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Universidade de Coimbra

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Description Universidade de Coimbra

University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) - a higher educational institution of general profile, as well as one of the oldest European universities. The main building of the institution is located in the small town of Portugal - Coimbra. The educational institution has the status of an old one, since the beginning of its history was laid back in the Middle Ages, namely, in 1290.

Universidade de Coimbra is famous for its high quality of teaching and is included in TOP-5 of the best higher educational institutions in Portugal. The most popular areas of the university are:

  • Legal;
  • Mathematical.
  • Medical;

According to experts, quality education can also be obtained in the following areas:

  • Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Construction technology;
  • Mechanical engineering;
  • Applied Informatics;
  • History;
  • Archeology;
  • Foreign languages;
  • Art History.

Coimbra University is famous for its strong and active research centers (in applied and fundamental sciences). One of the main achievements is the supercomputer Milipeia (it was created in the middle of the 2000s). With its help, simulate astrophysical and geological processes, analyze genetic deviations, engage in research in molecular biology, construction technology and so on.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Universidade de Coimbra

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Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.

Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.

Equipment Universidade de Coimbra

The main building of the university, located in Coimbra, best demonstrates Portuguese architecture. The remaining buildings of the faculties are located in the historical center of the city, very near the river. Mondegu. At the university there is a chapel of St. Michael, a huge library and a courtyard with a beautiful view of the city. There is also a botanical garden in the territory where students can spend their free time. On the other side of the river, students can use various sports facilities and a modern medical center.

Famous graduates and teachers

  • Luis de Camoens is a poet. He is famous for the poem "Louisiana", in which he described the history of Portugal.
  • Pedro Nunish is a mathematician who influenced the development of navigation. The innovator of the scale is the vernier.
  • Gregorio de Matos is a Brazilian writer.
  • Buchanan, George is a Scottish historian.
  • Dias, Jorge is one of the largest Portuguese ethnologists and anthropologists.
  • Cardozo da Silva Pais, Sidonou Bernardinu - President of Portugal (1917-1918).
  • Nobre, Antoniu is a poet (1867-1900).
  • Hope, Antonio is a professor of law. At the end of his life he was executed by the Inquisition.
  • Egash Munish, Antoniu is a Nobel Prize winner.

Antonio di Salazar is actually a dictator (he ruled the country from 1932 to 1968). Personality, the characteristics of which have many conflicting opinions. .

José di Ansiete is the first Brazilian poet and writer, the founder of literature, the Apostle of Brazil. He took an active part in the laying of the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In 2014, he was canonized by Pope Francis.

Arruda da Camara, Manuel - a biologist of the XVIII century.

Christopher Clavius is a German astronomer, creator of the Gregorian calendar, which was formally introduced in 1582;

Monteiro, Carvalho is the largest Portuguese millionaire.


Interesting facts about the university

  • 2013 for the University of Coimbra was significant. The main university building was officially recognized as a cultural monument of the World Heritage, which is listed in the UNESCO List.
  • For special occasions and important events, students wear a special form, sewn on the motives of the medieval style. On black overalls attached ribbons, the number of which corresponds to the passed courses, and colors - certain faculties. After the passed exams, the entrants of the Universidade de Coimbra massively throw ribbons into the fire, which symbolizes the end of studies.
  • Not only local residents receive education, but also citizens from abroad. At the moment, students from more than 90 countries of the world study here. Their percentage is 15% of the total number of students.


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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