International Relations

International Relations Unit

Teaching and non-teaching Staff Mobility at the University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra is known as a high-quality, multi-disciplinary and research university. The university is also very international and world-open. This means that we are always interested in receiving visitors, in creating new contacts and also in reinforcing the existing cooperation with high-level universities.

The University of Coimbra faces the mobility of researchers, teachers and administrative staff as an effective contribution towards the internationalisation. Therefore the University of Coimbra is happy to welcome either teaching or non-teaching staff visitors, according to the rules of the Programme and in case there is availability in the different Department/Unit to be visited and in case it suits the academic calendar of the University of Coimbra.


This activity offers the possibility, for a teacher from a partner university in Europe, to stay at our university for teaching proposes, teaching a subject integrated in the academic curriculum of the University of Coimbra. For the STA there should exist a bilateral agreement between the University of Coimbra and your university and the signature of the teaching mobility programme form. Teachers have to contact their home universities in order to organize the administrative process (preparation of the teaching mobility programme form, etc.) and receive the Erasmus grant to visit the University of Coimbra.

If you are planning to do a Staff Teaching Assignment (STA) at the University of Coimbra, first of all we advise you to contact directly the Mobility Coordinator of your field of study/interest in Coimbra to make enquiries about the possibility and timing of the visit. The Mobility Coordinator will be the right person for you to organize all the details of the visit (dates, duration and content of the teaching mobility programme) and it's usually the person responsible for the teachers' final acceptance.

Contacts of the Mobility Coordinators: check this page with coordinators by field of study

Contact at the International Relations Unit: dri.staff@uc.pt



The Erasmus Programme, through the Erasmus Staff Training, offers the possibility also for administrative staff to participate in mobility activities at partner universities.

Visitors who are interested in mobility and international affairs and who work as International Officers or as Departmental Coordinators dealing with these issues at the partner universities are welcome. The Erasmus Staff Week (ESW) offers a unique possibility to get better acquainted and share experiences and best practices with colleagues from different universities.

ESW organised by the International Relations Unit of UC will be announced in this page.

The organization of visits out of the ESW scheme depends on the capacity of the International Office. For that reason we should stress that it might be difficult to fit them in our day-to-day agenda.

In case you are interested in some other field of administration or other unit, please contact directly the department or unit in question in Coimbra to make enquiries about the possibility and timing of the visit. Please see the main page of the University of Coimbra for links to websites of the units to contact.

To plan your individual Staff Training mobility at the University of Coimbra, please contact directly the department or unit that you wish to visit or the International Relations Unit (dri.staff@uc.pt). For that purpose, it is necessary that you send your CV and the application form, duly filled in and signed, to the unit you are applying to.