Universidade de Coimbra

Universidade de Coimbra Ranking

country rank: 3
world rank: 389

University Overview

Universidade de Coimbra (University of Coimbra) was founded in 1290 and is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the tiny city of Coimbra (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Universidade de Coimbra (UC) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 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). UC provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees in a variety of fields. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 730-year-old Portuguese higher-education institution has a rigorous admissions process based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. With an acceptance rate of 40-50 percent, this Portuguese higher education school is considered to be somewhat selective. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. UC also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

Universidade de Coimbra Ranking

University Identity

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

Yearly Tuition Range

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 (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
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


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)

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