ISCTE Business School is seeking students who can demonstrate the ability and commitment to successfully manage an academically demanding, full-time programme. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the potential to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Our International Masters programmes are designed for high-calibre graduate students and taught exclusively in English, in an international and multicultural atmosphere, therefore candidates must show evidence of a completed Bachelors degree as well as proficiency in the English language.
Although every application is assessed on its own merits, these programmes are mainly designed for students with little or no professional experience.
We invite candidates who believe they have the skills, knowledge and motivation necessary to visit our website where further details of the application process and candidate requirements can be found.
Note: It is understood that many candidates will be applying while still studying for their Bachelor degree. In such cases candidates will be asked to sign a declaration of commitment until such time as their degree is awarded.
Applications are exclusively submitted online. Several information will be required for applicants to type in, namely Personal Information, information about Education and also Working Experience*. Candidates will have to upload some Documents as well.
*Please note that information about internships, association activities, volunteer service, research projects and other relevant professional experience, as well as international experience, including participation in exchange and summer school programmes, international internships and professional experience abroad will be considered as Working Experience and therefore must be described in Working Experience area.
The following documents must be uploaded into the online application form:
- Diploma/Transcript of Records from the bachelors degree awarded by a university or institution of higher education;
- Two Recommendation Letters
- Motivation Letter
- ID card/Passport
- Proficiency in the English language (optional);
- The results of GMAT or GRE exam (optional)
Candidates still studying for their Bachelors degree must also add:
- Declaration of Commitment (download available on application form)
- Transcript of Records with current grading
Application Process 2018/2019
Rounds of Application
|Round||Dates||Application fee||Number of vacancies|
|1st Round||1 February - 28 February||€ 50||30
|2nd Round||19 March - 15 April||€ 70||11|
|3rd Round||28 April - 31 May||€ 100||7|
IMPORTANT - Selections are made on a rolling basis from the moment the application period opens. We therefore encourage early applications.
The selection process involves four separate stages which are outlined below:
Step 1. Initial assessment. After submitting completed online application and after payment of the application fee (non-refundable), applications will be reviewed by a member of the International Admissions Office. We will consider your application form, answers to the admission questions, Curriculum Vitae and other supporting documents to assess the strength of your application.
Step 2. Interview. Within 2-3 weeks of applying and if necessary, we will invite you to an interview with the Programme Director. During the interview we will further explore your academic background, experience, competencies, personal qualities and motivation. Depending on your location, you may be interviewed face-to-face or by phone/Skype.
Step 3. Final Election Decisions. All applicants will be notified of the final decision at the end of each period of selection, and no later than 31rd August 2018.
Step 4. Enrollment. All candidates will receive the results by email. In case your application is successful you will be instructed how to enroll.
Check the selection records 2018/2019:
Due to the high number of students applying for limited places, we ask all students to enroll (thereby confirming their place) within one week of acceptance. Note that you should pay the first installment of the tuition fee within 10 days after enrollment.
In order to complete all steps of the enrollment please follow the instructions in our Application Portal (Fenix).
ISCTE Business School welcomes the visit of any prospective candidate eager to learn more about the programme. Just contact the International Admissions Office and we will arrange a convenient appointment. We encourage you to visit the campus, meet one of the programme directors and to get to know the students currently studying in the programme. ISCTE Business School will provide you with everything you need to get acquainted with the School and the many resources it has available.
International Admissions Office
Tel.: + 351 217 903 003
Av. das Forças Armadas
1600 - 189 Lisbon, Portugal
How to reach ISCTE Business School
By subway (Metro or Metropolitano)
Metro station (yellow line): Entre Campos and walk up the Avenida das Forças Armadas (it's a 5 minute walk to ISCTE-IUL, which is located on your right, signposted and a little recessed from the street, before the top of the hill).
By bus (Autocarro)
Buses to ISCTE-IUL:
Lines 701 and 754 stop at Avenida das Forças Armadas, just close to ISCTE.
For detailed information you may have a look at:
From the airport: (Lisboa International Airport, 7 km from the city centre)
First stop: Entre Campos
- By subway
Stop at Entre Campos, yellow line
- By taxi