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Application procedure

Admissions Period Intake 2017
Applications are now closed.

Step 1 - Start your application online

Please note that all documents must be submitted in PDF and/or 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 a list of all the courses you have attended and respective grades [you may print this information from your students’ personal webpage].

Demonstrate adequate English proficiency (not mandatory)
  • TOEFL [recommended score] 600 [PBT], 250 [CBT], or 100 [IBT]
  • IELTS [recommended score] 7.0
  • Certificate in Advanced English [CAE] minimum of C

Step 2 - Payment of your application fee

Once you have successfully submitted your application and uploaded the required documents, you will be asked to settle the non-refundable application fee. Please note that your application will only be considered complete, hence analyzed by the admission jury, upon receipt of your payment.

Step 3 - CATÓLICA-LISBON Internal Admission Test or GMAT exam

As part of your application review process, you might be asked by the Admissions Jury to take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Internal Admission Test, if you do not have an economics, business administration or quantitative background.

The CATÓLICA-LISBON Internal Admission Test:

  • has a non-refundable-fee of €40
  • is exclusively held at the School’s premises and is computer-based
  • has a duration of 2 hours
  • consists of 40 questions in English inspired form the GAMT exam
  • assesses both your analytical and critical reasoning skills (20 Problem Solving questions and 20 Data Sufficiency questions, covering all degrees of difficulty)

In order 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 [Kaplan - GMAT Premier Program; Barron's GMAT by Jaffe M.B.A., Eugene D., Hilbert Ph.D., Stephen (Barron's Educational Series); etc.].

CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test will be held in Lisbon on one of these dates:

CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test
Day Time Room
March 15th (Wednesday) tbc tbc
March 30th (Thursday) tbc tbc
April 11th (Tuesday) tbc tbc

Alternatively, 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.

Step 4 - Interview

As part of your application review process, you might be asked by the admissions Jury to attend a face-to-face interview (or video call interview if you are based abroad).

Step 5 - Final decision

The Admissions Jury reviews your application and makes a final decision.

Please note that:

  • the Admissions Jury’s decision is final and conclusive
  • regardless of the outcome of your application, you will receive a personalized e-mail from our Marketing & Admissions Office, which will mention your name, as well as the final decision of the jury.

About fees

Please note that application fee, CATÓLICA-LISBON internal admission test fee and enrollment fee are non-refundable. 

Students are not allowed to apply more than once per Intake (double applications will not be considered and related application fees will not be refunded).

About your Undergraduate Diploma/Certificate

Upon admission, Master students are required to present an original or an authenticated copy of their Undergraduate Diploma/Certificate at the Central Administrative Services (located on the ground floor of the Library building).

According to Portuguese and EU regulations, continuing a Master program depends on providing adequate proof of having previously completed studies in an Undergraduate program. Failure to do so creates an illegal situation for both Students and the School. It is therefore of utmost importance that you present your Undergraduate Diploma/Certificate at the Central Administrative Services. This document should not be mistaken with the Undergraduate Grades Transcript requested by the Marketing & Admissions Office for application purposes or by the Student affairs Office for course waiving purposes.

After enrolling in our MSc Programs

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

For more information on the application process:

E-mail: msc@ucp.pt

Phone: (+351) 217 214 140