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Doctor's Degree in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution

Tuition Consult
Vacancies 50
Phase 1 20 UP + (20+5 UL) (*)
Phase 2 Leftover vacancies
Others Vacancies 5 UP (**)
(*) - Vagas para outras Instituições
(**) - Abrigo de protocolos/acordos

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 an average final grade equal or greater than 14/20 in a pre-Bologna first cycle degree, or a post-Bologna 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 with proof of acceptance for publication) 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

  • Student’s academic (50%)
    • Média ponderada dos graus académicos;
    • Qualidade da formação académica e adequação à área do Programa Doutoral
  • Professional experience in research projects, publications and scientific presentations at meetings (30%)
    • Produção Científica,
    • Participação em projetos de investigação e/ou experiencia profissional relevante
  • Motivation letter (20%)
Tie-breaking rules:
  1. Academic Curriculum
  2. Professional experience in research projects, publications and scientific presentations at meetings
  3. Motivation letter

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 candidates will be selected and ranked by the BIODIV Directive Board after careful study of their curriculum vitae, their motivation letter and the results of a possible interview. 
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: Nuno Ferrand
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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