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Animal Science

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The Doctoral Programme in Animal Science aims to promote advanced training in the field of Animal Science through research. This programme was designed to achieve levels of excellence, with the supervision of researchers associated with research institutions, including several associated laboratories of recognized merit at national and international levels in the different specialities of Animal Science.

The Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar (ICBAS) is recognized for its multidisciplinary characteristics within the Life Sciences, which is reflected in its innovative educational, scientific and cultural project, that presided over the formation of the institution. Being the only Portuguese School which offers courses in parallel with the Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, along with many others in the fields of biochemistry, of Bioengineering and Aquatic Sciences, ICBAS is particularly well placed to effectively contribute to the new challenges of Animal Science: the production of safe food, sustainably and efficiently healthy and free of waste, ensuring that the animal production techniques used meet the animal welfare and the environment.

Animal Science, developing research in the fields of Animal Biology and Production Systems, through a large spectrum of Agricultural, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, requires doctoral programmes with quality, from integrated and innovative perspectives. ICBAS’ Doctoral Programme in Animal Science is part of the national training network in this area, providing the opportunity to catapult to the Animal Science applications and developments in areas such as Veterinary Medicine, Bioengineering, Biology, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Biochemistry. It also provides, on a vertical integration perspective, the natural platform for advanced training of Degrees or Masters from various courses such as Veterinary Medicine, Zootechnical Engineering, Agronomic Engineering, Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering and Chemistry, among others. The acquired experience allows to create a productive atmosphere in an excellent work environment, encouraging students to obtain a high quality scientific international training.

The Doctoral Programme is composed of a 1st period consisting of an annual course, called "Probationary Year" without fixed semester courses, being the transfer of professional and scientific expertise on a voluntary basis. This model allows the student to perform a custom initial training through courses, classes and / or workshops that can be completed on the same semester or over the two semesters, up to a maximum of the correspondent effort of 30 credits. The remaining work corresponding to the effort of 30 credits from the 1st year necessarily includes preparatory work (laboratory or other type of research) to support the work leading to doctoral thesis. The next three years (180 credits) are devoted to the preparation of an original thesis adequate to one of the specialities of knowledge provided in the field of Animal Science.

Among other requirements set out in the Regulamento Específico do Programa Doutoral em Ciência Animal, for the thesis submission to public examinations it’s considered as an absolute condition the inclusion of at least one (1) original article (full length paper) published or accepted for publication in an indexed international journal (SCI), whose 1st author is the doctoral student.


Applications:  Academic year 2015/2016

Numerus Clausus: 10

5 places are reserved for the FCT PhD Programme SANFEED, in business environment - Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding. For specific information about SANFEED Applications, please visit


Submission of applications

01/07/2015 to 02/10/2015

Publication of provisional results


Preliminary hearing

02/11 to 13/11/2015

Publication of final results


Submission of candidates’ complaints

23/11 to 14/12/2015

Publication of complants’ decision


Enrollment *

 23/11 to 27/11/2015

Eventual placement of alternate candidates

 30/11 to 04/12/2015

Notification mode of candidates

Digital (email, according to the address provided by the applicant).

* at the ICBAS Postgraduate affairs office. Link: 



Crediting of previous Training and Professional Experience

 Submission of the request (upon the enrollment)

 23/11 to 27/11/2015

 Publication of the results


Amendment of the registration according to of crediting process result


- Beginning of the academic year: From the date of the enrollment

- Duration of the study programme: 4 years (8 semesters)

Clarification notes:

  • Candidates for specialities in Genetics and Animal Breeding, in Morphology and Physiology, in Production Systems and in Animal Products Technology, are not required to deliver a provisional thesis plan, nor name(s) of the supervisor(s) although they may do so. It is, however, mandatory to indicate the speciality they are competing to.
  • Applicants to the speciality in Nutrition necessarily must indicate whether they are candidates for SANFEED and, if so, the topic they are competing to and, if wishing to apply for more than one, the order of preference.
  • Failure of these requirements results in the exclusion of the application.
  • SANFEED deadline for disclosure of previous acceptance and allocation of subjects / supervisors: until the 15th October 2015.


Application process: Online, available at the “contents” option (see "Options" module on the right side of the screen):

  1. Copy of the ID card or citizen card or passport (original or certified copy)
  2. Degree certificate (original or certified copy)
  3. Certificate or Master's degree (original or certified copy)
  4. Candidate’s CV.
  5. CV, resumido do orientador e, caso existam, dos co-orientadores (máx.2). (um dos orientadores deve ser docente do ICBAS) Summarized CV of the supervisor and, if applicable, of the cosupervisor(s) (max.2). (one of the supervisors must be a ICBAS Professor)
  6. Supervisor(s) acceptance statement
  7. Form  available at the “contents” option (see "Options" module on the right side of the screen):
    1. SANFEED applicants - "SANFEED Application-form 2015/2016"
    2. Other applicants "Proposta de Tese - Thesis Proposal Form” filled and signed (by the candidate and supervisor(s)).

Please note: The application is only valid after the reception of all the requested documents.


- Full time: ¤ 2750,00 /year

- Part time: ¤ 1650,00 /year (60% of the full time fee)

- Students covered by “Estatuto de Estudante Internacional” (statute of international student) (approved by the Decree-Law number 36/2014, 10th of March): (1*)

Full time: ¤ 6000,00 /year

- Part time: ¤ 3600,00 /year

To be paid according to the Regulamento de Propinas da U.Porto, available at “contents” option (see "Options" module on the right side of the screen).

- Scholarship applicants must to provide the statement of the lander declaring the responsibility for the payment of the fees. If in the moment of the enrollment the applicant has not yet have the statement of the lender, he/she must demonstrate that the scholarship has been assigned, delivering the entity's statement later.

Tuition fee and scholar insurance:

- Application fee: ¤ 55,00 

- Tuition fee: ¤ 100,00 (To be paid according to the


- Scholar insurance: ¤ 2,00 (value subjected to updating, payable upon enrollment).

 *1 International Student: find all the answers you need to study at the University of Porto at:




For further information related to the provisional thesis project plan, please contact the Programme Director, Professor António Mira da  Fonseca, via e-mail: ajfonseca@icbas.up.pt

For further information related to the application process, please contact:

Ana Paula de Lima Pereira 

ICBAS Postgraduate affairs office/ PhD


Opening hours:

10h:00 - 12h:00

14h:00 - 15h:30

General information

Official Code: 5671
Director: Luísa Valente
Assistant Director: António Mira da Fonseca
Acronym: CA
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2009/2010
Duration: 8 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Doctoral Programme in Animal Sciences - Speciality in Genetics and Animal Breeding (240 ECTS credits)
  • Doctoral Programme in Animal Sciences - Speciality in Morphology and Physiology (240 ECTS credits)
  • Doctoral Programme in Animal Sciences - Speciality in Animal Products Technology (240 ECTS credits)
  • Doctoral Programme in Animal Sciences - Speciality in Production Systems (240 ECTS credits)
  • Doctoral Programme in Animal Sciences - Speciality in Nutrition (240 ECTS credits)

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