Application procedure

Admissions Period:
Fall intake - Admission process for Master programs at CATÓLICA-LISBON will start in February 2017

Step 1 - Start your application online

Submit your application online

Please note that all documents must be submitted in PDF and JPEG format.

Upload the required documents
  • Curriculum Vitae in English;
  • Statement of purpose;
  • University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications [Portuguese or English].

For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non official document with all the courses you have attended and respective grades [you may print this information from your students’ personal webpage].

Prove your English proficiency
(Not mandatory, however highly valued by the Admisson's Jury)
  • TOEFL [recommended score] 600 [PBT], 250 [CBT], or 100 [IBT];
  • IELTS [recommended score] 7.0;
  • Certificate in Advanced English [CAE] minimum of C;

Information about these exams and sample questions can be found at:

STEP 2 - Payment of your application fee

After you have submitted the application and uploaded the required documents you will need to pay the non-refundable application fee. Please note that your application will not be considered complete and therefore will not be analyzed by the jury before the successful payment of this fee.

STEP 3 - Interview or GMAT/CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test

This step is not mandatory and may be requested by the Admissions Jury.

The interview can be held via skype.

CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test is held in Lisbon, in one of these dates:

Day Time Room
March 15th (Wednesday) tbc tbc
May 3rd (Wednesday) tbc tbc
June 26th (Monday) tbc tbc

You may choose to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) which is a standard international exam for admission to post-graduate programs in Business or Economics. The MSc Programs code for this exam is: TTX-CX-44.

Alternatively you may choose to take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test, which assesses your abilities in terms of analytical skills and critical reasoning. The Admission Test for Master of Science consists of a test made directly in the computer application of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics. The test lasts 2 hours, the questions are in English and are inspired in the GMAT test. There are 20 Problem Solving questions and 20 more Data Sufficiency questions, covering all degrees of difficulty.

To prepare for this test, we suggest that you follow standard textbooks covering the quantitative part of the GMAT exam: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency, excluding geometry and graph analysis.

You can easily find a list of textbooks online including, for example:

Kaplan - GMAT Premier Program 2009
Jaffe, Eugene, Hilbert, Stephen Barron's GMAT. Barron's Educational Series.

Price: 40€

Important note - The application fee, the enrollment fee and the admission test (40 euros) are non refundable.

Step 4 - Final decision

The Master Admissions Committee reviews your application and then makes a final decision.

After receiving the results

According to Portuguese and EU regulations, continuing a MSc program depends on providing adequate proof of having completed studies in a previous Undergraduate program. Fail to do so results in an illegal situation both for the Student and the School. Hence, it is of utmost importance that you present your Diploma/Certificate at the Secretaria Escolar | Library Building | Ground Floor. This document should not be mistaken for the Undergraduate Grades Transcript requested by the Marketing and Admissions Office for your application or the Students Affairs Office for course waiving purposes.

After enrolling our MSc Programs

Please access the following link for further information regarding your Study Plan.

For more information on the application process:



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