Universidade de Coimbra

country rank  3
world rank  389

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University Overview

Founded in 1290, Universidade de Coimbra (University of Coimbra) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Coimbra (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal), Universidade de Coimbra (UC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade de Coimbra (UC) 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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 730 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 40-50% making this Portuguese higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Coimbra
Acronym UC
Founded 1290
Motto Insignia Universitatis Conimbrigensis
To put a mark upon the whole Coimbra
Colours Green, black and white

University Location

Address Paço das Escolas
Coimbra (population range: 50,000-249,999)
3004-531 Coimbra
T +351 (239) 859 810
F +351 (239) 825 841

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)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 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 40-50%
Admission Office Academic Services of UC, Colégio de Santa Rita, Rua da Ilha
Coimbra 3004-531
+351 (239) 247 196
(239) 859 900

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade de Coimbra's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


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

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Coimbra Group
  • Utrecht Network
  • Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image (AIBILI)
  • Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics (ADAI)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020