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Academic Deadlines in 2019/2020

2012/2013 || 2013/2014 || 2014/2015 || 2015/2016 || 2016/2017 || 2017/2018 || 2018/2019 || 2019/2020

Given de regulations in force, the deadlines for accomplishment of academic procedures of students in the University of Coimbra, approved by the Rector's Dispatch no. 159/2019, from 15th July, are published below:

Registration at the University

from 22/08/2019 to
15/09/2019
Normal registration's deadline for students registered at the UC in  2018/2019.[Note 1]
from 16/09/2019 to 
04/10/2019
First period for registration after the deadline for students registered at the UC in  2018/2019, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.
from 05/10/2019 to 
25/10/2019
Second period for registration after the deadline for students registered at the UC in  2018/2019, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.[Note 2]
31/12/2019Deadline for new students admitted to the UC in 2019/2020 to hand-deliver, in the Academic Centres of the Academic Management Services (SGA), the original documents of their application and the corresponding copies in order to be authenticated and archived in their personal file.[Note 3]

[Note 1] If during the normal period for registration there are pending assessments, the student has 7 consecutive days after the dissemination of the last assessment to register for the academic year, without paying any fee (no. 9 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. 

[Note 2] After 25/10/2019, registrations, whose delay did not happen due to the absence of grades, are subject to a  request of appraisal concerning the exception condition because of failure to meet the established deadlines, with a fee of 50€, and a decision of approval or refusal by the direction of the Organisational Unit.

[Note 3] After 31/12/2019, without this information the personal file of the student becomes incomplete, thus preventing certificates, declarations or information of any type from being issued, excepting documents regarding tuition fees' status (no. 3 from Article 9 of the Academic Regulation - RAUC). The fact that the personal file is incomplete does not invalidate the registrations already accomplished nor the exercise of the rights and the compliance with the duties resulting from them.

Change of registration [Note 4]

Change in the Curricular Units of all systems, including the part time or full time system in the annual and multiannual curricular units
31/10/2019Deadline for changes of registration, free of charge.
from 01/11/2019 to 
15/11/2019
First period for changes of registration after the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.
from 16/11/2019 to 
30/11/2019
Second period for changes of registration after the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.[Note 5]
Change in curricular units of the 2nd and 3rd trimesters
31/01/2020Deadline for changes of registration, free of charge.
from 01/02/2020 to
15/02/2020
First period for changes of registration after the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.
from 16/02/2020 to
01/03/2020
Second period for changes of registration after the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.[Note 5]
Change in curricular units of the 2nd semester
31/03/2020Deadline for changes of registration, free of charge.
from 01/04/2020 to
15/04/2020
First period for changes of registration after the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.
from 16/04/2020 to
30/04/2020
Second period for changes of registration after the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.[Note 5]
Change in curricular units of the 3rd trimester
30/04/2020Deadline for changes of registration, free of charge.
from 01/05/2020 to
15/05/2020
First period for changes of registration after the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 15€.

from 16/05/2020 to
30/05/2020

Second period for changes of registration after the deadline, subject to the payment of a fee of 30€.[Note 5]

[Note 4] For all the courses in the UC, including non-degree courses, if there is no specific regulation of the course that establishes other deadlines.

[Note 5] After this deadline, it is no longer possible to change the registration in the curricular units concerned.

Isolated Curricular Unit(s)

from 22/08/2019 to
15/09/2019
Deadline to apply for isolated curricular unit(s) of all the systems: trimestral, semestral and annual.
from 15/12/2019 to
15/01/2020
Deadline to apply for isolated curricular unit(s) of the 2nd semester.

Awarding of credits to previous training and professional experience (under the Regulation RCREDUC)

25/10/2019Deadline for requesting award of credit to previous training and professional experience.[Note 6]
from 26/10/2019 to
31/08/2020
Deadline for requesting award of credit to previous training and professional experience, subject to the  payment of a fee of 50€.[Note 7]

Notes:

[Note 6] This deadline was chosen because it is the most extended one in which students may register without the need of authorization. If registration is done after 25/10/2019 the request for award of credit must be accomplished on the same date of registration, in accordance with no. 2 of Article 5 of the regulation  RCREDUC. 

