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Isolated Curricular Units

The University of Coimbra establishes an attendance system concerning isolated curricular units which are part of the studies programmes of its courses and cycles of studies (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle) as well as non-degree courses.



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[1.] Students admitted to attend isolated curricular units are subject to the rules of these units and can opt for accomplishing the assessment scheme or not.

[2.] The assessment scheme is mandatory if students want a certificate issued with their final grade, in case they successfully accomplish the curricular unit(s).

[3.] The attendance at isolated curricular units, even with a successful accomplishment, does not give students the right to be awarded with the degree concerning the courses to which these units belong.

[4.] The curricular units mentioned in previous no. 3 are mandatorily awarded with credits in accordance with the law, if their holder has or is going to have the status of student of a course at the University of Coimbra.

[5.] The attendance at isolated curricular units by UC students will be mentioned in the Diploma Supplement to be issued.

[6.] The attendance at isolated curricular units is subject to the payment of a fee which varies per curricular unit and/or organisational unit and is specified at the time of the application.

Specific conditions of each Organisational Unit

How to apply ?



The application is made as follows:

[1.] For students or former students of the UC with access to the system Inforestudante, application is made by means of the link “Applications »» Isolated Courses” on the left side menu.

[2.] Applicants must select all the curricular units they want to attend, attach the required documents and submit their application.

[3.] External applicants may pre-register in order to access Inforestudante.

[4.] The payment regarding the curricular units is only made if the application is accepted and the student registers for the curricular units he/she selected.

What are the deadlines to apply ?



The applications deadlines concerning isolated curricular unit(s) are defined by means of a Rector’s Order before the beginning of each academic year and usually are the following:

  • From the beginning of the deadline concerning the registration for the academic year until 15th September, regarding 1st semester and annual curricular units.
  • Furthermore, there will be another applications period from 15th December until 15th January only for 2nd semester curricular units.

Application to curricular units to which the student had already applied in the previous applications period is not possible.

If the applications deadline has passed,…

If you want to apply after the deadlines mentioned above, you can do it beyond the deadlines by paying the fee and in case those curricular units still have places available.

  • Access InforEstudante and click "Academic Service » Requests".
  • Select the type of request [Candidat@s] Application for Single Course Units, after the deadline, read the instructions and follow the guidelines provided.

PLEASE NOTE !

[1.] The payment of the fee is due to the appraisal of the exceptional condition or the non-compliance with the deadline. Therefore, it does not guarantee an acceptance of the application and does not exempt the student from paying the fee of registration for the curricular units whose application may be accepted.
[2.] If the student is waiting for a decision on a request, for example, concerning non-expiration or an excess of ECTS, he/she has to decide whether to apply or not in order to ensure the attendance at the curricular unit, in case his/her request is not accepted. The application is not paid.

Seriation

 

Each Organisational Unit may decide annually on the curricular units that, in the following academic year, cannot be covered by these attendance system or those whose attendance is conditioned, and, in this case, establish the corresponding restrictions, namely (number of places, previous training or other special conditions of access, impossibility of applying beyond the deadline).

  • Application to isolated curricular units which initially are not conditioned may not be accepted if the classes become full due to the registrations of the regular students.

Access General Conditions



Applicants to the attendance at isolated curricular units may be students registered for higher education courses or other individuals interested in these units provided that they are over 16 years old.

Not all curricular units accept applications under this system and some are subject to admission conditions.
Units such as Dissertation / Internship Report / Project Work / Thesis Seminar / Thesis are not eligible for this system.

  • Applications for curricular units which are not delivered in the academic year of the application are not allowed.

Free Isolated Curricular Units

 

These applications can only be made by UC students in accordance with no.3 of article 8 in the Regulation on Isolated Curricular Units of the UC - RDIUC)

Students registered for courses at the University of Coimbra can also register, for free, for curricular units of the same cycle of studies of the course for which they are registered, as long as these units cannot be awarded credits within that same course:

  • one isolated curricular unit per semester, if they are full time students in the academic year, or

  • one isolated curricular unit per academic year, if they are registered under a different system of registration.

This registration is accomplished during the normal registration period by means of the option “Isolated Curricular Units”. Students registered for UC Courses may register for free for one isolated curricular unit per semester, if they are full time students in the academic year, or for one isolated curricular unit per academic year if they are registered under a different system of registration, provided that those curricular units belong to the same cycle of studies of the course for which they are registered, as long as these units cannot be awarded credits within that same course.

Application in accordance with no.3 of article 8 in the Regulation on Isolated Curricular Units of the UC is made at the time of the registration at the University of Coimbra for the course the student is attending. The application under these terms is subject to acceptance.

The Organisational Units may not accept applications for isolated curricular units that initially are not conditioned, if the classes become full due to the registrations of the regular students.

  • This application takes place at the time of the annual registration for the cycle of studies.