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 on tuition fees for 2018/2019.
|Programmes/Cycle of Studies||Phase||Numerus Clausus||Curricular year|
|Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing||1||2|
|Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering||1||2|
|Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering||1||23|
|Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering||1||15|
|Doctoral Program in Digital Media||1||6|
|Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Management||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Public Policy||1||3|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering Physics||1||6|
|Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering||1||7|
|Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering||1||15|
|Doctoral Program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Mining and Geo-Resources Engineering||1||3|
|Doctoral Program in Occupational Safety and Health||1||10|
|Doctoral Program in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering||1||5|
|Doctoral Program in Science and Technology of Polymers||1||2|
|Doctoral Program in Spatial Planning||1||4|
|Doctoral Program in Sustainable Energy Systems||1||12|
|Doctoral Program in Telecommunications||1||10|
|Doctoral Program in Transport Systems||1||5|
|Cycle of Studies
|Total||1st Phase||2nd Phase
||3rd Phase||4th Phase
|Doctoral Program in Science and Technology of Polymers||15||2||5||11||15|
|Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering||15||2||5||14||9|
|Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering||40||15||22||18||13|
|Doctoral Program in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering||5||5||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Doctoral Program in Mining and Geo-Resources Engineering||7||3||4||5||4|
|Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering||15||7||12||12||8|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Industrial Management||20||5||9||17||13|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering and Public Policy||12||3||5||6||9|
|Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering||35||5||18||20||10|
|Doctoral Program in Engineering Physics||9||6||7||5||5|
|Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering||25||5||15||21||16|
|Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering||60||15||27||39||49|
|Doctoral Program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||8||5||6||7||6|
|Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering||38||23||28||31||33|
|Doctoral Program in Leaders for Technological Industries||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing||5||2||4||5||5|
|Doctoral Program in Digital Media||15||6||6||4||N/A|
|Doctoral Program in Spatial Planning||9||4||5||4||1|
|Doctoral Program in Occupational Safety and Health||40||10||5||8||21|
|Doctoral Program in Transport Systems||10||5||7||9||8|
|Doctoral Program in Sustainable Energy Systems||12||12||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Doctoral Program in Telecommunications||25||10||15||N/A||N/A|
Minimum number of students for each cycle of studies to operate:
|Cycle of Studies|| Minimum number of students to operate
|Doctoral Program in Science and Technology of Polymers||5|
|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 Industrial Management||5|
|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 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||TBD|
|Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing||1|
|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||5|
|Doctoral Program in Telecommunications||5|
1 – Any leftover places from the previous phase may be added to the places for each 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 and 2nd phases, only applicants with a ranking 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.
3 - For the cycles of studies that have an interview as ranking criteria (see above information for each cycle of studies), the scheduling of the interview will be done by e-mail sent to the e-mail address indicated in the application.
(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, for countries that acceded to the Hague Convention, hold the Hague Apostille of the country where the qualification was obtained. The same applies to the translations (mandatory) of documents whose original language is not Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
If the authentication with the Hague Apostille is done on a certified copy of the original document, during this process the signature(s) that appear on the original document must be certified so that the capacity of the signatory(ies) of the original document is verified and ensured..
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).
Documents can be submitted unauthenticated in the application stage. However, admitted applicants who have any pending document in their application process (e.g. unauthenticated certificates) will only be able to enrol after they deliver/send the said document.
Application is subject to the payment of a non-refundable fee of 55 euros.
Procedure for payment:
With 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 (note: It may take a while to generate ATM references).
3. Click "Voltar à conta corrente" (Back to current account) to see the reference generated.
PayPal must only be used by foreign applicants who do not have a bank account in Portugal and exclusively to pay the application fee.
To make the transaction with PayPal we suggest that you use Google Chrome as your browser.
1. Click on the button next to the application fee.
2. Choosing this option will connect to the PayPal website to make the payment.
Note: payments via PayPal regarding any other type of fees (e.g. registration or tuition) shall not be accepted.
By bank transfer
Payments from abroad must be made by bank transfer, at payer’s expenses, using the information in the attached document.
Then, you must send proof of the bank transfer to email@example.com, with the following data:
- Name, address, country, tax identification number.
- After the deadline for submitting applications, applicants have 5 additional days to ensure the payment of the corresponding fee, which is required for the application to become effective. After this deadline, any applications regarding which fees have not been paid will be rejected outright.
- Applicants who have been excluded or not admitted (non-placed applicants) in one phase, and who wish to apply for another phase, must submit a new application and pay the corresponding fees.
Procedure for submission of application
Procedure for checking the status of your application
Procedure to request credit transfer/recognition
Procedure for enrolment (online)
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.