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Incoming students

Dear incoming student
If the outburst of Covid-19 in your country of origin is controlled, we will accept your application for an international mobility at Coimbra Agriculture School, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra. However, you must understand that the concretization of the mobility depends on the evolution of the pandemic.
In the current situation, we are planning to have presential classes – at least for the practical lessons. However, if the situation changes, all teaching may return to distance learning.
Furthermore, you must realize that we will not accept responsibility for you return home or for your extended staying in Portugal in case the situation worsens and borders are closed, and you will have to sign a responsibility term before coming to study with us. While with us, you will have to follow all sanitary instructions to prevent spreading of the pandemic, including the use of mask.
If your country of origin is currently under an uncontrolled pandemic situation, we can not guarantee to accept you application.

Coimbra Agriculture School (ESAC) accepts students from Erasmus+ partner European institutions for studies or training periods. Incoming students have to follow ESAC regulations and must bring a Personal Accident insurance.

Erasmus code: P COIMBRA02 (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra Agriculture School - ESAC)

International Relations Office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 14:00-17:00

Bilateral agreements

Teaching language
We do not offer courses fully taught in English. However, most professors will turn to English whenever foreign students are present OR will provide bibliography in English. In some cases, however, classes may be offered only in Portuguese.

Deadline for nomination
1st semester (autumn): 1st April to 31st May
2nd semester (spring): 1st September to 30th November

Academic calendar
(the exact dates are provided in the academic calendar approved for each year)
•    1st semester (Autumn): September to January
•    2nd semester (Spring): February to June
Academic calendar 2020/2021

Course catalogue
Where you can find the list of courses offered to Erasmus students, their objectives and syllabus

Application form
To formalize your application fill in the following documents and send them to the contact below
•    Mobility for studies: Student Application Form and Learning Agreement
•    Mobility for traineeship: Student Application Form and Traineeship Agreement
Contact: Cláudia João,

Portuguese course
We offer incoming students the opportunity to attend a Portuguese course:
-    Portuguese as a foreign language I (30 hours, 6 ECTS) – offered in both semesters (course syllabus);
-    Portuguese as a foreign language II (30 hours, 6 ECTS) – offered in the Spring semester to students staying a complete academic year (course syllabus)

We do not have available rooms at the student residences, but you may find information on available accommodation on BeCoimbra, on Erasmus Student Network Coimbra and on the Student Association of ESAC

When you arrive, please check in at the International Relations Office.
Location of ESAC

Have a good time with us, enjoy Coimbra and Portugal!
Visit the webpage of Tourism Center of Portugal to know more about the region