Incoming Students

Welcome to Coimbra Agriculture School (ESAC)!
Erasmus code: P COIMBRA02 (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra)

We accept students from Erasmus+ partner European Institutions for studies or training periods. Incoming students must bring a Personal Accident insurance and comply with ESAC regulations.

Deadline for nomination
1st semester (Autumn): 24th March to 15th September
2nd semester (Spring): 10th October to 31 th December

International Relations Officer: Cláudia João
Responsible for the International Relations: Professor Manuela Abelho

Academic calendar 
1st semester (Autumn): October to February
2nd semester (Spring): February to June
Detailed calendar 2023/2024

Teaching language
The official teaching language is Portuguese. However, most professors will teach in English whenever foreign students are present OR will provide bibliography in English. In some cases, however, classes may be offered only in Portuguese.

Portuguese course
We offer incoming students the opportunity to attend a Portuguese course, which may be included in the Learning Agreement:
• Course Portuguese as a foreign language I (30 contact hours, 6 ECTS). Offered in both semesters (syllabus).
• Course  Portuguese as a foreign language II (30 contact hours, 6 ECTS). Offered in the Spring semester to students staying a complete academic year (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

Course catalogue
Contains the list of available curricular units in bachelor and master degrees, their objectives and syllabus

To apply, build your learning agreement and attach the required documents, register at our academic platform Inforestudante, using these instructions.

How to get here
You may get to Coimbra coming from Lisbon or Porto, either by bus or train. In Coimbra, take bus 14 or 22 from the Astória Hotel in Portagem, downtown.
Location of ESAC
When you arrive, please check in at the International Relations Office.

International Relations Office hours
Tuesday 9:30 – 12:30
Wednesday and Friday 14:00 – 17:00
Location: Bloco B, room B1.36

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