Number of slots for 2024/2025

 2nd phase

National candidates of a country which is not a Member State of the European Union: 5


Minimum number of students: 8



Conditions of access

  • Candidate’s conditions for admission
    a) Holders of a 1st cycle of studies degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Language Sciences, Linguistics, Languages and Literatures or Letters, Communication Sciences, Human Sciences or Social Sciences (provided they have proven training in the area of Language Sciences).
    b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, awarded following a 1st cycle of studies organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a state adhering to this process;
    c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognised as satisfying the objectives of a bachelor's degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty or Technical-Scientific Council of the Higher Scholl of the University of the Algarve;
    d) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognised as attesting to their ability to complete this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of the Algarve.
    e) Candidates for the master's degree must master Portuguese (the language in which the course is taught).

    The recognition referred to in points b) to d) only has the effect of granting access to the cycle of studies leading to the master's degree and does not confer to its holder the equivalence or recognition of a 1st cycle of studies’ degree.

Criteria for selection of the candidates

  • The selection and ranking criteria for candidates are set out in the minutes of the Course coordinating committee and include, with the weighting indicated below, the following:
    1. The suitability of the degree/1st cycle to the scientific area of the course (elimination);
    2. Final classification of the degree (10 to 20 points);
    3. Interview (0 to 20 points);
    4. Research activity (0 to 3 points);
    5. Scientific publications and communications at conferences (0 to 3 points);
    6. Other complementary training (0 to 3 points).

Necessary documentation

  • Candidates should formalise their application using the online form, duly completed and where the documents should be uploaded:
    - Certificate of qualifications, with transcripts of subjects (proof of degree); in the case of foreign qualifications candidates must attach a certificate, duly authenticated by the consulate/embassy.
    - Copy of ID card or Passport.
    - Curriculum Vitae (with personal, academic and professional details).
    - Proof of payment of the application fee of 50 euros.



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Application calendar for 2024/2025

1st Phase*  
Applications 05-01-2024 to 31-01-2024
Selection  01 to 09-02-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 09-02-2024
Publication of results 16-02-2024
Complaint 16 to 20-02-2024
Complaint results Until 23-02-2024
Registration 19 to 29-02-2024

* The 1st phase of applications is only intended for masters and doctoral courses that are taught in the English language.

2nd Phase  
Applications 11-03-2024 to 05-04-2024
Selection  08 to 18-04-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 18-04-2024
Publication of results 23-04-2024
Complaint 23 to 26-04-2024
Complaint results Until 03-05-2024
Registration 29-04 to 10-05-2024
3rd Phase  
Applications 27-05-2024 to 05-07-2024
Selection  08 to 16-07-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 16-07-2024
Publication of results 23-07-2024
Complaint 23 to 26-07-2024
Complaint results Until 30-07-2024
Registration 24 to 31-07-2024
4th Phase  
Applications 09-08-2024 to 26-08-2024
Selection  26-08 to 04-09-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 04-09-2024
Publication of results 11-09-2024
Complaint 11 to 13-09-2024
Complaint results Until 17-09-2024
Registration 11 to 19-09-2024

Note: Non-EU applicants are advised to apply in the early stages due to the need to obtain a visa, a process that may delay arrival on national territory.