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Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program

How to Apply

Applications Calendar 2016/2017:

Occurrence
Calendar
First Phase
Vacancies Announcement
Until 16th February
Application period
01st March to 31st May
Validation
01st June to 6th June
Evaluation Process 07th June to 14th June
Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors15th June
Enrollment/Registration
16th June to 29th June
Second Phase
Vacancies Announcement Until 04th May
Application period 01st June to 15th July
Validation 18th July to 22nd July
Evaluation Process 25th July to 29th July
Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors 01st August
Enrollment/Registration 02nd August to 16th August
Third Phase
Vacancies Announcement Until 24th August
Application period 24th August to 05th September
Validation06th September to 09th September
Evaluation Process 12th September to 16th September
Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors 16th September
Enrollment/Registration 19th September to 30th September
Extra Phase 
Vacancies AnnouncementUntil 15th October
Application period15th October to 31st October
Validation02nd November to 04th November
Evaluation Process07th November to 11th November
Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors11th November
Enrollment/Registration14th November to 25th November

What do I need to do to apply?

Application requirements

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.

Necessary Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of diplomas/Certificates with detailed info on  courses and final average grades for the BSc and MSc.
  • Electronic copy of Identity card OR Passport
  • Two Reference Letters (Template) which must be sent by the recommenders to the following email: candidaturas@uc.pt, clearly saying the name of the candidate and the Program he/she is applying to. 
  • Subject: Reference Letter/Carta de Referência
  • Motivation Letter (Written by the candidate)
  • GRE/TOEFL Test results (optional)*

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.

PhD Scholarships

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.


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Web: http://phd.dei.uc.pt
Email: coord-phd [at] dei.uc.pt
Tel: +351.239.790.078+351.239.790.078+351.239.790.078+351.239.790.078+351.239.790.078+351.239.790.078351.239.790.078+351.239.790.078351.239.790.078

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*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!




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