International student

From EU or want to apply for master’s, doctoral programs

  • If you are:

    • National of a member state of the European Union;
    • Family member of Portuguese citizens or of nationals of a member state of the European Union, regardless of your nationality;
    • Not being national of a member state of the European Union and not being covered by the previous paragraph, legally resident in Portugal for a continuous period of over two years on 1st January of the year you intend to access higher education, as well as the children who legally reside with you;

    You enjoy equal status to that of any Portuguese student, benefitting from the same conditions of admission to all the programmes of Lusófona University.


    • Students who concluded Secondary Education or equivalent

      If you have completed Secondary Education (12th grade) or equivalent qualification, you can submit your application through the entry call via the 12th grade. Applications are made online and you may submit all the necessary documents with the online application form. At a later date, these documents can be handed in at our Academic Services Office. Should you prefer, you can also send them by snail mail.

      International candidates for a Bachelor’s degree or an Integrated Master’s degree who attended secondary school or equivalent abroad must do the following:

      • Request equivalence to Portuguese Secondary Education. Please find out how and where you can request this equivalence here
      • Take the national entrance exams required for the programme you wish to attend. Access information on programmes and required entrance exams here and request more information from the University’s Academic Services Office at
      Documents to be submitted
      • Certificate of conclusion of Secondary Education (original or certified copy)
      • ENES 2020 File (proof that the entrance exams were taken) – original or certified copy.
      • Personal and fiscal identity document required by the Portuguese law (original and photocopy) as well as a commitment statement that you will later submit your residence permit
      Important Application Dates
      UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS for students who have completed secondary education
      (12th grade or equivalent)
      July 4th to 23rd 2020 July 24 , 2020
      July 24th to August 13th 2020* August 14, 2020
      August 14th to September 8th , 2020* September 9, 2020
      September 9th to 16th, 2020 * September 17, 2020
      September 17th to 24th, 2020 * September 25, 2020
      September 25th to October 2nd, 2020 * October 3, 2020
      October 3rd to 14th, 2020 * October 15, 2020
      October 15th to 22nd , 2020 * October 23, 2020
    • Mature Students (23+)

      If you turn 23 years of age by 31st December of the year before you decide to apply for higher education programme and don’t hold the required qualification to access higher education, you can apply to the entrance exam for applicants over 23.

      This call has a specific timetable and includes a written exam and an interview. To start the application procedures, you should refer to: application timetables | documents required for application | Pre-requirements | Regulation for over 23 applications. Request more information about the exam and interview from the University’s Academic Service Office at

      Documents to be submitted
      • CURRICULUM VITAE – Dated and signed, referencing the applicant’s academic and professional path (two copies)
      • IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT – Personal and fiscal identity document required by the Portuguese law
      Applications Timetable

      For Mature students (for those who are 23 years of age or over by December 31 of the year preceding the one when they intend to apply)

      1st Season
      January 2nd to February 28th 2020 1st March 9th to 13th 2020 March 23, 2020
      February 29th to April 3rd 2020 2nd April 13th to 17th 2020 April 27, 2020
      April 4th to 30th 2020 3rd May 11th to 15th 2020 May 25, 2020
      May 1st to June 5th 2020 4th June 15th to 19th 2020 June 29, 2020
      2nd Season
      June 6th to 19th 2020 1st July 6th to 10th 2020 July 17, 2020
      June 30th to July 10th 2020 2nd July 20th a 24th 2020 August 13, 2020
      July 11th to August 23th 2020 3rd August 31st to September 4th 2020 September 8, 2020
      August 24th to September 11th 2020 4th September 14th to 18th 2020 September 24, 2020
      September 12th to October 1st 2020 5th October 6th to 9th 2020 October 14, 202
  • Holders of higher education degrees from foreign institutions can apply for Master’s or PhD degrees at Lusófona University.

    Apply here

    International students who wish to apply to Master’s or PhD programmes must comply with the following requirements:

