Welcome the Polytechnic of Coimbra!

Coimbra is located in the center of Portugal near the coastline, between Porto and Lisbon. With a strong historical, architectural, cultural and natural heritage, it’s a city known by its traditions of academic life and the vitality of student community. A high level of quality of life is guaranteed by excellent conditions in safety and health, leisure and culture diversity, sports infrastructures and transport network.

Oliveira do Hospital is located 80 km northeast of Coimbra, near the mountains (Serra da Estrela). It’s a city surrounded by immense natural beauty. Living in Oliveira do Hospital it’s a sense of tranquillity and quality life.

The Polytechnic of Coimbra relevance in Portuguese Higher Education System has been revealed by the growing number of young people that choose IPC to study as well as the excellent study rates of employability of its graduates.

Quality teaching, close links with companies, encouraging entrepreneurship and internationalization have been central pillars of the skills acquired in the Polytechnic, ensuring graduates’ successful careers in several areas such as:

Agrarian Sciences, Environment and Biotechnology; Sciences of Education, Arts and Design; Sports, Health, Tourism and Leisure, Social and Business Sciences; Social and Organizational Communication; Accounting and Taxation; Management, Marketing; Informatics, Engineering and Technologies.

Informações / Informations

All useful information are available in the Fact Sheet. Click here, please.


General Contact:

WhatsApp (00351) 968645552


Portuguese Language and Culture Course

For mobility students who do not master the Portuguese language, the Polytechnic   of Coimbra provides Portuguese Language and Culture Courses for Foreigners.

These courses take place at the beginning of September for students who come for mobility in the 1st semester or full academic year and in February for students in the 2nd semester.


Welcome Students

The Polytechnic of Coimbra organizes welcome activities for all foreign students in both first and second semester.

These activities intend to integrate students in academic life visiting iconic and important regional sites and areorganized with the collaboration of Student Associations and ESN – Erasmus Students Network. The topics guiding the activities can be diverse as sports, environment or nature and promote natural and culture heritage of the region.

Candidaturas / Applications

Before applying for admission as an Erasmus student, please ensure that your university has an Erasmus Inter-Institutional agreement with IPC (P COIMBRA 02) for your area of studies.
Please ensure that you have been nominated by your home institution to participate in the exchange. The nominations should be sent, by your International Office, to the email of International of the school of your area of studies. Please, see the table below:


Coimbra Agriculture School

Manuela Abelho: Erasmus Coordinator
Cláudia João


Coimbra Business School

Cristina Góis: Erasmus Coordinator
Paula Neves


Coimbra Education School

Pedro Balaus: Erasmus Coordinator
Alexandra Antunes e Bruna Silva


Coimbra Health School

Marta Vasconcelos: Erasmus Coordinator
Rui Branco


Oliveira do Hospital Management and Technology School

Francisco Afonso: Erasmus Coordinator
Ana Silva


Coimbra Institute of Engineering

Luís Castro: Erasmus Coordinator
Dália Pires

Applications Deadlines

Autumn term (1st semester/full year)

Applications: 1st of April to 31st May (deadline)
Starting lessons: Mid-September to Mid February

Spring term (2nd semester)

Applications: 1st September to 30th November (deadline)
Starting lessons: Mid February to Mid June