Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply?
Applications are submitted through the University of Coimbra online platform, InfoEstudante. Applications submitted in paper are not considered illegible.  All the required documents must be scanned and attached to the application. Instructions are available here.

What documents do I need to submit to formalise the application?
Please check the Application menu.

What is the deadline for applying for the 2022/2023 edition?
1st phase: 1st March to 15th July; Extraordinary phase: 17th to 28th October, 2022. 

When will I receive information on the selection of candidates?
Candidates will receive information on the selection processes before the enrolment deadlines are open, according to the annually established calendar by UC.

What is the academic calendar?
The first semester runs from September to January, and the second semester, from February to June. The academic calendar for 2022/23 edition will be available here

What is the frequency of the classes?
Classes are scheduled to take place on Fridays and Saturdays.

Is attendance at Seminars compulsory?
Yes, it is. Attending seminars at distance is not an option. Students are expected to participate in the seminars listed in the study plan, as well as the sessions with external speakers, organised within the programme’s activities.
NOTE: Once sanitary security conditions are guaranteed, in the 2020-2021 academic year, seminars of the doctoral programme will be face-to-face. However, if live attendance will not be possible due to the pandemic situation, ways of ensuring distance participation and learning will be provided.

What are the programme's working languages?
The programme’s working languages are Portuguese and English.
Candidates who do not master Portuguese language may get informed on the conditions of access and frequency of the language courses offered by the University of Coimbra.

I'm an international candidate. What should I know about Coimbra and the University?
The University of Coimbra has prepared a support guide for foreign candidates, with useful information on the University’s services and about daily life in Coimbra.

How much is the tuition fee?
The annual tuition is of 2,000 euros.