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Learning Opportunity: Classical Studies - Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras

Classical Studies - Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras

Course Information

The first cycle in Classical Studies aims to provide a general training, which enables students to get to know the cultural, civic and humanist identity and to develop scientific competences and critical awareness about the quality and rigour of their work. The competences and values that students should develop are to be applied not only in their personal and professional life, but should also allow them to progress to the second cycle in the field of classical studies, or in another field. From the third semester on, the Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies offers two different branches with different objectives, namely:

 - Classical Studies;

 - Classical and Oriental Studies.

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To study at the University of Coimbra is to pursue the intellectual history of the country in the school that graduated some of the most distinguished personalities of national culture, science and politics. With over seven centuries, the University of Coimbra has a unique tangible and intangible heritage, keystone in the scientific culture of Europe and the World; a capital that the University of Coimbra has applied to UNESCO World Heritage. The University is divided by the city of Coimbra in campus, contributing for the strong integration of the University in the everyday life. The biggest party of the city is the students' party, denominated Queima das Fitas, it takes place in May and it integrates many activities, as daily music festivals, sport modalities with cultural events.

The Faculty of Letters (FLUC) is structured according to a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate studies matching, on the one hand, the needs of a solid professional training and on the other, a scientific research project, its natural vocation. The FLUC aggregates different areas of expertise, each one hosting an abundant bibliographic information, therefore, it is organized into multiple Departments. By its participation in ERASMUS / SOCRATES Project, FLUC has been developing a progressive opening to their counterparts in Europe. Internationalization is highly valued, therefore, covenants, protocols or agreements with universities or Faculties of the European Union and Portuguese-speaking countries.

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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): Philosophy; or History; or Language; or Portuguese Language

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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. For more information please check DGES website (in Portuguese).

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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 FoundationFoundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright CommissionInstituto CamõesLuso-American Development FoundationFundação Oriente.

The University of Coimbra recognizes, values and encourages its best by awarding merit scholarships to students enrolled in technology related courses, bachelor, combined master and master programs and awards to the top 3% of students.


1067,85 €/academic year   

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180 ECTS

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Universidade de Coimbra
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Bachelor in Classical Studies
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Teacher, researcher, translator, proofreader and Coordinating/Publication of texts Editor, Senior Technician in Public Administration, Senior Official Public Administration, Public Relations Professional.

Course Locations

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Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra
Largo da Porta Férrea
3004-530 Coimbra - Portugal

Tel.: +351 239 859 900 - Fax: +351 239 836 733

E-Mail: gabdiretor@fl.uc.pt
URL: http://www.uc.pt/fluc

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The Coimbra University provide 1321 beds in their 14 University Residences throughout the city. All units have communal lounges, full-equipped kitchens, bathrooms, laundry service and Internet. The student residential assistants, living in the residences and supported by our staff, provide help when needed.

There is a Nursery and Kindergarten where the best care for children is ensure so their parents can rest assured that their children are happy and pampered while learning.

The University of Coimbra makes possible for all of the students the Medical Services, at very advantageous prices and in some cases, for free.