This page contains all the information relating to thesis defenses, for all doctorate students (both Bologna and pre-Bologna under the terms of Recorate Orders), as defined in the Academic Regulations of the University of Coimbra.
Thesis submission deadlines
Thesis submission deadlines, listed on this site, are set at the university level for all UC doctoral candidates, and duly communicated to the Organizational Units
What date counts for thesis submission?
The thesis is considered submitted on the date when the request for admission to doctoral exams form, in printed format, is submitted to the Campus 1 Academic Management Services (assistance office).
- if in-person, it is the date the doctoral candidate delivers the request to the Campus 1 assistance office.
- if by mail, it is the date postmarked by CTT.
It is the doctoral candidate's responsibility to request that an account be created in the General Study, at least 7 days before the thesis submission deadline.
conclusion of the thesis, the doctoral candidate requests SGA to create an account
in the General Study (in portuguese) - Digital Repository of Scientific Output of the University of Coimbra to which
it can be uploaded.
The candidate has 5 days after receiving the login credentials to upload (watch demo, in portuguese) the following documents:
The account request should be sent using the form http://www.uc.pt/academicos/e-mail. This form is only available in portuguese, so you have to choose the following options:
|2. SGA sends the General Study login details to the doctoral candidate via Inforestudante/e-mail so the thesis and CV can be uploaded (The candidate has 5 days after receiving the login details to upload the documents).|
If the members of the committee request copies of the thesis, the doctoral candidate should deliver printed copies of the thesis and CV to the SGA Assistance Office on Campus 1.
For the following Faculties, the doctoral candidate should submit additional copies as indicated below when submitting when submitting an application for a doctoral exam:
3. After uploading the documents, the candidate requests admission to the doctoral exam using the appropriate form ("Admissão a prova de Doutoramento"), available on the forms page (in portuguese), and submits it:
The following documents should be submitted with the request:
|[4.] SGA submits the request to the respective Oranizational Unit.|
|[5.] The Scientific Council of the respective Organizational Unit decides whether or not to admit the candidate to the doctoral exam and submits it to SGA along with the suggested committee member names.|
|[6.] The Rector or his delegate names the committee members and publishes it on the UC website on the http://www.uc.pt/academicos/provas/doutoramentos/juris.|
|[7.] SGA communicates the names of committee members to the Organizational Unit, the committee and the candidate and informs the committee chair to schedule the exam.|
[8.] SGA organizes the committee, schedules and registers the meeting and issues the announcement.
|[9.] SGA schedules the meeting on behalf of the candidate and committee and informs the Organizational Unit Director. The press is also informed and SGA begins preparation (room, parking etc.).|
[10.] The candidate defends his/her thesis to the committee at the meeting setup and registered by SGA.
|[11.] SGA then communicates the results of the exam to the Rector, SIBUC, the Organizational Unit Director, the press and, if a UC professor, to SGRH.|
SGRH - Human Resources Management Services; SGA - Academic Management Services; SIBUC - University of Coimbra Joint Library System; UO - Organizational Unit
Important notes about theses in digital format (CD/DVD)
The digital format should be: - Enclosed in a hard plastic case or stiff cardboard.
The CD/DVD, as well as the case, should be properly identified with: Title; Author; Name of higher education institution; Year and Type of work (Doctoral thesis...)
|The digital copy should never be attached to the printed copy of the thesis.|
Doctoral exam in special thesis apresentation conditions
The following documents, available on the forms page (in portuguese) should be attached to the to the request:
- proof of qualifications for admission to exam, excepting UC professors, and
- certified copy of ID (Portuguese ID Card or Citizen Card, if a Portuguese citizen; passport or other for all others).
You can check the available Doctorate specialties at the following address, which is sincronized with the UC academic information system.
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