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Tenure Exams

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 specialty 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.


[1.] The requester solicits the Academic Management Services 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, available at

  • Categories: Other Degree/Title Holder
  • Request Type: Academic act
  • Description/Subject: Aggregation exam

In the "Message" of the request, the branch of knowledge or the specialty, for which the Tenure exam is requested, must be mentioned so that the message may be handled more easily and quicker.

The Academic Management Services (SGA) notify the requester regarding the access data to the platform Provas Académicas so that he/she submits the electronic documents.

The requester must upload to the platform Provas Académicas the following documents within 10 consecutive days, after the notification: SGA

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • Report;
  • Abstract of the Seminar or Lecture;
  • Works mentioned in the Curriculum Vitae that the requester considers to be the most relevant ones.

[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 in person 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: 

  • An evidence of the PhD degree or category (except professors of the UC).
  • 1 electronic copy of the Curriculum Vitae, the report and the detailed abstract of the seminar or lecture (the documents may be included in only one CD/DVD);
  • 1 hard copy of the Curriculum Vitae, report and detailed abstract of the seminar or lecture;
  • 1 (hard and/or electronic) copy of the works mentioned in the Curriculum Vitae that the applicant considers to be the most relevant ones.
  • Declaration and acceptance of terms for accessing the platform Provas Académicas by means of the form Im0516 - Authorization to make tenure research available in the UC digital repository known as General Study ("Estudo Geral")