The following are eligible to apply to the Inter-university Social Work Doctoral Degree Program:

  • Holders of Master’s Degrees or the legal equivalent in Social Word or similar;
  • Holders of Undergraduate Degrees in Social Work or similar;
  • On an exceptional basis, the holders of relevant academic, scientific or professional curricula of recognised relevance and demonstrating the capacity to undertake this study cycle as deemed by the legal and competent statutory entities of the university in conjunction with an opinion issued by the respective Scientific and Coordination Commission of the Doctoral Degree Program.

Applications for 2019/2020

Early Birds

  • Applications: March 1 to April 8
  • Interviewson a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: April 12
  • Registration: April 23, 24, 26 and 29

1st Phase

2nd Phase

  • Applications: April 15 to May 31
  • Interviewson a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: June 7
  • Registration: June 12, 14, 17 and 18
  • Applications: June 11 to July 19
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: July 26
  • Registration: from July 29 to August 2


Documents required for the application

  • Application form;
  • Curriculum Vitae in English;
  • University Transcripts of Records - Original documents should be presented upon registration;
  • Motivation Letter (2 pages max.) - 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);
  • 1 passport size photo;
  • Vaccination record (tetanus vaccine updated);
  • Payment of the non-refundable application fee.

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


Application Process

  1. Send all the required documents and the proof of payment of the non-refundable application fee to and The proof of payment (including the name of the applicant, passport number or NIF, nationality and Master's program applied to) should also be sent to Hugo Brandão
  2. After sending all required documents, an interview will take place with the candidate (interviews with international candidates can be held by skype or telephone). This step is not mandatory but may be requested by the Master’s Coordinator.
  3. Publication of the admissions list.


Payment of application fee

International Candidates: Payment may be made through bank transfer (any bank charges incurred are the responsibility of the Applicant) with the following reference:
     BANK NAME: Millennium BCP
     IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 0000 6812 0200 5

National Candidates: Can pay the application fee through MB – “Pagamento de Serviços”. Please request a reference from



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