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PhD Applications

Candidaturas 2024/2025

PhD in Geography
PhD in Tourism
PhD in Migration Studies
PhD in Territory, Risk and Public Policies
 
Application deadlines

3rd Call
Application: October 30, 2024 to January 19, 2025
Results: until February 2, 2025
Deadline for complaints: up to 5 working days after the results are announced
Registration and enrolment: February 5 to 9, 2025


Documents to be submitted

PhD in Geography

  1. Certificates proving that the candidate holds academic degrees or other relevant diplomas attesting that the candidate meets the required access and admission qualifications;
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae, with copies of relevant documents referred to therein;
  3. Indication of the field of knowledge in which the candidate intends to carry out the PhD;
  4. Motivation letter explaining the reason for choosing this cycle of studies;
  5. Submission of a research project, indicating the object of study, the methodology and the research goals, duly problematized based on reference bibliography in the field of knowledge to which the candidate is applying;
  6. Two letters of recommendation;
  7. Display of valid identification document or, when authorized by the applicant, a simple photocopy of the identification document;
  8. Other documents deemed relevant by the applicant for application purposes.

PhD in Migration Studies

  1. Certificates proving that the candidate holds academic degrees or other relevant diplomas attesting that the candidate meets the required access and admission qualifications;
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae, with copies of relevant documents referred to therein;
  3. Indication of the field of knowledge and speciality in which the candidate intends to carry out the PhD;
  4. Submission of one of the following documents:
    • Research project, indicating the object of study, the methodology and the research goals, duly problematized based on reference bibliography in the field of knowledge to which the candidate is applying;
    • Cover letter and statement of intent expressing the reasons for choosing the study programme and stating the field of knowledge interested in as well as the goals of the work to be developed during the PhD.
  5. Display of valid identification document or, when authorized by the applicant, a simple photocopy of the identification document;
  6. Other documents deemed relevant by the applicant for application purposes.

PhD in Tourism

  • Certificates proving that the candidate holds academic degrees or other relevant diplomas attesting that the candidate meets the required access and admission qualifications;
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae, with copies of relevant documents referred to therein;
  • Cover letter and statement of intent expressing the reasons for choosing the study programme;
  • Submission of a research project, indicating the object of study, the methodology and the research goals, duly problematized based on reference bibliography;
  • A letter of recommendation (by an individual from the academic or professional sphere);
  • Display of valid identification document or, when authorized by the applicant, a simple photocopy of the identification document;
  • Other documents deemed relevant by the applicant for application purposes.


PhD in Territory, Risk and Public Policies

  • Certificates proving that the candidate holds academic degrees or other relevant diplomas attesting that the candidate meets the required access and admission qualifications;
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae, with copies of relevant documents referred to therein;
  • Indication of the specialization (regular or research project) the candidate intends to pursue in the PhD;
  • Cover letter and statement of intent expressing the reasons for choosing the study programme and stating the field of knowledge interested in as well as the goals of the work to be developed during the PhD;
  • Display of valid identification document or, when authorized by the applicant, a simple photocopy of the identification document;
  • Other documents deemed relevant by the applicant for application purposes.

Legalization of foreign documents
Documents proving qualifications, when they have been issued by institutions in non-EU countries, they must be legalised by a Portuguese consular agent or by the Hague Apostille, with these legalizations being carried out in the country of origin of the documents. Whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, documents must be translated into one of these languages by a certified translator.


Vacancies and selection criteria

Information on the application conditions and requirements, as well as the applicable criteria for selecting candidates, is available in the application opening notice for each PhD.

PhD in Geography
Numerus Clausus: 25


PhD in Migration Studies
Numerus Clausus: 15


PhD in Tourism
Numerus Clausus: 20


PhD in Territory, Risk and Public Policies
Numerus Clausus: 15

 

PhD in Geography
PhD in Tourism
PhD in Migration Studies
PhD in Territory, Risk and Public Policies
 
Application deadlines

3rd Call
Application: October 30, 2024 to January 19, 2025
Results: until February 2, 2025
Deadline for complaints: up to 5 working days after the results are announced
Registration and enrolment: February 5 to 9, 2025


Documents to be submitted

PhD in Geography

  1. Certificates proving that the candidate holds academic degrees or other relevant diplomas attesting that the candidate meets the required access and admission qualifications;
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae, with copies of relevant documents referred to therein;
  3. Indication of the field of knowledge in which the candidate intends to carry out the PhD;
  4. Motivation letter explaining the reason for choosing this cycle of studies;
  5. Submission of a research project, indicating the object of study, the methodology and the research goals, duly problematized based on reference bibliography in the field of knowledge to which the candidate is applying;
  6. Two letters of recommendation;
  7. Display of valid identification document or, when authorized by the applicant, a simple photocopy of the identification document;
  8. Other documents deemed relevant by the applicant for application purposes.

PhD in Migration Studies

  1. Certificates proving that the candidate holds academic degrees or other relevant diplomas attesting that the candidate meets the required access and admission qualifications;
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae, with copies of relevant documents referred to therein;
  3. Indication of the field of knowledge and speciality in which the candidate intends to carry out the PhD;
  4. Submission of one of the following documents:
    • Research project, indicating the object of study, the methodology and the research goals, duly problematized based on reference bibliography in the field of knowledge to which the candidate is applying;
    • Cover letter and statement of intent expressing the reasons for choosing the study programme and stating the field of knowledge interested in as well as the goals of the work to be developed during the PhD.
  5. Display of valid identification document or, when authorized by the applicant, a simple photocopy of the identification document;
  6. Other documents deemed relevant by the applicant for application purposes.

