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Admissions

APPLICATION PROCESS

When to apply

The 1st round of applications will open on February 1st until February 28th, so don't lose the chance to apply in the best Business School in Portugal that will enhance the mind-set and vision and prepare you for what is next.

STEP BY STEP

Step 1 - Start your application online

Choose the programs you wish to apply for (link available soon)

Upload the required documents *
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications [English or Portuguese]

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 extract this information from your students’ personal webpage].

* Please note that all documents must be in English and submitted in PDF and/or JPEG format.

Step 2 - Pay the application fee

After you have filled your 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 completed and therefore will not be analyzed by the jury until the application fee is settled.

Step 3 - Additional information

The Admissions Jury may request an interview and, for non-business graduates, the GMAT/GRE or the CATÓLICA-LISBON Internal Admission Test.

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 GMAT 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.].

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 - 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, MSc 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 MSC 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