Who can apply


Applicants must fulfil one of the following requisites:


  • Holders of a Master or a second cycle diploma in Engineering Physics, Engineering, Applied Physics or Physics;


  • Holders of a diploma from a certified Higher Education entity, obtained either in a Portuguese or foreign institution, recognized as adequate by the program Scientific Committee;


  • Have a professional or scientific curriculum recognized as relevant and adequate by the program Scientific Committee;
    Applicants with published research of the level required for PhD can apply directly for a PhD evaluation. Special conditions apply.

Ranking Criteria

Evaluation of the different components:


  • Academic curriculum and/or professional experience: 70%
  • Motivation and readiness for the completion of a doctoral program with the specific characteristics that this presents: 30%



The ranking is performed by the Scientific Committee considering the following elements:


  • Curriculum vitae, as regards the criterion relating to the academic curriculum and professional experience;
  • Covering letter and any letters of recommendation, with respect to motivation and flair, complemented by a possible interview if deemed necessary.

When to apply

Find out when you can apply for the Doctoral Program in Engineering Physics.

More information on how to apply here.