Applications for 2021/2022

 

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Early Bird

  • Applications: February 22 to March 26 (until 23:59:59 GMT)
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: April 12
  • Registration: April 13 to 22

1st Phase

2nd Phase

  • Applications: April 13 to May 14 (until 23:59:59 GMT)
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: May 26
  • Registration: May 27 to June 8
  • Applications: May 27 to July 2 (until 23:59:59 GMT)
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: July 14
  • Registration: July 15 to 23

Last Round

  • Applications: July 26 (starting at 00:00:00) to September 6 (until 23:59:59)
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: September 8
  • Registration: September 9 and 10


Admission Requirements
 

Holders of Master’s Degrees in Communication Studies or other fields with the social sciences and humanities.
 

Program progression spans three core moments:

  • Completion of the curricular component with an average grade of 14 in 20;
  • Submission to the program coordination of a thesis project accompanied by an opinion from the planned supervisor in the second year of study;
  • The approval of the proposed thesis following its public presentation and discussion before a jury made up of three members of the Doctoral Degree in Communication Studies teaching staff, chaired by the coordinator.
     

Only after project approval does the doctoral degree student advance with the definitive registration of the thesis theme. The thesis is to be delivered by the end of the 6th semester following the date of beginning of the Doctoral Degree Program in Communication Studies. This deadline may be extended by students, following due consideration by the program coordination, for a period of up to two academic years. Candidates who fail to gain approval for the doctoral degree project but with the taught curriculum component completed may then opt to complete their studies and receive a certificate of advanced communication studies.

Furthermore, candidates lacking a Master’s Degree will be required to undertake complementary admissions procedures as stipulated by Art. 9 of the UCP Doctoral Degree Regulations.

 

Documents required for the application

  • Curriculum Vitae in Portuguese or 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);
  • 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 (max. 2 pages);
  • 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 skype or telephone). 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: fchcomunicacao@ucp.pt

Phone: (+351) 217 214 281