The Department of Philosophy of the Institute of Arts and Humanities of the UMinho collaborates in the scientific orientation of the doctoral candidates in Philosophy of the Pedagogical University of Maputo, in Mozambique. Candidates are enrolled in the University to take doctoral admission tests but they have chosen the Department of Philosophy to prepare their thesis, for six months - with a Calouste Gulbenkian scholarship, in the framework of the Advanced Scientific Internship. While they are doing research, they are individually tutored by a teacher of the Department of Philosophy, selected in accordance with the thesis subject. Afterwards, these tutors will move to Maputo, to integrate the judges’ panel for exams.​