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 2017/18

    Due to the new regulations of the Advanced Training Studentships and Fellowships of FCT, the call for applications to the Program is open this year later than in recent past years, between February 15 and March 31.The maximum number of students to be admitted in the 2017/18 edition is 25.

    Research and Events


    • Higgs bundles and the beauty of unexpected connections in Mathematics
      André Oliveira (CMUP)
      15h30m, Room 108, UP Math. Dept.
      November 28, 2017
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    Defended Theses

    • 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
    • On semisimple Hopf actions
        Deividi Ricardo Pansera (June 2017)
        Christian Edgar Lomp
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