FAQ

 

What is the application deadline for the following academic year 2019/2020?
How do I get more information about which courses are open, the qualifications required to apply and the number of places available?
Which documents do I need to attach to my application?
Which type of CV is preferred for my application?
Do I have to send the original copies of my Grade Certificates and Certificate of Completion of Degree?
What should my cover letter contain?
What is the application process for students who have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a foreign institution (Outside of the EU)?
Can final year undergraduates apply for a Postgraduate course?
How do I submit my application?
It is possible to submit an application without all the requested documents?
How much is the application fee?
How can I pay the application fee?
Can I pay the application fee after submitting the application?
Is the application fee refundable?
What are the procedures regarding the payment of the deposit?
What happens to my deposit if I was accepted onto my course which is then cancelled?
How do I apply for more than one Postgraduate course?
Where can I consult the applications results?
When can I register/enrol?
How can I get additional information and clarify any doubts that may arise?

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the application deadline for the following academic year 2019/2020?

The first application period for Master’s and Postgraduate degree programmes starts on the 5th of June 2019 and ends on the 12th of July 2019.. The second application period will run from the 12th to the 26th of August 2019. Some courses have their own specific application deadlines as well (please check the dates carefully).

 

How do I get more information about which courses are open, the qualifications required to apply and the number of places?

The Faculty of Sciences’ website has all the relevant information regarding which courses are running as well as their respective course objectives, areas of specialisation, scientific coordinators, required qualifications, places, fees, general regulatory rules, contact information and responsible entities.

 

Which documents do I need to attach to my application?

Applications must be completed online and sent with the following compulsory documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Degree Diploma (except for final year bachelor’s students who will have a specific date to send off their degree certificate – conditional applications) 1 2 3;
  • Grade Certificates 1 2 3 / Diploma Suplement;
  • Certificate of Syllabus and Workload of the concluded subjects stamped and signed by the respective higher education institution (only for applicants whose degree or legal equivalent is from a foreign institution outside of European Union countries) 2 3;
  • Declaration of recognition of respective higher education qualifications(s) and the foreign higher education institution, approved by the General Management of Higher Education - DGES (candidates whose Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is from a foreign institution outside of European Union countries); 
  • Citizenship Card / Identity Card 3;
  • Cover Letter.

The documents must be certified by the Portuguese consular services or be presented with the Apostille (Hague Convention) by the competent authority of the state from which the documents originate.

Whenever the certificate(s) or diploma(s) are not originally published in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, they must be translated into one of these languages (legal translation).

3 Candidates who are not FCUL students must bring the original certificates and before the enrolment process, until 09th of September.

 

Which type of CV is preferred for my application?

The candidate can send the comprehensive or summarised version of their CV provided that it mentions their professional and academic qualifications and training.

 

Do I have to send the original copies of my Grade Certificates and Certificate of Completion of Degree?

Candidates must not send the original copies of their certificate(s). However, during the enrolment process they must prove they have the original documents in person alongside the FCUL Postgraduate Studies Area, to confirm the authenticity of the scanned document(s) sent as part of the application.

 

What should my cover letter contain?

It should refer clearly and succinctly the reasons for applying to the course.

 

What is the application process for students who have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a foreign institution (Outside of the EU)?

Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is from a foreign institution (outside of the EU), must send all required Certificates/Diploma certified by the Portuguese consular services or be presented with the Apostille (Hague Convention) by the competent authority of the state from which the documents originate. Whenever the certificates or diploma are not originally published in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, they must be translated into one of these languages.

 

Can final year undergraduates apply for a Postgraduate course?

In the first application period, final year students can apply for all the courses they wish to attend as long as they complete their degree according to the dates set in ‘Conditional Applications’.

 

How do I submit my application?

The whole procedure is completed online. You must fill in the form and submit it with the required documents duly scanned and uploaded.
 

It is possible to submit an application without all the requested documents?

Applications which do not have all the necessary documents attached to them will not be accepted. This excludes final year undergraduate students who are about to complete their degree, who have specific deadlines to submit their certificate or documentary evidence of completing their degree.

 

How much is the application fee?

The application fee is a fixed fee of €40.00 for your first application. If you submit more than one application, each subsequent application will cost an additional €20.00.

 

How can I pay the application fee?

The payment of the application fee must be done once you have received the corresponding email sent by the Postgraduate Studies Area. The payment can be made in two different ways:

  • ATM reference;
  • Bank transfer by ATMs, Internet or any Banking Agency.

If you intend to pay the application fee via bank transfer, then you must submit your proof of payment with the application.

Payments must be made during the respective application period and immediately after submitting it (payments will not be accepted during the 1st period to pay for applications submitted in the 2nd period).

Can I pay the application fee after submitting the application?

Applications will not be accepted without the payment of the application fee - €40.00 for your first application. If you submit more than one application, each subsequent application will cost an additional €20.00.

 

Is the application fee refundable?

The application fee is non-refundable. If a particular course is cancelled that year due to an insufficient amount of candidates, then the application fee will be reimbursed.

 

What are the procedures regarding the payment of the deposit?

As stipulated in Despacho 7686/2014, accepted candidates in the 1st period will be subject to paying a deposit of €40.00 under penalty of losing their place on the course to which they have been accepted.

After the payment has been made, the enrolment fee is then paid when enrolling in the respective course.

Deadlines for the payment of the deposit:

Applicants admitted on the 1st period: until 5 working days after the result’s outcome.

 

What happens to my deposit if I was accepted onto my course which is then cancelled?

In the eventuality that the course you have applied for is cancelled, the deposit will be reimbursed in full.

 

How do I apply for more than one Postgraduate course?

The application fee is a fixed fee of €40.00 for your first application. If you submit more than one application, each subsequent application will cost an additional €20.00. Candidates who submit more than one application and are accepted on to more than one course, must then inform the FCUL Postgraduate Studies Area (candidatura-pg@ciencias.ulisboa.pt) of which course they would like to enrol in.

Deadlines for Applications:

Candidates from the 1st period: consult Choice of Courses
Candidates from the 2nd period: consult Choice of Courses

 

Where can I consult the applications results?

The application results will be available online at the FCUL webpage.

 

When can I register/enrol?

The dates for enrolment for accepted candidates will be available on www.ciencias.ulisboa.pt.

 

How can I get additional information and clarify any doubts that may arise?

Through the information provided on our main webpage there is all the relevant information you need on Masters and other Postgraduate courses.

If you would like more information you can email the Postgraduate Studies Area via candidatura-pg@ciencias.ulisboa.pt, or you can visit AEPG in FCUL, building C5, 3rd Floor, Academic Unit, office hours: (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) 10am-1pm, (Wednesday) 1.30pm to 6.30pm.