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PhD/ Doctoral degree programmes at UC



The doctoral degree programmes of UC, also called 3rd cycle degree programmes, are offered by ten education and research units: 8 Faculties, the College of Arts and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research. These encompass nearly all study fields.



Browse degree programmes by Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FLUC)

Main study fields: Information Science, Communication and Journalism, Anglo-American Studies, Art Studies, Classical Studies, Germanic Studies, Romance Studies, Philosophy, Geography, History, Tourism and Heritage. There are several specialisations per study field.

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Faculty of Law (FDUC)

Main study fields: Law. There are more than ten specialisations within this study field.

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Faculty of Medicine (FMUC)

Main study fields: Medicine and Dentistry. There are several specialisations per study field.

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Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCTUC)

Main study fields: Architecture, Biochemistry, Botany, Earth Sciences, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Informatics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Physics Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Zoology. There are several specialisations per study field.

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Faculty of Pharmacy (FFUC)

Main study fields: Pharmaceutical Sciences. There are several specialisations per study field.

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Faculty of Economics (FEUC)

Main study fields: Economics, Management, International Relations and Sociology. There are several specialisations per study field.

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Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPCEUC)

Main study fields: Education Sciences, Psychology and Social Work. There are several specialisations per study field.

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Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education (FCDEFUC)

Main study fields: Sport Sciences and Physical Education. There are several specialisations per study field.

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College of Arts (CA)

Main study fields: Arts and Curatorial Studies.

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Institute for Interdisciplinary Research

Main study fields: Experimental Biology and Biomedicine, Contemporary Studies, Portuguese Heritage Studies, Territory and Public Policies, History of Science and Scientific Education, Human Rights in Contemporary Societies.

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Check the application deadlines for 2017/2018

Application process 1st Call2nd Call3rd CallExtra Call
Application deadlines15 January to 31 March 20171 April to 15 July 201724 August to 5 September 201715 to 31 October 2017
Selection results11 April 201731 July 201719 September 201713 November 2017
Enrolment and registration29 April to 8 May 201717 to 26 August 20175 to 10 October 201729 November to 4 December 2017

Note: some Faculties may not open all the calls for applications mentioned above. Please check always the calls for applications of each degree programme, where you’ll find not only the detailed application process calendar but also information about the admission requirements and the documents to be submitted.

The application submission costs 50 euros. There is no reimbursement of this fee, even in the cases of invalid applications, non-admission or cancellation of the degree programme edition due to insufficient number of enrolments.



Check the application requirements and the tuition fees

Please note that each degree programme has specific application and admission requirements and tuition fees.

When browsing the degree programme of your preference, please click on the name of the degree programme and look at the right-hand menu with the heading “Avisos de Abertura” (this means “Application Calls” in English). Click on the first link to open the PDF file with the requirements and the tuition fees.

Most PDF files are in Portuguese. Should you need help, please contact the Admissions Office of the Academic Services.



Online application tool

»» Link to the online application tool (this link will open in a new page called "InforEstud@nte - UC". Click on the UK flag on your right to see the English version. Please note that you have to create an account in this page before you enter the application tool.)

At the end of the application process, you’ll be asked to pay the application fee. Check this page to learn about the payment methods available.

If you have doubts, please contact:

Admissions Office of the Academic Services of UC

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