Applications

This PhD programme is offered jointly by the Universities of Coimbra, Lisbon and Aveiro.
The 2019/20 edition is due to open in Aveiro.


2018/2019 edition

Who can apply? | Submission of applications | Evaluation Criteria | Tuition fee

Who can apply?
The following are eligible to apply to this study cycle leading to a doctor degree:

1. Master's degree holders or legal equivalent;
2. Undergraduate degree holders with a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized by IIIUC’s Scientific Council as attesting the capacity for attending this study cycle;
3. Academic, scientific or professional curriculum holders, recognized by IIIUC’s Scientific Council as attesting the capacity for attending this study cycle.

The recognition referred to in points 2) and 3) of the preceding number merely allows the access to a study cycle leading to a doctor degree and does not confer its holder any equivalence to an undergraduate or master's degree nor the recognition of that degree.

Number of places: 15

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

Required documentation
- Motivation letter explaining the candidate’s reasons for applying to the doctoral programme, if relevant, according to the criteria established by the organic unit you are applying for (MANDATORY);
- Two reference letters;
- Graduate degree certification with the final classification (diploma). If accreditations are requested, then the submission of a certificate certifying the conclusion of the curricular units and their respective classifications (academic records) is required (MANDATORY, except for students holding a degree from the University of Coimbra)
- master’s degree certification with the course’s final classification. If accreditations are requested, then the submission of a certificate certifying the conclusion of the curricular units and their respective classifications (academic records) is required (MANDATORY, except for students holding a degree from the University of Coimbra)
- Workload and syllabuses of the curricular units concluded by the candidate, if accreditations are requested (MANDATORY, except for students holding a degree from the University of Coimbra);
- Curriculum Vitae in EuroPass format (MANDATORY);
- Copy of the identification card (MANDATORY for International applicants).

Observation: The submission of the certified original documents by 31 December is mandatory for accepted, registered and enrolled students, in order to finalize their individual process. The above-mentioned documents must be certified by the Portuguese local consular official and/or legalized by the apostille system, under the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (known as Hague Convention), signed in Hague on October 5th, 1961, except for documents issued by academic institutions from countries inside the European Union. However, in case of doubts on the submitted documentation, the above-mentioned certification may be requested, or additional documentation may be delivered to applicants. However, if documents are written in a foreign language that not, Spanish, French or English, a translated version must be submitted. Translations shall be duly certified by the competent authorities for the purpose.

Evaluation Criteria
a) Classification obtained in the qualification degree (4/10):

  1. Graduation degree final average (50%)
  2. Master’s degree final classification (50%)

b) Specific qualification being relevant within the scientific scope of this course (2/10);

  1.  Graduation and/or Master’s in areas related to the Risk Sciences – 18 points
  2. Graduation and/or Master’s in other scientific areas – 16 points

c) Scientific curriculum (2/10)

  1. Master or legal equivalent with no communications or articles with classification, and with no participation in research projects – 12 points
  2. Academic degrees holders (pre-Bologna master’s or graduate degrees) with participation in projects and/or other activities of scientific merit in areas related to the Risk Sciences – 14 points
  3. Academic degrees holders (pre-Bologna master’s or graduate degrees) with more than 3 communications or articles with classification and/or participation in projects and/or other activities of scientific merit in areas related to the Risk Sciences – 18 points.

d) ) Professional curriculum (2/10):

  1. Short-term advanced training courses in areas related to the Risk Sciences – 16 points
  2. Post-graduate courses in areas related to the Risk Sciences – 18 points

OBSERVATION: The applications containing some criterion classification below 9,5 points will automatically render the application invalid.

Annual Fee: 2.000 Euros
Part-time registration: Accepted


Information for candidates:
- Applications are subject to a payment of a 50€ fee, non-refundable, not even if applications are considered invalid. non-admitted, nor if the study cycle does not open because there isn’t a minimum number of enrolled students.
- Submission of applications: Online
- For further information please check the website www.uc.pt/candidatos, contact us by email: candidaturas@uc.pt or call us at +351 239 247 195, during office hours, from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM.