• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The doctoral degree in Physical Engineering from Universidade de Aveiro is conferred to whom demonstrate:

  • Capacity of systematic understanding in a scientific domain of study;
  • Abilities, aptitudes and methods associated to a scientific domain;
  • Capacity to conceive, to design, to adapt and to carry through a significant inquiry with the requirements imposed for the standards of academic quality and integrity;
  • To have carried through a significant set of works of original inquiry that has contributed for the widening of the borders of the knowledge, part of which deserves the national or international spreading in publications with comité of selecção;
  • To analyze critically, to evaluate and to synthecize new and complex ideas;
  • To communicate with its pairs,academic community and the society in general on the area where they are specialized;
  • To promot the technological, social or cultural progress.

Graduate Profiles   

The program in Physical Engineering (PhD) corresponds to the formation of researchers in the area of Physical Engineering, oF high qualification and autonomy degree, to work in:

  • industrial sectors;
  • Universities and Research Centers.
  • Others, where also they are required, multiple abilities in the domain of the knowledge transference and technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Micro and Nano Processing Technologies
  • Optical Technologies
  • Advanced Physics Topics 
  • Devices And Sensors
  • Micro and Nano Processing Technologies
  • Optical Technologies
  • Advanced Physics Topics 
  • Devices And Sensors

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Master level degree, or legal equivalent in Physics, Engineering or similar areas.
  • Foreign higher education degree indicated in 2.1 awarded on completion of a 2nd cycle study programme organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Aveiro

  • 500 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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