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Management of the PhD programme alternates between the four organic units involved, and the organic host unit is defined on an yearly basis by the Scientific Committee in articulation with the unit Heads.


A PhD degree is awarded to those who obtain 180 credits, through approval in the PhD programme (60 credits), corresponding to the curricular component, and the preparation, discussion and approval of a thesis - or equivalent work (120 credits).

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In 2014 the Migrations PhD Programme (DeMig) earned funding approval from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, IP (FCT, IP), under the auspices of its FCT PhD Programmes.
Therefore, in accordance with the Scientific Research Scholarship Statutes and the FCT Scholarships Regulations, the Scientific Committee of the Migrations PhD Programme will grant individual scholarships for this programme.


Students who may be interested in applying for an Individual FCT Scholarship as future students of FCT's PhD programme in Migrations (DEMIG) should contact their potential supervisor to discuss the project and respective application. Students who want to apply having ICS as host institution should contact Dr. Rui Costa Lopes or Dr. Jorge Vala. The application for Individual FCT scholarships is independent from those offered under the FCT's PhD Programmes. The dates for this call for applications shall be announced at a later time.


Candidates to the Migrations PhD Programme must:
- Hold a Masters degree, or legal equivalent, in the Social Sciences or related areas;
- Hold a Licenciatura degree, or legal equivalent, and a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum in the Social Sciences or related areas, which the Scientific Committee deems fit to be admitted to this PhD programme;
- Hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum in the Social Sciences or related areas which, exceptionally, the Scientific Committee deems fit to be admitted to this PhD programme;
- Apply for admission by filling in the appropriate form supplied by the academic services of the organic unit that hosts the cycle of studies, who shall verify if the candidate fulfils the requirements laid down in these regulations and in the current legislation.


The application procedure requires the following elements:
- Documentation attesting that the candidate fulfils the requirements stated above;
- Updated CV, including works published or appropriately documented;
- Statement of the area of knowledge and specialty in which the candidate wishes to carry out his PhD;
- One of the following documents:
     a) A research project, indicating the object of study, its research methodology and goals, duly structured according to bibliography of reference from the area of study the candidate is applying for (required for candidates who wish to apply for an FCT scholarship);
     b) A letter of intent, stating why the candidate chose this program of studies and indicating the area she wishes to research and the reasoned goals of the work she pretends to carry out during the PhD.


Other relevant evaluating elements:
- Final grade obtained in the academic degree held by the candidate;
- Academic, scientific and technical curriculum;
- Adjustment of the candidate's academic training to the requirements of the PhD programme;
- Research project or letter of intent and motivation;
- Interview (if required by the Scientific Committee).