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Learning Opportunity: Accounting and Public Management - Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra

Accounting and Public Management - Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra

Course Information

The main objective of the Degree in Accounting and Public Management is to train qualified professionals with the competences necessary to work in Public Administration. 

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The Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra was created in 1979 when polytechnic education was introduced in Portugal.

We are a public institute of higher education, which is composed of six schools (Coimbra College of Agriculture, Coimbra College of Education, Oliveira do Hospital College of Technology and Management, Coimbra College of Health Technology, Coimbra Institute of Accounting and Administration and Coimbra Institute of Engineering), Social Welfare Services (SAS) and the Central Administration (SC).

As one may deduce from the names of our schools, the Institute has to offer a large variety of studies, which also include cross-border education in partnership with other European institutions of higher education, for both bachelor’s and master degree levels.

Deriving from the former Coimbra Institute of Commerce and Industry, which later became the Institute of Commerce, the Coimbra Institute of Accounting and Administration (ISCAC) was founded in 1976 and it joined the IPC in March 1988.

Specialised in the fields of accountancy, audit and management, it is ever more a school-business that focuses on the importance of practical teaching and is adapted to the increasingly competitive labour market.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Economy; or Geography; or Mathematics

Admission Procedure: 

Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests.

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There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Foundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.


900 €/academic year


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Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra
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Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Accounting and Public Management

Course Locations

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Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra

Quinta Agrícola – Bencanta

3040-316 Coimbra – Portugal

Tel.: +351 239 802 000 – Fax: +351 239 445 445

E-Mail: geral@iscac.pt

URL: http://www.iscac.pt

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Located within the urban perimeter of the town, in the civil parish of S. Martinho do Bispo.

The map of the campus which comprises the School’s buildings and facilities as well as the buildings used by another School (Agriculture School) and the students’ residence halls.

Special arrangements:

The Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra possesses halls of residence and canteens located in different parts of the city so as to provide the suitable services to our student population, which is scattered like our schools. We also have to offer the whole community of the IPC a medical clinic with several medical specialties of conventional and complementary medicine, a cardio fitness and weight training gym, a sporting ground, as well as other sporting facilities which we hold in partnership with other entities.

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