This page contains the information relating to thesis defenses, for all doctorate students, as defined in the Academic Regulations of the University of Coimbra.
Thesis submission deadlines
Thesis submission deadlines, listed on this site, are set at the university level for all UC doctoral students, and duly communicated to the Faculty/Organizational Unit.
What date counts for thesis submission?
The thesis is considered submitted on the date when the request for admission to doctoral exams is submitted to the InforEstud@nte and,
- if in-person, it is the date the doctoral candidate delivers the original documents to the assistance office (Campus I or Campus II).
- if by mail, it is the date postmarked by CTT.
The Academic Management Serviçe (SGA) don't need to receive any thesis in printed format.
The deadline for the delivery of the thesis for the 2018/2019 academic year is 31st of August of 2019.
conclusion of the thesis, the doctoral student requests SGA, using InforEstudante, to create an account
in the General Study (also in english) - Digital Repository of Scientific Output of the University of Coimbra to which
it can be uploaded.
The the doctoral student has 5 days after receiving the login credentials to upload the following documents:
[2.] After uploading the documents, the doctoral student requests admission to the doctoral exam using online request.
The following documents should be submitted with the request:
|[3.] SGA submits the request to the respective Faculty/Organizational Unit.|
|[4.] The Scientific Council of the respective Organizational Unit decides whether or not to admit the student to the doctoral exam and submits it to SGA along with the suggested committee member names.|
|[5.] The Rector or his delegate names the committee members and publishes it on the UC website on the http://www.uc.pt/academicos/provas/doutoramentos/juris.|
|[6.] SGA communicates the names of committee members to the Organizational Unit, the committee and the candidate and informs the committee chair to schedule the exam.|
[7.] SGA organizes the committee, schedules and registers the meeting and issues the announcement.
|[8.] SGA schedules the meeting on behalf of the candidate and committee and informs the Organizational Unit Director. The press is also informed and SGA begins preparation (room, parking etc.).|
[9.] The candidate defends his/her thesis to the committee at the meeting setup and registered by SGA.
|[10.] SGA then communicates the results of the exam to the Rector, SIBUC, the Organizational Unit Director, the press and, if a UC professor, to SGRH.|
SGRH - Human Resources Management Services; SGA - Academic Management Services; SIBUC - University of Coimbra Joint Library System; UO - Faculty/ Organizational Unit
Important notes about theses in digital format (CD/DVD)
The digital format should be: - Enclosed in a hard plastic case or stiff cardboard.
The CD/DVD, as well as the case, should be properly identified with: Title; Author; Name of higher education institution; Year and Type of work (Doctoral thesis...)
|The digital copy should never be attached to the printed copy of the thesis.|
Doctoral exam in special thesis apresentation conditions
The following documents, available on the forms page (also in english) should be attached to the to the request:
- proof of qualifications for admission to exam, excepting UC professors, and
- certified copy of ID (Portuguese ID Card or Citizen Card, if a Portuguese citizen; passport or other for all others).
You can check the available Doctorate specialties at the following address, which is sincronized with the UC academic information system.
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