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Academic Deadlines 2021/2022

2019/2020 || 2020/2021 || 2021/2022

Given the regulations in force, the deadlines for accomplishment of academic procedures of Students in the University of Coimbra, approved by the Rector's Order no. 159/2021 of 29th July are published below:

Description of the academic procedure | Option at InforEstudante
Registration1 | Academic Service » Registrations
From 30/08/2021 to
20/09/2021
Normal registration's deadline for students registered at the UC in 2020/2021.2
From 21/09/2021   to
12/10/2021
First period for registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.
From 13/10/2021 to
03/11/2021
Second period for registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.3

Change of registration4 | Academic Service » Registrations » Request modification of enrolment/registration

Change in all the Curricular Units, including the part time or full time system in the multiannual curricular units, such as PhD Theses or similiar units.
31/10/2021Deadline for changes of registration, free of charge.
15/11/2021 First period for changes of registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.
From 16/11/2021 to
30/11/2021
Second period for changes of registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.
Change in curricular units of the 2nd trimester
31/01/2022Deadline for changes of registration, free of charge.
From 01/02/2022
to 15/02/2022
First period for changes of registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.
From 16/02/2022
to 01/03/2022
Second period for changes of registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.
Change only in curricular units of the 2nd semester
31/03/2022Deadline for changes of registration, free of charge.
From 01/04/2022
to 15/04/2022
First period for changes of registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.
From 16/04/2022
to 30/04/2022
Second period for changes of registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.
Change in curricular units of the 3rd trimester
30/04/2022Deadline for changes of registration, free of charge.
From 01/05/2022
to 15/05/2022
First period for changes of registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.

From 16/05/2022 to

30/05/2022

Second period for changes of registration beyond the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.

1 As long as there are pending assessments, the student has 7 consecutive days after the release of the last grade to register for the academic year, without paying any fee (no. 12 from Article 10 of the Academic Regulation of the UC - RAUC). Until that communication, the student may register temporarily for the classes and attend the curricular units.

2 If the registration for the academic year takes place after 21st September 2021, the Student may request its change within the 15 consecutive days, without paying any fee (no. 6, from  article no. 16 of the RAUC).

3 As from 4th November 2021, the registration whose delay does not result from pending assessments requires a request for an appraisal of an exceptional condition because of failure to meet the established deadline, which is subject to the payment of €50 and an appraisal and decision by the direction of the Organisational Unit.

4 These deadlines apply to all the courses offered by the UC, including non-degree courses, if there is no specific regulation of the course or cycle of studies that establishes other deadlines.

Isolated Curricular Unit(s) | Applications » Isolated Courses
From 31/08/2021   to 20/09/2021Deadline to apply to isolated curricular unit(s) of all the systems: trimester, semester and annual.
From 15/12/2021
to 15/01/2022
Deadline to apply to isolated curricular unit(s) of the 2nd semester.
Recognition of status or special situation | Academic Service » Requests
Date/Period Description of the academic procedure
31/10/2021Deadline for requesting recognition of status or special situation, applicable to the whole academic year.
From 01/11/2021
to 31/01/2022
Deadline for requesting the recognition  of status or special situation, applicable to the whole academic year, when the condition that allows access to it is met in this period. For example: registration for the academic year or the beginning of a work contract).
31/03/2022Deadline for requesting the recognition of status or special situation, applicable only to the 2nd semester.
From 01/04/2022
to 31/04/2022
Deadline for requesting the recognition of status or special situation, applicable to the 2nd semester, when the condition that allows access to it is met in this period.
Tuition fees and Scholarships situations (awarded by a public entity other than the UC)
30/11/2021

Deadline for students, who meet the conditions to benefit from the special situation of reduction or exemption of tuition fees and/or other charges, to request the benefit and deliver the corresponding supporting documents.5

Students who requested a scholarship to the SASUC and students who are Professors or workers in the UC, are exempt from submitting this request.

Academic Service » Requests

30/11/2021

Deadline for the students who are applicants to a scholarship or its renewal to submit a declaration attesting that condition.

It includes the submission of a declaration concerning a scholarship awarded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).6

Academic Service » Requests

31/05/2022Deadline for the FCT Scholarship-holder students, whose situation was attested in a previous academic year with information that the scholarship would be renewed, to deliver the supporting document of that renewal.7
Academic Service » Requests
31/07/2022

Deadline for payment of tuition fees, without paying any interest, for the Students who applied for a scholarship or its renewal and do not know the final decision yet or did not get the scholarship.8

Academic Service » Tuition Fees

On the last day of each month from September to June

Deadline for payment of the tuition fee's instalments, from the 1st to the 10th instalment, of a cycle of studies, except for the International Students who enrol and register for 2021/2022 for a 1st cycle of studies at the UC9, and deadline for registration's withdrawing without paying the instalments of the subsequent months.10

Academic Service » Tuition Fees

5 If the registration for the academic year takes place after this date, the Student may request this benefit similarly, within the 15 working days following that registration (no. 2 of article no. 215 of the Academic Regulation - RAUC).

6 The Students whom the scholarship was rejected/denied may pay the tuition fee or the already due instalments, and may change their registration or submit a withdrawal of studies with the inherent adjustment of the tuition fee's payment plan within 30 days after the formal communication of that decision (no. 4 of article 215 of RAUC). There is no possibility of withdrawing without paying tuition fees when the scholarship is accepted/granted.

7 If the Students do not deliver the supporting document/declaration of the scholarship's renewal until 31st May 2022, the special situation of FCT scholarship holder will be annulled, and the student will become in a default situation (no. 6 of article no. 215 of the RAUC).

