Admission, enrollment, and other information


Typically, the call for application is made available in the month of July, the submission of the documentation and project occurs between September and October, while written test and interview take place in November.


In order to ingress the Program, the candidate must send all the required documentation and participate of the annual selection, conducted by a Committee of six professors of the Department (two of each Area of Concentration). The first step is an evaluation of the dissertation or thesis project by an advisor. Candidates, whose projects are accepted, are then able to proceed to a written exam about three classical texts of philosophy (one of each Area of Concentration) – this step is eliminatory as well. Those who obtained at least grade 6 (six) of 10 (ten) are qualified to the next step, which is an Oral Exam on the Research Project submitted by the candidate – the grade for approval in this exam is 7 (seven). Candidates who passed these two exams and obtained at least the arithmetic mean 7 (seven) are considered approved.

Foreign candidates must present at the moment of the enrollment a certificate of language sufficiency in Portuguese. Besides that, Ph.D. candidates must also present a certificate of sufficiency in English.

Curriculum Structure

a) Master: The student must fulfill a number of 16 credits in courses (each course corresponds to 4 credits), 60 hours of “Extracurricular Activities”, and defend a master’s dissertation. It is mandatory to course at least 12 credits in the area of concentration to which the student has submitted the project. Besides these 16 credits, the student must also attend a course on “Research in Master Internship”. The length of Master course is 24 months and renewable for one more year.

b) Doctorate: The student must fulfill a number of 42 credits in courses, 60 hours of “Extracurricular Activities”, and defend a doctoral thesis. Master’s degree is able to be validated by the student as corresponding to 30 credits. In this situation, the 12 remaining credits are divided into three courses: a) one course from the area of concentration; b) the “Advanced Seminars of Doctorate”; and c) the “Research in Doctorate Internship”. Students granted with scholarship must also do a supervised “Teaching Internship”. The length of the Doctorate course is 48 months and it is renewable for one more year.

Enrollment of Regular Students

The first time the enrollment is done, the student must do it in person at the Program office and present the required documentation (personal data form, University Degree, certificates of sufficiency in Portuguese/English). After that, in subsequent semesters enrollments are made through online system.

Isolated Courses

Courses offered in each semester are available on the PPGFIL website. Undergraduate, Master and Ph.D students may take these courses submitting a form stating the professor’s authorization, as long as there are still places available on the course. In order to make the enrollment, the student needs to contact the professor before the enrollment deadline.


Scholarships are granted to candidates approved in the process of selection, depending on the availability of financial resources and on the candidate’s ranking position resulting from the grades of the written test, the interview and curriculum analysis. The Program administrates resources coming from these following financial funding agencies: CAPES, CNPq, and FAPESC. Students granted with scholarships must reside in Florianópolis.