Important Dates

Global-MINDS Application Deadlines

Applications for 2021 are open.

1st round applications close: 30 April, 2021

Announcement of Results: June, 2021

Enrolment deadline: June, 2021

University Calendars

Fall 2021 semester dates:

ISCTE-IUL & SWPS: Approximately 20 September, 2021 – 14 January, 2022

Spring 2022 semester dates:

UiO: Approximately 19 January, 2021- June, 2021

UL: 19 January, 2022- 16 May, 2022

Summer School, 2019: 24 June – 5 July, 2019 – Istanbul, Turkey

Summer School, 2018: 18-29 June, 2018 – Lisbon, Portugal

General Timeline

1st YEAR

Late September to Early October 1st year
  • Welcome sessions organized by the local Global-MINDS team at ISCTE-IUL/ SWPS
  • (Possible preparatory workshop on statistics and SPSS at ISCTE-IUL)
Early October to Mid-Late December
  • 1st semester classes at ISCTE-IUL/SWPS
Early January – Mid January
  • 1st semester exams and projects due at ISCTE-IUL/SWPS
Mid January to Mid April through early June
  • 2nd semester classes at UL/UiO
  • Topic for Thesis, and Thesis supervisor preferences are submitted and approved
Early May to Mid June
  • 2nd semester exams and projects due at UL/UiO
Mid June – Mid July
  • Summer School
  • Presentation of Thesis topic to colleagues

2nd YEAR

Mid July to Mid January
  • Internship (preferably at an organization with connections to one of the universities from the 1st year)
  • Thesis work
Mid January to 30 June
  • Complete Master Thesis at the university of the primary supervisor, unless explicit permission is given for the work to be completed elsewhere
July to September 2020 (depending on primary supervisor’s university)
  • Master thesis defense at primary supervisor’s university