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International Relations

International Relations Unit

Welcoming services for invited scholars and researchers

The International Relations Unit, through the Welcome Centre for Visiting Researchers, offers a set of customised services to researchers, visiting scholars and post-docs.

The services provided range from the support to visa request, search for accommodation and school for children, to airport picking-up service and coaching during the first days in Coimbra. This way, it will be easier to take care of practical and legal issues one has to cope with when moving to a new country, such as registration in the Social Security, acquisition of fiscal ID and integration in the National Health System. Upon arrival, researchers and scholars receive yet an ID card, which grants them access to the University of Coimbra services and facilities.

Visiting researchers can benefit from these services as soon as their hosting colleagues at the UC proceed with the online registration in the Welcome Centre application, without leaving the office at the Faculty or the Research Centre.

The aforementioned services are part of the quality services identified by the European Commission Euraxess Network, of which the Welcome Centre of the UC is part of.

Further information can be found at: www.uc.pt/en/welcomecentre

You may also check our information guide for visiting scholars, researchers and staff.