The PPGCA Master’s program has a duration of 24 months, being the minimum of 18 months for completing all the requirements that lead to the title. Along this period there are weekly activities involving lectures, supervision and research/development. Those activities happen on Thursdays (in the afternoon and evening) and on Fridays (in the morning, afternoon and evening).

Important dates for regular enrollment
Application: May and November
Selection Process: June and December
Enrollment (selected studentds) and renewal (current students): June, last week; February, last week
Start of Classes: March, first week; August, first week
End of Classes: July, first week; December, first week

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Who should apply?
Students that hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering or other areas related to the research lines addressed within the PPGCA program.

Credit System
To be entitled to the degree of Master’s in Applied Computing, the candidate student has to achieve the minimum amount of academic credits as the following: 18 credits in classes (mandatory and optional classes), and 4 credits in tasks related to the master’s thesis. Each academic credit consists of 20 hours of lecture. Note that besides fulfilling the credits requirement, the candidate has also to successfully defend his/her master’s thesis.

English Proficiency
The student must present a certification of his/her English proficiency by the time of enrollment in third semester (that is, after 12 months). This certification can be obtained via tests applied at the university itself, which happens twice each year.

Number of Positions
There are always a limit on the amount of selected students invited to enroll in the PPGCA master’s program after the selection procedure. The number of positions varies each year, and these are defined within the official call-for-applications document.