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The University of Coimbra welcomes more 1400 international students



Until mid-September, the University of Coimbra (UC) welcomes the new international students for the first semester of 2018/2019. Exchange students under Erasmus and other mobility programmes and 1st cycle degree-seeking students from around the world total around 1400, continuing the upward trend of the last recent years.

“Currently, 20% of the students of the University of Coimbra are international. UC is the only Portuguese university to reach this score. At European level, only a small number of highly international universities reaches the same score,” states the Rector, João Gabriel Silva. “This is the result of a strong strategy we’ve been implementing to reach international quality levels and compensate the serious general decrease in population in Portugal and in Coimbra in particular”, he underlines.