FAQ | Ph.D.

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Admission

Can I complete the advanced training programme or the curricular phase of the Ph.D. programme online?

The programmes at the University of Lisbon School of Law are taught on premises and the students must be present in the classes. In the Ph.D. Programme, the attendance system may be adjusted by the lecturer of each class and subject.

Is conditional enrolment in the Ph.D. programme possible?

Yes, conditional enrolment in the Ph.D. programmes is allowed, as long as the Master’s programme is completed until 31 December of the academic year at stake and as long as the candidate obtained an average grade of at least 14 points in the curricular phase of the Master’s course.

Enrolment

I am a 2nd year student of a 3rd cycle programme (drafting of the thesis) at FDUL and I have some questions about enrolment through the Online Resources. How can I clarify them?

You can check here a manual for enrolment in the 2nd year of a 3rd cycle programme (drafting of the thesis).

Can I cancel my registration and enrolment?

The student may, until 31 January of each year, request the cancellation of the registration in all curriculum units of the academic year which he/she is attending, without prejudice to the payment of due tuitions.

Evaluation

How can I check the exams for the Ph.D., aggregation and certification?

Ph.D., aggregation and scientific certification exams can be checked on the website of ULisboa (www.ulisboa.pt), following the links below (click on):

Where can I check Professors' email addresses?

On the website of the School of Law at Professors > Teaching Staff.

Tuition fees

How much are the tuition fees?

In each academic year, an order by the Director of the Lisbon School of Law is published stating the amount, due dates and payment options of the tuition fees, registration fee and school insurance for that academic year.

Are the tuition fees updated each academic year?

Yes, in each academic year, an order by the Director of the Lisbon School of Law is published stating the amount, due dates and payment options of the tuition fees, registration fee and school insurance for each academic year.

I have not fully paid my tuition fees from previous academic years. Can I register and enrol?

Students who have not fully paid their tuition fees cannot register or enrol in the subsequent academic year, nor request any certificates or statements for the academic year relating to which they are in arrears, except for debt statements.

I have not fully paid my tuition fees for this academic year and I will not be able to settle the debt. What can I do?

Students who do not pay the tuition fees within the provided time period may pay the outstanding debt accrued with interest at the legal rate until the end of the academic year.

I have not fully paid my tuition fees from the previous academic years and I will not be able to settle the debt. What can I do?

For further information on this issue, contact the Social Responsibility Office on the email address responsabilidadesocial@fd.ulisboa.pt.

Special Status

Does Decree-Law no. 36/2014, of 10 March, which approved the Status of the international student apply to Master's and Ph.D. programmes at the University of Lisbon School of Law?

The status of the international student governed by Decree-Law no. 36/2014 does not apply to the Master’s and Ph.D. programmes at the University of Lisbon School of Law. Decree-Law no. 36/2014, of 10 March is applicable only to Bachelor’s study cycles (180 to 240 credits) and integrated Master’s study cycles (300 to 360 credits) and the Master’s study cycles of the School of Law are not integrated. The Master’s programmes at the School of Law have a maximum of 120 credits.

Certificates and Declarations

Where can I obtain a certificate or declaration?

You must request certificates online through the Online Resources, with your username and password with the account Campus@UL.

If you do not have the credentials for the account Campus@UL or if yours are not working properly, you can request new credentials via email to contacampus@fd.ul.pt.

Certificate requests are available at [Enrollment & Requests] -> [Requesting Documents].

Urgent acts: In order to obtain documents, urgent acts can be issued within two days at most, subject to the paymeny of an urgency fee twice as much the normal cost of the requested act.

To obtain a specific statement, click on «attach documents» on the Online Resources and specify in the comments field: the purposes, the entity that requested it and the elements that must be included therein.

Collection of documents is made in person or by another person with a power of attorney signed by you. You can use any power of attorney template duly issued granting the required powers to the attorney-in-fact to collect the requested documents.

You can send the power of attorney by email together with the documents identifying the principal and the attorney-in-fact.

If you want the original documents to be sent by post, you should send to these services a sealed and pre-addressed envelope. The request must be sent to:

University of Lisbon School of Law
Academic Division
Alameda da Universidade
Cidade Universitária
1649-014 Lisboa

Alternatively, you may pick up the documents in the Academic Division, during office hours:

– From September to July:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
– During the month of August:
Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Assignment of Credits/Equivalence

What is the difference between equivalence and recognition of the degree obtained abroad?

The equivalence to a foreign study cycle allows the holder of a foreign degree to have all the rights inherent to holding a specific study cycle, taught by a Portuguese institution of higher education. The recognition of the degree solely grants all the rights inherent to having the degree. There is no mention of the specific study cycle of the institution responsible for the recognition. Conversely, the registration of the foreign degree is a simplified form of recognition, which is done by several institutions of higher education pursuant to the general decisions of the Committee of Recognition of Foreign Degrees. Further details are available online at NARIC – National Academic Recognition Information Centres.

Who determines which foreign degrees are subject to registration?

Foreign degrees subject to registration are determined by the Committee of Recognition of Foreign Degrees, which operates within the Division of Recognition, Mobility and International Cooperation of the Higher Education Directorate-General.

Which diplomas (and respective countries) are subject to registration?

The list of diplomas is available at the online web page of the Directorate-General of Higher Education: http://www.dges.mctes.pt/NR/rdonlyres/DEF331EC-2119-4F03-9B52-F322F3C42FBB/6475/Quadros_Deliberacoes.pdf.

After the registration/recognition/equivalence, may I exercise my profession in Portugal?

The recognition of professional qualifications allows its holder to exercise in the national territory the profession for which he is qualified in the Member State of origin, under the same conditions as the professionals who obtained their qualifications in said territory.
Similarly to the case of qualifications obtained in the country where it is requested, the recognition of foreign qualifications may not be sufficient to do a certain job.

The recognition of professional qualifications is governed by specific legislation, available online at: www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/Reconhecimento+Profissional/.

How much are the fees with regard to the equivalence of recognition of foreign degrees?

International Mobility

Where can I obtain information on International Mobility Programmes?

You can check further information on International Mobility at the website of the School of Law in Internationalisation >  International Study.

Online Resources

If I still have not obtained the credentials of the account Campus@UL or if the ones I received are not working properly, what should I do?

If you still do not have the credentials for the account Campus@UL or if the ones you received do not work properly, you can request new credentials via email contacampus@fd.ul.pt.

How can I change the password of the account Campus@UL?

You can check here an instruction manual that will assist you in changing the password of the account Campus@UL.

How can I update my contact details through the Online Resources?

You can check here a manual that will assist you in updating your contact details through the Online Resources.

School Insurance

Where can I obtain information on School Insurance?

You can check all the useful and necessary information on the school insurance here.

Contacts

How can I get in touch with the Academic Division? What are the office hours?

Academic Division:

Location and contacts:
ground floor of Building I (former Bachelor’s programmes’ Secretariat)
Tel: (351) 21 798 46 00
Fax: (351) 21 798 46 03
E-mail: posgraduados@fd.ulisboa.pt

Office hours:

from September to July
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

during the month of August
Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone service hours:
Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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