Applications for 2024/2025

For the academic year of 2024/2025, the applications will take place at School of Social and Human Sciences of the NOVA University of Lisbon. 

1st Phase

January 29 to April 12, 2024

2nd Phase

April 15 to June 14, 2024


Admission Requirements

The following are eligible to apply to the Translation Studies Doctoral Degree Program:

  • Holders of a Master’s degree or legal equivalent in any area of studies;
  • Holders of an Undergraduate degree or legal equivalent, with a minimum average of 16/20, who display a particularly relevant academic or scientific CV that is recognized as attesting to the ability to undertake this study cycle;
  • Holders of a particularly relevant academic, professional or scientific CV that is recognised as attesting to the ability to undertake this study cycle.

Selection and Ranking Criteria

Candidates to the study cycle awarding the title of Doctor in Translation Studies will be selected by the Scientific Committee, through the assessment of the documents required by the application regulations, as well as an interview, with the agreement of the designated competent bodies of the educational institution to which they are seeking admission.

The PhD Program in Translation Studies welcomes candidates from around the world who are proficient in spoken and written English, who hold a Master’s degree and are interested in becoming qualified researchers in both Translation Studies and intercultural and inter-lingual Communication Studies.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences and who are proficient in at least two languages. However, candidates from other disciplinary areas may be admitted, provided they meet the basic requirements. Previous graduate work or completion of an MA is also not mandatory but highly recommended.

Candidates who hold a Master’s degree:

  • Master’s academic classification/grades: 40%
  • Academic, scientific and professional CV: 20%
  • Interview: 20%
  • Preliminary project and motivation letter explaining reasons for undertaking the doctoral program: 20%.

Candidates who do not hold a Master’s degree (or who hold a Master’s degree without stated classification):

  • Undergraduate degree classification/grades: 30%
  • Academic, scientific and professional CV: 30%
  • Interview: 20%
  • Preliminary project and motivation letter explaining reasons for continuing studies: 20%.

The minimum allowed classification resulting from the application of the previous criteria and weightings is 14/20.


Required Documentation  

  • Identification Document (National ID card or Passport);
  • Documents proving that the applicant meets the above-stated requirements;
  • Updated CV, including publications or duly documented academic papers;
  • Motivation letter (minimum 2000 characters);
  • Preliminary project (topic, objectives, short description of the object of study and methodology, bibliography) (minimum 5000 characters);
  • Other diplomas or certificates considered useful to the application may also be included.

Note: Original copies of the required documents will be requested upon registration.



Admissions Office - PhD


Phone: (+351) 217 214 281