Application

APPLICATIONS OPEN
1st phase: 1st to 31st March (7 places)
2nd phase: 1st June to 15th July (4 places)
3rd phase: 1st to 13th September (1 + remaining places)

This PhD programme is biennial.
 

Who can apply | Submission of applications | Evaluation Criteria | Annual Fee

Who can apply

a) Holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a bachelor's degree, holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Academic Board of the Faculty of Economics;
c) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting to the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the Academic Board of the Faculty of Economics.

The recognition referred to in subparagraphs b) and c) of paragraph 1 only allows access to the cycle of studies leading to a PhD Degree and does not grant its holder the recognition or equivalence to a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.

Attendance and approval in the curricular units of the first academic year is a necessary condition for the presentation of the thesis project to the Scientific Council of FEUC.

Number of places: 12

Submission of applications
Applications are exclusively submitted  online via the InforEstudante Platform.
Instructions are available here.

Required documentation
- Two Letters of Recommendation (MANDATORY);
- Certificate from Master's degree with final course classification obtained (Master degree diploma). If the certificate does not indicate the average of completion, a certificate provingapproval in the curricular units carried out must be included, with respective classifications (school transcript); (MANDATORY, except if the origin course is a course taught at the University of Coimbra);
- Certificate of Bachelor's degree with final course classification (diploma). If the certificate does not indicate the average of completion, a certificate proving approval in the curricular units carried out must be included, with respective classifications (school transcript); (MANDATORY, except if the primary course is a course taught at the University of Coimbra);
- Curriculum Vitae (MANDATORY);
- Diploma(s) of proficiency in foreign languages (if available);
- Identity Document (MANDATORY only for foreign applicants);
- Motivation Letter (MANDATORY);
- Official declaration of course outlines and hourly course loads with classification of each course unit of courses previously taken (transcript), in case of equivalence credits request (MANDATORY, except in degrees awarded by the University of Coimbra under the Bologna Process – after 2007/2008);
- Statement of Interest on PhD program / Research project draft proposal (1000 words) (MANDATORY).

NOTE: If the documents mentioned above are written in a foreign language other than Spanish, French, and English, it is mandatory to present a translation to Portuguese undertaken by a translator recognised by the Portuguese diplomatic representation.
The submission of the authenticated original documents is mandatory to the applicants admitted who enrol and register and must be done until the 31st of December of the year of entry in order to complete their personal file. Further information.

Evaluation Criteria

1.1 Academic curriculum: Degree (3/10 Weighting);
The score on this item corresponds to the final grade of the Bachelor's degree
1.2 Academic curriculum: Another academic training,« (2/10 Weighting);
The score on this item corresponds to the final grade of the Master's degree
1.3 Academic curriculum: Publications/Research (2/10 Weighting);
a) Up to 3 publications in journals of scientific interest or book chapters or up to 3 participations in congresses, seminars and research projects - 14 points
b) From 4 to 6 publications in journals of scientific interest or book chapters or from 4 to 6 participations in congresses, seminars and research projects - 16 points
c) More than 6 publications in journals of scientific interest or book chapters or more than 6 participations in congresses, seminars and research projects - 18 points)
2. Professional curriculum: Merit assessment (1/10 Weighting);
a) Professional Curriculum Vitae moderately related to the contents of the PhD - 13 to 15 points (depending on the reasoning shown in the Curriculum Vitae);
b) Professional Curriculum Vitae very related to the contents of the PhD and very relevant to its objectives - 16 to 19 points (depending on the reasoning shown in the Curriculum Vitae);
3. Interview: Candidate’s Profile, (2/10 Weighting).

The coordination will only conduct an interview (via skype or in person) if doubts remain regarding the general profile of any applicant. In the absence of an interview, the programme coordinator classifies the candidate's profile not only taking into account the weight of the set of previous criteria, but also taking into account the letter of motivation submitted (in which each candidate must explain the reasons for their interest in the programme), or the feasibility of the theme project that the applicant intends to develop.

Annual Fee: 2,000 Euros.

Part-time registration: Admits (Thesis only).

Other information

- Application is subject to the payment of a 50.00 € fee, which is non-refundable, even in case of invalidation of application and of non-placement.
- Applications are submitted online.
- Applicants who do not have the documents attesting the required qualifications or other documents until the end of the deadline for applications may apply conditionally. If they do not submit the required documents until the new deadline provided, they can move their application into the following call without any additional charges. If they choose not to move their application within the mentioned deadline, their application will become "Not Admitted" in the final ranking list.
- In applications definitively considered valid, and after the evaluation period has started, it is not possible to add or replace the documents presented. To add new documentation, a new application must be submitted in the next phase, if any.
- After the last phase of applications, and if there are still places available, applicants may submit their application by means of a request, beyond the deadline, which will be duly appraised by the coordination of the Course /Organisational Unit.
- Further information about academic issues, including the academic calendar.
- Contacts: E-mail; Telephone: +351 239 247 195; In person assistance: at one of the academic centres of the Academic Management Services of the University of Coimbra. Schedules for assistance may be consulted here.