The following may apply for a cycle of studies leading to a Doctoral degree:
a) Holders of a Master's degree or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a Bachelor's degree (Licenciatura) with a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized by the Scientific Committee as attesting to their ability to carry out this cycle of studies;
c) Those with an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Committee as attesting to their ability to carry out the cycle of studies.
The Scientific Committee of each cycle of studies may determine which admission conditions should be considered, thus restricting or detailing the general conditions defined (see information for each cycle of studies).
Information for 2016/17.
|Programmes/Cycle of Studies||Phase||Numerus Clausus||Curricular year|
|Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing||1||2|
|Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering||1||28|
|Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering||1||15|
|Doctoral Program in Digital Media||1||10|
|Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Management||1||10|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Public Policy||1||3|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering Physics||1||7|
|Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering||1||10|
|Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering||1||15|
|Doctoral Program in Leaders for Technological Industries||1|
|Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering||1||20|
|Doctoral Program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Mining and Geo-Resources Engineering||1||6|
|Doctoral Program in Occupational Safety and Health||1||15|
|Doctoral Program in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Science and Technology of Polymers||1||6|
|Doctoral Program in Spatial Planning||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Sustainable Energy Systems||1||10|
|Doctoral Program in Telecommunications||1|
|Doctoral Program in Transport Systems||1||6|
|Cycle of Studies
|Total||1st Phase||2nd Phase
|Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering||15||5||14||7|
|Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering||40||15||33||27|
|Doctoral Program in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering||5||5||-||-|
|Doctoral Program in Mining and Geo-Resources Engineering||7||6||7||4|
|Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering||15||10||15||13|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Public Policy||11||3||7||9|
|Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering||30||5||22||9|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering Physics||9||7||7||8|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Management||20||10||18||14|
|Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering||25||15||17||11|
|Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering||60||20||38||53|
|Doctoral Program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||8||5||8||8|
|Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering||38||28||32||18|
|Doctoral Program in Leaders for Technological Industries||12||12||-||-|
|Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing||4||2||4||4|
|Doctoral Program in Digital Media||15||10||7||-|
|Doctoral Program in Spatial Planning||10||5||5||2|
|Doctoral Program in Occupational Safety and Health||40||15||15||29|
|Doctoral Program in Transport Systems||10||6||8||8|
|Doctoral Program in Sustainable Energy Systems||12||10||2||-|
Número mínimo de estudantes para funcionamento de cada ciclo de estudos:
|Cycle of Studies|| Minimum number of students to operate
|Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering||1|
|Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering||5|
|Doctoral Program in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering||5|
|Doctoral Program in Mining and Geo-Resources Engineering||2|
|Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering||1|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Public Policy||Less than 5|
|Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering||5|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering Physics||1|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Management||5|
|Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering||5|
|Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering||1|
|Doctoral Program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||1|
|Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering||5|
|Doctoral Program in Leaders for Technological Industries||5|
|Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing||5|
|Doctoral Program in Digital Media||5|
|Doctoral Program in Spatial Planning||1|
|Doctoral Program in Occupational Safety and Health||5|
|Doctoral Program in Transport Systems||3|
|Doctoral Program in Sustainable Energy Systems|
1 – Any leftover places from the previous phase may be added to the places for each phase.
The number of places available for the 2nd phase has been updated and it already includes leftover places from the 1st phase.
The number of places available for the 3rd phase phase has been updated and it already includes leftover places from the 2nd phase.
2 – Cycles of studies whose applications are held at other institutions:
3 – Apart from the above-mentioned places, other places may be added for applicants under existing protocols.
The ranking criteria are defined per cycle of studies (see information for each cycle of studies).
1 – In the 1st phase, only applicants with an application grade equal to, or higher than, 14 (out of 20)* will be admitted, and they must provide supporting documents attesting that they have completed the necessary qualifications to apply.
2 – In subsequent phases, applicants who have completed or are expected to complete the cycle of studies by the end of the application deadline* will be accepted for ranking. If applicants do not have a graduation certificate yet, they must present a declaration of honour stating that they have completed the necessary qualifications to apply.
Registration will be subject to the presentation of the corresponding certificate.
* Except for cycles of studies which have other admission conditions to operate.
(1) Notes for applicants from foreign higher education:
Documents must be authenticated by consular offices or embassies of Portugal located in the country where the qualification was obtained, or by consular offices or embassies in Portugal of the foreign countries where the qualification was obtained, or hold the Hague Apostille, for countries that acceded to the Hague Convention. The same applies to the translations (mandatory) of documents whose original language is not Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
In addition to these, you may be required to present other documents depending on the cycle of studies you are applying for (information available in the application process).
Placed applicants who have any pending document in their application process will only be able to enrol after they deliver/send the said document(s).
Application is subject to the payment of a non-refundable fee of 55 euros.
Procedure to generate ATM references:
1. Click on the button next to the application fee.
2. Confirm the data displayed and click "Atribuir" (Assign) and the associated reference will be automatically generated.
3. If you click "Voltar à conta corrente" (Back to current account), you will see the reference generated.
Payments from abroad must be made by bank transfer, at payer’s expenses, using the information in the attached document.
- After the deadline for submitting applications has passed, any applications regarding which fees have not been paid will be rejected outright.
- Applicants who have been excluded or not placed in one phase, and who wish to apply for another phase, must submit a new application and pay the corresponding fees.
Credit transfer request/recognition (optional) is subject to the payment of the following non-refundable fees (see the UP table of fees):
- Recognition/credit transfer request regarding prior training, except in readmission processes when the said training has been done as a student of the cycle of studies they are applying for: 50 euros;
- Sole credit transfer request of single curricular units of the cycle of studies the student is applying for (regarding any applications/regime, including readmissions): 25 euros;
- Recognition/credit transfer request regarding work experience: 200 euros;
- Reassessment of the credit transfer process (including readmissions): 80 euros.
Procedure for submission of application
Procedure for checking the status of your application
Procedure to request credit transfer/recognition
Procedure for enrolment
This procedure will be available through a link on the homepage of FEUP at the beginning of the enrolment period.
Note: The following applicable legislation is only available in Portuguese.