EducationUSA Portugal Pathway to Graduate School program is designed to help highly motivated and talented students submit competitive applications to graduate programs in the U.S. The Pathway to Graduate School program serves as a cohort advising platform for better preparation for admissions throughout the application process. This includes explanation of the U.S. education system and application process, tests preparation seminars, essay writing sessions, application advising, and much more. While this program does not guarantee admissions, it is designed to assist self-organized and independent students to improve chances of being admitted to graduate programs in U.S. universities. The program will consist on one monthly session over the course of six months starting in May 2024.

Need-based small grants, of up to $300, will be available to help Pathway to Graduate School participants defray costs of application fees to Graduate Programs and guarantee that they will apply to at least 4 different programs.

Fields of Study

All fields admitted.


– To have completed a Licenciatura degree or to be enrolled in the second or third year of a three-year Licenciatura program.
– Be interested in studying in the USA as a graduate student and be committed to apply to U.S. universities.
– Be an academically strong student with excellent grades.


A total of six sessions on each of the following months: May, June, July, September, October and November.

Selection Process

Evaluation of academic records, application essay and interview.


Students from Lisbon will attend sessions in person and students from other cities virtually, via Zoom.

How to apply

Fill in an application form.


Applications are now open, follow this link to access the application form.