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.
We require the following skills and qualifications from applicants to our International Masters programmes:
- A bachelors degree awarded by a university or institution of higher education;
- Proficiency in the English language;
- The results of an applicant's GMAT or GRE exam, although not mandatory, may enhance their chances of being accepted;
- Two recommendation letters;
- A motivation letter;
- Diploma and Transcript of Records.
Application Process 2017/2018
Rounds of Application
|Round||Dates||Application fee||Number of vacancies|
|First Round||15 February - 15 March||€ 50||70|
|Second Round||01 April - 02 May||€ 70||20|
|Third Round||23 May - 03 July||€ 100||9|
|Fourth Round||25 July - 04 September||€ 150||(yet to confirm)
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 the members 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, we may 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 15th September 2017.
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 selection records 2017/2018:
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.: + 351 210 464 225
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