Admission

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements to the Ph.D. in Law are the following:

  • Master’s degree in Law (or legal equivalent);
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (or legal equivalent) of applicants who have a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum, deemed by the Scientific Board of the University of Lisbon School of Law to confirm the capacity to complete this study cycle.

Conditional Admission

According to the Excerpt of the Generic Resolution of the Scientific Board of 12 December 2012 on conditional admission to Master’s and Ph.D. programmes, the “admission to the Ph.D. programme is subject to completion of the Master’s degree until 31 December of the academic year at stake and provided that the candidate has obtained an average grade of at least 14 points in the curricular phase of the Master’s degree”.

Application Portal

Applications are submitted online only in digital format, through the Application Portal.

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Documents required for Application

Academic degree completed in Portugal

a) Citizen Card or Identity Card;
b) Curriculum Vitae;
c) Bachelor’s and Master’s Certificate;
d) Certificate of subjects/transcripts which include all the subjects of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes with respective scores;
e) Certificate or declaration with the final average of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, if it is not indicated in the document mentioned in the previous paragraph;

Note: The copies of the documents referred to in c), d) and e) must be properly notarized.
The original documents, or certified copy thereof, submitted through the Application Portal must be provided to the Academic Division or sent by post no later than 15 December of the respective academic year, if the applicant has been admitted and enrols in the programme.

Academic degree completed outside Portugal

a) Passport (or Citizen Card for Portuguese Citizens);
b) Curriculum Vitae;
c) Bachelor’s and Master’s Certificate;
d) Certificate of subjects/transcripts which include all the subjects of the Bachelor’s and Master’s courses with the respective scores and final average;
e) Certificate or declaration with the final average of the course/grade point average of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, if it is not indicated in the document mentioned in the previous paragraph;

Note: Copies of the documents referred to in c), d) and e) must be properly certified by the Portuguese consulate in the country where the degree was completed, or through Apostille pursuant to the Hague Convention.
The original documents, or certified copy thereof, submitted through the Application Portal must be provided to the Academic Division or sent by post no later than 15 December of the respective academic year, if the applicant has been admitted and enrols in the programme.

Enrolment

Enrolments are made online through the Online Resources

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