Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

country rank  35
world rank  6382

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University Overview

Established in 1979, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Coimbra (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Oliveira do Hospital. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 39 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Portuguese higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra
Acronym IPC
Founded 1979
Motto O futuro construído hoje!
Building the future today!
Colours Bordeaux

University Location

Address Avenida Dr. Marnoco e Sousa, nº 30
Coimbra (population range: 50,000-249,999)
3000-271 Coimbra
T +351 (239) 791 250
F +351 (239) 791 262
Other locations Oliveira do Hospital

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Gabinete de Acesso ao Ensino Superior de Coimbra Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra
Coimbra 3000-271
+351 (239) 791 250

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Agencia de Avaliacao e Acreditacao do Ensino Superior A3ES

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conselho Coordenador dos Institutos Superiores Politécnicos (CCISP)
  • Professional Inter-university Management for Educational Networking (PRIME Networking)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
  • Associação Portuguesa de Gestão e Engenharia Industrial (APGEI)
  • Conselho Empresarial do Centro
  • Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN)

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019