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Requirements & Applications

The joint CoDaS M.Sc. Programme targets international students, not only within Europe but also from other regions, such as from Asia, Africa, North America and Latin America, besides the national ones from the Partner Universities’ countries. Students applying to enter the Programme at Técnico Lisboa (University of Lisbon) are required to have a B.Sc./B.Eng. degree (with a study duration of at least 6 semesters or 180 ECTS credits) in a technical area related to the Programme, such as computer science, computer engineering, or electrical and computer engineering.  A good background is expected from the students in mathematics and communications.

      1. Given the degree upon which the joint CoDaS M.Sc. Programme is supported at Técnico Lisboa (University of Lisbon), students have to apply first to the “Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering” – MEEC (Specialisation Area in Networks and Communication Systems), after which they can also apply to the joint CoDaS M.Sc. Programme, by choosing “Double Degree” and then “CoDaS”.
        1. Application periods to MEEC are as follows, in 2023:

Application periods to CoDaS are as follows, in 2023: Jun. 20th to Jul. 22nd.  Applicants should send an email to the Programme Coordinator, informing him of the application.

Applications must include (all documents must be submitted in Portuguese or English, however, official translations recognised by Portuguese authorities, embassies and consulates will also be accepted):

online application;

• proof of academic degree and study records (diploma and study records need to be certified);

• proof of English language proficiency by means of a recognised language test (either TOEFL or IELTS):

– TOEFL with an internet based score of at least 80 points or a paper based score of 550;

– IELTS with an overall band score of at least 6.0 (with minimum Reading and Listening of 6.0, and Writing and Speaking of 5.5);

– applicants who are native English speakers or have completed a degree in English do not need to submit a proof of English language proficiency.

– in alternative to the certificates mentioned above, candidates may request to be interviewed.

• motivation letter, with the description of the specific motives for the application to the Programme (up to 500 words);

• recommendation letter(s), up to 3, from relevant people considered by the students;

• Curriculum Vitae, with photo, presenting any subject-relevant internships, work experience and extracurricular activities (2 A4 pages maximum).

You can contact the Admission Office of Técnico Lisboa (University of Lisbon) for further information.

The current intake will admit 10 students per year per Partner University.  This number will be revised each year, by common agreement among Partner Universities.

Selection will be performed by the Selection Committee (chaired by the Programme Coordinator) at Técnico Lisboa (University of Lisbon), based on the following criteria (interviews may be conducted):

– type of previous studies and similarity with the Programme,

– academic records,

– motivation for application,

– curriculum vitae.


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