Doctorate Degree (PhD)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2020
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Ef 1013/2011 de 18-03-2011
Update registry R/A-Ef 1013/2011/AL01 de 10-04-2018 | R/A-Ef 1013/2011/AL02 de 05-01-2021
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person
Round Start Date End Date Vacancies Application fee Reservation fee
1st phase 2023-12-18 00:01 2024-01-31 17:00 25 70 € 350 €
2nd phase 2024-02-01 00:01 2024-03-20 17:00 70 € 350 €
3rd phase 2024-03-21 00:01 2024-05-15 17:00 70 € 350 €
4th phase 2024-05-16 00:01 2024-07-10 17:00 70 € 350 €
5th phase 2024-07-11 00:01 2024-08-28 17:00 70 € 350 €
Programmes can offer all vacancies in the first phase or distribute them by phase. Vacancies not taken up in a phase are carried over to the next phase. The opening of the next application phase is subject to the existence of vacancies.


The following are eligible to apply for the PhD in African Studies:  

  • Holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent;  
  • Holders of a bachelor's degree with a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized as attesting to their ability to complete the doctorate;  
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting to their ability to complete a doctorate.

See the  Selection Criteria for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Candidates who are required to obtain a visa are advised to formalize their application in the early stages.  

We also recommend that if you have any problems completing the application process, you contact Iscte's Center for International Studies via e-mail:  

Application procedures

In addition to the requirements indicated in the previous point, the application process includes the submission of the following documents:  

  • Curriculum Vitae;  
  • Certificate(s) of Qualifications (with proof of degree obtained and transcript of grades with all curricular units and classifications).  


The enrolment and registration of admitted candidates is subject to the payment of the reservation fee.

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