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
      Khadijeh Alibabaei - On the profinite topology on groups and tameness of pseudo-varieties of groups
      15h00m - Room FC1 029, Dep. Mathematics, Univ. Porto
      March 1, 2018
    • Research Seminar Program (RSP)
      2017/18 second session
      Room 2.5, DMat UC
      March 9, 2018
    • PhD Defense
      Muhammad Ali Khan - Statistical instability in chaotic dynamics
      Room 031, Dep. Mathematics, Univ. Porto
      March 9, 2018
    • 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

    • Forward-backward stochastic differential equations and applications
        Rui Manuel Tavares Pinto de Sá Pereira (January 2018)
        Evelina Shamarova
        Margarida Brito
    • Pseudomonads and descent
        Fernando Lucatelli Nunes (January 2018)
        Maria Manuel Clementino
    • Descent theory of (T,V)-categories: global-descent and étale-descent
        Pier Giorgio Basile (September 2017)
        Maria Manuel Clementino
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