DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES
The University of Coimbra (UC) created a special channel for students, academics and professionals with refugee status under the Geneva Convention and applicable Portuguese Law.
Special support available for refugee students includes: Tuition fees and other academic costs; Access to UC Welfare Services, including meals at university restaurants, medical assistance and other services; Specific orientation and integration provided by the UC services in coordination with local and national authorities. Also, students enrolled at the University of Coimbra with refugee status are considered international students with special support from the UC. Direct financial help for living costs is currently not contemplated. Also, the costs associated with accommodation at UC residences for refugee students is currently not foreseen.