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Global Opportunities

Top Education and Research in a Cosmopolitan, World Heritage University


The University of Coimbra (UC) is a public higher education institution located in city of Coimbra in the Centre Region of Portugal.

UC excels in several scientific fields, from Humanities and Social Sciences to Engineering, Law, Exact and Health Sciences. It is part of the Centre for World University Ranking of the best 500 universities in the world. Furthermore, UC is classified as a 5-stars top university by the QS Stars University Ratings and has scored “very good” (the maximum classification) in the different U-Multirank indicators, namely in the areas of research, knowledge transfer and internationalization. Within the QS WUR ranking UC is positioned as the best Portuguese institution and as one of the 275 best institutions in the world in the indicator: “International Students”.

20% of UC students come from 106 different countries turning Coimbra into a unique multicultural interface between Portuguese language speakers and the rest of the world. 

UC is classified as World Heritage by the UNESCO for its unique tangible (historical buildings) and intangible (knowledge and culture) heritage, a key part of the history of European and global scientific culture.

Come and join some of the most talented international students and researchers from around the globe and meet our inspiring teaching staff.

Study Offer

› Foundation Year Programmes

› Undergraduate Studies

› Postgraduate Studies

› Student Exchange Programmes

› Learn Portuguese

› All academic offer

› Studying and living in Coimbra

Research & Innovation

› Research Centres

› Post-doc stays, research projects

› Knowledge Transfer and Incubation

Artists/ Scholars in Residence

› Adriana Calcanhotto (Brazilian singer and song writer)

› Max Stahl (British Journalist)