Foreign students wishing to apply for a master's degree must fulfill the following conditions:
- A bachelor's degree or legal equivalent;
- A foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that has subscribed to this Process;
- An academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body of the institution of admittance.
The following conditions apply to the cycle of studies that leads to the doctorate:
- A master's degree or legal equivalent;
- A college degree with a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum vitae recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by by the scientific body of the institution of admittance.
Collaboration between Portuguese and Indian Universities
AESE, the oldest Business School in Portugal, established in 2009 an agreement for academic cooperation with IIMA - the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, providing an ever-growing platform for joint training and research.
More than 4000 entrepreneurs have participated in AESE's Executive Programmes, in search of improvement of their leadership and managerial skills. The School's international vision and its culture of participative learning, the respect for ethic and human values and rigorous up-to-date research, stand as pillars of AESE's activities.
ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute has over the last years signed agreements with Indian Universities:
- MoUs with Delhi University, JNU, and IITD - the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
- Cooperation agreement with IIMB - the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, which has hosted an Executive Week for executive-level Masters students of ISCTE-Business School.
- MoU in preparation with IITG - the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, for developing a joint academic program and academic exchange in cognitive sciences.
In July 2012 ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute will host the biannual Conference on South Asian Studies , one of the most important platforms for debate on Indian and South Asian Studies. And in the next academic year ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute and Brown University, in partnership with IIT- Delhi, will launch an International Master in Indian Studies, with the first academic year held in Lisbon, and the 3rd and 4th semesters at IIT-Delhi or at Brown University.
The Lisbon MBA International is a one-year full-time program in business administration, with a focus on both the academic component and interpersonal competencies.
Brought to you by two universities – Católica and Nova – in partnership with the MIT Sloan School of Management - The Lisbon MBA International offers students the chance to discover US culture and business practices during a summer at the Sloan School, in Boston. The program also provides students with hands-on international business experience through summer internships and International Labs, preparing innovative leaders capable of responding to opportunities and challenges in today's business world.
Partnerships with American Universities
MIT- Portugal, an international collaboration seeking to demonstrate that an investment in science, technology and higher education can have a positive, lasting impact on the economy by addressing key societal issues through quality education and research in the emerging field of engineering systems.
The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program - Carnegie Mellon University and the Portuguese government entered into a unique long-term education and research partnership, with the aim to foster scientific and technological skills at the highest levels and to stimulate collaborative research and development activities.
Harvard Medical School and the Portuguese Government entered into a long-term collaboration to significantly expand translational research and health information across Portugal's medical schools and main research laboratories.
The University of Texas at Austin and the government of Portugal have agreed to a five-year collaboration that will emphasize education and research in digital media, advanced computing, mathematics and commercialization of science and technology.
How degrees are organized
Both university and polytechnic institutions confer the bachelor's degree (licenciado).
In polytechnic education, the cycle of studies has 180 credits and a normal length of six curricular semesters. In certain cases, namely those covered by internal legislation or by European legislation, the cycle of studies can have up to 240 credits with a normal length of up to seven or eight curricular semesters.
In university education, the cycle of studies has from 180 to 240 credits and a normal length of between six to eight curricular semesters.
Both university and polytechnic institutions confer the master's degree (mestre).The cycle of studies has from 90 to 120 credits and a normal length of between three to four curricular semesters.
In polytechnic education, the cycle of studies must ensure predominantly that the student acquires a professional specialization.
In university education, the cycle of studies must ensure that the student acquires an academic specialization resorting to research, innovation or expansion of professional competencies. The degree may also be conferred after an integrated cycle of studies, with 300 to 360 credits and a normal length of 10 to 12 curricular semesters, in cases for which the access to the practice of a certain professional activity depends on that length of time established by legal EU standards or resulting from a stable practice consolidated in the European Union. In this cycle of studies the degree is conferred to those who have obtained 180 credits corresponding to the first six semesters of work.
The degree is conferred to those that, after concluding all the curricular units that integrate the study programme of the course, have obtained the established number of credits, as well as successfully defended in public their dissertation, their project work or their traineeship report.
Doctorates are only conferred by university institutions. The degree is conferred to those that, after concluding all the curricular units that integrate the study programme of the course have successfully defended their thesis in the public act.
Some links on Higher Education in Portugal
- Access to Higher Education
- Portuguese Universities
- A Guide for Higher Education
- The importance of scientific research
- Portuguese Universities and ICT companies
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