International Relations

International Relations Unit

Before Departure

Erasmus+ and Other Mobility Programme Students

Have you sucessfully completed your application?

Then, you just need to bring with you:

  • ID card/ Passport (if you are not an EU citizen)
  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a private medical insurance (if you are not an EU citizen) or CDAM (ex-PB4) for Brazilian citizens
  • Vaccination Book (with the tetanus vaccine up to date)
  • Visa (compulsory for non-EU citizens, even for three months of studies)

Arrival confirmation and appointment booking

Very important: as soon as you fix your arrival date in Coimbra please book your arrival session in inforestudante.uc.pt. In your application space, pick one of the arrival confirmation periods available and register. Your presence in the session is mandatory so that we can confirm your official enrolment in the University of Coimbra!

How to get a Visa

Information on how to apply for a visa to study in Portugal is available at:


You may find the Portuguese Consulate/Embassy nearest to your residence at:



International and mobility students may book their own accommodation at the students' residences of the UC or private lodging offers included in the online accommodation platform of the University of Coimbra available at www.uc.pt/go/accommodation

International students admitted through the special access and admission competition to 1st cycle and integrated master programmes for international students can apply for accommodation with the International Relations Unit via estudantes-internacionais@uc.pt

Additional economic housing options in Coimbra can be found at www.uniplaces.com/accommodation