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

Academic calendar

Semester 1: September-Februari

Semester 2: February- July

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Entry requirements may differ per course.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Master students Pharmacy, Biology, and master and bachelor students Biochemistry and all other areas. Please always check Universidade de Coimbra website for specific entry requirements per course or department.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Since the majority of course units are conducted in Portuguese, Erasmus students are strongly advised to take the OLS preparation course available online (access is provided by the home institution). Non-Portuguese speakers can also take the “Portuguese Language Erasmus” semester course, as long as they include it in their Learning Agreement when applying for exchange. They can also attend the Intensive Language Preparation Course at the beginning of each semester, in September and February (enrolment is subject to fees).

A number of course units is also offered in English and, in most cases, exchange students can make arrangements with lecturers in order to be allowed to do examinations or submit assignments in English (or other language, if both parts know it).

Modern Language studies are usually half taught in Portuguese, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian.


Housing assistance

In the three residences reserved for international students, you will pay 165,90 euros per month for a double room, 264,60 euros per month for a single room and 265,86 euros per month for a double room for single use. These are monthly prices and include all expenses with water, electricity, gas, internet, TV, weekly laundry service of bed clothing and bathroom towels, utilisation of equipped kitchen with micro-waves, fridge, stove, range hood, utilisation of washing and drying machine, iron and ironing board, and access to study room. More information.

Outside the UC residences, there are several lodging offers for students, for instance the possibility of renting apartments with or without furniture and equipped kitchen, bedrooms in family houses and private residences. Learn more.

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


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More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


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