Doctorates

Doctorates

The applications must be submitted exclusively online through the FenixEdu platform.
The validation of the apllications implies the payment of the respective fee. At ICS, the application fee is € 50.
View the specific information regarding the application to each programme below.

 

PT: Antropologia (DANT.ULisboa)

Applications 2023/2024

1st Call: 1st February 2023 to 17th March 2023
2nd Call: 3rd March 2023 to 7th July 2023
3rd Call: 21st August 2023 to 8th September 2023

Requirements for Admission

The following are admitted as applicants:

  • Holders of Master degrees or legal equivalent in any field in the Social Sciences and Humanities;
  • Exceptionally, holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent, holders of a relevant academic or scientific curriculum in the fileds aforementioned and that is recognized as attesting to the ability to carry out this cycle of studies.

Application Process

Applications through the ICS FenixEdu platform: https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt.
To create a registration, please access https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation.
In case you already have a registration, you can recover the access at https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt/passwordResetRequest.
In case you already have a student number at ICS, you should use your Campus account credentials. You may recover your access to this account at https://utilizador.ulisboa.pt.

The application has a cost of € 50.

Applications must be submitted with the following documents:

  • Bachelor's, Master's and other academic qualifications, including academic transcripts mentioning the grades obtained;
  • Copy of the master's dissertation and, if applicable, published works;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Research project presented according to the model in force in the calls for doctoral grants from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: title, abstract (150 words), 5 keywords, review of relevant literature (500 words), objectives (300 words ), detailed description of the methodology and tasks to be carried out (1000 words), schedule, bibliography;
  • Two letters of recommendation, explaining the context of the candidate's academic and/or professional relationship with the person who recommends him/her and considering the suitability of the candidate's profile for the thesis project proposed to be developed in the Doutoramento em Antropologia da Universidade de Lisboa;
  • Certificate of independent command of the English language at the level of written and oral comprehension, or self-assessment of English proficiency using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as a standard;
  • Letter of intent, setting out the reasons that lead the candidate to choose the PhD in Anthropology at the Universidade de Lisboa.

For more information, visit the page for the PhD in Anthropology (DANT.ULisboa).

PT: Alterações Climáticas e Políticas de Desenvolvimento Sustentável

Applications 2023/2024

Dates to be announced

Requirements for Admission

The following are admitted as applicants:

  • Holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent in the fields of social sciences and humanities, physical and natural sciences, and engineering;
  • Holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent, holders of an academic, scientific, or professional curriculum of relevance that is recognized as attesting to the ability to carry out this cycle of studies.

Application Process

Applications through the ICS FenixEdu platform: https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt.
To create a registration, please access https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation.
In case you already have a registration, you can recover the access at https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt/passwordResetRequest.
In case you already have a student number at ICS, you should use your Campus account credentials. You may recover your access to this account at https://utilizador.ulisboa.pt.

The application fee is € 50.

Applications must be submitted with the following documents:

  • Certificate of Qualifications (masters or equivalent academic degree);
  • Academic, scientific and profissional curriculum;
  • Supporting documents referenced in the Curriculum;
  • Letter of Motivation;
  • One letter of recommendation.

For more information, visit the page for the PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies.

PT: Política Comparada

Applications 2023/2024

Dates to be announced

Application Process

Applications through the ICS FenixEdu platform: https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt.
To create a registration, please access https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation.
In case you already have a registration, you can recover the access at https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt/passwordResetRequest.
In case you already have a student number at ICS, you should use your Campus account credentials. You may recover your access to this account at https://utilizador.ulisboa.pt.

The application has a cost of € 50.

Applications must be submitted with the following documents:

  • Certificate of Qualifications (masters or equivalent academic degree);
  • Academic, scientific and profissional curriculum;
  • Supporting documents referenced in the Curriculum;
  • Letter of Motivation;
  • Research Project;
  • Two letter of recommendation signed and dated less than a year ago.

For more information, visit the page for the PhD in Comparative Politics.

