Apply for a Doctoral Programme

IST offers Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) programmes of independent, self-directed academic research obtaining skills for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) of a high specialized level. This is obtained by achieving a successful grade in an advanced study course, that grants a total of credits between 30 and 60 ETCs, which contributes to knowledge and development of a RDI work written up in a thesis.

This has a duration of 3 academic years and is aimed at holders of an Undergraduates and Master’s Degree who have obtained adequate basic skills in the specialized field that they are applying to. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting.

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Applications for doctoral programs will be accepted at any time during the year, but will only be subject to analysis during the stipulated application periods.
Year 2022/23 1st Round 2nd Round
Submission of applications 1st of December, 2022 to the  8th of January, 2023 13th of June to the 17th of July, 2023
Registration and enrolment 31st of January to the 11th of February, 2023 1st to the 15th of September, 2023
Year 2023/24 1st Round 2nd Round
Submission of applications 1st of December, 2023 to the  8th of January, 2024 10th of June to the 12th of July, 2024
Registration and enrolment 29th of January to the 16th of February, 2024 2nd to the 16th of September, 2024

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Técnico Open Day

On the Técnico’s Open Day, it is possible to get to know the scientific areas, the courses, and the facilities, in a day with a vast program of activities that involve the entire community of the School.

Open Day

PhD Open Days

The PhD Open Days is a good opportunity to meet several PhD students and their research, as well as the academic community, companies, and alumni.

PhD Open Days

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If you have questions on the application submission process, required documents or payments, you can contact the Post-Graduation Area.

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