For the Selection process for the Doctorate, there are procedures that apply to all applicants and others which apply only to applicants whose Master’s was obtained in a different area:
Defense of the memorial and thesis project presented upon registration. Oral presentation of the thesis project and reply to questions asked by the board of examiners appointed for the selection process. Presentation in the applicant’s selected language in the case of the area of Linguistic Studies, and in the language of the selected literature for the area of Literary Studies.
Applicants whose Master’s was obtained in a different area:
Specific knowledge exam
The applicant must choose one of the proposed themes and develop the question asked by the board of examiners on the chosen topic in essay form, necessarily observing the theoretical support suggested in the bibliography. The answer must be written in the applicant’s selected language in the case of the area of Linguistic Studies, and in the language of the chosen literature for the area of Literary Studies.
Consulting books and dictionaries and taking notes are allowed during the first hour of the exam. Total length of the exam: 3 hours.
Instrumental language exam (German, Spanish, French, English or Italian)
Answering in Portuguese questions asked about a text in the selected language, which may not be the language selected for the Specific Knowledge Exam.