Number of slots for 2024/2025:  20 (1th phase)




Conditions of access

(a) Degree in Biology or in a related field from a Portuguese university.
(b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree equivalent to a 1st cycle of studies organized following the Bologna Process by a state adhering to this process.
(c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of "licenciado" (bachelor of science).
(d) Holders of an academic, scientific, or professional curriculum attesting to the ability of the candidate to carry out the Master of Science in Marine Biology.
(e) An English knowledge equivalent to at least a C1 level of proficiency.
(e) Graduation grade higher than 13 (0-20 scale), when applicable.
(f) Grade of the evaluation of the academic path and Curriculum vitae higher than 13.

Criteria for selection of the candidates

1) Academic background
1.1) Suitability of the admission qualification;
1.2) Classification of degree;
1.3) Adequacy and classification in additional higher studies degrees (e.g. BSc, MSc, postgraduation);
1.4) Classification of the universities that conferred the degree(s) on the “Shanghai ranking of world universities”;
1.5) Academic awards (e.g., best student, “first class honours”, etc);
2) Academic, scientific, and professional curriculum
2.1) Global profile;
2.2) Professional experience;
3) A face-to-face or videoconference interview may be required.

Necessary documentation

(1) Curriculum vitae (with personal data, academics and professionals) in English.
(2) Transcript with completed modules and respective grades and credits.
(3) Students currently attending a 1st cycle of studies may register conditionally, providing proof of completion of the degree by the 31st of July.
(4) Identity proof (ID or passport).



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Application calendar for 2024/2025

1st Phase*  
Applications 05-01-2024 to 31-01-2024
Selection  01 to 09-02-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 09-02-2024
Publication of results 16-02-2024
Complaint 16 to 20-02-2024
Complaint results Until 23-02-2024
Registration 19 to 29-02-2024

* The 1st phase of applications is only intended for masters and doctoral courses that are taught in the English language.

2nd Phase  
Applications 11-03-2024 to 05-04-2024
Selection  08 to 18-04-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 18-04-2024
Publication of results 23-04-2024
Complaint 23 to 26-04-2024
Complaint results Until 03-05-2024
Registration 29-04 to 10-05-2024
3rd Phase  
Applications 27-05-2024 to 05-07-2024
Selection  08 to 16-07-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 16-07-2024
Publication of results 23-07-2024
Complaint 23 to 26-07-2024
Complaint results Until 30-07-2024
Registration 24 to 31-07-2024
4th Phase  
Applications 09-08-2024 to 26-08-2024
Selection  26-08 to 04-09-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 04-09-2024
Publication of results 11-09-2024
Complaint 11 to 13-09-2024
Complaint results Until 17-09-2024
Registration 11 to 19-09-2024

Note: Non-EU applicants are advised to apply in the early stages due to the need to obtain a visa, a process that may delay arrival on national territory.