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.

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 manifestations of interest 2012/13

For admission to the program starting September 2012, interested candidates should manifest their interest by January 31, 2011 (first phase, opening December 1, 2011) or July 20, 2012 (second phase, opening June 14, 2012).

The maximum number of students to be admitted in the 2012 edition is 25.  

Deadline for applications in 2008 (second call)

For admission to the program starting September 2008, applications for the second call must be submitted by June 15, 2008.

The maximum number of students to be admitted in the 2008 edition is 20.

Research and Events


  • PhD Defense
    Fernando Lucatelli Nunes - Pseudomonads and Descent
    10:00 - Sala dos Capelos, Univ. Coimbra
    January 24, 2018
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Defended Theses

  • Forward-backward stochastic differential equations and applications
      Rui Manuel Tavares Pinto de Sá Pereira (January 2018)
      Evelina Shamarova
      Margarida Brito
  • Descent theory of (T,V)-categories: global-descent and étale-descent
      Pier Giorgio Basile (September 2017)
      Maria Manuel Clementino
  • Representations of generalized quivers
      Artur Duarte Ferreira de Araújo (June 2017)
      Peter Gothen
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