Tenure is granted by universities after a successful assessment of the applicant in a public examination known as Tenure Exam. Tenure may be granted in any branch of knowledge or speciality in which, pursuant to the Decree Law no. 74/2006 of 24th March, in its current wording, the university may confer a PhD degree.
In accordance with no. 1 and 2 of article no. 7, and as established in Article no. 8 of Decree-Law no. 239/2007, of 19th June, amended by Decree-Law no. 64/2023 of 31st July, the applicant must formalise the request for admission to Tenure Exam according to the undermentioned procedure:
Procedure to submit the request
[1.] The requester solicits the Academic Management Services (SGA) to create the collection in the platform Provas Académicas (Digital Repository for the Scientific Production of the University of Coimbra) so that he/she is able to accomplish the submission of the documents by means of the Online Form | Académicos UC:
[2.] The Academic Management Services (SGA) notify the requester regarding the access data to the platform Provas Académicas so that he/she uploads the electronic documents.
The requester must upload to the platform Provas Académicas the following documents within a maximum of 10 consecutive days, after the notification:
[3.] After uploading the documents to the platform Provas Académicas, the requester solicits admission to the Tenure exam by means of the form Im0904 - Request form for admission to exams for tenure at UC, directed to the Rector of the University of Coimbra. The form must be delivered to the Academic Centre of the Academic Management Services, in Polo 1 (UC Student Hub), or sent by regular mail, attaching the undermentioned documents that are provided for in the Law:
|[4.] The requester must have done the payment of the fee regarding the admission to the exam, by means of ATM/Online banking or in person at the UC Cash Office Counter in the Academic Centre, in accordance with the amount established in the Table of Fees and other Charges of the UC »|
Remarks concerning the electronic version of documents (CD/DVD):
If the Portuguese National Library requires a CD/DVD with the documents for the purposes of legal deposit, this digital support will be requested from the requester.
IMPORTANT! The request will not be handled if:
- The requester does not pay the fee.
- The requester does not upload the documents to the platform Provas Académicas.
- The documents or data laid down by the legislation are not submitted.
If the documents
submitted by the requester do not meet all the requirements, the SGA will
archive them and close the procedure.
Tenure Specialities and Examination Boards
|The tenure exams take
place within the scope of the specialities associated with the PhD courses of
the UC and may be searched at:|
Courses offered by the UC – PhD Courses »
|You may check the
names of the members of the examination board at:|
Lista de Júris de Provas de Agregação » /List of Examination Boards (dual language webpage, EN/PT).