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International Student Tuition Fee

Following the publication of the Decree-Law no.36/2014 from 10th March 2014 and the decision of the General Council of the University of Coimbra on 24th March 2014, Portuguese or equivalent status students and International students are subject to the payment of a different tuition fee.

Definition of International Student

Every student that is not Portuguese or does not have a similar status as described below, and that enrols for the first time at a Portuguese higher education institution by means of one of the following systems:

1Special contest of access and admission to Bachelor and Integrated Master's degree courses for international students (;
2System of change of course or transfer (Change of Institution/Course Pair »);
3Application to a 2nd cycle or 3rd cycle of studies (


1. International Students that are registered in the academic year 2013/2014 at the University of Coimbra continue to pay the same tuition fee amount as the Portuguese and equivalent status students as long as they are registered at the UC, without any interruption, in a degree course.

2. Students having a dual nationality (Portuguese or an EU country nationality) also pay the same tuition fee as the students with a similar status to Portuguese students. However, they can not apply by means of the special contest for international students.

Definition of Portuguese or equivalent status student

Information available HERE