15 November to 10 January 

Admission exam – 12 January
Interview – 20 January

Enrollment – 31 January to 4 February



Access Requirements for the Post Graduate programme in Political Science and International Relations:

The primary Post Graduate access requirementis holding an undergraduate degree (1st cycle).

Documents necessary for application
  •  Post-graduate Application Form ;
  • 2 Recommendation Letters (facultative);
  • Short Curriculum Vitae;
  • Documents in proof of the aforementioned qualifications (submission of photocopies - with presentation of originals);
  • Application Fee: 1st phase 135€ / 2nd phase 165€
  • One photograph.

Documents to be delivered by e-mail to

Application Fee: applications are subject to payment of a fee of 165€. This payment may be done through bank transfer.

National Candidates

Entrance Examination: andidates sit an entrance examination that involves commenting on a classical text drawn from Political Science/European Studies. One text is chosen from the two set to the student. Both texts are in English while the answer is written in Portuguese. This examination is solely indicative of the candidate’s interest in the fields of Political Science, International Relations and European Studies as well as their familiarity with English and does not assume specialist knowledge on the issues raised. A past examination paper may be requested from the Institute Secretary. The entrance examination is sat in the final application phase.

Interview: the applicant completes the admissions process with an interview designed to analyse both the documented contents of the respective application process and the individual candidate’s motivation.


International Candidates

  • Academic Essays
  1. Sending two Essays written by the candidate with aproximately 2500 words, in English, on a topic of Political Science or International Relations, by the candidate's choice.
  2. The candidate may send some academic work that meets these requirements even if it has already been assessed.
  • Other documents to hand in:
  1.  Post-graduate  Application Form ;
  2. 2 Recommendations letters (optional);
  3. Abridged Curriculum Vitae;
  4. Documents proving the qualifications referred to (photocopy - does not replace the presentation of the original);
  5. Application fee: 1st phase 135€ / 2nd phase 165€ - take into account the additional costs for international transfers to be covered by the student (contact information:;
  6. Photograph;
  7. Copy of the identification document – Passport.


Enrolment Procedures

1. Ground Floor: School Secretary (please tale the respective queue-ticket)
Timetable: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm | 2 pm - 5 pm, Thursdays from 9.30 am - 6 pm

Documentation required:

  • Duly completed registration form and inquiry;
  • Photograph (or 1 colour photocopy);
  • Vaccination book demonstrating up-to-date tetanus vaccination;
  • Photocopy of identification documentation (Identity Card, Citizenship Card or Passport) and photocopy of taxation card;
  • Non-European Union international students have to deliver their study visa or residential permit through to the beginning of the 2nd semester of the 2011-2012 academic years;
  • All original certification to be returned.

2. Ground floor: Treasury (please tale the respective queue-ticket)
Timetable: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm | 2 pm - 5 pm, Thursdays from 9.30 am - 6 pm

Payment of enrolment and registration: the payment of enrolment and registration is carried out simultaneous with the first monthly fee, corresponding to 30 ECTS. During the month of October, this latter payment is corrected in accordance with the actual number of ECTS for which the student is enrolled.

3. 2nd Floor: Institute for Political Studies Course Secretary

Registration for the courses
(E-Services to Academic Citizens - student personal page and other online services)

4. Ground Floor: Loja do Cartão

In order to request your provisional UCP Identification Card go to Loja do Cartão.