Application process

1) Application form. Complete the online application form and upload the required documents, which are listed below. All applicants must hold a first degree in law, preferably supplemented by an LL.M. or master’s degree. 

2) Pre-screening. Upon submission, our Admissions Committee will conduct a preliminary assessment of your application. If you meet the requirements, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

3) Online interview. You will then be personally interviewed by our Admissions Committee. The interview aims to evaluate your suitability for a doctoral programme and briefly discuss your proposed research plan.

4) Final decision. After interviewing the applicants, the Admissions Committee will assess all received applications based on the submitted documents (60%) and interview performance (40%). Applicants can anticipate receiving the final decision within one month of the interview. All applicants will be informed of the decision through email.


Application documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Research plan (max. 1.500 words)
  • Applicant’s master’s thesis (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts from schools attended
  • Proof of English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Copy of identity card or passport
  • One photo


General Contacts

Católica Global School of Law


Phone: (+351) 214 269 860