    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree (for applicants for master’s degree) or a Master’s degree (for applicants for PhD degree);
    • Submit the documents listed below;
    • The diplomas and certificates must highlight the circumstances of their emission accurately and must be authenticated by the Portuguese Consulate in the issuing country or, when necessary, be attached with an apostille, under the terms of the Hague Convention, and translated into Portuguese by a certified translator when they are written in a language other than Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
    Documents to submit by Master’s applicants
    • Copy of the passport;
    • Certificate of Bachelor’s degree (certificates which establish the titularity of the degree);
    • Certificates that establish pass level in courses that don’t award a degree, delivered by higher education institutions, whether national or foreign, in the area of the master’s programme;
    • Academic transcript of the Bachelor’s degree;
    • Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed, preferentially in the Ciência Vitae, FCT-SIG or similar model;
    • Recommendation letter (applicable to the master’s programmes of the School of Economic and Organizational Sciences);
    • Applicable to the 2nd cycles in Film Studies and in Animation Arts of the Lusófona University – Lisbon campus:
      • PIndividual portfolio which enables recruiters to appraise the artistic and professional path of the candidates as well as the relevance of their previous experience. This portfolio should be submitted preferably in digital format – applicable to the 2nd cycles in Film Studies and in Animation Arts;
      • Individual project, with note of intent, synopsis and any other elements the candidate deems relevant regarding an original concept for the production of a feature-length film – applicable to the 2nd Cycle in Film Studies
    Documents to be submitted by PhD applicants
    • Copy of the passport;
    • Certificate of Master’s degree (certificate that establish the titularity of the degree);
    • Certificates that establish pass level in courses that do not award a degree, delivered by higher education institutions, whether national or foreign, in the area of the PhD programme;
    • Motivation letter, briefly explaining the reasons for attending the study cycle;
    • Academic Transcript of the Master’s degree
    • Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed, preferably in the DeGóis, FCT-SIG or similar model;
    • Copies of the scientific work of the candidate;
      • Thesis Pre-Project (applicable to the PhD programmes in Urbanism, Museology, Media Arts, Architecture and Communication Sciences, as well as all PhD programmes in the case of application for a scholarship)
    Timetable for master’s and PhD programmes 2020/21 academic year
    February 2nd to 28th, 2020* March 16th to 20th 2020 March 31, 2020
    February 29th to March 27th 2020 * April 13rd to 17th 2020 April 29, 2020
    March 28h to May1st 2020 * May 11th to 15th 2020 May 27, 2020
    May 2nd to 29th 2020 * June 15th to 19th 2020 July 1, 2020
    May 30th a July 3rd 2020 * July 13rd to 17th 2020 July 29, 2020
    July 4th to 24th 2020 * July 27th to 31st 2020 August 5, 2020
    July 25th to September 4th 2020 * September 7th to 9th 2020 September 16, 2020
    September 5th to 11th 2020 * September 14th to 18th 2020 September 25, 2020
    September 12th to 25th 2020 October 6th to 9th 2020 October 20, 2020
  • Information on tuition fees

    • Foreign/international students benefit from the same tuition scale (monthly fees) as all other students.
      Fees are due until the 8th of each month.
      Foreign/international students are required to pay the first 2 fees when they enrol.
    • Check the different tuition fees per programme.
    International / foreign students must pay when they apply for the 2020/2021 academic year
    1st cycle (Bachelor) / Integrated Master’s degree (International Student)
    Post-graduation, Master’s and PhD degrees
    Upon enrolment

    Enrolment fee + school insurance + 2 tuition fees

    Monthly tuition fee

    Visit the page with information on the monthly tuition fees / programme.

    Enrolment (1) 240€ ——- ——- ——-
    Enrolment (1) and (2) (Digital Animation; Sound Science and Technology; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication; Photography; Videogames) 499€ ——- ——- ——-
    Enrolment (1) and (3) (Veterinary Medicine) 4995€ ——- ——- ——-
    Enrolment ——- 195€ 279€ 182€
    Enrolment 320€ ——- ——- ——-
    Student Insurance 40€ 40€ 40€ 40€
    Application / Enrolment Certificate (4) 75€
    • 1. Enrolment fee for students admitted to Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias for the 1st time;
    • 2. The enrolment fee may be paid in 3 equal and successive instalments in September, October and November;
    • 3. The enrolment fee may be paid in 4 equal and successive fees in October, November, December and January.
    • 4. For International / Foreign Students:
      • Upon enrolment, the International / Foreign Students must pay the first two tuition fees due, based on the number of ECTS they enrolled for in the academic year, considering a minimum of 20 ECTS of enrolment per academic semester. Until this amount has been paid, no certificates will be issued for the student, namely the certificate to obtain a student’s visa
    Payment methods
    • Bank Transfer – proof of transfer must be sent, with the students ID number, to
    • ATM or cash – at the Treasury office.
    • Cheque – to be handed at the Treasury office, made out to COFAC, crl.
    • ATM reference
    • VISA credit card – information available after submission of the Application form
    • PayPal – information available after submission of the Application form

    Candidates who pay by VISA or Paypal must send proof of payment to

    Any query relative to payments must be referred to the university’s Treasury service to