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Doctor's Degree in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution

Full Tuition 2750,00¤
Partial Tuition 1650,00¤
Numerus Clausus 25
Others Vacancies 5 (*)
Student Minimum 5
(*) - destinadas a candidatos ao abrigo de Protocolos a estabelecer com universidades estrangeiras.

Admissions Requirements

  •  a pre-Bologna, first cycle degree (the former “licenciatura”) in biology or a related field; or a post-Bologna second cycle or master’s degree or any academic qualification legally equivalent.
  • Having a weighted average final grade (considering all degrees) equal or greater than 14/20, or equivalent. Exceptions could be considered if the candidate is the author of an original work, already published or in press in indexed journals (Web of Science) until the application deadline, or has an indicator of a similar achievement widely accepted by the national and international scientific communities in the area in which the candidate is applying.

Selection and Ranking Criteria

A total of up 12 vacancies, equitatively distributed by University of Porto and University of Lisbon, will initially be filled by the candidates selected in the application process for the doctoral programme scholarships, which is described in the corresponding Evaluation Guide.

The remaining candidates will be selected and ranked by the BIODIV Directive Board after careful study of their curriculum vitae and the results of a possible interview. 

Ranking criteria will emphasise:

  • student’s academic record at the first and second cycle levels, and master's thesis, provided it is on a related topic (50%)
  • experience in research projects, publications and scientific presentations at meetings and the letter of application (30%)
  • fundamentação da carta de motivação (20%)


Candidates may be rejected if their academic curriculum and scientific experience are deemed insufficient.



Course Diretor: pd.bge.diretor@fc.up.pt
Postgraduate Section: pos.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students: pd.bge@fc.up.pt

General information

Official Code: 5586
Director: Paulo Célio Alves
Acronym: PDBGE
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2008/2009
Duration: 4 Years

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (240 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Doutoramento em Biodiversidade Genética e Evolução (não conferente de grau) (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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