APPLICATIONS TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES

Key dates:

1st phase (except from DLIT and PDSSE)
2nd phase (except from DLIT; 1st Phase PDSSE)
10 December 2019 – 15 January 2020: application period 16 January – 6 May 2020: application period
31 January 2020: announcement of provisional results 25 May 2020: announcement of provisional results
21 February 2020: announcement of final results 17 June 2020: announcement of final results
28 February – 9 March 2020: enrolment period (online) 25 June – 7 July 2020: enrolment period (online)
3rd phase (1st Phase DLIT; 2nd Phase PDSSE) 4th phase ( (except from PDMD and PDSSE; 2nd Phase DLIT)
7 May – 5 August 2020: application period 29 October – 27 November 2020: application period
3 September 2020: announcement of final results 12 January 2021: announcement of final results
10 – 17 September 2020: enrolment period (online) 19 – 27 January 2021: enrolment period (online)

 

Who may apply:

The following may apply for a cycle of studies leading to a Doctoral degree:

a) Holders of a Master’s degree or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a Bachelor’s degree (Licenciatura) with a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized by the statutory competent scientific body as attesting to their ability to carry out this cycle of studies;
c) Those with an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting to their ability to carry out the cycle of studies by the statutory competent scientific body.

The Scientific Committee of each cycle of studies may determine which admission conditions should be considered, thus restricting or detailing the general conditions defined (see information for each cycle of studies).

 

Ranking criteria:

The ranking criteria are defined per cycle of studies (see information for each cycle of studies).
Some cycles of studies or application phases may have minimum requirements for admission, such as a ranking grade equal to, or higher than, a specific value out of 200.

Ranking grade: the result obtained by using the calculation formula provided for in the ranking criteria.

Notes:
1 – In the 1st and 2nd phases, only applicants who provide supporting documents attesting that they have completed the necessary qualifications to apply will be admitted.

2 – In the 3rd and 4th phase, applicants who have completed or are expected to complete the cycle of studies by the end of the application deadline* will be accepted for ranking. If applicants do not have a graduation certificate yet, they must present a declaration of honour stating that they have completed the necessary qualifications to apply. Enrolment will be subject to the presentation of the corresponding certificate.

* Except for cycles of studies which have other admission conditions to operate.

3 – For the cycles of studies that have an interview as ranking criteria, the scheduling of the interview will be done by e-mail sent to the e-mail address indicated in the application.

 

Required documents: 

  • ID document (Citizen Card /ID Card / Passport) (mandatory);
  • Graduation certificate regarding a higher education degree (mandatory)*;
    – In the 3rd and 4th phase  for application, if you have already graduated but do not have the corresponding certificate yet, you must submit a declaration indicating the completion date and the final grade you expect to obtain, and your enrolment will be subject to the presentation of the corresponding certificate within the deadlines indicated;
    – For qualifications obtained abroad see note (1) below;
  • Certificate of the higher education institution listing the curricular units in which you got a passing grade, indicating the regime (semester/year) and the number of credit units/ECTS. (mandatory)*;
    – For qualifications obtained abroad see note (1) below;
  • Curriculum vitae (mandatory);
  • Letter of motivation;
  • Information regarding the supervisor;
  • Letters of recommendation;
  • Photo (optional).

 

Note (1) for applicants from foreign higher education institutions:

If the original certificates were not issued in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English, applicants must mandatorily submit the original documents along with the corresponding official/certified translation into one of the above-mentioned languages.

In addition to these, you may be required to present other documents depending on the cycle of studies you are applying for (information available in the application process).

 

Application submission: 

All information regarding the “Admission to 3rd cycles of studies” (doctoral programmes) 2020/2021 and link to the open applications is available in this page. A fee of €55 will be charged.