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European Master in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society (in English only)

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon
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European Master in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society (in English only)

Global-MINDS is the European Master in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society. It is a comprehensive 2- year study programme with 120 ECTS focusing on insights into contemporary social and societal issues from Social and Cultural Psychology.

Leading universities from five countries jointly deliver the Global-MINDS programme in English:

  • ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal,
    School of Social Sciences and Humanities (Coordinating Institution)
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS),
    Warsaw, Poland
  • University of Oslo (UiO),Norway, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Koç University (KU), Istanbul, Turkey
  • University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland

Global-MINDS includesmandatory mobility between Universities.

An international network of associate partners – private companies, civil society organisations, public service providers, practitioners, policy makers, governmental organisations and NGOs – assures high quality student internships and assistance in graduates’ employment.

Global-MINDS received a grant from the European Union to implement the master for the first three cohorts (2017, 2018 and 2019), theErasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) funding programme (Erasmus+ – Key Action 1).

Information regarding COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Portuguese government has temporarily closed all schools and universities from March 12th 2020.

In light of this, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa will be suspending face-to-face classes and offering all programs remotely instead. For more information about this, please contact the university.

Admission requirements

In order for a student application to be taken into consideration, the candidate must comply with the minimum requirements with regard to (1) administrative prerequisites, (2) academic prerequisites and (3) language prerequisites.

  1. Administrative prerequisites are:

(a) Compliance with the application calendar and deadlines;

(b) Submission of a complete set of required application documents in English, or with a certified English translation.

        2. Academic prerequisites are:

(d) Completed Bachelor in psychology/ with a psychology major (at least 100 ECTS in psychology or directly related (i.e., statistics)) or another degree in psychology recognized by the EU as a 1st or 2nd cycle degree, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS. This prerequisite must be fulfilled at the time of administrative enrollment. Applications from students of the last year of Bachelor or equivalent study programs will be accepted conditionally.

        3. Language prerequisites are:

(e) Proficiency in written and spoken English at a high B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CECR), with preference given to those with a C1 level or above. Certificates should be no more than 2 years old. The list of accepted certificates, along with the minimum thresholds for acceptance can be found on the university website.

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Tuition fees

Participation Costs

The EU distinguishes two categories of students: students from a Programme Country and students from a Partner Country.

Programme Country students are students originating from one of the 28 EU Member States, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey.

Partner Country students are students from all other countries, unless they were residents or have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one or more Programme Countries. In the latter case, these students are also classified as Programme Country students.

Currently, the participation cost for the whole duration (2 years) of the Global-MINDS programme is the following:

6 600 € for Programme Country students (from Erasmus+ programme countries).
13 200 € for Partner Country students (from Erasmus+ partner countries).

Participation costs cover University tuition costs, obligatory programme activities and full insurance coverage.

Living expenses (e.g., accommodation) and travel expenses are not covered by the participation costs.

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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Founded in 1972, the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is one of the most prestigious public universities in Portugal, particularly focused on postgraduate studies and scientific research. It is organized in four schools: ISCTE Business School, School of Sociology and...

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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Avenida das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa

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