Tenure is granted by universities after a successful assessment of the applicant in a public examination known as Tenure Exam. Under the Decree-Law no. 74/2006, from 24th March, republished by Decree-Law no. 115/2013, from 7th August, Tenure may be granted in any branch of knowledge or speciality in which the university may confer a PhD degree.
In accordance with no. 1 and 2 of article 7 in the Decree-Law no. 239/2007, from 19th June, the applicant must proceed according to article 8 in the same Law to formalise his/her request for admission to the tenure exam.
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 form Academicos@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 (Colégio de Santa Rita - Palácio dos Grilos), or sent by regular mail, attaching the following documents:
Researchers with a relevant research activity in the UC must also:
If the researchers do not have the previous recognition by the Rector, they may request that recognition to the SGA in an Academic Centre (request free of charge), attaching the proper substantiation (deliver a detailed Curriculum Vitae that explains the extent and relevance of the connection to the UC).
|[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):
The electronic versions of the documents must be packaged in a hard plastic or stiff cardboard box, duly identified (both the electronic versions and the box) with:
- Name of the Higher Education Institution;
- Type of Work.
This (electronic) version of the documents must never be taped to the hard copy of the documents.
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).