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  • Locations: Coimbra, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Universidade de CoimbraCoimbra, Portugal
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra and the University of Coimbra are two interrelated realities. The epithet of "City of Students" is not new, but the connection between one of the national institutions with a longer tradition and the city of the river Mondego lives on.

The city and the surrounding region offer exceptional conditions for countless leisure activities, which range from the practice of several sports to numerous suggestions at cultural and artistic levels and to events in unique historical sceneries, just to mention some possibilities among many others.

Academic System and Language Requirements
It is very important that students have a good knowledge of the Portuguese language. Therefore, they are advised to attend the Intensive Language Preparation Course at the beginning of the months of September and February. The course may not be free of charge for exchange students.

The majority of course units are conducted in Portuguese. Although there is a number of course units offered in English; and in some cases, exchange students make arrangements with lecturers in order to be allowed to do examinations or submit assignments in English (or in another language, if both parts know it). Modern Language studies are usually medium-taught (in Portuguese, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish or Italian).
Assessment comprises written, oral and practical tests/examinations, papers, theses, projects, reports, and portfolios. All these modes of assessment may take place during and/or at the end of each semester.

Accommodations and Other Arrangements
Mobility students may book their own accommodation at student's residences or private lodging included in the online accommodation platform of the University of Coimbra.
The University of Coimbra assigns incoming students a Mobility Buddy. One student from the UC will simply contact you by e-mail before your study period at the University of Coimbra, offering support and assistance if needed, for ex. help arranging accommodation, finding your way around campus, etc. Mobility Buddies also show exchange students the city, student's night life and may help in problematic issues like opening a bank account.

For more information and a detailed FAQ, please visit the MAUI-Utrecht Network page for the University of Coimbra.