Admissions

Number of slots for 2024/2025: 22 (2nd phase)

Minimum number of students: 8

 

 

Conditions of access

1) Holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in the scientific area of the master's degree or related field, whose curriculum reveals adequate essential scientific preparation;

2) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in a scientific area related to that of the master's degree, awarded following a 1st cycle of studies organized under the principles of the Bologna Process by a country that has signed up to this Process, whose curriculum reveals adequate essential scientific preparation;

3) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in a scientific area related to the master's degree, which is recognized as satisfying the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the Technical-Scientific Council of the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism of the University of the Algarve;

4) Holders of an academic, scientific, or professional curriculum recognized by the Technical-Scientific Council of the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism of the University of the Algarve as attesting their ability to complete this cycle of studies.

5) Graduates from 1st cycle programs in the same or a similar scientific area as the master's degree (from the EU) with a minimum of 138 ECTS approved and able to provide proof of completion of the degree before the announcement of the results of the last round of applications.


The recognition referred to in paragraphs 2 to 4 only grants access to the cycle of studies leading to the master's degree and does not confer on its holder the equivalence of a bachelor's degree or recognition of that degree.

 

Criteria for selection of the candidates

  • Degree classification (50%);
  • Professional activities carried out and their relevance to the area of the study cycle (40%);
  • Complementary training (10%)

 

Complementary notes on the application and selection process:

  • Degree classification:

- The degree classification is expressed on a scale of 0 to 20 and rounded to the nearest integer, obtained in a degree that shows adequate essential scientific preparation;

- In the case of EU finalists, the degree classification is taken as the weighted average of all ECTS taken up to the time of application;

- In the case of foreign diplomas with an arithmetic progression classification, the final classification is converted using the equivalence formula for foreign academic qualifications of the Directorate-General for Higher Education, as established in article 7 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16 August:
Cfinal = {[(C-Cmin)/(Cmax-Cmin)]*10} + 10
where:
Cfinal = final classification converted to the Portuguese scale;
C = final classification of the foreign degree or diploma;
Cmin = minimum pass mark on the foreign final classification scale;
Cmax = maximum classification on the foreign final classification scale.

- If the above conversion results in a non-integer number, it is rounded up to the nearest integer if the decimal point is greater than or equal to 0.5 or down to the nearest integer if the decimal point is less than 0.5.

- Graduates of the University of Algarve: You can replace the certificate of completion of the 1st cycle course (degree) with a pdf document with the same information registered in the UAlg internal system;

During the selection period, any candidate may be invited for an interview with the Master's Coordinating Committee, to gather additional clarifications that may prove necessary to assess their candidacy or for tie-breaker purposes. Failure to attend the interview, when called, will result in the candidate being excluded from the selection process.

 

Necessary documentation

  • Online enrolment form;
  • Certificate(s) of completion of the 1st cycle course (bachelor's degree) indicating the final classification and the classifications of the curricular units taken. Graduates of the University of the Algarve should consult "Additional notes on the application and selection process";
  • Declaration on your honor, drawn up by you and replacing the certificate of completion of the 1st cycle course, attesting to the completion of at least 138 ECTS, indicating the weighted average of all ECTS completed up to the time of application. This declaration will be accompanied by a supporting document naming the course units taken, their ECTS, and respective
    classifications (in the case of EU finalist candidates);
  • An official declaration issued by the higher education institution of completion of the academic degree, containing information on the final classification and the scale used with an indication of the number of positive points (in the case of foreign qualifications and where the qualification certificate or diploma does not contain this information). The declaration must be written in Portuguese or English and duly validated by a competent organization. If this declaration is not submitted, the candidate will be considered to have obtained a mark out of 10 on the Portuguese scale;
  • NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) declaration, obtained online at https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/declaracoes-naric (in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • Certificate issued by the Centre for the Assessment of Portuguese as a Foreign Language (CAPLE), an entity recognized for this purpose, attesting to knowledge of the Portuguese language at the level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), equivalent to at least level B2 of the CEFR (in the case of candidates whose mother tongue is not Portuguese);
  • Programmes of the subjects taken by the candidate in the pre-Bologna degree, if applicable;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Photocopy of identification document (identity card/citizen's card or passport)
  • Photocopy of taxpayer's card or tax identification number, if the identification document is not a Portuguese citizen's card;
  • Proof of payment of the 50€ application fee;
  • Letter of motivation addressed to the Coordinator of the Master's in Tourism and written in Portuguese;
  • Other documents relevant to analysing the selection criteria.

Failure to present any documents required to assess the application will result in the candidate being excluded from the selection process.

 

 

 

 
 

Application calendar for 2024/2025

1st Phase*  
Applications 05-01-2024 to 31-01-2024
Selection  01 to 09-02-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 09-02-2024
Publication of results 16-02-2024
Complaint 16 to 20-02-2024
Complaint results Until 23-02-2024
Registration 19 to 29-02-2024

* The 1st phase of applications is only intended for masters and doctoral courses that are taught in the English language.

2nd Phase  
Applications 11-03-2024 to 05-04-2024
Selection  08 to 18-04-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 18-04-2024
Publication of results 23-04-2024
Complaint 23 to 26-04-2024
Complaint results Until 03-05-2024
Registration 29-04 to 10-05-2024
3rd Phase  
Applications 27-05-2024 to 05-07-2024
Selection  08 to 16-07-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 16-07-2024
Publication of results 23-07-2024
Complaint 23 to 26-07-2024
Complaint results Until 30-07-2024
Registration 24 to 31-07-2024
4th Phase  
Applications 09-08-2024 to 26-08-2024
Selection  26-08 to 04-09-2024
Sending the selection to the Academic Services 04-09-2024
Publication of results 11-09-2024
Complaint 11 to 13-09-2024
Complaint results Until 17-09-2024
Registration 11 to 19-09-2024

Note: Non-EU applicants are advised to apply in the early stages due to the need to obtain a visa, a process that may delay arrival on national territory.