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Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program

How to Apply

Applications Calendar 2014/2015:

Occurrence
Calendar
First Phase
Vacancies Announcement
until 15th March
Application period
15th March to 30th April
Validation
02nd to 5th May
Evaluation Process 06th to 14th May
Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors 15th May
Enrollment/Registration
16th to 23rd May
Second Phase
Vacancies Announcement until 01st June
Application period 01st June to 15th July
Validation 16th to 21st July
Evaluation Process 22nd to 31st July
Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors 01st August
Enrollment/Registration 04th to 11th August
Third Phase
Vacancies Announcement until 14th August
Application period 15th August to 05th September
Validation 08th to 09th September
Evaluation Process 10th to 17th September
Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors 18th September
Enrollment/Registration 19th to 26th September
Extra Phase 
Vacancies Announcementuntil 14th October
Application period15th to 31st October
Validation03rd to 04th November
Evaluation Process05th to 12th November
Sealing of ranking lists and approval by the OU´s board of directors13th November
Enrollment/Registration14th to 21st 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.


For More Information:

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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+351.239.790.078351.239.790.078+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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