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Doctoral Programme in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #288 (BCR) Porto, Portugal
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP) offers a Doctoral Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PDEEC), covering the major areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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PDEEC has a duration of 4 years, being the first year organized into 8 courses of 7.5 ECTS of advanced mandatory and elective courses distributed by two semesters. The other 3 years correspond to the development of the Ph.D. thesis research work. 

The research environment is composed of DEEC and the following research institutes associated with FEUP:

  • INESC TEC (Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science),
  • IT (Instituto de Telecomunicações)
  • SYSTEC (Research Center for Systems and Technology)
  • INEB (Biomedical Engineering Institute).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Second chance for Applications: 1 May to 08 Aug

    Third phase applications (if applicable): 18 Oct to 06 Dec

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Plan course has the following main objectives: 

  • define the scope and topic of the PhD research; typically, this consists in identifying the state-of-the-art material, and developing a draft research plan. 
  • The output of work carried out within the scope of this course is the Thesis Research Plan (TRP) to be submitted for oral exam. 

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

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Students from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) benefit from a 50% discount on the fee for international students.

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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