[Note 7] The request submitted after the application or the established registration deadline is subject to the fee in accordance with no. 3 of Article 5 of regulation RCREDUC, unless the delay is due to pending assessments.

Recognition of status or special situation (under regulation  RDEEUC)

Date/PeriodDescription of the academic procedure
15/10/2019Deadline for requesting recognition of status or special situation, applicable to the whole academic year.
from 16/10/2019 to
29/02/2020
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. In that case, the student must submit the request within the 15 working days following the meeting of the condition: registration for the academic year or the beginning of the activity (i.e. student-athlete, working student).
29/02/2020Deadline for requesting the recognition  of  status or special situation, applicable only to the 2nd semester.
from 01/03/2020 to
30/06/2020
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. In that case, the student must submit the request within the 15 working days following the meeting of the condition: registration for the academic year or the beginning of the activity (i.e. student-athlete, working student).

Tuition fees and Scholarships

On the last day of each month from September to JuneDeadline for payment of the corresponding tuition fee's instalment of a cycle of studies (National student and student with a similar status), and discontinuance [Note 8] without payment of the instalments whose payment is due from the following month onwards.
On the last day of each month from September to MarchDeadline for payment of the corresponding tuition fee's instalment of a cycle of studies (International Student), and discontinuance without payment of the instalments whose payment is due from the following month onwards.[Note 9]
30/11/2019Deadline 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.[Note 10] Students who requested a scholarship to the SASUC and students who are Professors or workers in the UC, are exempt from submitting this request.
30/11/2019Deadline for students who applied for scholarships granted by organizations other than the UC or the SASUC, or applicants who applied for these scholarships' renovation, to deliver a supporting declaration of that status. This includes the delivery of the annual declaration of the Scholarship granted by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) or application for a scholarship granted by this foundation.[Note 11]
31/07/2020Deadline for payment of tuition fees, without paying any interest, for Students holding a scholarship, applicants who applied for a scholarship granted by an  organization other than the UC , and applicants who applied for that scholarships' renovation who do not know the decision yet or did not get the scholarship.[Note 12]

[Note 8] The request for discontinuance must be formalised, in writing, by means of InforEstudante.

[Note 9] It refers only to the payment of the 4th and 10thinstalment, given the fact that the first three instalments are paid at the time of registration in accordance with no.3 of article 12 of the regulation REIUC.

[Note 10] If the registration at the university takes place after 30/11/2019, the Student must submit the request within the 15 working days following that registration (no. 1 of Article 10 of the regulation RPPUC).

[Note 11] If the enrolment/registration takes place after 30/11/2019, the documents must be delivered within 30 consecutive days after the acomplishment of the enrolment/registration. Students whom the scholarship was regected/denied must pay the tuition fee or the already due instalments within 30 days after the formal communication of that decision, and may change their registration or submit a discontinuance of studies (Article 12 of regulation RPPUC) with the inherent adjustment of the tuition fee's payment plan. There is no possibility of withdrawing without paying tuition fees when the scholarship is accepted/granted.

[Note 12] If there is no compliance with this deadline, the penalties laid down in Article 5 of the regulation RPPUC will be applied.

Expirations

31/08/2020Deadline for submission of requests of non-expiration in the academic year 2020/2021 in accordance with the situations laid down in the regulation RDEEUC, for students registered in 2019/2020 (National student and student with a similar status).

Exams in Special or Extraordinary Exam Period

10/10/2019Deadline for requesting registration for exams in the Extraordinary Exam Period of the 1st semester (October), concerning normal curricular units.
10/03/2020Deadline for requesting registration for exams in the Extraordinary Exam Period of the 2nd semester (March), concerning normal curricular units.
10/03/2020Deadline for requesting registration for exams in the Deferred Exam Period for cycles of studies with an odd number of semesters, concerning normal curricular units.
15/06/2020
until 2 days before the scheduled 
date of the exam
Deadline for registration for exams in the Deferred Exam Period, concerning Curricular Units when this period occurs in July, for students with granted status.
from 15/07/2020 to
24/08/2020
Deadline for registration for exams in the Deferred Exam Period in the Faculty of Law, which takes place in September, for students with granted status. PLEASE NOTE! The deadline was changed by the Faculty of Law - from 15/07/2020 to 14/08/2020
from 15/06/2020 to
30/06/2020
Deadline for Outgoing students, with granted privilege, to request registration for deferred exam concerning the curricular units failed during the mobility, within the limitations established for that privilege.
from 15/07/2020 to
15/09/2020
Deadline for registration for defense of PhD Thesis project, or similar defenses, in the Deferred Exam Period, concerning the Curricular Units to which it is applied.

