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Doctorates - General Information and Tuition Fees

How do PhDs at the University of Porto work and how long do they last? How much do you need to pay to attend a course at the U.Porto? Find out the answers below.

Funcionamento e propinas dos Doutoramentos da U.Porto

How do they work?

The Doctoral Programmes at the U.Porto have a duration of between six and eight semesters (3 or 4 years), corresponding respectively to 180 and 240 ECTS credits.

This cycle of studies includes the preparation of an original thesis, appropriate to the nature of the branch of knowledge or specialty, as well as the possible completion of course units aimed at research training (doctoral course).

The degree of Doctor is conferred to those students who are approved in the public act of defending the thesis.

For more information consult the General Regulation of the Third Cycles of Studies (Doctoral Degrees) of the University of Porto.

Note also that each course has, in turn, its own regulation.

Academic Glossary

How the University of Porto's Doctoral Programmes work and fees

How much do they cost?

Attendance of a 3rd cycle degree (PhD) at the U.Porto is subject to the payment of an annual tuition fee.

In the academic year 2021/2022, the indicative tuition fee for doctoral degrees at U.Porto, for National Students and/or equivalent, is 2.750 euros (+1,95 euros for school insurance).

If you have International Student Statute, please note that the tuition fee/fee is defined by each Faculty of U.Porto, according to the real cost of the course. In these cases, a reduction of up to 45% may be applied to students who are nationals of states that are part of the CPLP - Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor).

To know the exact fees per course, please consult our Formative Offer.

For more information (deadlines, payment conditions, etc.), please consult the U.Porto Fees Regulation, or contact the academic services of the faculty you wish to attend.

Scholarships and Funding