Frequently Asked Questions | Covid-19 | UC Students | 2020/2021
Last update on 1st March 2021
|Where to find updated information ?|
should stay tuned for the notifications of InforEstudante and you are
strongly recommended to check regularly these web pages, at www.uc.pt/en/academicos, in order to keep track of the general information addressed to UC Students.
|How to contact the Academic Management Services if there is no In-Person Assistance ?|
By means of the telephone number or skype, during the extended schedule established for that purpose.
Further information at https://www.uc.pt/en/academicos/contactos »
|What are the main dates to keep in mind in this situation?|
Thesis, Thesis project and Dissertation
|Will the deadlines for submission and defence of dissertations be extended ?|
Yes, the deadlines for submission and defence of Master’s Degree Dissertation/Project/ Internship Report or similar units, and PhD Thesis Project, will be extended until 31st July 2021 (Rector's Order no. 26/2021 of 1st February).
defence may take place until 31st October 2021, should the Faculty
decide so, in accordance with no. 8 of article 99 of the New Academic
|If you finish the work, can you submit and defend it within the usual deadlines ?|
|||Yes, that is strongly recommended, since it would enable you to complete the course and begin a new stage earlier. The new deadlines are only the extension of the maximum limits, hence, whenever possible, it is desirable to comply with the deadlines established before this exceptional scenario.|
|How can you defend your Thesis/Dissertation during the Pandemic Scenario ?|
accordance with subparagraph d) of the Rector's Order no. 14/2021 of
21st January, the defence and assessment of Academic Theses or
Dissertations is carried out remotely. This situation applies while the
restrictions imposed by the pandemic are maintained.|
|What is the deadline for submitting a PhD Thesis ?|
the UC the deadline for submitting a PhD Thesis is until the maximum
limit concerning the end of the academic year 2020/2021: 31st August
|Will you pay more if you submit the PhD Thesis on that date ?|
|||No. The PhD Student only has to pay the tuition fee concerning his/her
registration for the academic year 2020/2021. |
|What if you are unable to submit your thesis until 31st August ?|
If you are unable to submit your thesis and request the PhD Exam until the end of the deadline established, you will have to register for the subsequent academic year.
The deadlines concerning that registration will be made available in due time for the students. Keep an eye on InforEstudante notifications.
Special Examination Period
|Who can sit Exams in the Special Examination Period ?|
accordance with the New Academic Regulation (RAUC) all the students who
benefit from a special status provided for in that regulation (no.3 of
article 134) can sit exams in the special examination period, such as
Student Finalists and Student Workers:
these, UC students who benefit from special rights concerning various
situations and conditions can also sit exams in the special examination
period. These conditions include diseases. The student may request a
special exam concerning the curricular units whose exam he/she has
demonstrably failed before due to that reason.
|Are there any changes in the Special Examination Period calendar ?|
there are. At the Faculties where the special examination period takes
place in July, the end of this period has been extended until 10th
September (Rector's Order no. 27/2021). At the Faculty of Law (FDUC) the
special examination period takes place in September as usual.|
|Can you sit improvement exams in the special examination period ?|
No, you cannot. The special examination period is, as usual, reserved for the assessment exams.
The Students who obtain a final grade equal or above 10, concerning a curricular unit, pass it. Therefore, all the students who obtained grades below 10 can sit an exam in the special examination period. For the special examination period what counts is the final grade resulting from the attendance, a normal exam or a supplementary exam.
Nevertheless, in accordance with Rector's Orders, grade improvements will be enabled on the same dates of the special examination period, concerning the following situations:
|How can you register for the special examination period ?|
Regarding Students with status, at InforEstudante, during the deadlines established to register for the special examination period:
In order to request a registration for the special examination period concerning other situations, such as disease, please use the online specific request available at the menu "Academic Service » Requests".