Non-EU citizens wishing to study or conduct research in Portugal, including researchers with work contracts (for instance under Marie Curie), need to request a visa at the nearest Portuguese Consulate/ Embassy of their city of residence.
After enrolment/ acceptance, the University of Coimbra sends students/ researchers a letter of acceptance. This letter must be annexed to the remaining documents required by the Portuguese consular services, upon visa request. The visa request should be done by the visa applicants in as short a time as possible before the start date of their stay in Portugal.
about the types of visa that apply to your case, required documents, and
procedures at the nearest Portuguese Consulate/ Embassy of your city of
If you are from Mainland China, please check the website of the Consular Section of the Portuguese Embassy in Beijing.
If you are from Macao or Hong Kong, please check the website of the General Consulate of Portugal for Macao and Hong Kong.
The visa request, the associated costs, and the collection of documents required by the consular services are the sole responsibility of the visa applicants.
The evaluation and validation of the requests and visa issuing are the sole responsibility of the consular services.