Information for parents
Your son or daughter is lucky to have a parent like you who is actively looking for answers. An informed parent who encourages his or her son or daughter to study abroad is the best resource that a student can have.
We know that enrolling at a university abroad for the first time is a big step and imagine how hard it can be for you as a parent to offer your son or daughter the right support or advice with over 16,000 institutions worldwide.
The University of Coimbra is sure of the quality of the education and services it can offer to your son or daughter who will face an overall life-changing experience. The links we have gathered below will help answer your questions about studying and living in Coimbra.
Support and follow-up
The UC has a China Desk dedicated to help Chinese students in their application and enrolment, as well as in visa and travel arrangements. Our native Chinese staff is able to answer your queries in Mandarin, help students in integrating in the academic life after arrival and is always available for any matter of concern you might have during your son or daughter’s stay at Coimbra.
The University of Coimbra
offers 44 undergraduate degree programmes covering a wide range of study fields.
Studying at UC
We appreciate parents’ concerns about their children moving
to study and live abroad. However, for many students it is a unique and personal
enriching experience that they will never forget.
You may also be interested in reading the interview featured in the official magazine of the Chinese Ministry of Education: "Journal of World Education" with the Vice-President for International Relations of the University of Coimbra and listen to students' testimonials in our "Student stories & more" page.
Costs are a big issue. However, Coimbra offers
students high-quality life at reasonable costs, when compared with other
The Welfare Services of the University of Coimbra (SASUC) can provide your son or daughter comfortable and safe accommodation in the university residences.
See our page about accommodation for full details.
Site visits or virtual tours
Do come and draw your own opinion about UC before your
son or daughter applies to the university.