Católica opens applications for refugee scholarship programme

Monday, April 17, 2023 - 17:52

Applications to the scholarship programme for refugees at Universidade Católica Portuguesa are open until May 4. This programme is intended for students in a situation of humanitarian emergency, with documentation issued by the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF).

Under the programme, 15 vacancies will be open for bachelor's and master's degree programmes (12 places for bachelor's degree programmes and 3 for master's degree programmes) in Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Viseu, with exemption of tuition fees. The selection process for candidates with approved documentation includes interviews that take place from May 9 to 16.

Narges Erfani, student of the Católica Medical School and beneficiary of this initiative, shares: "I am experiencing a new life at the Católica Medical School".

Attending the 1st year, the student highlights the "international environment and the friendly dynamics" of the Universidade Católica, which helped her to integrate "more easily".

To apply for this programme, applicants should follow the following steps:

Check the document with the list of degrees with vacancies in this programme;
Learn more about the bachelor and master programmes of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in order to choose the one for which they will apply;
Prepare the following documents:

 - Document issued by SEF;

 - Identification document;

 - Certificate of completion of secondary education and final exams, translated into Portuguese or English;

 - Curriculum Vitae;

 - Motivation Letter in Portuguese or English;

 - If you have already attended higher education: certificate of course units taken, translated into Portuguese and English.

The application should be made through the respective link, until the 27th of April:

 -General Application Link

 -Application Link for the Católica Medical School

The results of the applications will be announced on the 22nd May.

This programme is part of the national effort to welcome and integrate refugees and of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations.


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