This PhD programme is biennial.
The upcoming programme edition is due to open in 2021/2022 with calls opening in the 1st quarter of 2021.


2019/2020 edition

Who can apply | Submission of applications | Evaluation Criteria | Annual Fee

Who can apply

Applicants for admission to the Doctoral Programme in Postcolonialisms and Global Citizenship must be:

a) Holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent;

b) Holders of a bachelor's degree in Sociology, Political Science or other Social and Human Sciences, holding a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting to the capacity of the Scientific Council to carry out this cycle of studies;

c) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council.

The recognition referred to in sub-paragraphs b) and c) of paragraph 1 only provides access to the study cycle leading to the degree of doctor and does not confer the equivalence to the degree of bachelor or master or the recognition of those degrees.

Available places: 15

Submission of applications

- Motivation letter, explaining the reasons that lead the applicant to apply, if relevant according to the criteria established by the organic unit of the desired course (MANDATORY)
- Workload and programmes of curricular units if credits are to be requested (MANDATORY, unless the course of origin is taught at the University of Coimbra under the Bologna Process - after 2007/2008)
- Certificate of Bachelor's degree with final course classification (diploma). If credits are to be requested, a certificate indicating all curricular units completed and classification obtained on each of the curricular units is required (MANDATORY, except if the primary course is a course taught at the University of Coimbra)
- Certificate of Master's degree with final classification (diploma). If credits are to be requested, a certificate indicating all curricular units completed and classification obtained on each of the curricular units is required (MANDATORY, except if the primary course is a course taught at the University of Coimbra)
- Curriculum Vitae (Europass format) (MANDATORY)
- Diploma(s) of proficiency in foreign languages, if applicable
- Copy of Identification Document (MANDATORY only for foreign applicants)
- Statement of Interest on PhD program / Research project proposal (1,000 words) (MANDATORY)

NOTE: Admitted candidates who register and enroll in the course are required to present the original documents until the 31st of December in order to complete their individual student file.
The documents mentioned above must be certified by the local Portuguese consulate and / or legalized by the Apostille system under the Convention on Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (better known as the Hague Convention), signed at The Hague, October 5, 1961, with the exception of documents issued by European Union Member-States. However, in case of doubt about the documentation presented, the aforementioned certification or submission of additional documentation may be requested to any applicant.
If the above-mentioned documents are in a foreign language other than Spanish, French or English, a translation must be presented. Translations must be duly certified by the competent authorities.

Evaluation Criteria

- Academic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree / Master's Degree / PhD (5/20 Weighting)
- Other academic courses: Summer courses / Training courses / Specialization courses (2/20 Weighting)
- Publications / Research relevant to the themes of the programme (3/20 Weighting)
- Duly proven knowledge of foreign languages (English and other) (2/20 Weighting)
- Professional Curriculum in fields relevant to the themes of the programme (3/20 Weighting) 
- Motivation Letter / research project / profile of applicant. Relevant to the themes of the programme (5/20 Weighting)

NOTE: Assessed applications that have a grade lower than 9.5 in one of the evaluation criteria will automatically become non-approved.

Annual fee: 2,000 Euros

Part-time registration: Admits (Thesis only)

Information for candidates

- Application is subject to the payment of a fee in the amount of 50 euros, non-refundable, including in cases of invalidation of application, non-placement or when the study cycle does not open due to the lack of the minimum number of enrollees.
- Applications are submitted online 
- More information 
- Contacts: e-mail; phone +351 239 247 195; in person at the support centres of the Academic Management Service, in the hours available here.