II.

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GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

Students are required to take a preparatory language course or a intensive language course in Portuguese. 


Entry requirements may differ per course.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas. Please always check Universidade de Coimbra website for specific entry requirements per course or department.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Mostly courses in Portuguese, but limited courses are offered in English. You need to show your proficiency in the language of instruction if courses are not in English. 

Housing assistance

Mobility students may book their own accommodation at student residences or private lodging by using the online accommodation platform of the University of Coimbra available at this website.

Estimated living costs per month

You will need about 500 euros per month to cover accommodation, school materials, transport, meals and other expenses.

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Normal study load per term in credits: 30 ECTS, in courses: 4-6 course units

Grading system: 0-20 scale
Minimum pass: 10

Number of places available

4 places per year


Selection was not necessary in the past few years.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.