Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra

is a public polytechnic institute of higher education in Coimbra, Portugal. In spite of the IPC’s recent history, it inherited the tradition and experience of the colleges which became part of it, thus becoming today one of the largest polytechnics in the country and one of the most important institutions of higher education in Portugal. Today it encompasses six colleges:

  • Coimbra College of Agriculture (ESAC)
  • Coimbra College of Education (ESEC)
  • Oliveira do Hospital College of Technology and Management (ESTGOH)
  • Coimbra College of Health Technology (ESTeSC)
  • Coimbra Institute of Accounting and Administration (ISCAC)
  • Coimbra Institute of Engineering (ISEC)

as well as the

  • Social Welfare Services (SAS)
  • Central Administration (SC)

Furthermore, the Polytechnic invests much in inter-institutional cooperation, internationalization, career advisory services and professional training of its collaborators.

Why Study in Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra

  • Strong practical component based on theoretical education. Institute invests much in inter-institutional co-operation, internationalization, career advisory services & professional training.
  • Competitive fee structure.
  • Tailor made courses.
  • Modern & well equipped infrastructure.
  • Helping candidates to organize their job search.
  • IELTS is not required.

Coimbra Polytechnic is located in the central coast of Portugal, in Coimbra city, known as the “Students’ city”. It is one of the ten largest Portuguese Higher Education Institutions and it comprises six teaching schools which offer an incredibly diverse field of study, from education and fine arts, business administration, communication and information science, tourism, agricultural sciences, to health technology and engineering. The quality teaching, the narrow connection with companies and the internationalization are central pillars in the acquired skills of the programs, which assure the success in the graduates’ careers of the Coimbra Polytechnic.

Study Areas

Bachelor Programs

Program  Duration Appl. Fee  Enrol. Fee  Tuition Fee 
 Foundation Program 1 year

130 Euros

520 Euros 2,600 Euros
 Organic Agriculture 3 years
 Forest Sciences & Natural Resources
 Crops And Livestock Engineering
 Food Technology
 Environmental Technology & Management Tourism
 Business Management
 Biological Engineering 155 Euros 620 Euros 3,100 Euros
 Biomedical Engineering
 Civil Engineering 142.50 Euros 520 Euros 2,850 Euros
 Industry Management & Engineering 155 Euros 620 Euros 3,100 Euros
 Electrical Enginering
 Informatics Engineering (European Program)

Masters Programs

Programs  Duration  Appl. Fee  Enrol. Fee  Tuition Fee 
 Biotechnology 2 years  130 Euros 520 Euros 2,600 Euros
 Food Engineering  130 Euros 520 Euros 2,600 Euros
 Inland Tourism 105 Euros 420 Euros 2,100 Euros
 Human Computer Interaction  105 Euros 420 Euros 2,100 Euros
 Business Management  130 Euros 520 Euros 2,600 Euros
  Management Information System  130 Euros 520 Euros 2,600 Euros
  Biomedical Engineering-Joint Programme  155 Euros 620 Euros 3,100 Euros
 Applied Informatics  130 Euros 520 Euros 2,600 Euros
  Biological And Chemical Process 155 Euros  620 Euros 3,100 Euros
  Biomedical Instrumentation 155 Euros  620 Euros 3,100 Euros
 Electromechanical Engineering 155 Euros  620 Euros 3,100 Euros
 Civil Engineering 142.50 Euros 570 Euros 2,850 Euros
 Electrical Enginering 155 Euros  620 Euros 3,100 Euros
 Industrial Eng & Mgt  155 Euros  620 Euros 3,100 Euros
 Masters In Business Administration  1 year 125 Euros 500 Euros 2,100 Euros

Supporting Sports and Culture


Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra has increasingly supported and encouraged sports and as proof of this, two teams, men’s Basketball and men’s Indoor Football, were formed and coordinated by the Institute’s Central Administration.
IPC’s students may also take part in the activities developed by the student associations of the relevant schools, which include all kinds of sports activities. Special attention is given to the women’s and men’s rugby teams of the College of Agriculture Students’ Association for their competitive performance in Portugal and abroad.


Culture is, without a doubt, another field receiving much of the Polytechnic Institute’s attention. As the Institute’s main target is high cultural, scientific, artistic, technological and professional student education, it has helped promote and support a number of cultural and scientific events. In this area, also a publishing body was formed, called “Inovar para Crescer” (Inovate to Grow), which publishes the results of the cultural and scientific activity carried out by the school’s teaching staff and others.

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