- Students applying to the Doctor's degree Program in Geosciences must hold an official master or equivalent degree in Geology/Geosciences or similar.
- Hold a degree in Geology/Geosciences or similar concluded in a higher education school of a foreign country, according with the second cycle of studies defined in the Bologna Process for the countries belonging to the Bologna Agreement.
- Hold a graduation in Geology/Geosciences or similar concluded in a foreign country which has been certified as accomplishing the objectives of a master degree by the scientific and legally responsible committees of UP and UA.
- Applicants who do not meet any of the mentioned conditions but hold a relevant academic, scientific or professional CV recognised by the scientific committees of UP and UA as testifying for fulfilment of conditions to be admitted in the Doctor's degree programme.
- The recognition referred previously (points 2 to 4) is only valid for access to the cycle of studies and does not confer to the holder the equivalence to a master degree or the recognition of that degree.
Selection and ranking criteria
- Academic Curriculum (AC - 50%) - academic qualifications required in the call for applicants, weighting (on a scale of 10 to 20) as follows:
- (i) final grade on the master's degree or equivalent between 10-13 (scale 10 to 20) - 12 points;
- (ii) final grade on the master's degree or equivalent between 14-16 (scale 10 to 20) - 15 points;
- (iii) final grade on the master's degree or equivalent between 17-20 (scale 10 to 20) - 18 points;
- If the applicant holds a postgraduate degree, two points are added.
- Scientific Curriculum (SC - 25%) - participation in congresses, seminars, research projects, publications or scientific presentations, prizes, providing that they are activities in the scientific area of the cycle of studies, weighting (on a scale of 10 to 20) as follows:
- (i) SC irrelevant - 12 points;
- (ii) SC relevant - 14 points;
- (iii) SC very relevant - 16 points;
- (iv) SC extremely relevant - 18 points.
- Professional Curriculum (PC - 25%) - nature and extent of the previous professional experience, provided that they are qualified by employment contract, or on an independent basis, in the scientific area of the cycle of studies, weighting (on a scale of 10 to 20) as follows:
- (i) PC irrelevant - 12 points;
- (ii) PC relevant - 14 points;
- (iii) PC very relevant - 16 points;
- (iv) PC extremely relevant - 18 points.
An individual interview (II) may also be required whenever the curricular evaluation (CE - academic, scientific and professional curricula) is not sufficiently distinctive of the position of the different applicants, in order to recognize the following skills:
- (i) ability to express ideas and communication skills;
- (ii) the motivation to enrol in this cycle of studies.
The score of each member of the jury will result from the arithmetic mean of the assigned scores (on the scale of 0 to 20) for each of the two assessment phases, thus the final classification (FC) is obtained by: FC = (CE + II).
- 1. the applicant with the best score in the academic curriculum;
- 2. the applicant with the best score in the scientific curriculum;
- 3. the applicant with the best score in the professional curriculum;
- 4. the most motivated applicant to enrol in this cycle of studies.