Application procedure

The application is permanently open. Applications are evaluated by the ESB/UTAD Scientific Boards.  

The following documents are required:

  • Filled application form (see online application)
  • CV including reference to published papers or other works
  • Copy of the identification number
  • Copy of the VAT number
  • One photo
  • Authenticated copy of the official academic transcript of all candidate’s degrees
  • Other documents that support the information given in candidate’s CV
  • Provisional plan of the research work, including: the scientific basis detail, the methodology and predictable goals and proposed supervisor or supervisors (*)
  • Declaration of acceptance by the supervisor or supervisors (*)
  • Other elements that the candidate considers relevant for the assessment of his/her application
  • Candidate’s Diploma needs to be authenticated by:
  • the Portuguese Consulate/Embassy in the country of home University; or
  • the Consulate/Embassy of candidate’s home University country in Porto/Portugal; or
  • The Hague Apostille (applies to the countries that have joined the Hague Convention).
  • (*) If you are interested to start a PhD programme and need help in identifying the project and supervisor, please contact:

Prof. Cristina L.M. Silva (coordinator of 3rd cycle degrees at ESB)
Phone: +351 22 5580058 (ext: 1258)