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Doctoral Programme in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #288 (BCR) Porto, Portugal
The PhD Programme / Advanced Training Course in Engineering of Refining, Petrochemistry and Chemistry (EngIQ) is performed within a partnership between five Portuguese universities.
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The five partner Portuguese universities:

  • University of Aveiro, Faculty of Science and Technology 
  • University of Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculty of Engineering 
  • University of Porto and Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
in close collaboration with member companies of AIPQR (Association of Petrochemical Industries, Chemical and Refining).
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The program has three modes:

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Scientific Research
  • Advanced Separation Systems
  • Industrial Catalysis and Chemical Reactors
  • Thesis Project
  • Energy and Environment Management
  • Process Systems Engineering

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • ID document (ID Card / Citizen Card / Passport) or declaration containing the identification data (mandatory);
  • Graduation certificate regarding a higher education degree (mandatory);
  • Certificate of the higher education institution listing the curricular units in which you got a passing grade, indicating the regime (semester/year) and the number of credit units/ECTS. (mandatory);
  • - Enrolment will be subject to the presentation of the corresponding certificate within the deadlines indicated; - UP students are only required to scan and attach the information included in their “Percurso Académico” (Academic Pathway);
  • Curriculum vitae (mandatory)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6350 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6350 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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The tuition fees are €6350 the first year and the next two years €2.750/year.

Living costs for Porto

  • 556 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


PhD Scholarships support graduates who comply with the requirements to apply for PhD studies and who wish to carry out research towards this degree. Scholarships have a maximum duration of four years, and must run for a minimum of three consecutive months. The work programme may be carried out at Portuguese or foreign institutions.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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