Applications for 2020/2021



Early Birds

  • Applications: March 2 to April 3
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: April 20
  • Registration: April 21 to 30

1st Phase

2nd Phase

  • Applications: April 21 to May 22
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: June 3
  • Registration: June 4 to 17
  • Applications: June 4 to July 10
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: July 22
  • Registration: July 23 to 31

Last Phase

  • Applications: August 31 to September 4 (until 23:59:59 GMT)
  • Interviews: on a rolling basis
  • Posting of Results: September 9
  • Registration and Enrollment: September 10 and 11


Admission Requirements

  • BA and MA Degree preferably in a related field of studies (Humanities and Social Sciences);
  • Interview (interviews can be held through Skype).
  • English Language Certificate – minimum CEFR C1 (taken after January 2018):
    • IELTS 7.0 minimum;
    • TOEFL 100 + minimum 24 in all skills;
    • Cambridge Advanced Certificate;
    • Cambridge Proficiency;
    • CEFR C1.

Candidates without a Language Certificate may sit for a test at the Faculty (cost: €150.00); result of minimum C1 required.


Documents required for the application

  • Curriculum Vitae in English;
  • University Transcripts of Records - Original documents should be presented upon registration;
  • Preliminary research project (max. 15.000 characters);
  • 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);
  • Preliminary research project (max. 15.000 characters);
  • 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 mandatory.

If you do not yet have an English Language Certificate as required, your admission will be conditional until you provide us with a valid test score.

You may instead want to sit for an English assessment test at Católica. Available test dates:

  • April 1 and 3 (due to the COVID-19 this test was canceled)
  • May 27 and 29
  • July 15 and 17

If you decide that you want to register for the Católica test, please contact

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).​


The Lisbon Consortium


Tel.: (+351) 217 214 000

Ext. 4220