University of Coimbra

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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 recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal), Universidade de Coimbra (UC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Portuguese 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), 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 Portuguese 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. UC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
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
3004-531 Coimbra
Portugal
Tel +351 (239) 859 810
Fax +351 (239) 825 841

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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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
(239) 247 196
(239) 859 900

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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 University of Coimbra's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal


Year of first Accreditation

2015


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (A3ES)


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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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Open Education Global

Not reported


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Site last updated: Friday, 2 October 2020