• Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: Second Semester Portuguese
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all Portuguese language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree seeking students and all degree-seeking undergraduate students at a US college or university. Preference is given to UW-Madison students
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Portuguese language and culture. Advanced Portuguese language speakers can directly enroll in humanities and social science courses.

Classroom Language



Apartments, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic year: Late September - Mid-June
Spring semester: Early February - Mid-June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Year 2015-16  2/6/2015
Extended Deadline: 3/6/2015
Spring 2015-16  9/18/2015
Fall 2016-17  2/5/2016
Year 2016-17  2/5/2016

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Portugal, Coimbra
UW in Portugal

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison program in Coimbra, Portugal provides students the opportunity to attend the Portuguese Language and Culture program for international students at the Universidade de Coimbra as well as the option of directly enrolling in up to two regular Universidade de Coimbra courses.

Coimbra features many exquisite cathedrals, monasteries, parks, and gardens. The city is famous for its twisting streets, terraced houses, and fado music. With a population of approximately 100,000, Coimbra provides both an intimate and a stimulating environment in which to live and study. Coimbra is located in Portugal's Costa de Prata, "Silver Coast," which offers a variety of beautiful beaches, charming towns, unspoiled villages, monuments, temples, castles, palaces, and museums. Lisbon, Portugal's capital, is 125 miles south of Coimbra. It is a lively, international city with a population of about one and a half million, and offers a fascinating combination of the old and the new.