University of 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:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.