The University of Coimbra approved a new Eligibility Policy, as set out in Law no. 37/2003 of 22 August, and includes the changes that were introduced by Law no. 49/2005 of 30 August which establishes the eligibility policy for University of Coimbra students to register for classes in bachelor's and combined master's programs if they haven't yet earned a bachelor's degree.
Eligibility is defined as the right to register for subsequent semesters in any of the programs referred to above when the student meets the following criteria:
|Maximum number of semesters||ECTS Credits earned|
|3||0 - 59|
|5||120 - 179|
|6||180 - 239|
For example, to register for a fourth semester, a student must have earned at least 60 ECTS credits and 120 ECTS credits to register for a fifth semester.
Please note that any credits earned prior to the 2004/2005 school year are do not count for eligibility purposes.
In determining eligibility, a semester only counts as 0.5, and is not rounded up above the actual number earned, for all students that fall under any of the following situations.
Students in any of the following situations receive special eligibility status: a) Part-time student; b) Student with special educational needs, as determined by a physician, which prohibit the student from passing a class(es); c) Student on maternity/paternity leave; d) Student with an infectious or contagious disease, as determined by a physician, that prohibits the student from completing a class(es); e) Student with a chronic illness or on long-term sick leave, as determined by a hospital, Health Center or a note from a specialist, that prohibits the student from completing a class(es); f) Professional athletes.
For situations b through f, each semester only counts as half, depending on documentation provided under the respective terms and deadlines in the University of Coimbra Special Rights Policy.
When registering for a new school year, students at risk of losing eligibility should plan well so as to maintain eligibility.
At any time. you can check your eligibility by using the Eligibility Simulator found on your personal page on Inforestud@nte.
Ineligiblity prevents students from continuing their program at the University of Coimbra during two consecutive semesters. After one year students may re-apply.
During the period of ineligibilty, students may register for free-electives. A student can request credit for them during the re-application process .