PhD Thesis, Thesis project, Master's Dissertation or similar 

Coincides with the date of submissionDeadline for registration for defense of Master's Dissertation, or similar defenses, in the Deferred Exam Period.[Note 13]
28/02/2020Deadline for defense of Master's Dissertation, or similar defenses, in the 1st semester.
31/05/2020Deadline for defense of Master's Dissertation, or similar defenses, under the antecipation of the Deferred Exam Period to the Extraordinary Exam Period of the 2nd semester.
30/07/2020Deadline for defense of the PhD Thesis's Project, delivered until 28/02/2020, in Normal Exam Period. PLEASE NOTE! The deadline was extended until 31st December 2020, due to the pandemic situation of COVID-19
30/09/2020Deadline for defense of the Master's Dissertation and PhD Thesis's Project, or simiar defenses, in the Deferred Exam Period, in the academic year 2019/2020.[Note 14]  PLEASE NOTE! The deadline was extended until 31st December 2020, due to the pandemic situation of COVID-19
31/08/2020Deadline for delivering the PhD Thesis in the academic year 2019/2020.[Note 15]  PLEASE NOTE! The deadline was extended until 31st December 2020, due to the pandemic situation of COVID-19

Notas:

[Note 13] The deadline for registration in the Deferred Exam Period is the same as the delivery deadline, given the fact that the procedure of submission of Master's Dissertations, or similar ones, is accomplished by means of InforEstudante.

[Note 14] This deadline  may be extended until 31/10/2020, whenever the Organizational Unit does not have the possibility of carrying out the defenses until 30/09/2020, and this information must be communicated to the Academic Management Services (SGA).  PLEASE NOTE! The deadline was extended until 31st December 2020, due to the pandemic situation of COVID-19

[Note 15] The delivery of the Thesis after this date implies the registration for the academic year 2020/2021 and the payment of the instalments until the month of the delivery, if the request for admission to PhD exam is submitted with all the necessary documents (no. 1 of Article 9 of regulation RPPUC).

Summer Internships 2020

from 15/03/2020 to
15/04/2020
Application deadline for Summer Internships 2020.

Additional Information:

  1. The academic actions covered by the current dispatch are submitted by the student by means of InforEstudante.
  2. Besides the deadlines established by this dispatch, the student must also meet the deadlines concerning individual situations established by the regulation RDEEUC in relation to the delivery of the documents.
  3. The application deadlines in 2020/2021 are published in a specific calendar to be disseminated through the official website of applications of the UC, until January 2020.
  4. If the student is covered by an exceptional situation or condition that impedes to meet the deadlines or comply with a defined rule, he/she can submit a request of acknowledgement of a special status, which is subject to the payment of 50€. The request has to be duly substantiated and include the supporting documents that attest the status or condition mentioned. This substantiation is crucial for the analysis and possible authorisation. If the student does not substantiate and/or does not present supporting documents attesting the exceptional situation, the request will be rejected.

Acronyms:

RAUC – Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra
RCREDUC – Regulation of the UC for the Award of Credit to Previous Training and Professional Experience  
RPUC – Pedagogical Regulation of the UC
RDEEUC – Regulation for UC Students Special Rights
REIUC – Regulation for the Special Contest of Access and Admission of International Students to Bachelor's Degree and Integrated Master's Degree's Courses in the UC
RPPUC – Regulation for Tuition Fees and Awards of the University of Coimbra
SGA – Academic Management Services
SASUC – Social Services of the University of Coimbra 
UC – University of Coimbra