Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra Ranking

country rank: 34
world rank: 4923

University Overview

The Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra) was founded in 1979 and is a non-profit public higher education school situated in the tiny city of Coimbra (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Oliveira do Hospital is home to a branch campus of this school. The Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Portuguese higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Portugal (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal). In a variety of fields of study, the Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees like as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, and master degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 40-year-old Portuguese higher-education school has a rigorous admissions process based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. With an acceptance rate of 80-90 percent, this Portuguese higher education institution is one of the least selective in the country. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. IPC also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services to students.

Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra Ranking

University Identity

Name Instituto Politécnico de 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 3000-271 Coimbra Portugal
Tel +351 (239) 791 250
Fax +351 (239) 791 262
Other locations Oliveira do Hospital

Yearly Tuition Range

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 (239) 791 250

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 600-699
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
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


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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