How to Apply
Applications Calendar 2013/2014:
| Occurrence|| Calendar|
| Extra Phase|
| Vacancies Announcement|| Until January 15th|
| Application period||15th January to 15th February|
| Validation||18th to 19th February|
|Evaluation Process||20th February to 01st March|
|Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors|| 04th March|
| Ranked Applications List||05th March|
| Enrollment/Registration|| 08th to 15th March|
| First Phase|
| Vacancies Announcement|| Until February 16th|
| Application period||16th February to 15th April|
| Validation||16th to 17th April|
|Evaluation Process||20th April to 01st May|
|Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors|| 02nd May|
| Ranked Applications List||03rd May|
| Enrollment/Registration|| 06th to 13th May|
| Second Phase|
|Vacancies Announcement||Until June 14th|
|Application period|| 15th June to 15th July|
|Validation|| 16th to 17th July|
|Evaluation Process|| 18th to 29th July|
|Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors|| 30th July|
|Ranked Applications List|| 31st July|
|Enrollment/Registration|| 01st to 08th August|
| Third Phase|
|Vacancies Announcement|| Until August 14th|
|Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors|| TBA|
|Evaluation Process|| TBA|
|Ranked Applications List|| TBA|
What do I need to do to apply?
The following candidates may
apply to the program:
a) MsC graduates with a
background in Information Science and Technology;
b) BSc graduates with an excellent scientific/academic curriculum in the area of this Doctoral Program.
|Where do I apply?|
Applications are online.
Click this link . You will be redirected to a website called "inforestudante", where you will have to register in order to start your application. If you need any help in this process please contact us.
Note1: Foreign students accepted in the Program must validate their certificates in a Legal Portuguese Representative in their country before enrolling in the Program.
Note2: All Candidates will be submitted to an interview prior to the final selection, conducted by phone or skype.
Access Rules (in English)
Agreements with Austin, MIT and CMU.
There may be scholarships availble in the framework of projects of the Research Centre (CISUC)
for students accepted in the first year of our PhD Program.
Applications for these scholarships will only be available to accepted
students as soon as admission results are out.
For More Information:
Email: coord-phd [at] dei.uc.pt
*GRE- Graduate Record Examination
TOEFL- Test of English as a Foreign Language
Although not mandatory, the GRE General Test and TOEFL tests are
advised. Your scores must be sent directly to the University of
Coimbra.You can register
for these tests at the ETS registration site. In Portugal the GRE and TOEFL tests can be taken at Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias in Lisbon and in Coimbra, at our Department.
Note about GRE/TOEFL:
If you haven’t done these tests before you should prepare for them. It’s highly advisable that you solve a number of practice tests before. The score you get on the first tests is typically low, but it highly increases after some practice. Get ready!