University of Coimbra: Statistics



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#341 of 14,131 In the World
#133 of 2,785 In Europe
#3 of 95 In Portugal
#1 of 5 In Coimbra
#87 of 1,048 For Firefighting and Fire Science
Top50% For 206 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate44%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and entrance examination
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (1st semester September - mid-February; mid-February - July)
Full time employee3,100
Student:staff ratio8:1

We've calculated the 44% acceptance rate for University of Coimbra based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Coimbra is a world-class research university with 54,267 scientific papers published and 916,182 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Medicine, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Coimbra majors

by publication & citation count

28,803 / 626,576
25,486 / 487,852
25,372 / 615,820
23,630 / 457,072
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
23,544 / 258,288
Environmental Science
20,545 / 352,847
20,154 / 406,481
Computer Science
20,135 / 344,507
Quantum and Particle physics
15,839 / 305,870
Organic Chemistry
13,849 / 365,841
13,786 / 113,808
13,730 / 378,727
12,284 / 332,703
Materials Science
12,103 / 266,963
11,692 / 211,647
11,424 / 211,262
Geography and Cartography
10,724 / 150,044
Political Science
9,965 / 94,291
9,684 / 138,172
8,960 / 188,638
8,338 / 92,016
8,086 / 174,992
7,777 / 95,034
7,714 / 144,638
7,624 / 93,022
7,441 / 112,639
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7,385 / 93,881
6,922 / 86,095
Optical Engineering
6,451 / 119,704
6,273 / 83,236
5,739 / 109,096
5,629 / 59,431
5,099 / 115,125
4,745 / 107,764
4,733 / 59,460
Metallurgical Engineering
4,689 / 101,016
Electrical Engineering
4,463 / 76,496
Machine Learning
4,285 / 61,809
Mechanical Engineering
4,230 / 62,282
4,165 / 63,986

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 133 464
1991 156 451
1992 176 569
1993 182 640
1994 238 810
1995 235 977
1996 257 1273
1997 309 1489
1998 318 1586
1999 420 2084
2000 433 2511
2001 507 3044
2002 613 3745
2003 657 5556
2004 752 5586
2005 770 7209
2006 1025 9040
2007 1208 11105
2008 1298 13472
2009 1515 17023
2010 1765 20564
2011 1900 24906
2012 2342 31093
2013 2725 36819
2014 2876 41907
2015 3005 47916
2016 3252 52248
2017 3269 57653
2018 3235 62412
2019 3732 73530
2020 4043 90712
2021 4808 118396
2022 3981 115576
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Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Coimbra.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Licenciado Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Engineering, Design, Economics, Educational Sciences, European Studies, Fine Arts, Geography (Human), Geology, Heritage Preservation, History, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Multimedia, Performing Arts, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Portuguese, Private Administration, Public Administration, Social and Community Services, Sociology, Sports, Tourism
Mestre Accountancy, Adult Education, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Community Health, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Management, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Military Science, Mining Engineering, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Native Language Education, Natural Resources, Neurosciences, Occupational Health, Pathology, Peace and Disarmament, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Primary Education, Private Administration, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social and Community Services, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Sports Medicine, Teacher Training, Tourism, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Water Management
Doutor Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Cultural Studies, Economics, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Fine Arts, Geography (Human), Geology, Government, Health Sciences, History, Human Rights, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour and Industrial Relations, Landscape Architecture, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Modern Languages, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Physics, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Portuguese, Psychology, Regional Planning, Safety Engineering, Social and Community Services, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Sports, Tourism, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Engineering, Women's Studies

University of Coimbra alumni

  1. António de Oliveira Salazar

    António de Oliveira Salazar
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1889-1970 (aged 81)
    pedagogueuniversity teacherpoliticianeconomist

    António de Oliveira Salazar was a Portuguese politician and de facto dictator of Portugal from 1932 to 1968 serving as Prime Minister. Having come to power under the Ditadura Nacional ("National Dictatorship"), he reframed the regime as the Estado Novo ("New State"), a corporatist dictatorship that ruled Portugal from 1933 until 1974. Salazar was a political economy professor at University of Coimbra.

  2. Luís de Camões

    Luís de Camões
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1525-1580 (aged 55)
    military personnelwriterplaywrightpoet

    Luís Vaz de Camões, sometimes rendered in English as Camoens or Camoëns, is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Milton, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). His collection of poetry The Parnasum of Luís de Camões was lost during his life. The influence of his masterpiece Os Lusíadas is so profound that Portuguese is sometimes called the "language of Camões".

  3. Agostinho Neto

    Agostinho Neto
    Born in
    Angola Flag Angola
    1922-1979 (aged 57)
    poetpoliticianphysician writer

    António Agostinho da Silva Neto was an Angolan politician and poet. He served as the first president of Angola from 1975 to 1979, having led the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in the war for independence (1961–1974). Until his death, he led the MPLA in the civil war (1975–2002). Known also for his literary activities, he is considered Angola's preeminent poet. His birthday is celebrated as National Heroes' Day, a public holiday in Angola.

  4. Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal

    Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    1699-1782 (aged 83)
    ministerurban plannercivil servantseismologistpolitician

    Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras, known as the Marquis of Pombal (Marquês de Pombal; Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐɾˈkeʒ ðɨ põˈbal]), was a Portuguese statesman and diplomat who effectively ruled the Portuguese Empire from 1750 to 1777 as chief minister to King Joseph I. A liberal reformer influenced by the Age of Enlightenment, Pombal led Portugal's recovery from the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and modernized the kingdom's administrative, economic, and ecclesiastical institutions. During his lengthy ministerial career, Pombal accumulated and exercised autocratic power.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Coimbra faculties and divisions

College : Arts Architecture, Cinema and Television, Fine Arts, Performing Arts
Faculty : Economics Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Educational Administration, Environmental Studies, Finance, Health Administration, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour and Industrial Relations, Management, Marketing, Sociology
Faculty : Humanities Archaeology, Archiving, Art Education, Art History, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Documentation Techniques, Geography (Human), History, Information Sciences, Journalism, Modern Languages, Native Language, Philosophy, Portuguese, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Law Law, Private Law, Public Administration, Public Law
Faculty : Medicine Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Dietetics, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Epidemiology, Ergotherapy, Genetics, Health Sciences, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Periodontics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Toxicology
Faculty : Pharmacy Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Psychology and Education Cognitive Sciences, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Neurosciences, Pedagogy, Psychology, Social and Community Services, Special Education, Teacher Trainers Education
Faculty : Science and Technology Anthropology, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Multimedia, Natural Sciences, Physical Engineering, Physics, Technology
Faculty : Sports Science and Physical Education Physical Education, Sports

General information

Alternative names UC
Universidade de Coimbra
Founded 1290
Accreditation Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES); Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Motto Insignia Universitatis Conimbrigensis
To put a mark upon the whole Coimbra
Colors green, black, white

Location and contacts

Address Reitoria Paço das Escolas
Coimbra, 3004-531
City population 143,000

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