PhD in Tourism

  • Certificates proving that the candidate holds academic degrees or other relevant diplomas attesting that the candidate meets the required access and admission qualifications;
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae, with copies of relevant documents referred to therein;
  • Cover letter and statement of intent expressing the reasons for choosing the study programme;
  • Submission of a research project, indicating the object of study, the methodology and the research goals, duly problematized based on reference bibliography;
  • A letter of recommendation (by an individual from the academic or professional sphere);
  • Display of valid identification document or, when authorized by the applicant, a simple photocopy of the identification document;
  • Other documents deemed relevant by the applicant for application purposes.


PhD in Territory, Risk and Public Policies

  • Certificates proving that the candidate holds academic degrees or other relevant diplomas attesting that the candidate meets the required access and admission qualifications;
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae, with copies of relevant documents referred to therein;
  • Indication of the specialization (regular or research project) the candidate intends to pursue in the PhD;
  • Cover letter and statement of intent expressing the reasons for choosing the study programme and stating the field of knowledge interested in as well as the goals of the work to be developed during the PhD;
  • Display of valid identification document or, when authorized by the applicant, a simple photocopy of the identification document;
  • Other documents deemed relevant by the applicant for application purposes.

Legalization of foreign documents
Documents proving qualifications, when they have been issued by institutions in non-EU countries, they must be legalised by a Portuguese consular agent or by the Hague Apostille, with these legalizations being carried out in the country of origin of the documents. Whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, documents must be translated into one of these languages by a certified translator.


Vacancies and selection criteria

Information on the application conditions and requirements, as well as the applicable criteria for selecting candidates, is available in the application opening notice for each PhD.

PhD in Geography
Numerus Clausus: 25


PhD in Migration Studies
Numerus Clausus: 15


PhD in Tourism
Numerus Clausus: 20


PhD in Territory, Risk and Public Policies
Numerus Clausus: 15

 

PhD in Development Studies

Application deadlines

1st Call
Application: November 13, 2023 to January 19, 2024
Results: until February 2, 2024
Deadline for complaints: up to 5 working days after the results are announced
Registration and enrolment: February 12 to 16, 2024
Announcement of surplus places for the 2nd phase: until February 19, 2024

2nd Call
Application: February 19 to April 12, 2024
Results: until April 30, 2024
Deadline for complaints: up to 5 working days after the results are announced
Registration and enrolment: May 13 to 17, 2024


 
Documents to be submitted

PhD in Development Studies

  1. Master's degree certificate or equivalent academic degree;
  2. Academic, scientific and/or professional curriculum vitae with copies of the documents to which it refers;
  3. Motivation letter specifying the objectives that motivate enrolment in this cycle of studies;
  4. Research project, indicating the object of study, methodology and research objectives, duly problematized based on reference bibliography in the area of study to which you are applying;
  5. Two letters of recommendation;
  6. Display of valid identification document or, when authorized by the applicant, a simple photocopy of the identification document;
  7. If you of not being a native of an English-speaking country, the candidate must provide proof of English skills at level B1 or higher in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  8. Other elements considered significant for the application.

Legalization of foreign documents
Documents proving qualifications, when they have been issued by institutions in non-EU countries, they must be legalised by a Portuguese consular agent or by the Hague Apostille, with these legalizations being carried out in the country of origin of the documents. Whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, documents must be translated into one of these languages by a certified translator.


Vacancies and selection criteria

Information on the application conditions and requirements, as well as the applicable criteria for selecting candidates, is available in the application opening notice for each PhD.

PhD in Development Studies
Numerus Clausus: 15

This PhD is lectured in English, but offers tutorials in both Portuguese and English. The PhD thesis may be written in Portuguese or English.
Students must have adequate English language skills to carry out doctoral‑level research, corresponding at least B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Tuition fee

The tuition fee for general full-time students is set annually by the General Council of the University of Lisbon.
Tuition fees can be paid in instalments, to be defined by IGOT’s Management Board.

Tuition fee for the academic year 2024/2025*
1st year - 3.000 €
2nd-3rd years - 2.000 €
4th year and onwards  - 1.000 €

*Awaiting approval by the General Council of the University of Lisbon

Online Application

To make your application, you must access the Fenix system.
If you have never been a student at IGOT, you must first create your account here.

If you already have a user account in ULisboa linked to IGOT, and if you don’t remember your username or password you should go to https://utilizador.ulisboa.pt and use the Recover Password option.

  • After accessing Fenix, you must select the separator Candidate Portal. Next you must create your application, choosing the regime and degree. After these steps, you must fill in the data requested in the electronic form.
  • You must attach in digital format all the documents required for the application process.
  • The online application will only become valid after the payment of the respective application fee.


Once the application evaluation process is completed, the ranking list will be published on the Fenix platform.
All notifications about the application process will be sent by e-mail to the e-mail address indicated as “Personal” in the application's personal information separator.

Application Fee

60,00 € (sixty euros)

The application is only considered valid after payment of the candidacy fee until the end of the application deadline of the corresponding phase. There will be no refund of this fee if the candidate is excluded or is not selected. Also, in case of withdrawal of the application, the amounts already paid will not be refunded.

Applications 2023/2024

Please consult the partner institutions to know the application conditions for the following PhDs:

PhD in Sustainable Science
Applications at University of Lisbon

PhD in Population Sciences
Applications at School of Social and Political Sciences, for the 2024/2025 academic year
Deadline for 'first applications': 29 February 2024