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PhD in Informatics Engineering


PhDEI has a minimum duration of 3 years. In the first year, the PhD candidate must complete two courses and develop her/his thesis proposal. Once the academic part in the first year is concluded, the student will concentrate entirely on the research activities defined in her/his thesis proposal, aiming at writing the final doctoral dissertation.

The scientific activity of all PhDEI students is included in the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC), which is a center classified as Excellent by the Foundation for Science and Technology. CISUC has more than 80 researchers with a PhD degree and has a vibrant research activity, largely driven by international research projects that provide research conditions at the best international level to PhDEI doctoral students.

Curriculum Plan

See curriculum plan ↗

Application Information


1st phase -> 01/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
2nd phase -> 03/06/2024 to 15/07/2024
3rd phase -> 02/09/2024 to 13/09/2024
Extraordinary season -> 22/10/2024 to 29/10/2024


1st phase: 15 places
2nd phase: 20 places
3rd phase: 5 + remaining places
Extraordinary season: any remaining places


UC student ↗ | Others ↗

Research Centre

The PhD research work will be carried out in the context of the research activities of the CISUC. CISUC is a large research centre at the University of Coimbra focused on research in the fields of Informatics Engineering and Computer Science. The centre was evaluated as Excellent (top classification) in the most recent international evaluation provided by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

More on CISUC research groups and research projects here.

Course Coordination

Luís Paquete

Naghmeh Ivaki

COORDINATION EMAIL —> coord-phd@dei.uc.pt

Funding Opportunities

Studentships for students enrolled in our Doctoral Program are available from several sources, including:
— Call for Research Scholarships for Doctoral 2024, at the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (FCT) (see previous edition)
— Grants may be available within research projects at CISUC – See list of ongoing projects in HERE

Francisco Baeta

Anamta Khan