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Doctorates - Applications and Admissions

The University of Porto PhDs are the first choice of thousands of students from all over the world who seek excellent training and cutting-edge research here. Find out how to apply.

Combining the best that the University of Porto has to offer in terms of teaching and research, our 3rd cycle courses (PhD) meet the highest academic and professional expectations of the participants.

It is this added value that is sought by thousands of Portuguese and foreign students who find in the faculties of the U.Porto the ideal conditions to obtain excellent training and develop cutting-edge research in various fields of knowledge.

Here is what you need to know to join us:

Access and Admission to Doctoral Degrees at the University of Porto

Recipients

To enter the 3rd cycle courses (PhD) at U.Porto, the candidate must meet one of these conditions

  • Hold a Master's degree or legal equivalent in the areas defined by the faculty;
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree and have a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum;
  • Hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae recognised by the University, which attests to their ability to carry out this cycle of studies.

Application

The application procedures (documents required, criteria for selection, vacancies available, etc.) for the Doctorates at the U.Porto are established by each of the faculties of the U.Porto. It is up to them to disclose them in advance in their respective online pages.

For more information, please contact directly the academic services of the faculty you wish to attend.

Deadlines

It is up to each faculty of the U.Porto to determine, on an annual basis, the deadlines for access and admission competitions to the respective doctoral courses.

For more information, please contact directly the academic services of the faculty you wish to attend.

More information

More information

The information presented on this page does not dispense with consulting the academic services of the faculty you wish to attend.

For general enquiries you may also contact the Access to Higher Education Office (GAES-UP), located in the Rectory building. The mission of GAES-UP is to support applications to the Portuguese higher education system, by providing information and answering questions from applicants.

Contacts

Gabinete de Acesso ao Ensino Superior (GAES-UP)

Reitoria da Universidade do Porto
Praça de Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto, Portugal

Tel.: (+351) 220 408 053
E-mail: [email protected]
WhatsApp: (+351) 967 180 457

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