8 After this deadline the penalties provided for in the regulation will be applied concerning the fee’s payment default.

9 Concerning the Internatrional Students who meet this conditions, the 1st instalment is 30 per cent of the tuition fee's amount, to be paid at the moment of the registration, and the other 9 instalments will be due on the last day of each month from October to June (no. 6 of article no. 201 of RAUC).

10 The withdrawal is only valid if it is carried out by means of the request at InforEstudante (no.1 of article no. 18 of RAUC).

Expiration of the right to register | Academic Service » Requests
31/08/2022Deadline for submission of requests of non-expiration in the academic year 2022/2023 in accordance with the situations laid down in the regulation, for National or Equivalent status Students registered in 2021/2022.11
Exams in Special or Extraordinary Examination Period
10/10/2021Deadline for requesting registration for exams in the Extraordinary Examination Period of the 1st semester (October), concerning regular curricular units.12
Academic Service » Requests
10/03/2022Deadline for requesting registration for exams in the Extraordinary Examination Period of the 2nd semester (March), concerning regular curricular units.13
Academic Service » Requests
10/03/2022

Deadline for requesting registration for exams in the Special Examination Period for cycles of studies with an odd number of semesters, concerning regular curricular units.

Academic Service » Registrations in Examination

From 15/06/2022 up to two days before the exam

Beginning of the deadline for registration for exams in the Special Examination Period, at the Organisational Units in which this period occurs in July, for students with granted status.

Academic Service » Registrations in Examination

From 15/06/2022 to
30-06-2022


Deadline for Outgoing Mobility Students to request the registration for exams in the Special Examination Period, up to two days before the exam, concerning the curricular units of the Mobility Learning Agreement which they have failed during that mobility period.
Academic Service » Requests
From 15/07/2022 to 24/08/2022

Deadline for registration for exams in the Special Examination Period at the Faculty of Law, which takes place in September, for students with granted status.

Academic Service » Registrations in Examination

From 15/07/2022 to 15/09/2022

Deadline for registration for defence of PhD Thesis project, or similar defences, in the Special Examination Period, concerning the Curricular Units to which it is applied

Academic Service » Registrations in Examination

11 If there are pending grades until 31st August 2021, which prevent the students from regarding their expiration situation, this request can be carried out within the 7 consecutive days after the release of the last grade (no.7, subparagraph b) of the article no. 224 of the RAUC).

12 If the registration for the academic year 2021/2022 is carried out beyond the deadline for registration in the extraordinary examination period of the first semester, the students may submit this request within the 15 consecutive days after that registration. To that purpose, the students should be present to sit the exam, if it is altready scheduled, or inform the services of their Organisational Unit about their situation.

13 If until the end of the established deadline for the registration in the extraordinary examination period of the 2nd semester there are assessments waiting to be accepted, the Students must, nevertheless, submit the request for sitting the exam.

PhD Thesis, Thesis project, Master's Dissertation or similar | Academic Service » Submit Dissertations / Theses14
Coincides with the date of submissionDeadline for registration for defence of Master's Dissertation, or similar defences, in the Special Examination Period.15
28/02/2022Deadline for defence of Master's Dissertation, or similar defences, in the 1st semester.
31/05/2022Deadline for defence of Master's Dissertation, or similar defences, according to the bringing of the Special Examination Period forward to the Extraordinary Examination Period of the 2nd semester.
31/07/2022Deadline for defence of the PhD Thesis's Project, submitted until 28/02/2022, in the Normal Examination Period.
31/08/2022
Deadline for defence of the PhD Thesis's in the academic year 2021/2022.16
30/09/2022Deadline for defence of the Master's Dissertation and PhD Thesis's Project, or similar defences, in the Special Examination Period, in the academic year 2021/2022.17

14 During the academic year, information will be given concerning that the procedure to submit dissertations (Master'sd Degree) by means of this option at InforEstudante will be extended to the submission of Theses (PhD Degree). The submission of PhD Theses Projects will continue to be carried out, as usual, at the Organisational Units.

15 The deadline for registration in the Special Examination Period is the same as the submission deadline, given the fact that the procedure of submission of Master's Dissertations, or similar ones, is carrried out by means of InforEstudante. The students must ensure their registration in the special examination period before the submission.

16 AThe submission of the Thesis after this date implies the registration for the academic year 2022/2023 and the payment of the instalments until the month of the submission, if the request for admission to PhD exam is submitted with all the necessary documents.

17 This deadline may be extended until 31/10/2022, whenever the Organisational Unit does not have the possibility of carrying out the defences until 30/09/2022, and this information must be communicated to the Academic Management Services (SGA).

Further Information:

  1. Besides the deadlines established by this Order, the student must also comply with the individual situations’ deadlines established for the recognition of status and special rights, regarding the submission of documents, if applicable.
  2. The application deadlines in 2022/2023 are published in a specific calendar to be disseminated by means of the official website of applications of the UC, at www.uc.pt/en/candidatos.
  3. If the student is covered by an exceptional situation or condition that impedes compliance with the deadlines or with a defined rule, he/she can submit a request for appraisal of an exceptional condition, which is subject to the payment of €50 and to appraisal and decision (accepted or rejected). This request must be substantiated and include the supporting documents that attest the status or exceptional condition mentioned, if applicable. Without the substantiation or the supporting documents required for its appraisal, the request will be rejected.

Acronyms:

CPA - Administrative Procedures Code
FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology
RAUC - Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra
SGA – Academic Management Services
SASUC – Social Services of the University of Coimbra 
UC – University of Coimbra OU – Organisational Unit