This PhD programme is biennial.
The upcoming programme edition is due to open in 2023/2024 with calls opening in the 1st quarter of 2023.

2021/2022 edition - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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

Who can apply

1 - 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, as appropriate for that level of study, including relevant scientific publications (at least one book, three reviewed articles); research experience (research project director); academic experience (2 years of teaching); and / or professional experience as mentioned in b).
2 - 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

- Certificate from Master's degree with final course classification obtained (Master degree diploma). If the certificate does not indicate the average of completion, a certificate proving approval in the curricular units carried out must be included, with respective classifications (school transcript) (MANDATORY, except if the origin course is a course taught at the University of Coimbra)
- Certificate of Bachelor's degree with final course classification (diploma). If the certificate does not indicate the average of completion, a certificate proving approval in the curricular units carried out must be included, with respective classifications (school transcript) (MANDATORY, except if the primary course is a course taught at the University of Coimbra)
- Copy of Identity Document (MANDATORY only for foreign applicants)
- Curriculum Vitae (Europass format) (MANDATORY)
- Diploma(s) of proficiency in foreign languages (if any)
- Motivation Letter (MANDATORY)
- Official declaration of course outlines and hourly course loads with classification of each course unit of courses previously taken (transcript), in case of equivalence credits request (MANDATORY, except in degrees awarded by the University of Coimbra under the Bologna Process – after 2007/2008)
- Statement of Interest on PhD program / Research project proposal (1000 words) (MANDATORY). 

NOTE: If the documents mentioned above are written in a foreign language other than Spanish, French, and English, it is mandatory to present a translation to Portuguese undertaken by a translator recognised by the Portuguese diplomatic representation. The submission of the authenticated original documents is mandatory to the applicants admitted who enrol and register and must be done until the 31st of December of the year of entry in order to complete their personal file. Further information.

Evaluation Criteria

1 - Academic Qualifications: Bachelor / Master's Degree / PhD, (5/20 Weighting);
2 - Other academic courses: Summer courses / Training courses / Specialization courses., (2/20 Weighting);
3 - Publications / Research relevant to the thematic of the program., (3/20 Weighting);
4. Duly proven knowledge of foreign languages / s (English and other), (2/20 Weighting);
5 - Professional Curriculum in areas relevant to the thematic of the program., (3/20 Weighting);
6 - 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 50EUR fee, which is non-refundable, even in case of invalidation of application and of non-placement.
- Applications are submitted online
- Applicants who do not have the documents attesting the required qualifications or other documents until the end of the deadline for applications may apply conditionally. If they do not submit the required documents until the new deadline provided, they can move their application into the following call without any additional charges. If they choose not to move their application within the mentioned deadline, their application will become “Not Admitted” in the final ranking list.
- In applications definitively considered valid, and after the evaluation period has started, it is not possible to add or replace the documents presented. To add new documentation, a new application must be submitted in the next phase, if any.
- After the last phase of applications, and if there are still places available, applicants may submit their application by means of a request, beyond the deadline, which will be duly appraised by the coordination of the Course /Organisational Unit.
- Further information about academic issues, including the academic calendar, is available here
- Contacts: e-mail; telephone: +351 239 247 195; in person assistance at one of the academic centres of the Academic Management Services of the University of Coimbra. Schedules for assistance may be consulted here.