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How to receive the Formal PhD Diploma

How to take part in the Ceremony of the Formal PhD Diploma Presentation by the Magnificent Rector?
 

The Ceremony of the Formal PhD Diploma Presentation by the Magnificent Rector is held on the “Day of the University of Coimbra” - 1st March -, and it is aimed at PhD Holders who:

  1. were awarded a PhD Degree in the previous (civil) year;
  2. have requested the Formal Diploma until the deadline published on this webpage and communicated to the new PhD Holders by means of InforEstudante.

Note: The Ceremony on 1st March 2021, depends on the evolution of the COVID-19 Epidemiological scenario, so stay tuned !

When is the deadline to request your PhD Formal Diploma so that you can receive it in the Ceremony of a certain year?
 

If you meet the aforementioned requirements to take part in the Ceremony on 1st March of a certain year, you have to make your request until the date annually published on this webpage and communicated by means of InforEstudante.

Usually this date is until middle December of the year in which the PhD Degree is obtained.

What are the options regarding PhD Formal Diploma formats?
 

The PhD Formal Diploma, as the Master and Bachelor’s Diplomas has two versions/models in the UC: 

 - basic version (€ 150) 
 - traditional version (€ 300). Click HERE to obtain more information about each one of the versions »»

How long does it take to receive the PhD Formal Diploma?
 Due to their characteristics, such as the text in Latin and a production that includes other features, the delivery of the PhD Formal Diplomas is never immediate and it takes predictably between 3 and 6 months to be delivered.
You have not requested your PhD Formal Diploma. Is there still time to receive it during the ceremony?
If you have not requested your PhD Formal Diploma and want to receive it during the ceremony, you should request it as soon as possible within the deadline established annually (between 15th and 31st December).
Do you have to wait for the ceremony day to receive your PhD Formal Diploma?
 No. If you want to receive your PhD Formal Diploma before that day, you have to provide that information in your request. Please take into account the lead time of a PhD Formal Diploma
How to request a PhD Formal Diploma?
 

You just have to access the link: https://apps.uc.pt/forms/view/sga/en and select:

  1. Categories” - “Alumni” or “Doctorate Student”
  2. Request Type” – “Diploma (Course/Doctoral)”
  3. Description / Subject” – “Formal Doctoral Diploma (basic version)” or “Formal Doctoral Diploma (traditional version)”
  4. You have to attach the request form available at the  webpage of forms of this Service, duly completed and signed.
How to pay?
 

On the days following the submission of your request you will receive the ATM payment reference. At InforEstudante you may use other payment methods, such as Paypal.