This uses cookies that do not gather any personal information whatsoever. By using this website, you agree with the cookie policy.

3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

12 december, 2019
University of Coimbra
University of Coimbra
© All rights reserved

3 Minute-Thesis Competition (3MT) is an academic competition to challenge PhD students to present their thesis in 3 minutes.

“An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit: 3 minutes…”

Grab this opportunity and share your thesis with us!

In 2008, the University of Queensland in Australia launched a competition called 'Three Minute Thesis' ( where PhD candidates / students explained their research project to a lay audience in the area in three minutes with just one slide. Since then, the 3MT competition has become a global phenomenon, having been adopted by various institutions around the world.

In June 2018, the GC presented its first 3MT Final during the annual General Assembly at the University of Edinburgh.

Several universities in the group have started organising their own competition, which they present annually to the university senate, at ceremonies for new doctoral students or at other events. These presentations always receive positive feedback from participants and the scientific community.

The University of Coimbra (UC) joins this competition, giving PhD students a voice so that they can share their enthusiasm for the research they carry out at UC. The first edition of the UC 3MT will take place in the academic year 2019/2020. Applications are open from the 12th December to the 12th January.

1st phase applications must include:

• A 3-minute video,

• Fully completed form (available here:

• Consent form signed by the candidate.

Get all the information here:

English version: Diana Taborda