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3rd Cycle (PhD)

Notice: The Doctoral Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition will run in the academic year 2021/2022. At the moment, the course is not yet available in the educational offer, as it is awaiting the signature of the Joint Order of the institutions involved. However, applications will be open from August 30th to September 3rd 2021.

Notice: In accordance with Decree-Law No. 65/2018, the courses listed below are changing their study plans for a PhD without a course:

  • Doctoral Program in Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering
  • Doctoral Program in Informatics
  • Doctoral Program in Sustainability of the Built Environment


FCT PhD Programmes​​​​​​​​​​

FCT PhD Programmes are expected to bring together higher education institutions (HEI), research institutions and industry. The call for FCT PhD Programmes (Foundation for Science and Technology / Ministry of Education and Science) assessed and selected the most competitive proposal internationally, recommending these for funding. Funding for FCT PhD Programmes covers the costs of PhD studentships (national or mixed), for three or four years maximum. In each call, a restricted number of PhD Programmes are approved, based on the decision of an international, independent evaluation panel.

Programmes covered: Bioengineering | Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells | Informatics (MAP-i) | Leaders for Technical Industries (MIT Portugal Program) | Advanced Engineering Systems for Industry | Telecommunications (MAP-tele) | Advanced Materials and Processing

FCT Doctoral Programmes, PhD Degree in other existing EEUM's doctoral programmes

Doctoral Programme ​​Infrarisk - Analysis and Mitigation of Risks in Infrastructures (in partnership IST-UL/UM/UP/UA/LNEC/ICIST)         

Doctoral Programme Doutoral EcoCoRe - Eco-Construction and Rehabiliation (in partnership IST-UL/UM/LNEC/UC/UP/UNL/ICIST)    

Doctoral Programme iRail - Innovation in Railway systems and technologies (in partnership UP/UM/USP/I3N/LAETA)        

Doctoral Programme PATH - Advanced Therapies for Health (in partnership ICVS/3B's / ​EXPERTISSUES)    

Doctoral Programme AEM - Applied and Environmental Microbiology (in partnership UM/UL/UNL)