Foudation Year Programme - Portuguese Language

General Objectives of the Course

To develop international students’ basic linguistic and communicative skills (level A1 to level B1), enabling them to follow the UC academic programmes taught in Portuguese.

Admission Requirements

Secondary education diploma or equivalente qualification

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final grade, on a scale of 0-20, is the mean of those obtained by the student in each curricular unit of the programme. Grades in each curricular unit take into account the results of a continuous assessment (60%) and of a final test (40%).

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The student is expected to be able to:
•understand and use basic vocabulary and grammatical structures at a beginner/ pre-intermediate level;
•apprehend the main ideas conveyed in texts written in Portuguese;
•interact in common daily situations;
•apprehend the main ideas conveyed by speakers of Portuguese in common daily interactions.

Course Coordinator(s)

Cristina dos Santos Pereira Martins

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation No 339/2012 - Regulation of creation and functioning of non-degree courses at the University of Coimbra

Study Programme

Foundation Year Programme — Portuguese Language

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 10 Month(s)

ECTS Credits: 60.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018