International applicants

International applicants studying at the University of Coimbra (UC) should consult the extensive information that the UC makes available online (

University of Coimbra Social Services

The University of Coimbra Social Services (SASUC) provides various services, such as food, accommodation, scholarships, child support, health and safety at work, laundry and sewing, among others (

Associação Académica de Coimbra

The Academic Association of Coimbra (AAC) has more than 130 years of history. It is one of the most emblematic and eclectic associations in the country, with more than 70 structures in its constitution. The defense by the more than 25,000 students they represent involves not only the political aspect, but also the provision of sporting, cultural and civic intervention activities.

Student cores

Students in the Department of Life Sciences are organized into 3 cores.


Testimonials from portuguese and international students on the reasons for their choices in Coimbra, the University and the Department of Life Sciences.