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 business leaders of tomorrow.
Our International Masters programmes are designed for high-caliber 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 where they will find further details of the application process and candidate requirements.
Note: It is understood that many candidates will be applying whilst still studying for their Bachelors 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 (see list below).
*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 2019/2020
Rounds of Application
|Round||Dates||Application fee||Number of vacancies|
|First Round||15 January - 25 February||€ 50||45|
|Second Round||26 March - 06 May||€ 70||15|
|Third Round||21 May - 15 July||€ 100||26|
|Fourth Round||06 August - 02 September||€ 150||15 (to be confirmed)|
The selection process involves separate stages which are outlined below:
Initial assessment. After submitting completed online application and after payment of the application fee (non-refundable), applications will be reviewed by the members of the International Admissions Office. We will consider the application form, answers to the admission questions, Curriculum Vitae and other supporting documents to assess the strength of the applications.
Interview. Within the assessment period, we may invite the applicants to an interview with the Programme Director. During the interview we will further explore the academic background, experience, competencies, personal qualities and motivation. Depending on the candidate location, we may arrange an interview face-to-face or by phone/Skype.
Final Election Decisions. All applicants will be notified of the final decision at the end of each period of selection, and no later than 14th September 2019.
Enrollment. All candidates will receive the results by email. In case the application is successful candidates will be instructed how to enroll.
Check 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 5 days of acceptance. Note that admitted candidates 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.
Ala Autónoma Building
Av. das Forças Armadas
1649 - 026 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: Entrecampos
- By subway
Stop at Entrecampos, yellow line
- By taxi