PT: Estudos de Desenvolvimento

Applications 2023/2024

1st Call: 12th December 2022 to 17th February 2023
2nd Call: 20th March 2023 to 19th May 2023

Requirements for Admission

The following are admitted as applicants:

  • Holders of a Master's degree in the fields of Economy, Management, Law, Sociology, Geography, Political Science, International Relations, History, Anthropology, or any other area considered relevant;
  • Holders of a Bachelor's degree with an average final grade of 16 values or higher;
  • Holders of a Bachelor's degree with an average final grade lower than 16 values as long as they have a relevant academic and scientific curriculum.

Application Process

Applications through the ICS FenixEdu platform: https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt.
To create a registration, please access https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation.
In case you already have a registration, you can recover the access at https://fenix.ics.ulisboa.pt/passwordResetRequest.
In case you already have a student number at ICS, you should use your Campus account credentials. You may recover your access to this account at https://utilizador.ulisboa.pt.

The application has a cost of € 50.

Applications must be submitted with the following documents:

  • Certificate of Qualifications (Master's or equivalent academic degree);
  • Academic, scientific and/or professional curriculum;
  • Supporting documents referenced in the Curriculum;
  • Letter of interest;
  • Research project;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • Other relevant documents.

B1 English (CEFR) or higher is required (if you are not a native of an English-speaking country).

For more information, visit the page for the PhD in Development Studies.

PT: História: Mudança e Continuidade num Mundo Global (PIUDHist)

Applications 2023/2024

Early Bird: 1st February 2023 to 14th March 2023
1st Call: 29th March 2023 to 2nd May 2023
2nd Call: 17th May 2023 to 20th June 2023

Requirements for Admission

The following are admitted as applicants:

  • Holders of Master degrees or legal equivalent in the field of History or any other field in the Social Sciences and Humanities, giving preference to candidates with research experience in History.
  • Exceptionally, holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent, provided that they have a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum and that they present letters of recommendation that demonstrate their ability to carry out this cycle of doctoral studies.

Application Process

Applications through https://sca.lisboa.ucp.pt/CandidaturasOnline.

The application fee is:

Early Bird: € 135
1.ª Fase: € 155
2.ª Fase: € 200

Applications must be submitted with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Qualification Certificate;
  • Motivation letter that states the reasons for choosing PIDHist;
  • General presentation of the PhD pre-project (title and objectives, up to 1000 words);
  • Master’s thesis and, if applicable, other relevant publications, in PDF;
  • Two recommendation letters.

For more information, visit the page for the PhD in History: Change and Continuity in a Global World (PIUDHist).

PT: Migrações

Applications 2023/2024

Dates to be announced

Application Process

Applications through the IGOT FenixEdu platform: https://fenix.igot.ulisboa.pt.
To create a registration, please access https://fenix.igot.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation.
In case you already have a registration, you can recover the access at https://fenix.igot.ulisboa.pt/passwordResetRequest.
In case you already have a student number at IGOT, you should use your Campus account credentials. You may recover your access to this account at https://utilizador.ulisboa.pt.

Applications must be submitted with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Diplomas
  • Indication of the field of knowledge in which you intend to carry out the PhD (i.e., Anthropology, Education, Geography, Political Science and Psychology)
  • Research project, indicating the research topic, methodology, objectives of the investigation and a bibliography
  • Letter of intent, setting out the reasons for choosing the study program and presenting the domain to be investigated, and the objectives of the work that the applicant proposes to develop during the PhD

For more information, visit the page for the PhD in Migration Studies.

PT: Ciências da População

Applications 2023/2024

1st Call: 1st February 2023 to 31st March 2023
2nd Call: 1st May 2023 to 30th June 2023
3rd Call: 1st August 2023 to 15th September 2023

Requirements for Admission

The following are admitted as applicants:

  • Holders of a Master's degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a Bachelor's degree that have a specially relevant academic and scientific curriculum that is recognised by the Scientific Council as attesting for the capability to carry out this cycle of studies;
  • Exceptionally, holders of a professional, scientific, and academic curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council as attesting for the capability to carry out this cycle of studies.

