|If you complete your degree by February 28 of each school year you will be responsible for paying tuition for the 2nd semester.|
|Students who complete their program by September 30 are not required to register for the following school year.|
|Completion of a graduate degree (master's) occurs upon defending a thesis (or equivalent) or taking a class that may be lacking.|
|For tuition purposes, the completion of a doctorate program occurs when the dissertation and its request for defense is submitted per the guidelines of University Decree 163/2012, 17 September.|
|Where dissertation or equivalent defenses cannot be completed by 30 September, an extension until 31 October may be granted. Prior notice by the Department or Academic Management Services will be given.|
|If the defense cannot be completed by this date, the student must enroll in the next school year and pay the corresponding tuition. If the defense is completed by 28 February, the student is not responsible for paying tuition for the second semester.|
|Students enrolled in pre-Bologne Doctorate programs are excepted from these deadlines as they are subject to different deadlines per University Decree 230/2011, 7 December.|
1.1 The student requests a course completion diploma from a University of Coimbra Academic Management Services center, the entity responsible for the issuance of these certificates:
1.3 Students can choose to pick up the diploma from Academic Management Services or have it sent via mail.
2.1 During the regular registration period, the student enrolls in the graduate degree through Inforestud@nte for the same school year.
2.2 After the annual registration period, the student informs Academic Management Services that they meet the requirements for completion of the graduate degree.
2.3 Upon completing the program, the student submits a request for a certificate of completion of the graduate degree and must not have any tuition owing.
2.4 Students can choose to pick up the diploma from Academic Management Services or have it sent via mail.
3.1 If this occurs immediately after applying (for returning or transfer students or change of major):
3.2 In cases where the undergraduate degree is completed but graduate-level classes need to be taken:
NOTE: The diploma or completion letter (for undergraduate or graduate), should be requested from the University Academic Management Services according to the instructions on Submitting requests for certificates, diplomas or completion letters