Applications for 2023/2024

 

Early Bird

  • Applications: February 1 to March 14 (until 23:59:59 GMT)
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: March 28
  • Registration: March 29 to April 5

1st Phase

2nd Phase

  • Applications: March 29 to May 2 (until 23:59:59 GMT)
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: May 16
  • Registration: May 17 to 24
  • Applications: May 17 to June 20 (until 23:59:59 GMT)
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: July 4
  • Registration: July 5 to 12

 

PUBLIC NOTICE 2022/2023

 

Admission Requirements
 

Eligible for acceptance are all candidates holding Master’s Degrees or legal equivalents in the field of History or any other area of the Social and Human Sciences.

On an exceptional basis, candidates holding undergraduate degrees or legal equivalents may be accepted whenever displaying especially relevant academic or scientific curricula and that are in possession of letters of recommendation testifying to their capacity to undertake the doctoral degree cycle of studies.

For more information, visit http://piudhist.ics.ul.pt/pt/.


 

Documents required for the application
 

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • University Transcripts of Records - Original documents should be presented until October 30;
  • Motivation Letter - the motivation letter should introduce you to the selection committee, explain why you have chosen this program and why you would be a good fit;
  • Identification document (Passport or ID card);
  • Preliminary project (topic and objectives, max 1000 words);
  • Master's Dissertation;
  • Two reference letters;
  • Payment of the non-refundable application fee;
  • 1 passport size photo - upon registration;
  • Vaccination record (tetanus vaccine updated) - upon registration.

Note: Besides those mentioned above, any other documents that Applicants find relevant to their application may be included.

Note: All Degrees earned abroad, Transcripts and Certificates must be duly translated into Portuguese (if not in English, French or Spanish).

 

Application Process
 

Step 1 - Start your application online

Choose the programs you wish to apply for in our platform. Upload the required documents. *

  • Identification Document (Passport or ID card);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Motivation Letter;
  • Preliminary project;
  • Two reference letters;
  • University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications (English or Portuguese). For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your school, but we do require a non-official document with all the courses you have attended and respective grades [you may extract this information from your students’ personal webpage].

An original or an authenticated copy of Master Diploma/Certificate must be presented to the University services upon registration.

* Please note that all documents must be submitted in PDF format.

Note: Besides those mentioned above, any other documents that Applicants find relevant to their application may be included.

 

Step 2 - Pay the application fee

After you have filled your application and uploaded the required documents, you will need to pay the non-refundable application fee. Please note that your application will not be considered completed until the application fee is settled.


Step 3 - Additional information

After the application, an interview will take place with the candidate (interviews with international candidates can be held by Zoom). This step is not mandatory but may be requested by the Doctoral Program Coordinator.


Step 4 - Final decision

The Selection Committee reviews your application and makes a final decision.

Please note that:

  • the Selection Committee decision is final and conclusive;
  • regardless of the outcome of your application, you will receive a personalized e-mail, which will mention your name, as well as the final decision of the committee;
  • If accepted to the program, the personalized email will also contain information regarding registration.
  • Students are not allowed to apply more than once per Intake (double applications will not be considered and related application fees will not be refunded).​

 

 

Contacts

Admissions Office - PhD

E-mail: phdfch@ucp.pt

Phone: (+351) 217 214 281