Application Process

Applications through the ISCSP FenixEdu platform: https://fenix.iscsp.ulisboa.pt.
To create a registration, please access https://fenix.iscsp.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation.
In case you already have a registration, you can recover the access at https://fenix.iscsp.ulisboa.pt/passwordResetRequest.
In case you already have a student number at ISCSP, you should use your Campus account credentials. You may recover your access to this account at https://utilizador.ulisboa.pt.

Applications must be submitted with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copy of the Master's dissertation and/or publications (in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian or French; if any other language is used, send a translated version to Portuguese or English);
  • Degree certificate (in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian or French; if any other language is used, an oficial translation to Portuguese or English is required);
  • Motivation letter (in English);
  • Two names, and respective email addresses, of scholars to whom we can ask your reference letters

For more information, visit the page for the PhD in Population Sciences.

PT: Sociologia: Conhecimento para Sociedades Abertas e Inclusivas (OpenSoc)

Applications 2023/2024

Dates to be announced

Requirements for Admission

The following are admitted as applicants:

  • Holders of a Master’s degree in Sociology, or in another field in Social Sciences and Humanities;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific, and professional curriculum with enough quality to attest to your ability and skills to carry out a doctorate in Sociology.

Application Process

Applications through the ISCSP FenixEdu platform: https://fenix.iscsp.ulisboa.pt.
To create a registration, please access https://fenix.iscsp.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation.
In case you already have a registration, you can recover the access at https://fenix.iscsp.ulisboa.pt/passwordResetRequest.
In case you already have a student number at ISCSP, you should use your Campus account credentials. You may recover your access to this account at https://utilizador.ulisboa.pt.

Applications must be submitted with the following documents:

  • Official certificates of your higher education degrees, with final grades, in either English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese. If in any other language, an officially certified translation is required, into English or Portuguese;
  • Academic, scientific, and professional CV in any of the above languages;
  • Either a research project written according to the form used by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology in the applications for doctoral studentships (see the FCT’s Application Guide, point 3.9: “Work Plan”), or a paper up to 1,500 words long, plus an abstract up to 150 words, stating your proposal for a sociologically relevant research theme or problem, in any of the above languages;
  • A motivation letter, in any of the above languages;

Copies of all the above documents should be submitted in the online application form, as PDF files. If accepted, you will later be required to provide the original degree certificates and translations.

For more information, visit the page for the PhD in Sociology: Knowledge for Open and Inclusive Societies (OpenSoc).

PT: Ciências da Sustentabilidade

Applications: 20th February 2023 to 22nd May 2023
Publishing of provisionary list of admitted applicants: 30th June 2023
Deadline for hearing of interested parties: until 14th July 2023
Publishing of definitive list of admitted applicants: 28th July 2023
Registration and enrolment: 1st September 2023 to 8th September 2023

Dates to be announced

Requirements for Admission

The following are admitted as applicants:

  • Holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent in any field of knowledge;
  • Holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent, holders of an academic, scientific, or professional curriculum of relevance that is recognized as attesting to the ability to carry out this cycle of studies;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific and professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting to the ability to carry out this cycle of studies.

Application Process

Applications through the Rectory FenixEdu platform: https://fenix.reitoria.ulisboa.pt.
To create a registration, please access https://fenix.reitoria.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation.
In case you already have a registration, you can recover the access at https://fenix.reitoria.ulisboa.pt/passwordResetRequest.
In case you already have a student number at the Recotrate, you should use your Campus account credentials. You may recover your access to this account at https://utilizador.ulisboa.pt.

Applications must be submitted with the following documents:

  • Bachelor, Master and other academic qualification certificates, including transcript of records mentioning the grades obtained;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Letter of intent;
  • Letter of recomendation or external opinions, when applicable;
  • Declaration of independent use of English;
  • Declaration in which the candidate undertakes to comply with the code of conduct of the Universidade de Lisboa;
  • Other documents required or considered useful for the application.

For more information, visit the page for the PhD in Sustainability Science.