| Occurrence|| Calendar|
| First Phase|
| Vacancies Announcement||12|
| Application period|| February 04 to March 29|
| Validation|| April 01 to April 05|
|Evaluation Process|| April 06 to April 30|
|Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors||May 02|
| Enrollment/Registration||May 03 to May 06|
| Second Phase|
|Vacancies Announcement|| 12|
|Application period|| April 01 to July 15|
|Validation||July 16 to July 22|
|Evaluation Process|| July 23 to August 14|
|Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors||August 23|
|Enrollment/Registration|| August 26 to 02 September|
| Third Phase|
|Vacancies Announcement|| 1 + Remaining places from previous phases|
|Application period|| August 19 to September 06|
|Validation||September 09 to September 11|
|Evaluation Process||September 12 to October 02|
|Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors|| October 03|
|Enrollment/Registration||October 04 to October 10|
|Vacancies Announcement||Remaining places from previous phases|
|Application period||October 14 to October 31|
|Validation||November 04 to November 06|
|Evaluation Process||November 07 to November 26|
|Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors||November 27|
|Enrollment/Registration||November 28 to December 04|
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 on 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 subjected to an interview prior to the final selection, conducted by phone or skype.
Agreements with Austin, MIT and CMU.
There may be scholarships available 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
Tel: +351.239 790 000
*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.
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!