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FCDEF

Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education

Incoming Students

UNIVERSITY

The University of Coimbra was founded on 1 of March of 1290 by king D. Dinis. It was the first Portuguese university and it maintains very alive the academic traditions.

The University is composed by eight faculties: Humanities, Medicine, Economy, Law, Sciences and Technology, Pharmacy, Psychology and Sciences of the Education and Sport Sciences and Physical Education. With about 21.000 students, the University is divided by the city of Coimbra in campus, contributing for the strong integration of the University in the everyday life. The biggest party of the city is the students' party, denominated Queima das Fitas, it takes place in May and it integrates many activities, as daily music festivals, sport modalities with cultural events.

FACULTY

Created as course in 1992, the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education is the newest of the eight faculties of the University of Coimbra.

The FSSPE, in the spirit of a growing international co-operation in high education throughout Europe, Brazil, Mozambique, United States of America and Popular Republic of China, encourages the exchange of students, teachers and joint research projects

The Faculty has sport infrastructures in the University Stadium of Coimbra, where they are taught the theoretical and practical classes that compose the plan curricular of graduation studies: see also http://apps.uc.pt/courses/en/course/847/ram/12161/2012-2013

The faculty currently offers the following master courses




DOCTORATE PROGRAMME in SPORT SCIENCES 

Paths

  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Physical Education
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Special Educational Needs - Adapted Physical Activity
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Training
HOW TO ARRIVE TO COIMBRA


A) From Portela Airport (Lisbon)

This page includes information on the accesses of the airport to the city of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital that locates to 200 km of Coimbra.

You may take a taxi or the underground to “Gare do Oriente” railway station. The taxi only takes up to 4 people. The luggage that exceeds 55x36x20 cm is transported in the boot and will increase the cost. After your arrival in “Gare do Oriente” consult Lisbon-Porto-itinerary that is the service with stop in Coimbra. A train ticket will cost about 15-20 euros (per person). The train will spent about 120 minutes in the trip to Coimbra. A free connection exists from Coimbra B (main station) to Coimbra A (city-centre).

You may take a taxi or undergroud to Bus station Sete Rios and take a bus (Rede Expressos) to Coimbra. 

B) From Sá Carneiro Airport (Oporto)

The airport is located to 11 Km of downtown of Oporto (125 km of Coimbra)

This page includes information on the accesses of the airport to the city of Oporto.

You may take a taxi or the underground to “Campanhã” railway station. The taxi only takes up to 4 people. The luggage that exceeds 55x36x20 cm is transported in the boot and will increase the cost. After your arrival in “Campanhã” consult Porto-Lisbon which is the service with stop in Coimbra. A train ticket will cost about 15 to 20 euros (per person). The train will spent about 60 minutes in the trip to Coimbra. You should consult Lisbon-Porto-itinerary that is the service with stop in Coimbra. A free connection exists from Coimbra B (main station) to Coimbra A (city-centre).

You may take a taxi or undergroud to Bolhão - Bus station  and take a bus (Rede Expressos) to Coimbra. 

ENROLLMENT

Before leaving your country

It is compulsive to follow the process in our web site:

You must fill the follow documents with your Co-ordinator:

1) Online Application form:

http://www.uc.pt/en/driic/estudantesIN/CandidatIN/

Includes:

  •  Learning Agreement (included in the application) + Housing Application (only for 30 days. The deadline for the First Semester in on 1 July, for the Second Semester is 1 November)

2) Inform the Faculty of your arrival gext@fcdef.uc.pt

You must have to send this information to:

Gabinete de Relações Internacionais da

Faculdade de Ciências do Desporto e Educação Física

Estádio Universitário Pavilhão 3

3040-156 Coimbra

Tel + 351 239 802770

Fax + 351 239 802779

E-mail: gext@fcdef.uc.pt

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After your arrival

1) You must go to the International Office of the FSSPE

2) To formalize the enrolment you must go to:

Divisão de Relações Internacionais Imagem e Comunicação (DRIIC) Universidade de Coimbra Colégio S. Jerónimo

Apartado 3026

3001-401 Coimbra

Joint the follow documents:

- Declaration from the FSSPE with the name of the disciplines - Document from Foreigners Services, the residence permit (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras) - 4 photos - Copy of the passport or Identity

3) To get the residence permit Loja do Cidadão Av. Fernão de Magalhães, 156

3000 Coimbra

4) Send the Exchange of disciplines to the home university

Before departure Portugal

Inform the International Office of the FSSPE

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Beginning 1st semester 2nd and 3rd years2nd week of September
Christmas holidaysTwo weeks before and after Christmas
Exams - 1st Semester 
Beginning of the 2nd semester 1st, 2nd, 3rd yearsFebruary
Carnival2 days
Easterone week after Easter
Party of the Students: Queima das Fitasone week 2nd week of May
Exams - 2nd Semester 

USEFUL INFORMATION

Cost of Living Coimbra

Accommodation*150€ / month
Meals in the canteens2 a 5€ /meal
Bus (month card)24€ / month
School material25€ / month
Laundry30€ / month

*In same cases is it necessary to pay two months in advance in the first month but not paying the last one.

A.A.C. – Students Association Associação de Estudantes da Universidade de Coimbra Rua Padre António Vieira Coimbra


EVALUATIONS

The student can choose one of the following options: 1) Continuous evaluation during the semester 2) NORMAL EXAM (during the examination period)

If the student fail in one of the options above, the only possibility to get evaluation is in the 2nd exam [EXAME DE RECURSO] (during the examination period)

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National Holidays

January 1 – New Year

April 25 – Day of Freedom

May 1 - Day of Worker

June 10 - Day of Portugal

August 15 - Assumption

October 5- Implementation of Republic Dezembro 1- Restauração da Independência

December 8 - Immaculate Conceição

December 25 – Christmas

Other Holidays

 July 4- City day

LANGUAGE PORTUGUESE COURSES

The students have the opportunity to attend Portuguese languages courses:

1) Intensive Portuguese course (from September 1 till September 15 / other beginning in February for the students of the second semester. You should make the registration as soon as possible

2) Portuguese as a foreign language. You should make the registration as soon as possible


HEALTH SERVICES

The students of the European Union should obtain the European Card. The incoming students outside European Union should bring an health insurance.

The University of Coimbra makes possible for all of the students the Medical Services, free of charges: Rua Oliveira Matos, Coimbra.

The University of Coimbra and FCDEF render support to the students' mobility. The beneficiaries' of the program involvement in non-academic activities, in matter of no legalized labor, will have to be denounced to the authorities by us . The Faculty will refuse any responsibility in the residence permit in Portugal.

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