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Before Departure

Erasmus+ and Other Mobility Programme Students

Have you sucessfully completed your application?

Then, you just need to bring with you:

  • ID card/ Passport (if you are not an EU citizen)
  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a private medical insurance (if you are not an EU citizen) or CDAM (ex-PB4) for Brazilian citizens
  • Vaccination Book (with the tetanus vaccine up to date)
  • Visa (compulsory for non-EU citizens, even for three months of studies)

Arrival confirmation and appointment booking

Very important: as soon as you fix your arrival date in Coimbra please book your arrival session in In your application space, pick one of the arrival confirmation periods available and register. Your presence in the session is mandatory so that we can confirm your official enrolment in the University of Coimbra!

How to get a Visa

Non-EU citizens wishing to perform an exchange period of studies or training in Portugal need to request a visa to the nearest Portuguese Consulate/ Embassy of their city of residence.

After the acceptance of the learning/ training agreement, students can download the Acceptance Letter from for free following these steps:

Login > Applications > Incoming Mobility > Details > Acceptance Documents > Download

This letter must be annexed to the remaining documents required by the Portuguese consular services, upon visa request. The visa request should be done by the visa applicants in as short a time as possible before the start date of their stay in Portugal.

Inform yourself about the types of visa that apply to your case, required documents, and procedures at the nearest Portuguese Consulate/ Embassy of your city of residence (search for location and contacts in the interactive map of the Portuguese Communities’ Office).

The visa request, the associated costs, and the collection of documents required by the consular services are the sole responsibility of the visa applicants.

The evaluation and validation of the requests and visa issuing are the sole responsibility of the consular services.


International and mobility students may book their own accommodation at the students' residences of the UC included in the online accommodation platform of the University of Coimbra available at

Outside the UC residences, there are several lodging offers for students, for instance the possibility of renting apartments with or without furniture and equipped kitchen, bedrooms in family houses or private residences. If you choose one of these options but feel unsure about the offered conditions, you may consider to book a hostel or hotel for a couple of days and make your rent contract only after checking the facilities and conditions for yourself in loco.

Please note that you're responsible for booking your own accommodation in either case.