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International Student

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) provides an unusual variety of academic programmes, bringing together courses in the area of Humanities (Philosophy, Languages and Literatures, History, etc) with courses within the scope of Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Sciences). All the academic programmes are adapted to the Bologna system and to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

Although most courses are taught in Portuguese, there are specific programmes taught in English and most of the Faculty members are fluent in other languages, such as English, French and Spanish. Soon there will be more academic programmes provided in English, particularly regarding PhD programmes.

Teaching activities are supported by research conducted in the 25 FCSH Research Units and institutes, 16 of which achieved high classifications from international panels of experts. In these Research Units, the student may participate in research activities or develop the full research process of his master’s dissertation or PhD thesis.

Undergraduate programmes leaflet - 2014/15

Master and Postgraduate programmes leaflet - 2014/15

PhD programmes leaflet - 2014/15

FCSH also actively participates in several mobility programmes.

 

 

Applicants to undergraduate programmes

The students that have not accomplished secondary education in Portugal or at Portuguese schools may apply to Portuguese Higher Education Institutions.

Therefore, students who have not Portuguese nationality can apply to the Special Access and Admission Competition, with the following exceptions:

  • EU Member States nationals;
  • Non-EU Member State nationals who are legally living in Portugal for a period of more than two years, uninterruptedly, on the 31st of August of the year they are intending to access Higher Education, as well as their children legally living with them;
  • Applicants to Higher Education under special access regimes negotiated between the Portuguese State and their home countries, namely the special access and admission systems, regulated by the Decree-Law no.  393-A/99 , amended by Decree-Law 272/2009;
  • International mobility students under an exchange agreement with the referred purpose.

 

More information in Estudante Internacional.

Contacts

International Student and Mobility Office (GEIM)


The students not covered by the requisites of the International Student regulation, may also apply if they comply with the requirements set by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) in what concerns the National Access Competition.

The applicants should consult the information regarding the replacement of entrance exams for foreign examinations.

 

Special Regimes

There are also special regimes to which foreign students can apply if they meet the requirements set by DGES, namely:

-       Students who are nationals of Portuguese-speaking countries and scholarship holders of the Portuguese government, of the respective governments, of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, under agreements with the EU or others;

-       Natives and descendants of natives of the territory of East Timor;

-       Foreign employees of diplomatic mission accredited in Portugal and their relatives living in Portugal, on a reciprocal basis.

 

Contacts

Undergraduate Section

Know more about our undergraduate programmes.


Applicants to postgraduate courses

To apply to the postgraduate courses of FCSH, independently of the nationality, the applicant must be a holder of:

-       An academic degree or a legal equivalent;

-       A foreign academic degree conferred following a degree organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a signatory Member State;

-       A foreign academic degree that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this postgraduate course by the Scientific Council of FCSH;

-       An academic, scientific or professional curriculum which can attest the capacity of carry out this postgraduate course by the Scientific Council of FCSH.

 

Contacts: Life-long Learning Section (NFLV)

Know more about our Postgraduate courses

 

Applicants to master programmes

To apply to the master programmes of FCSH, independently of the nationality, the applicant must be a holder of:

- An academic degree or a legal equivalent;

- A foreign academic degree conferred following a degree organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a signatory Member State;

- A foreign academic degree that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this postgraduate course by the Scientific Council of FCSH;

- An academic, scientific or professional curriculum which can attest the capacity of carrying out this postgraduate course by the Scientific Council of FCSH.

 

Contacts: Masters’ Section (NM)

Know more about our Master Programmes

 

Applicants to PhD programmes

To apply to the PhD programmes of FCSH, independently of the nationality, the applicant must be a holder of:

-       A master degree or a legal equivalent;

-       An academic degree or a specially relevant academic or scientific curriculum, recognized by the Scientific Council of FCSH, attesting the capacity of carrying out a PhD programme;

-       An academic, scientific or professional curriculum which can attest the capacity of carrying out a PhD programme by the Scientific Council of FCSH.

 

Contacts: Doctorate Section (ND)

Know more about our PhD Programmes

 


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