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Universidade de Coimbra

Universidade de Coimbra
Study abroad for a semester or academic year in Portugal through MAUI-Utrecht.
Location: 
Coimbra, Portugal
Language of Instruction: 
Portuguese
English
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
Geology
Anthropology
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Physics
Math
Law
Economics
Management & Leadership
Global & International Studies
Sociology
Pharmacy
Art
Information Systems
Classics
Philosophy
Geography
History
History of Art
Journalism
Portuguese
Social Work
Exercise Science
Pre-Law
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Take a wide variety of courses in either English or Portuguese
  • It is possible to intern through the University of Coimbra while studying abroad
  • Study at a university that is a World Heritage Site
Program Summary: 

The University of Coimbra is the oldest university in Portugal, and it is the largest higher education and research institution in the country. Originally founded in 1290 in Lisbon, UC moved multiple times until its permanent establishment in Coimbra in 1537. The university is divided into 8 different faculties that house a variety of disciplines each. The University of Coimbra actually organized the Coimbra Group, an association of research universities in Europe. The university has over 20,000 students in attendance, and it has the largest international student presence in all of Portugal. 

Location: 

Coimbra, Portugal, located close to the western coast of the country, is home to around 150,000 people, making it the third-largest urban center in Portugal. Coimbra has some of the most beautiful architecture that dates back to the time of the Romans, but the city also has well-preserved aqueducts and cryptoporticus. From 1131 to 1255, Coimbra was the capital of Portugal, and since then, it has developed into a cultural center for the country and Europe as well. The University of Coimbra is listed on the World Heritage Site because of its architectural significance. 

Coimbra experiences a mild Mediterranean climate throughout the year. This means that the winter experiences a temperature range of 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In the Summer, temperatures can reach up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Academic Information: 

UC is divided into eight different faculties that are as follows: 

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Faculty of Sciences and Technology
  • Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education

Students attending the University of Coimbra through a MAUI-Utrecht exchange are able to attend classes in any of the academic disciplines within these faculties except for Agricultural Sciences. Most main courses are taught in Portuguese, but this university does offer some English courses.

Students will register for classes in advance instead of upon arrival, but this is outlined in the application. 

For more information, visit the University of Coimbra International Website

 

Housing: 

Students have the option to live in university residence halls for a temporary period of time. Students may also use private accommodations for housing, but this is done at the responsibility of the student involved. 

Further Reading: 

For more information on costs and deadlines, please contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore at jmhunter@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott for Walk-In Advising.

More information can be found here: MAUI-Utrecht Portugal

Add Course: 
Biomechanics
01930128
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Physiology of Exercise
01930139
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Prescription
01930194
This course counts as both HSES 473 (3 credits) AND HSES 300 Study Abroad Topics in HSES: Exercise Prescription (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sports Psychology
01930249
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Sport and Exercise in Special Populations
01930251
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

Announcements

Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)

 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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