Normally, candidates are required to have completed a degree in Mathematics (or a related area) of one of the following types:

  • a Master degree (second cycle of higher studies in the European Union Bolonha system); 
  • a Bachelor degree (4 or more year undergraduate degree in the pre-Bolonha system); 
  • any degree which is legally considered equivalent to one of the above.
  • Applications from candidates who are expected to satisfy the above requirement before the planned date of start of their doctoral studies within the program are welcome. If accepted, admission will be conditioned on completion of one of the required degrees.

    However, for applying for a scholarship the academic degree must be completed by September 18, and if the academic degree has been awarded by a foreign institution a proof of recognition/equivalence to a Portuguese degree might be necessary.

    Exceptionally, candidates whose scientific, academic and professional curriculum demonstrates ability to pursue doctoral studies may also apply. It is up to the Steering Committee to evaluate whether the special conditions are met. For this purpose, instead of the habilitations certificate, candidates should include a transcript (official listing of courses already completed and the corresponding grades).

    Deadline for applications 2018/19

    The call for applications to the Program is open this year between January 2 and February 2.The maximum number of students to be admitted in the 2018/19 edition is 25.

    Research and Events


    • PhD Defense
      Anderson Feitoza Leitão Maia - Sharp regularity for the inhomogeneous porous medium equation
      14:30 - Sala dos Capelos, Univ. Coimbra
      March 21, 2018
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    Defended Theses

    • Statistical instability in chaotic dynamics
        Muhammad Ali Khan (March 2018)
        José Ferreira Alves
    • Profinite topologies on the free group
        Khadijeh Alibabaei (March 2018)
        Jorge Almeida
    •   Rui Manuel Tavares Pinto de Sá Pereira (January 2018)
        Evelina Shamarova
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